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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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  • After another record high at 95, thunderstorms threaten

    After another record high at 95, thunderstorms threaten
    Temperatures hit 95 degrees around 1 p.m. today as Chicago set a record for the second straight day. A storm system to the west and southwest could bring cooler temperatures to the area tonight, but a National Weather Service thunderstorm watch for the...
  • The Lottery Lady- Linda Kollmeyer

    The Lottery Lady- Linda Kollmeyer
    In the grand scheme of recent major news events- tonight’s Cover Story might seem a bit-well, trivial… dare we say, even a little self-serving. But, Linda Kollmeyer has been part of the Illinois Lottery’s game shows and daily drawings...
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Bill Leff in for Jonathon Brandmeier 7:08 a.m.  Chicago Tribune Political Reporter Rick Pearson joins Bill Leff (in for JOnathon Brandmier) to discuss the Republican National Convention.  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  10:05 a.m.  A...
  • Looks like a beautiful day for Bears opener

    Looks like a beautiful day for Bears opener
    The Bears start a new season at noon today at Soldier Field, and Mother Nature is not going to make it hard on either the team or its fans. Looks like a beautiful day for football. WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling is predicting mostly sunny skies with...
  • Monday, June 18, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  10:05 a.m.  Mike McConnell talks to a scientist who says we have NEVER been in danger of running out of natural resources.  12 - 3 p.m.   John Williams 12:35 p.m.  President Obama...
  • Monday, June 25, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  9:35 a.m.  Mike McConnell tries to figure out why the Illinois Supreme Court ruled it illegal to take pictures of something that IS legal.   12 - 3 p.m.   John Williams 2:05 p.m. ...
  • Friday, June 29, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Bill Leff in for  Jonathon Brandmeier 8:35 a.m.  Where can you see Ben Folds perform, Dean Richards serve you drinks and meet the love of your life?  Bill Leff (in for Johnny B) gets a preview of the old St. Pats block party.  9 a.m....
  • O'Hare hits 100 as storms start to pop up in area

    O'Hare hits 100 as storms start to pop up in area
    We did it. For the first time in seven years the Chicago area hit 100 degrees today. But it didn't last long, and lakefront temperatures plummeted as storms started to pop up, part of a broader cold front hitting the area. The official recording...
  • Thursday, July 5, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Bill Leff   in for  Jonathon Brandmeier 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  10:05 a.m.   We’ve heard rumors that America is in decline…NOT SO says Mike McConnell’s guest.  Get the explanation later this morning.  ...
  • Alerts issued as temperatures inch toward 100

    Alerts issued as temperatures inch toward 100
    The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for the city of Chicago today as temperatures are expected to inch toward 100. The heat watch is in effect from 11 a.m. until 7 a.m. Wednesday in the city. The surrounding area –...
  • Finally, temperatures starting to cool

    Finally, temperatures starting to cool
    The Chicago area is finally getting some relief from a sizzling streak of 100-degree days, with temperatures this afternoon edging below 90 degrees before dropping into the 60s or 70s tonight, according to forecasts. It appeared unlikely that Chicago...