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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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  • 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
    StormsĀ  rolled through theĀ 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...
  • Severe thunderstorms arrive; more in forecast

    Severe thunderstorms arrive; more in forecast
    Low temperatures, low humidity and abundant sunshine have made Chicagoland a pleasant place to be outdoors for the last several days, but that was changing as potentially serious thunderstorms moved through the area A line of storms moved through this...
  • Temperatures drop as storms ride cool front through area

    Temperatures drop as storms ride cool front through area
    A weather front that moved through the area tonight brought an end to a recent heat wave but also brought thunderstorms that distrupted the start of the holiday weekend and left behind scattered damage and localized flooding. The cold front moved into...
  • Labor Day 2011 promises to be a cool one

    Labor Day 2011 promises to be a cool one
    It felt like summer last Thursday and Friday with high heat and humidity, but only a few days later on Labor Day 2011, it feels a lot more like fall with lower temperatures and cool winds blowing out of the north. Today could be one of the coldest...
  • 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...
  • 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....