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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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  • Drury Lane does its best with 'Frankenstein' monster

    Drury Lane does its best with 'Frankenstein' monster
    So you have to hand it to director William Osetek and the Drury Lane Theatre. They've gone a long way toward rehabilitating Mel Brooks' “Young Frankenstein” musical which, on Broadway in 2007, was a $20 million dog. As he proved a couple...
  • Chicago schools to reopen, transit churning toward normalcy amid warmer forecast

    Chicago schools to reopen, transit churning toward normalcy amid warmer forecast
    Chicago Public School students will return to classes and commuters should face fewer delays with temperatures expected to rise above zero Wednesday. A winter that is one for the history books, however, is far from over. “I’d move in a second...
  • Tom Skilling's forecast from 1980 might as well be predicting today's weather

    Tom Skilling's forecast from 1980 might as well be predicting today's weather
    The weather on Feb. 7, 1980 looked to be about as terrible as it is today, and of course Tom Skilling was there to give the forecast.  In honor of National Weatherperson's Day, we dug up an early forecast from WGN's Skilling, and he might as well be...
  • Thundersnow: More Montana or Lake Ontario than Chicago

    Thundersnow: More Montana or Lake Ontario than Chicago
    The thundersnow storm that produced thunder and lightning over parts of Chicago today is a phenomenon seen often in Colorado, Montana and on the shores of Lake Ontario, but is a relatively rare occurrence here. Simply put, thundersnow is “the same...
  • A 'powerhouse' punch of snow, sleet, freezing rain, thunderstorms

    A 'powerhouse' punch of snow, sleet, freezing rain, thunderstorms
    A "powerhouse storm" will hit the Chicago area late tonight through Thursday morning, packing thunderstorms, freezing rain, sleet and maybe some heavy snow, the National Weather Service warns. Temperatures could reach the lower 50s by Thursday...
  • 'Full-purpose winter storm' looms

     'Full-purpose winter storm' looms
    It is fitting perhaps that this winter would give the Chicago area a wisp of spring hope, only to wallop the region with yet another storm. This one could be a "powerhouse" that might feature flooding, a mix of snow, sleet, rain and hail. And, yes, 50...
  • Winter weather advisory issued as officials warn of snow, sleet, slick roads

    Winter weather advisory issued as officials warn of snow, sleet, slick roads
    Freezing rain and snow could make roads treacherous across the Chicago region today, according to meteorologists. The National Weather Service this morning issued a hazardous weather outlook for north central Illinois, northeast Illinois and northwest...
  • Heavy snow comes first, followed by dangerous cold

    Heavy snow comes first, followed by dangerous cold
    Officials expect between 8 and 10 inches of snow to cover the Chicago area by early Sunday evening, right before dangerously low temperatures set in for the beginning of the work week. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning...
  • Forecast: Snow hits area, SW suburbs will be hit the hardest

    Forecast: Snow hits area, SW suburbs will be hit the hardest
    One to two inches of snow is expected to fall across much of the city today, but the far southwest suburbs may get between three and five, officials said. The Department of Streets and Sanitation has deployed 200 snow plows and salt spreaders as the...
  • Smooth commute as subzero cold retreats, for now

    Smooth commute as subzero cold retreats, for now
    Trains were running, planes were flying, mostly, morning traffic was moving and the kids were back in school as the subzero cold retreats for the next few days. For the first time since Sunday, dawn broke above zero.  Just 2 above, but better than the...
  • Deadly storms spawn more than 80 reports of tornadoes in Midwest

    Deadly storms spawn more than 80 reports of tornadoes in Midwest
    The scale of Sunday's deadly storms became clearer today: Six people dead in Illinois, hundreds of homes flattened and splintered, more than 80 tornadoes reported through the Midwest, 358 reports of damaging winds, 40 reports of large hail. Since 1986,...