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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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  • It's official – June 2015 is cloudiest on record

    Even though his sunshine recorder clicked off 77 percent of possible sunshine Tuesday, Chicago's veteran weather observer Frank Wachowski calculated our June 2015 total sunshine to be only 46 percent of possible sun, making this the cloudiest June since...
  • June 2015 is one for the record books for rain and clouds

    Clouds, and perhaps lingering showers are expected to bring a fitting end to what has been one of the wettest and cloudiest Junes on record. As of Monday evening, the month's rainfall at Midway airport totaled 8.36 inches, making this the fifth wettest...
  • New rainfall expected to aggravate river flooding

    As of Wednesday night, Midway weather observer Frank Wachowski reported that our current monthly sunshine is a mere 45 percent of possible sunlight. Clouds, periodic showers and thunderstorms are expected for much of the remainder of the month. Several...
  • Severe weather threat for Chicago to peak Monday evening

    With sunshine intensity at its maximum across most of the northern hemisphere Sunday, temperatures climbed to the mid and upper 80s across the Chicago area once clouds parted. A similar temperature trend is expected Monday. Scattered morning...
  • More rain on tap for Chicago area as wet June continues

    Since June 1, 6.29 inches of rain has been observed at Midway Airport. This total represents 232 percentof the normal amount of rainfall received through June 19. Rain has occurred on seven of the last 10 days. After a dry Friday, more rain is...
  • Anchorage, Alaska, has been warmer than Chicago

    The weather has been topsy-turvy this past week, and a comparison between Chicago and Anchorage, Alaska, bears this out. Chicago's normal high temperature now is in the low 80s and at Anchorage it's in the low 60s, but the average high here Monday through...
  • Chicago to feel comfort, but parts of nation to bake

    While moderate temperatures are forecast for the Chicago area, excessive heat is expected Friday across portions of the Southwest and Southeast. Temperatures of 110 degrees or higher are forecast for areas of southern California and Arizona. In the...
  • After deluge, dry day Tuesday — then days of rain across Chicago

    Heavy showers and thunderstorms lashed the Chicago area Monday afternoon and evening, producing heavy rains at many locations. Heaviest totals, in excess of 3 inches, brought flash flooding to many locations. A tornado was reported at Symerton in Will...
  • Warm, chance of rain here — but hotter, stormier elsewhere

    Warm temperatures are expected in the Chicago area Thursday, with a chance of thunderstorms. Cooler readings are expected at night. The remnants of Tropical Storm Bill on Thursday will produce heavy rain across portions of northeast Texas, central and...
  • Cold front to trigger strong thunderstorms Monday

    On Monday, southwesterly winds will continue to reinforce warm, humid conditions over the Chicago area, while a moisture-laden air mass hovers overhead and a cold front approaches from the northwest. As the atmosphere destabilizes, cumulus clouds will...
  • Forecast calls for year's first high of 90, storms

    Wednesday's expected high temperature, 90 degrees, will be the highest here since 90 degrees was recorded on July 22, 2014 — nearly 11 months ago. Wednesday's heat will set the stage for thunderstorms in the afternoon and night, especially south and...