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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, December 10, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell 10:05 a.m.  Mike McConnell hears the struggles of raising a ‘G’ rated family in an ‘X’ rated world. 12 - 3 p.m.  John Williams 12:05 p.m.  Recently the...
  • 'Spring in December' brings 70-degree temps throughout area

    'Spring in December' brings 70-degree temps throughout area
    Temperatures in Chicago hit 70 degrees in December for only the third time in recorded history Monday, prompting Chicagoans to dress like they did a season ago. So Angela Beata boldly strolled around the city with her legs bare in a miniskirt and her...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...