NOAA to announce U.S. Spring Outlook and flood risk on March 19

UPDATED: March 16, 2020. Additional expert added to speakers list.
March 11, 2020
An aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base and the surrounding areas affected by flood waters March 17, 2019. An increase in water levels of surrounding rivers and waterways caused by record-setting snowfall over the winter in addition to a large drop in air pressure caused widespread flooding across the state of Nebraska. See more Air Force photos at

NOAA will announce the U.S. spring flood risk and the temperature, precipitation and drought outlook for April through June. Reporters are invited to participate in a national media teleconference at 11 a.m. ET on March 19.  

NOAA produces outlooks to help communities prepare for weather and environmental conditions that are likely during the coming months, to minimize effects on lives and livelihoods. Empowering people with information to prepare and take action is key to NOAA’s effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation


11.a.m. ET., Thursday, March 19, 2020


U.S. Spring Outlook and Flood Risk Announcement

   *For credentialed reporters only


Media teleconference

In the U.S.: Call 888-323-9815

International: Call 1-517-308-9302  

Passcode: "Spring"



Additional resources

NOAA’s Spring Weather Safety Campaign offers information on hazardous spring weather — tornadoes, floods, thunderstorm winds, hail, lightning, heat, wildfires, rip currents and tsunamis — and tips on how to stay safe. 

Media contact

Lauren Gaches, (301) 683-1327