NOAA to issue U.S. Winter Outlook

October 12, 2017 NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center will host a media teleconference to announce the U.S. temperature and precipitation outlook for winter – December through February – and to discuss the latest forecast for La Nina and how that might influence this winter season.
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The Climate Prediction Center predicts favorable conditions for La Nina development in the fall-winter and continued a La Nina watch on Oct. 12. NOAA forecasters will also discuss the seasonal Drought Outlook and current drought conditions in the U.S.  

NOAA produces seasonal outlooks to help communities prepare for weather and climate that is likely to come during the next few months in order to minimize impacts on lives and livelihoods. Empowering people with the information they need to take action to protect themselves is key to NOAA’s effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation

Media teleconference on U.S. Winter Outlook followed by Q & A

Thu., Oct. 19, 11:00 a.m. EDT

Mike Halpert, deputy director, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center

This media teleconference is for credentialed reporters only.

U.S. reporters: 1-888-456-0285
International reporters: 1-415-228-4653
Password: "Winter"

The media teleconference is audio only, but news stations may send a camera to our College Park, Maryland office for one-on-one interviews after the teleconference. Please contact 
Lauren Gaches to make arrangements. 


Media contact
Lauren Gaches, 301-683-1327