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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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  • Steve and Johnnie Show Schedule for January 31 - February 4th, 2011

    So, just how much of the Internet do we inhabit? Well, in addition to this blog, some of the other places we hang out in cyberspace include on SteveAndJohnnie.com, on Facebook, on Twitter, on the SteveAndJohnnieShow's Channel on YouTube, on our Yahoo...
  • Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 6:09 a.m. Greg gets a live update from Cairo. 7:09 a.m. Weatherman extraordinare Tom Skilling joins Greg to preview the pending blizzard. 8:09 a.m. Charles Lipson explains how the Egyptian conflict will impact us here in...
  • Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 6:21 a.m. Lou Manfredini will join Greg with ways to protect your home in this horrible weather. 7:09 a.m. Tom Skilling joins Greg with the latest on the blizzard 7:21 a.m. Professor Paul Green offers his thoughts on the...
  • Download News App

    Download News App
    Chicago's Very Own on your iPhone. Experience the full richness of Chicago news, Tom Skilling's weather, Live streaming and sports on the go. Features: WGN News Live Steaming Get Tom Skilling’s weather updates and Chicago sports Watch our...
  • Download Weather App

    Download Weather App
    When in doubt, Chicago turns to WGN-TV chief meteorologist Tom Skilling and his team to understand the weather. With the Chicago Weather Center app, you will have the latest forecasts and reports on current conditions from Chicago's superman of...
  • July's been hot -- and it'll get hotter

    July's been hot -- and it'll get hotter
    July 2011 has been one of the warmest on record, and it's going to get hotter. According to WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling, July 2011 has had an average temperature of 76.3 degrees, making it the 13th warmest July in the last 141 years. The hottest...
  • Cloudy skies mark start of Race to Mackinac

    Cloudy skies mark start of Race to Mackinac
    Sailors and boating enthusiasts crowded Chicago’s harbors today for the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac, where 355 boats began racing to Michigan’s Mackinac Island. In its 103rd year, the oldest freshwater race in the world drew...
  • Music goers, sun seekers, brave high, humid temps

    Music goers, sun seekers, brave high, humid temps
    Hundreds of teenagers and 20-somethings queued up along Ashland Avenue before the gates opened at the Pitchfork Music Festival, enduring a relentless midday sun in exchange for the best vantage points around the festival stages. Though Pitchfork's crowds...
  • Area will broil for 3rd straight day, worst yet to come

    Area will broil for 3rd straight day, worst yet to come
    Summer’s hottest spell to date shows no signs of going away, at least through the coming weekend. The area will broil today for a third consecutive day, and while temperatures may not hit 100, it will feel like it. A heat advisory is in effect...
  • Snowed Under: The story of the 2011 Blizzard

    Snowed Under: The story of the 2011 Blizzard
    By Tom Skilling We’ve survived some horrendous snowstorms in Chicago over the years but in terms of wind, severity and duration of visibility reduction, the intensity of the thunderstorms embedded within it and the sheer expanse of the storm (it...
  • Thursday, March 3, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 6:09 a.m. FOID: "Why the need to know?" Il State rep. Ron Stephens (d-Greenville) tells Greg about the legislation he's sponsoring that would forbid the release of names of gun owners. 6:21 a.m. Faster, slimmer and TWO...