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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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  • Ask Tom: Is it ever truly too cold to snow?

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  • Ask Tom: Does the Feb. 29 leap day affect the weather?

    Dear Tom, I have always wondered if Feb. 29, "leap day," has any consequences for our weather. — Jason White, Chicago Dear Jason, It does not, at least as far as our day-to-day weather is concerned. The addition of a 366th day to the year...

    Ask Tom: What's the record for most consecutive subzero days?

    Dear Tom, In early January, we had four days in a row with below-zero temperatures. What is the city's record for the most consecutive days with below-zero temperatures? — Charles Kennell Dear Charles, Chicago's longest string of subzero days is...

    Ask Tom: Is Frostbite likely sticking hand out of moving car in 34 degrees?

    Dear Tom, My kids will sometimes put their hands outside the car window for a few seconds when we are driving like 60 mph on an expressway, and it's 34 degrees. Is frostbite possible? — Les Sender Dear Les, Frostbite is injury to the skin...

    Light snow greets morning commute

    Light snow greets morning commute
    Light snow was expected Wednesday morning and afternoon, dusting the Chicago area with just under an inch of snow, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-30s Wednesday before dipping into the mid-20s...