NOAA to issue updated 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

Rash of early storms sets record start
August 3, 2020
A visible satellite image of Hurricane Hanna from NOAA's GOES-16 (GOES East) satellite from 10:40 am CDT on July 25, 2020

On Thursday, August 6, NOAA will issue its routine update to the Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook as the season enters its historical peak period of mid-August through October. NOAA’s lead hurricane season forecaster will host a media teleconference to discuss the conditions in the atmosphere and ocean that will likely influence the remainder of the hurricane season.

The 2020 hurricane season is already off to a record pace with nine named storms forming by July 30, the most ever recorded since the satellite era began in 1966. The hurricane season officially ends on Nov. 30.


Thursday, August 6, at 11:00 a.m. ET


Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook media teleconference and Q&A

*For credentialed reporters only 


  • In the U.S.: (888) 677-5808
  • International: 1-630-395-0048
  • Passcode: 2849578


  • Louis Uccellini, Ph.D., Director, National Weather Service 
  • Gerry Bell, Ph.D, NOAA’s lead hurricane season forecaster


Outlets interested in participating in a Skype interview after the teleconference concludes can schedule a 10-minute block between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. ET, which must be reserved in advance. Contact Lauren Gaches to reserve a time. 


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Media contact

Lauren Gaches, (301) 683-1327