NOAA to issue 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook on May 23

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

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NOAA to issue 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook on May 23


Maureen O’Leary, [email protected]301-713-0622

May 21, 2013

NOAA will issue its initial outlook for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season during a news conference at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Md. FEMA will participate in the event to discuss the importance of personal preparedness for hurricane season. The six month Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1.


WHAT:            2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook news conference


WHEN:            Thursday, May 23, 1 p.m. (EDT)


WHO:              Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., acting under secretary of commerce for oceans and

atmosphere and acting NOAA Administrator  

Joseph Nimmich, associate administrator for response and recovery, FEMA


WHERE:         NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction Media Center, 4th Floor

5830 University Research Court, College Park, MD 20740



Due to limited seating and security, reporters must register (name, title and organization) with[email protected] by May 21. Videographers should arrive by 12:15 PM to clear security and set-up. State or government issued identification is required to enter building.


Reporters unable to attend in person may listen to the news conference via a conference call. For audio dial-in, contact [email protected].


Also attending the news conference and available for an interview are:

  • Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead hurricane season forecaster, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center
  • Louis Uccellini, director, NOAA’s National Weather Service

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