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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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  • Weekend heat brings 'concern' over tornadoes

    The latest cold spell is expected to come to an abrupt end this weekend with temperatures in the 80s -- prompting the National Weather Service to warn that the sudden change could spawn tornadoes. "Concern is growing that a widespread and potentially...
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    Here's what happened.  What's happening.  And what will happen. Catherine Zeta-Jones treated for bipolar disorder   Sugar Ray Leonard knocked out of DWTS  Vid of Jennifer Hudson debuting new song last night on DWTS   Bulls begin playoffs this...
  • Chicago area sees rain, heavy storms stay south

    While a passing weather system brought a patch of rain with a few thunderstorms through the Chicago area Friday night, heavy storms and a possible tornado moved through the St. Louis area and closed the airport there. Heavy storms and the possible...
  • 2011 Fermilab tornado and severe weather seminar with Tom Skilling

    2011 Fermilab tornado and severe weather seminar with Tom Skilling
    The 31st annual Fermilab/WGN-TV Tornado and Severe Weather Seminar with Meteorologist Tom Skilling took place Saturday. Skilling was joined by a number of guest speakers who covered Illinois' recent severe weather conditions, along with many other...
  • One extreme to another: 40s by midweek

    One extreme to another: 40s by midweek
    January is the coolest month. On average, that is. But nothing last month compares to the bone-deep cold that settled into the Chicago area overnight. Aurora recorded 19 below, West Chicago 15 below, O'Hare International Airport 7 below, Midway Airport 5...
  • Snowed Under: The Story of the 2011 Blizzard with Tom Skilling

    Meteorologist Tom Skilling and his team at WGN-TV are working hard on a weather special on the 2011 Blizzard with stories you’ve never seen before. We’ll dissect the storm, from the spot-on forecast, to the grand finale of 21.2 inches of snow....
  • Touch of snow possible early, late Saturday

    The city put out 174 snow fighting trucks about 11 p.m. Friday as a weather system with possible light snow moved into the area. Radar about midnight showed a wide band of clouds stretching from Chicago to the Mississippi over northern Illinois, but...
  • It's official: Snowiest February on record

    February might be the shortest month, but it has packed a wintry punch this year. The snowfall overnight set a new record for the month of February. As of this morning, the snow total for this month was 28.6 inches, National Weather Service...
  • Snowed Under: The story of the 2011 Blizzard

    Snowed Under: The story of the 2011 Blizzard
    By Tom Skilling We’ve survived some horrendous snowstorms in Chicago over the years but in terms of wind, severity and duration of visibility reduction, the intensity of the thunderstorms embedded within it and the sheer expanse of the storm (it...
  • 2 to 4 inches of snow forecast

    2 to 4 inches of snow forecast
    A winter weather advisory that is warning of 2 to 4 inches of snow is in effect in the Chicago area until 8 p.m. Travel is expected to become difficult across the entire region as snow spreads over the region early this morning into early evening, the...
  • Chicago hit by heaviest snow of this season

    Chicago hit by heaviest snow of this season
    Tuesday's daylong storm left behind the biggest snowfall of the winter so far in the Chicago area, but it still dwarfed the more than a foot of snow that hit some areas of Indiana, where semis have been banned on the toll road. Snow fell across the...