NOAA to announce 2017 U.S. climate highlights and updates to billion-dollar weather disasters

UPDATED: January 8, 2018. Audio from the January 8, 2018 monthly climate call is posted to the "resources" section below.
January 4, 2018
Sailboats and personal craft litter the shoreline near Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Sept. 15, 2017, following Hurricane Irma.

On Monday, NOAA experts will discuss key 2017 temperature and precipitation highlights for the U.S. Additionally, NOAA will provide updated information on the number and damage estimates from weather events in the U.S. that reached the $1 billion threshold in losses for 2017. 


  • NOAA media teleconference call to discuss 2017 U.S. temperature and precipation trends and billion-dollar disasters
    • Brief summary remarks
    • Questions and answers


  • Monday, January 8, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Central (U.S.)


  • Jake Crouch, climate scientist, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
  • Adam Smith, economist, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

In addition, Deke Arndt, chief, monitoring section, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, will be available to answer questions.  


  • In person:  Media attending the American Meteorological Society's Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas can participate in person at the Press Room, located on Mezzanine 6 in the Austin Convention Center.  
  • Via phone:  Media can participate in the teleconference by calling 1-888-889-6563 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) or 630-395-0298 (International) and use the passcode "CLIMATE"
  • View slides (available approximately 30 minutes before start of call).

Following the call, an audio file will be posted to this advisory.



Note on preliminary global 2017 highlights: A summary of the global temperature highlights for 2017 is expected to be released by both NOAA and NASA on January 18. A separate media advisory will be sent out for that joint press call.  

Media Contact:  

Brady Phillips202-407-1298