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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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  • Wind advisory extended into the evening

    Wind advisory extended into the evening
    A wind advisory has been extended until 6 p.m. today for the Chicago area. WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling said gusts of 60 mph were recorded at Midway Airport. That the strongest winds registered there "since a July 24, 2012 t-storm in which 65 mph...
  • Rain and wind to precede bitter cold and snow this week

    Rain and wind to precede bitter cold and snow this week
    A soggy, windy start to the work week could be a prelude to bitter cold and accumulating snow. National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Bardou said rain will likely hit Chicago around noon Monday morning and stay until the evening. Some snow might...
  • Who's ready for #SNOWBRAWL2013?

    Who's ready for #SNOWBRAWL2013?
    If Mr. Tom Skilling is on the money this time, Chicago is getting pounded with at least 10 inches of snow on Tuesday. So that means... Chicago is FINALLY getting to unleash #SNOWBRAWL2013! Join us, Do312 and Chicagoist tonight at 8 p.m. in Wicker Park...
  • Tracking a winter storm in Chicago

    Tracking a winter storm in Chicago
    It may sound like a weather story is easy to cover, but determining how widespread the effects will be for an inconveniently-timed winter storm can be one of the most important deadline issues the Chicago Tribune tackles. The winter weather that...
  • 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...
  • Monday, November 12, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  9:35 a.m.  Mike McConnell learns why we should reconsider hitchiking.  12 - 3 p.m.  John Williams 12:35 p.m.  The Civilization Starter Kit.  Self-Inflating Tires.  An indoor cloud. ...
  • Why you rely on Nate Silver's forecasting technique every day

    Why you rely on Nate Silver's forecasting technique every day
    Four years before the 2012 election, just after the bruising primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, I met Nate Silver and he explained how he had been reasonably certain that Obama would pass Clinton on Super Tuesday, and by how much....
  • When the Christmas spirit foundered in Chicago

    They called him Captain Santa. For 25 years, he sailed fresh-cut trees from the northern tip of Lake Michigan to the southwest corner of the Clark Street bridge. For Chicagoans, his arrival meant one thing: Christmas was just around the corner. Capt....
  • 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...
  • Friday, November 30, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 7:05 a.m.  Lower Wacker Drive reopens today!  Johnny B welcomes Governor Pat Quinn to talk about the completion of the 300 million dollar project.  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  10:05 a.m.  Mike McConnell...
  • December's off to a warm start

    December's off to a warm start
    The month of December is off to a record-breaking, unlikely start, with temperatures hovering in the mid-60s, and there's an added bonus  -- no snow in sight for the week. Today's forecast includes those unseasonably warm temperatures with a chance of...