GERMANTOWN, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Following the devastating impact of last August’s Hurricane Irene, which caused at least 45 deaths and more than $7 billion in damages, communities along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast are preparing for the June 1 start of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. To help professionals and members of the media know what to expect this season, Earth NetworksSM, the owner of WeatherBug® and operator of the largest weather, lightning and climate observation networks, will present its annual Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast via a webinar.
Senior Meteorologist James Aman will explore the factors important to this year's hurricane outlook, including El Niño and ocean water temperatures, and what the mild start to the year means for the 2012 hurricane season. The webinar will conclude with an interactive question-and-answer session.
WHAT: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast Webinar.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Professionals and news media within sectors that include emergency management, state and local governments, energy and utilities, commodities trading, and others interested in being informed of how the 2012 hurricane season may make an impact.
WHEN: May 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
TO REGISTER: There is no cost to participate. To register for the Earth Networks – WeatherBug 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/272719792
HOW: Media are invited to attend and may schedule one-on-one interviews with a meteorologist. To schedule an interview, please contact Rachel Hunt, 301-250-4046, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Gilmore, 301-250-4239, email@example.com.
Agenda topics include:
- Brief discussion of the previous 2011 hurricane season,
- Overview of the upcoming hurricane season, including the number of storms predicted to become hurricanes and major hurricanes, and
- Insight into the potential hurricane landfall threat in the U.S.
About Earth NetworksSM
As a provider of comprehensive atmospheric data for nearly 20 years, Earth Networks is “Taking the Pulse of the Planet” with the world’s largest weather observation, lightning detection, and greenhouse gas monitoring networks and is establishing a network for collecting data within the planetary boundary layer. The company’s popular WeatherBug website, desktop application and mobile apps for major smartphone platforms provide real-time neighborhood-level weather and advanced severe weather alerts to millions of consumers. Enterprise solutions from Earth Networks enable organizations and markets, including energy and utilities, agriculture, schools, sports and recreation, emergency operations and government entities, to safeguard lives, prepare for weather and climate events and improve business operations. Founded in 1993, Earth Networks (www.earthnetworks.com) is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with additional locations in Mountain View, Calif.; New York, NY; Milan, Italy and a local presence in 50 countries worldwide.