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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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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Pneumonia front' moving in, temps dropping 20 degrees

    'Pneumonia front' moving in, temps dropping 20 degrees
    A rare weather system known as a "pneumonia front" is moving down from the north, dropping temperatures by 20 degrees within minutes and spawning thunderstorms. As of 6 p.m., temperatures behind the front ranged from 56 in Milwaukee to 53 in Racine,...
  • Severe thunderstorms strike Chicago area

    Severe thunderstorms strike Chicago area
    A powerful thunderstorm system moved into the Chicago area Tuesday night, bringing damaging winds, golf-ball-sized hail and reports of flooding and lightning strikes. The super-cell thunderstorm system, a product of warm air from the Mississippi...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Sharknado 2:' Top suggestions for cameo roles

    'Sharknado 2:' Top suggestions for cameo roles
    Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are reuniting for "Sharknado 2: The Second One." RedEye offers its suggestions for the movie's fish bait, or the actors in cameo roles. Syfy and production company The Asylum are casting for the cameos, so why not these folks?...
  • Review: Kanye West at the United Center

    Review: Kanye West at the United Center
    For Kanye West, running through a decade’s worth of hits and deep album cuts isn’t enough. He also brought a few dozen props with him Tuesday to the United Center. There were bejeweled masks, dancers in skin suits, a tip of the iceberg,...
  • 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...
  • 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...