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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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  • Halloween forecast: Rainy with above normal temperatures

    Halloween forecast: Rainy with above normal temperatures
    Temperatures are expected to be above normal for Halloween later this week but rain is also in the forecast. WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling is predicting showers for Thursday, with possible thunderstorms. The rain should last into the evening....
  • Severe overnight storms caused transportation delays, area damage

    Severe overnight storms caused transportation delays, area damage
    Severe thunderstorms that included high winds, hail and torrential rains that downed trees and halted trains passed over the Chicago area over night as rain continues on Saturday. Scattered and isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue in the area...
  • When the Christmas spirit foundered in Chicago

    They called him Captain Santa. For 25 years, he sailed fresh-cut trees from the northern tip of Lake Michigan to the southwest corner of the Clark Street bridge. For Chicagoans, his arrival meant one thing: Christmas was just around the corner. Capt....
  • Driving Santa: Extreme Nerves at 2 MPH

     
    As an automotive journalist, I've piloted 500-horsepower supercars at high speeds. I've driven on some of the best tracks in the country, with professionals offering me tips. Exotic cars with price tags hovering near the balance of my mortgage have......
  • Over the hump

     
    This table says that statistically, historically, the so-far toothless winter 2012-2013 is on the wane. Sunday, the average daily temperature at O’Hare International Airport bottoms out at 23 degrees. Monday it ticks up to 24 degrees and begins a...
  • Stuff Chicagoans like

     
    By Jessica Reynolds With all the recent news about Chicago’s shortcomings, let’s remind ourselves of what we love about this city. My list so far: -The lakefront -Portillo’s -The Sears Tower -Free concerts in Millennium Park -Strolling...
  • Brian Wilkes

    Brian Wilkes
    Brian Wilkes is the chief meteorologist for WXIN FOX 59 a position he has held since July 1995. In addition to his on-air duties, Brian also provides "Drive-Time Weather Forecasts" for WIBC since 2006. Brian is a graduate of Columbia College with a...
  • Interview: NFL Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long

    Interview: NFL Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long
  • Streak of days without inch of snow finally over

    Streak of days without inch of snow finally over
    More than an inch of snow fell on Chicago today, ending a streak that began 335 days ago. At 9:30 a.m., 1.1 inches of snow was recorded at O'Hare International Airport since midnight. That's the first day an inch or more of snow has fallen there since...
  • Snow, high winds, messy commute -- but maybe a white Christmas too

    Snow, high winds, messy commute -- but maybe a white Christmas too
    A winter storm whipped by high winds is expected to hit the Chicago area just in time for the evening rush hour Thursday, dumping up to 4 inches here but maybe a foot or more in Wisconsin where a blizzard warning has been issued. But on the bright side...
  • Monday, December 17, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Pete McMurray in for  Jonathon Brandmeier 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  11:05 a.m.  Mike McConnell knows exactly how the media should cover a mass shooting.  He’ll reveal the details.   12 - 3 p.m.  John Williams 1:05 p.m....