NOAA to issue 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook May 25

Hurricane season begins June 1

UPDATED: May 25, 2017. Audio from the Hurricane Outlook media call is posted to the "Resources" section below.

NOAA will announce its initial outlook for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season during a news conference on May 25 in College Park, Md. In addition to the seasonal prediction, speakers also will discuss forecasting improvements at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center this year and provide information about how the public can prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June 1.

Hurricane Matthew hit the western Atlantic, including parts of Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic, the southeastern U.S., and the Canadian Maritimes, from September to October 2016. It was responsible for more than 500 deaths and caused more than $15 billion in damage.
Hurricane Matthew hit the western Atlantic, including parts of Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic, the southeastern U.S., and the Canadian Maritimes, from September to October 2016. It was responsible for more than 500 deaths and caused more than $15 billion in damage. (NOAA)

WHAT:
2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook news conference

WHEN:
Thu., May 25, 2017 11:00 a.m. EDT

WHO:
- Ben Friedman, acting NOAA administrator

- Robert J. Fenton, Jr., acting FEMA administrator

- Mary Erickson, National Weather Service deputy director

- Bill Lapenta, Ph.D., director of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction

WHERE:
NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction
Media Briefing Room, 
#4140
5830 University Research Court
College Park, Md. 20740
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Due to limited space and security, reporters attending in person must register with susan.buchanan@noaa.gov by noon on May 23. Camera crews must arrive for the news conference by 9:30 a.m. to clear security and set up.

Reporters unable to attend in person may listen to the news conference via conference call at 888-469-1668 or 1-517-308-9314 for international callers. The passcode is HURRICANE.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Susan Buchanan,
301-427-9000