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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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  • Chicago area sees rain, heavy storms stay south

    While a passing weather system brought a patch of rain with a few thunderstorms through the Chicago area Friday night, heavy storms and a possible tornado moved through the St. Louis area and closed the airport there. Heavy storms and the possible...
  • Drew and Susan Goss, and others we're looking forward to at Printers Row Lit Fest 2011

    Drew and Susan Goss, and others we're looking forward to at Printers Row Lit Fest 2011
    Trib Nation is continuing its look ahead to next weekend's Printer's Row Lit Fest. Lifestyle/Books editor Pam Becker asked our Chicago Tribune colleagues which events they were looking forward to. Here are Family and Garden editor (and foodie) Renee...
  • More heavy rain seen today

    More heavy rain seen today
    More thunderstorms with heavy rain will continue to move across the area this morning and later in the day. The National Weather Service noted that recent rainfall already has saturated the ground across much of the area and that more rain could cause...
  • Smoke from Minnesota wildfire reaches Illinois

    Smoke from Minnesota wildfire reaches Illinois
    Smoke from a forest fire in northeastern Minnesota carried south by wind is entering Illinois, filling the sky over parts of northeastern of the state with a gray, smoggy haze. "The whole sky is kind of a film of clouds over it," said Lake Villa resident...
  • Garry Meier with Tom Skilling on Chicago Live!

    Garry Meier with Tom Skilling on Chicago Live!
  • A brush with 60s before mercury falls

    A brush with 60s before mercury falls
    Temperatures will break the 60-degree mark this afternoon before plunging 20 degrees tomorrow. WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling predicts the mercury will hit the middle 50s by noon, peaking in the lower 60s by midafternoon. Gusts of up to 30 mph also...
  • Goodbye blizzard, hello subzero cold

    Goodbye blizzard, hello subzero cold
    Round 2: The coldest weather in two years. After getting hit with its third-biggest snowstorm on record, the Chicago area is now under a wind chill advisory. Temperatures are expected to drop to 11-15 degrees below zero Wednesday night, with wind chills...
  • Blizzard Blog: ComEd to restore power by mid-day

    Blizzard Blog: ComEd to restore power by mid-day
    As of 6 a.m. today, about 5,800 ComEd customers were still without power, according to a company news release. Of those, 5,000 were in Chicago.s The company expects all power to be restored by mid-day today. Officials late Wednesday night said crews...
  • Meteor dazzles stargazers: 'This thing just split the sky'

    Meteor dazzles stargazers: 'This thing just split the sky'
    Dan Joyce was headed west with a buddy and a big telescope, hoping to take advantage of the "beautiful night" when a slash of brilliant green shot across the evening horizon. "This thing just split the sky," said Joyce, an astronomer at Triton College....
  • Severe weather threatens as temperatures rise

    Severe weather threatens as temperatures rise
    Temperatures will warm up this weekend, but with lots of rain on the weather menu, that doesn't mean it'll be a good time to be outside. WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling says the temperatures Saturday and Sunday will be the warmest they've been for...
  • Wrap it up for your wintry commute

    Wrap it up for your wintry commute
    There are many reasons to love Chicago. They just don't spring to mind when we're trudging up the steps to the train platform or waiting for the bus in the middle of a lousy winter day. I think of our style at this time of year as the Chicago Hunch-...