RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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...
Show more »
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.
« Show less

Top Tom Skilling Articles

Displaying items 34-44
  • Storms may threaten during Friday's evening rush hour

    Storms may threaten during Friday's evening rush hour
    Thursday brought the warmest year-to-date temperatures to the Chicago area. The 83-degree high registered at O'Hare International Airport was the city's first official 80-degree reading of the year. Gusty southwest winds spread the warmth across just...
  • Freeze warning in effect throughout Chicago area

    Freeze warning in effect throughout Chicago area
    A return of freezing temperatures Thursday morning will force some Chicago area residents to don their warm coats once again. A freeze warning is expected to be in effect across northern Illinois until 8 a.m., according to the National Weather Service....
  • Freeze-warning issued for Chicago area; chill to last rest of month

    Freeze-warning issued for Chicago area; chill to last rest of month
    Deep low pressure north of the Great Lakes brought the area another day of blustery winds and cold temperatures. Snow showers dusted portions of the area early Wednesday, the latest that snow has been observed here since 2008. Area readings peaked in...
  • Another April spring day: Light snow, wind chills in the 20s

    Another April spring day: Light snow, wind chills in the 20s
    Light flurries fell across some parts of the Chicago area early Wednesday as wind chills dropped into the mid-20s. O’Hare International Airport reported some snow and a burst of light sleet fell in downtown Chicago around daybreak. Illinois...
  • Ask Tom: Where in the Southern Hemisphere does it snow the most?

    Dear Tom, Now that our snow season is about over, what areas in the Southern Hemisphere receive significant snowfall during their winter? — Herschel Weller Dear Herschel, The geography of the Southern Hemisphere, with its abundance of water...
  • Rain, thunderstorms to return as front approaches

    In addition to the tornadoes and large hail that swept across the far northwest suburbs this past week, torrential rains poured down, sending portions of the Fox and Des Plaines rivers into flood stage. Sunshine and mild, 60-degree temperatures on...
  • Ask Tom: When will Chicago experience a full solar eclipse?

    Dear Tom, We sometimes have partial eclipses of the sun in Chicago, but when are we going to have a total eclipse? — Lynn Cook Dear Lynn, A solar eclipse occurs when the moon is coincidentally positioned in space between the Earth and the sun....
  • Lackluster severe weather season ramps up

    The severe weather season across Illinois this year, lackluster because spring has been relatively cool and dry, appears poised to make up for lost time. Severe thunderstorms — producing gusts of 58 mph or higher, 1-inch-diameter or larger hail, a...
  • Milder weather for the weekend, maybe rain

    Milder weather for the weekend, maybe rain
    Milder temperatures are in the weekend forecast for the Chicago area. The weather is expected to be in the upper 20s and mid 30s and mostly dry over the next couple of days until Wednesday, when temperatures are expected to drop to the teens,...
  • Ask Tom: Why do weather changes cause headaches or joint aches?

    Dear Tom, Why do I feel painful headaches in my temples (or joints) when the weather changes abruptly, as in stormy weather? — Diana Kuhiwczak Dear Diana, Air pressure usually falls, sometimes considerably, when major weather systems approach....
  • Spring snow making roads hazardous, even for the governor

    Spring snow making roads hazardous, even for the governor
    Executive powers are apparently no match for snow. Particularly Monday's driving bands of snow that slickened roads, cut visibility and caused a collision involving Gov. Rauner's motorcade -- one of dozens of spinouts that jammed traffic on every...