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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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  • Chicago's hazy summer days could be gone

    Chicago's hazy summer days could be gone
    Summer in Chicago? It sure doesn’t feel like it. Lately you could slice through this air with a knife. And the sun has lost some of its luster. The good news? The thick air could be gone as soon as Tuesday. Part of the problem is the Canadian...
  • Cool streak a record-setter

    Cool streak a record-setter
    The chilly weather moved into record-setting territory this weekend, with Chicago experiencing one of the longest stretches of cool weather this early in the fall. According to the National Weather Service, Sept. 11, 12 and 13 were the earliest that the...
  • Record rainfall in Chicago puts damper on summer fun

    Record rainfall in Chicago puts damper on summer fun
    Chicago’s ninth wettest season on record has some Chicago businesses that rely on sunny skies and warm weather feeling like the summer’s been a bummer. From rec softball and volleyball leagues to lakefront Jet Ski rentals, businesses say the...
  • 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...
  • Chicago already plowed through half its snow removal budget

    Chicago already plowed through half its snow removal budget
    The City of Chicago already has used about half its 2014 plowing budget trying to deal with the deep snow and intense cold that took hold this month. The city has spent $11.2 million since Dec. 31 on snow removal, according to city spokesman Bill...
  • 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...
  • Stormy weather hits Chicagoland

    Stormy weather hits Chicagoland
    The first of what are expected to be several thunderstorms to hit Chicagoland today landed late Tuesday morning, pelting the suburbs on the city's southwest, west, northwest and north sides with hail and heavy rain to go with high winds and lightning....
  • Could be coldest start to May since 1940

    Could be coldest start to May since 1940
    Chicago’s snow banks have finally melted, its temperature readings are firmly above freezing and the grass is even turning green. But the end of this historically nasty winter hasn’t meant a return to balmy beach weather. When May begins...
  • When can I see the lunar eclipse in Chicago?

    When can I see the lunar eclipse in Chicago?
    A rare celestial show will be visible in the early-morning sky Tuesday in Chicago--if the weather cooperates. A full lunar eclipse will unfold over three hours beginning at 12:58 a.m. Tuesday as Earth's shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color...
  • How realistic is the 2015 of 'Back to the Future Part II'?

    How realistic is the 2015 of 'Back to the Future Part II'?
    The future — at least Chicago-born director Robert Zemeckis' idea of the future, as envisioned in 1989 — arrives, in our present space-time continuum, in 553 Earth days. That date, Oct. 21, 2015, is when "Back to the Future Part II" is set,...
  • Walter A. Bohan, leader in meteorology, 1922-2014

     Walter A. Bohan, leader in meteorology, 1922-2014
    After a mistaken diagnosis of an eye problem grounded his plans to be a military pilot in World War II, meteorologist Walter A. Bohan found another way to immerse himself in Earth's atmosphere. "He chose meteorology to stay involved in the sky," said...