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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...