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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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  • Monday, November 19, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  11:05 a.m.  When does cheating begin? An email?  A text? A kiss? Mike McConnell wants to gear your thoughts. 12 - 3 p.m.  John Williams 12:35 p.m.  Chicago Tribune columnists...
  • Monday, October 1, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 8:05 a.m.  Johnny B welcomes Saturday Night Live Alum and 'Goat Boy' Jim Brewer to the show.  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  10:05 a.m.  The solution to Chicago violence might be as simple as an old fashioned...
  • Hey, look! An offensive line worse than the Bears'

    Hey, look! An offensive line worse than the Bears'
    You know what’s worse than the Bears’ offensive line? The Cowboys’ offensive line, that’s what. Hard to believe, I know. It’s not often the Bears' offensive line stinks less than the opponent’s, but just look: The...
  • Temperatures dip below freezing in outlying areas

    Temperatures dip below freezing in outlying areas
    Temperatures hit the freezing mark in serveral areas around Chicago overnight, a little earlier than usual. It got down to 31 in Rockford and Wheeling, 30 in Sterling, 29 in Valparaiso, 27 in West Chicago and a wintry 25 in Aurora, according to the...
  • Monday, October 15, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  9:35 a.m.   More people are moving abroad to find jobs….and by abroad, we mean Mexico.  Mike McConnell has the details.    12 - 3 p.m.  John Williams 1:05 p.m.  The biggest...
  • Wet, stormy weekend on tap

    Wet, stormy weekend on tap
    It'll be rainy, stormy and warm today in the Chicago-area, with the chance for the heaviest weekend rain since last November. That's what WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling says, noting that a storm system heading this direction from the Southwest has...
  • A razor-sharp barber, keen on magic

    A razor-sharp barber, keen on magic
    Where exactly to start? Cesar Juarez has had such a full and interesting life that one might begin telling his story during any of the 64 years he has spent on this planet. But let's start with the present, or, precisely, one recent late afternoon, as...
  • Subzero wind chills for first day of spring

    Subzero wind chills for first day of spring
    It may seem more like an infernal equinox. When spring arrives at 6:02 a.m. Wednesday, it's likely some areas around Chicago will be wincing from wind chills below zero. And while temperatures will warm up as the week goes along, there are rumblings...
  • Rain plus snow the right recipe for flooding

    Rain plus snow the right recipe for flooding
    Rain, which is on the weather menu for Chicago today and tomorrow, and snow, which is on the ground through much of the area, will combine this weekend to create conditions that are ripe for localized flooding. Temperatures are expected to rise into...
  • Crowds throng downtown for St. Patrick's Day festivities

    Crowds throng downtown for St. Patrick's Day festivities
    Chicago's St. Patrick's Day festivities brought thousands of people downtown today for the parade and the ritual dyeing of the Chicago river. A boat left a trail of lime green dye in the water about 10 a.m. as thousands  "ooohed" in the frigid...
  • Monday, October 29, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 6:05 a.m.  Johnny B has details on how you can win tickets to see Jason Aldean at Wrigley Field.  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  JC Corcoran in for  Mike McConnell  9:05 a.m.  JC Corcoran (in for Mike McConnell) will keep you...