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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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  • Snow cripples commute, cancels flights and moves on

    Snow cripples commute, cancels flights and moves on
    With last winter's blizzard still fresh in their minds, Chicago officials detoured all CTA buses off Lake Shore Drive as a snowstorm hunkered down over the area, crippling the evening commute and grounding more than 800 flights. The storm began...
  • Interview: NFL Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long

    Interview: NFL Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long
  • Wintry weather expected to follow today's rain

    Wintry weather expected to follow today's rain
    November's been a mild month weather-wise — no days that remind you of mid-January and a lot of days that are a tick or two warmer than expected. But all good things come to an end, and today's rain could signal the real beginning of winter in...
  • Readers: Hey, Tom Skilling, wasn't this supposed to be an awful winter?

    Readers: Hey, Tom Skilling, wasn't this supposed to be an awful winter?
    Isn't the weather pleasant for December? Trib Nation asked WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling about the temperate temperatures, and why the seasonal picture now seems to be shaping up so differently from October predictions of another catastrophic...
  • Dr. Leija's Pollen Counts

    Dr. Leija's Pollen Counts
    If you're an allergy sufferer, we don't need to tell you it's been a miserable spring. But as WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling reports, it could be worse without Allergist Dr. Joseph Leija and the pollen counts he provides for the entire Midwest....
  • Cool Websites and Apps

    Cool Websites and Apps
    I am on a "staycation" this week so I am off the air.  But I am never off the internet.  Many of my WGN colleagues often joke that I might break out in hives if I don't have access to my iPhone, Blackberry or laptop.  Since I am adequately connected at...
  • Scattered showers across area today

    Daytime heating may turn widely scattered showers thundery this afternoon and evening, WGN-TV meterologist Tom Skilling predicts.Today is expected to be mostly cloudy and highs may reach the low 80s.A few scattered showers are possible this morning....
  • ComEd says most power should be restored by Thursday night

    ComEd says most power should be restored by Thursday night
    Commonwealth Edison expects to restore power to most of its customers by Thursday night, two days after a violent wave of storms that spawned at least two tornadoes and packed 80 mph winds at one point left about 440,000 customers without electricity...
  • At the helm: Music director T.J. Shanoff

    At the helm: Music director T.J. Shanoff
    I know what you're thinking. "Boy, I sure do love Chicago and its many entertainment options. But I'm just not completely satisfied. I mean, why can't someone put together a variety show starring occasionally-random-yet-always-entertaining guests...
  • Chicago basks in the 50s as January draws to a close

    Chicago basks in the 50s as January draws to a close
    A year ago, the Chicago area was bracing for a paralyzing blizzard. Today, we basked in weather just a few degrees shy of the record. By 3 p.m., the temperature was 57 at the city's official recording station at O'Hare International Airport. That's 8...
  • Snow showers possible Tuesday

    Snow showers possible Tuesday
    It's still warmer than normal but some snow showers could be heading our way. According to WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling, Tuesday’s weather will be cloudy, blustery and colder with some snow showers at times. The Chicago area could see up...