NOAA to announce 2020 Atlantic hurricane season outlook on May 21

Hurricane emergency route sign.

Hurricane emergency route sign. (Image credit: iStock)

NOAA will announce its initial outlook for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season during a national media teleconference on May 21 at 11 a.m. ET.

Speakers will address the anticipated activity for the 2020 hurricane season and provide information on how to be prepared for the season, which officially extends from June 1- November 30. 


Thu., May 21; 11:00 a.m. ET


NOAA’s 2020 Atlantic hurricane season outlook announcement

*For credentialed reporters only


Media teleconference

In the U.S.: Call (888) 324-8132

International: Call (212) 287-1845   

Passcode: 9082768


  • Neil Jacobs, Ph.D., acting NOAA administrator
  • Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead hurricane season forecaster with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center
  • Carlos Castillo, FEMA Acting Deputy Administrator for Resilience


Additional resources

Hurricane safety and preparedness is critically important before the season officially begins on June 1. NOAA’s National Weather Service provides resources to prepare for hurricane hazards and real-time updates about active weather systems from the National Hurricane Center at

Media contact

Lauren Gaches, (202) 740-8314