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Garrett Statum

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Contact Information

4044-D Natural History Building
1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

Spring 2024: Wed 4:00-5:00pm, Thu 12:30-1:30pm
Teaching Assistant for ATMS 303, 313, and 324


Welcome! I am a first-year M.S. student and teaching assistant for Synoptic-Dynamic Weather Analysis, and my adviser is Dr. Jeff Frame. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Oswego State University in the spring of 2023. My favorite areas of meteorology are severe weather and winter weather. As an undergraduate, I studied climatological trends of cold-season tornado outbreaks in the contiguous United States. I also served as a research assistant for Project Lake-Effect Electrification (LEE), a field campaign that studied electrification in lake-effect snowstorms east of Lake Ontario. My current M.S. research investigates cold pool characteristics in quasi-linear convective storms and their effect on tornadogenesis.


M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Expected 2025)

B.S. in Meteorology, summa cum laude, State University of New York at Oswego (May 2023)

  • Minor in Business Administration