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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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  • '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,...
  • Hurricanes with women's names significantly more deadly: study

    Hurricanes with women's names significantly more deadly: study
    Bertha, Dolly, Fay and Hanna could be on the way now that the Atlantic hurricane season started Sunday. And recent research suggests it’s time to give the storms with feminine names a bit more respect. According to a recent study by University...
  • 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?...
  • Streak of days without inch of snow finally over

    Streak of days without inch of snow finally over
    More than an inch of snow fell on Chicago today, ending a streak that began 335 days ago. At 9:30 a.m., 1.1 inches of snow was recorded at O'Hare International Airport since midnight. That's the first day an inch or more of snow has fallen there since...
  • 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...