Mike joined the MRCC in February 2009 as the Regional Climatologist.
He attended the University of Illinois, earning a BS in Chemistry and an MS in Atmospheric Sciences.
Following graduation Mike worked at the National Weather Service in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a year and then spent most of the 1990's in Boulder, Colorado. While there he worked at the CIRES - Climate Diagnostics Center, a joint institute of NOAA and the University of Colorado. In 1999, he returned to the Midwest to work for the University of Illinois in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.
Weather and climate extremes, short-term climate forecasts, Illini and Chicago sports, and Boy Scouts of America.
M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois
B.S., Chemistry, University of Illinois