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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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Top Tom Skilling Articles

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  • Goodbye blizzard, hello subzero cold

    Goodbye blizzard, hello subzero cold
    Round 2: The coldest weather in two years. After getting hit with its third-biggest snowstorm on record, the Chicago area is now under a wind chill advisory. Temperatures are expected to drop to 11-15 degrees below zero Wednesday night, with wind chills...
  • Tom Skilling's seven-day forecast

    Tom Skilling's seven-day forecast
  • A Blooming(ton) good February in Chicago

     
    I asked my Tribune Company colleague, WGN TV ace meteorologist Tom Skilling (right) which American cities usually have Februaries as warm as the February we're now coming to the end of. His reply: Our February, 2012, average temperature of 32.3......
  • Brian Wilkes

    Brian Wilkes
    Brian Wilkes is the chief meteorologist for WXIN FOX 59 a position he has held since July 1995. In addition to his on-air duties, Brian also provides "Drive-Time Weather Forecasts" for WIBC since 2006. Brian is a graduate of Columbia College with a...
  • More heavy rain seen today

    More heavy rain seen today
    More thunderstorms with heavy rain will continue to move across the area this morning and later in the day. The National Weather Service noted that recent rainfall already has saturated the ground across much of the area and that more rain could cause...
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 7:09 a.m. Greg Jarrett will learn how far $14M goes when Planetarium President Paul Knappenberger joins us with details on what we can expect to see/hear when the updated education attraction opens in a few weeks. 7:21 a....
  • Dr. Leija's Pollen Counts

    Dr. Leija's Pollen Counts
    If you're an allergy sufferer, we don't need to tell you it's been a miserable spring. But as WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling reports, it could be worse without Allergist Dr. Joseph Leija and the pollen counts he provides for the entire Midwest....
  • Cool Websites and Apps

    Cool Websites and Apps
    I am on a "staycation" this week so I am off the air.  But I am never off the internet.  Many of my WGN colleagues often joke that I might break out in hives if I don't have access to my iPhone, Blackberry or laptop.  Since I am adequately connected at...
  • Tom Skilling called this edition of 'In the Line of Meier' 'a classic'

    Tom Skilling called this edition of 'In the Line of Meier' 'a classic'
  • Scattered showers across area today

    Daytime heating may turn widely scattered showers thundery this afternoon and evening, WGN-TV meterologist Tom Skilling predicts.Today is expected to be mostly cloudy and highs may reach the low 80s.A few scattered showers are possible this morning....
  • Strong storms sweep through, downing trees and cutting power

    Strong storms sweep through, downing trees and cutting power
    A powerful series of storms cut through the Chicago area from southwest to northeast this evening, bringing funnel clouds and wind gusts of up to 81 mph, downing trees, sparking fires and knocking out electricity to thousands of Commonwealth Edison...