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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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  • 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...
  • Area to see heavy rain, maybe some snow

    The Chicago area faces a period of heavy rain overnight which could turn into sleet or snow by early morning. Moist air piling up in an atmospheric setup known as a "speed convergence" means the area could see some impressive rain totals, WGN/Tribune...
  • Rain today, then colder with flurries

    Rain spreading into the Chicago area overnight is expected to continue off and on for most of the day, but temperatures won't drop until tonight, bringing a chance of light snow and flurries into Thursday. Tribune/WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling says a...
  • Thursday, March 17, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 6:09 a.m. ABC's Alex Stone joins Greg Jarrett live from Japan. 7:09 a.m. Local Irish singer, and longtime friend of WGN Radio, Gavin Coyle stops by to perform a few tunes. If Elvis Presley were Irish, he'd sound like...
  • Band of storms aims at Chicago area

    A band of potentially strong thunderstorms was heading into the Chicago area, with the early morning hours facing some lightning, heavy downpours and hail. As of a little before midnight Tuesday night radar showed a narrow but strong band of showers over...
  • Friday, April 1, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 5:09 a.m. Greg Jarrett broadcasts live from Wrigley Field in the Captain Morgan's Club as we begin the Wrigley Life! 6:21 a.m. Meet the new Cubs public announcer Andrew Belleson when he visits with Greg Jarrett. 6:39 a....
  • 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...
  • One extreme to another: 40s by midweek

    One extreme to another: 40s by midweek
    January is the coolest month. On average, that is. But nothing last month compares to the bone-deep cold that settled into the Chicago area overnight. Aurora recorded 19 below, West Chicago 15 below, O'Hare International Airport 7 below, Midway Airport 5...
  • Weekend heat brings 'concern' over tornadoes

    The latest cold spell is expected to come to an abrupt end this weekend with temperatures in the 80s -- prompting the National Weather Service to warn that the sudden change could spawn tornadoes. "Concern is growing that a widespread and potentially...
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    Here's what happened.  What's happening.  And what will happen. Catherine Zeta-Jones treated for bipolar disorder   Sugar Ray Leonard knocked out of DWTS  Vid of Jennifer Hudson debuting new song last night on DWTS   Bulls begin playoffs this...
  • 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...