NOAA Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2006

MEDIA ADVISORY

NOAA TO ANNOUNCE UPDATED 2006 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON OUTLOOK
Annual Update Precedes Season's Most Active Months

Representatives from NOAA will release the updated 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook as the hurricane season enters the historical peak period from August through October. The six-month season officially ends November 30.

WHAT: News conference to announce NOAA's updated 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. Media may dial in for an audio feed of the news conference. Please call the media contacts below for the number.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 8, 2006, 11:00 a.m. EDT

WHERE: National Press Club
Murrow Room
529 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C.

WHO: Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., USN (Ret.), undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator
David Paulison, director, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Max Mayfield, director, NOAA National Hurricane Center—joining via satellite
Gerry Bell, lead hurricane outlook meteorologist, NOAA Climate Prediction Center

Relevant Web Sites:
NOAA National Hurricane Center

NOAA Hurricanes Page

Media Contact:
Dave Miller, NOAA, (202) 482-0013 or Frank Lepore, NOAA National Hurricane Center, (305) 229-4404


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