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Tom Skilling

Tom Skilling
Tom Skilling, WGN-TV chief meteorologist, appears weekdays on WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine. He celebrated his 30th anniversary with WGN-TV in August 2008. Since 1997, Skilling has masterminded the weather page in the Chicago Tribune. In the city of Chicago and beyond, he has become the superman of meteorology: when in doubt, it is Tom that the city turns to when figuring out the mysteries of nature. WGN-TV received the 2005 Environmental Reporting Award from the Audubon Society, an accomplishment that is due to Tom's performance.

Tom's passion for weather, his graphics-packed presentations and tireless attempts to explain the weather, led to a daily column...
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Tom Skilling, WGN-TV chief meteorologist, appears weekdays on WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine. He celebrated his 30th anniversary with WGN-TV in August 2008. Since 1997, Skilling has masterminded the weather page in the Chicago Tribune. In the city of Chicago and beyond, he has become the superman of meteorology: when in doubt, it is Tom that the city turns to when figuring out the mysteries of nature. WGN-TV received the 2005 Environmental Reporting Award from the Audubon Society, an accomplishment that is due to Tom's performance.

Tom's passion for weather, his graphics-packed presentations and tireless attempts to explain the weather, led to a daily column and his own weather page in the Chicago Tribune and a weekly series on WGN News, "Ask Tom". Tom is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the National Weather Association, and Sigma Chi. He serves on the AMS nominating committee and holds the AMS's Television Seal of Approval. In January 1995, Tom received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.
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  • Freeze warning in effect throughout Chicago area

    Freeze warning in effect throughout Chicago area
    A return of freezing temperatures Thursday morning will force some Chicago area residents to don their warm coats once again.
  • Freeze-warning issued for Chicago area; chill to last rest of month

    Freeze-warning issued for Chicago area; chill to last rest of month
    Deep low pressure north of the Great Lakes brought the area another day of blustery winds and cold temperatures. Snow showers dusted portions of the area early Wednesday, the latest that snow has been observed here since 2008. Area readings peaked in...

    Another April spring day: Light snow, wind chills in the 20s

    Another April spring day: Light snow, wind chills in the 20s
    Light flurries fell across some parts of the Chicago area early Wednesday as wind chills dropped into the mid-20s. O’Hare International Airport reported some snow and a burst of light sleet fell in downtown Chicago around daybreak. Illinois...

    Ask Tom: Where in the Southern Hemisphere does it snow the most?

    Dear Tom, Now that our snow season is about over, what areas in the Southern Hemisphere receive significant snowfall during their winter? — Herschel Weller Dear Herschel, The geography of the Southern Hemisphere, with its abundance of water...

    Rain, thunderstorms to return as front approaches

    In addition to the tornadoes and large hail that swept across the far northwest suburbs this past week, torrential rains poured down, sending portions of the Fox and Des Plaines rivers into flood stage. Sunshine and mild, 60-degree temperatures on...