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Cyclone outlook released at annual awareness workshop

Meteorologist-In-Charge, Elinor Lutu-McMoore (right) speaking at yesterday’s Tropical Cyclone Awareness Workshop

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Meteorologist-In-Charge, Elinor Lutu-McMoore (right) speaking at Wednesday’s Tropical Cyclone Awareness Workshop, at the US Army Reserve Center in Tafuna. The annual workshop hosted by the National Weather Service in Tafuna, brings together the weather office’s partners including broadcast media and others, whose work also is affected by the weather.

The interactive workshop allowed the Weather Office the opportunity to share with attendees its service products as American Samoa prepares for cyclone season, which began Nov. 1st and runs through April 2019.

The Weather Service released last week the outlook for the current cyclone season, with 2 to 3 tropical cyclones given El Nino conditions by austral summer (Dec-Jan-Feb) affecting the Samoan Islands this season. (See Samoa News Nov. 6th edition for the official press release).