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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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  • Strong storms sweep through, downing trees and cutting power

    Strong storms sweep through, downing trees and cutting power
    A powerful series of storms cut through the Chicago area from southwest to northeast this evening, bringing funnel clouds and wind gusts of up to 81 mph, downing trees, sparking fires and knocking out electricity to thousands of Commonwealth Edison...
  • Whatever you do, don't blame Tom Skilling

    Whatever you do, don't blame Tom Skilling
    The best thing to happen today in Chicago is that the heat index is not 110 degrees. Every forecaster predicted that - included me, even though I'm just an amateur meteorologist and a huge weather geek. So how funny is it that Tom Skilling is a trending...
  • 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...
  • Chicago area braces for even hotter mid-week temps

    Chicago area braces for even hotter mid-week temps
    Brett Gremillion prepared to call in reinforcements at his South Side air conditioning repair shop Tuesday as Chicago-area residents suffered through a third straight day of sweltering heat and humidity. “During these hot days the air conditioner...
  • Outages, flood warnings as storms roll through Chicago area

    Outages, flood warnings as storms roll through Chicago area
    Storms  rolled through the Chicago area this morning, bringing some welcome relief from the heat but also spawning flash flood warnings and power outages. The first storms hit around 6:30 a.m. in the north suburbs, dumping two to three inches of rain...
  • We All Work For Weather

    We All Work For Weather
    For those of us in the news biz in Chicago, it seems like we've spent about 90% of the summer covering storms and weather-related problems.  Yeah, we had the big Blagojevich corruption re-trial and verdict earlier this summer.  But the rainiest July in...