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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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  • 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...
  • Severe overnight storms caused transportation delays, area damage

    Severe overnight storms caused transportation delays, area damage
    Severe thunderstorms that included high winds, hail and torrential rains that downed trees and halted trains passed over the Chicago area over night as rain continues on Saturday. Scattered and isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue in the area...
  • Halloween forecast: Rainy with above normal temperatures

    Halloween forecast: Rainy with above normal temperatures
    Temperatures are expected to be above normal for Halloween later this week but rain is also in the forecast. WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling is predicting showers for Thursday, with possible thunderstorms. The rain should last into the evening....
  • Heavy snow comes first, followed by dangerous cold

    Heavy snow comes first, followed by dangerous cold
    Officials expect between 8 and 10 inches of snow to cover the Chicago area by early Sunday evening, right before dangerously low temperatures set in for the beginning of the work week. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning...
  • Chicago already plowed through half its snow removal budget

    Chicago already plowed through half its snow removal budget
    The City of Chicago already has used about half its 2014 plowing budget trying to deal with the deep snow and intense cold that took hold this month. The city has spent $11.2 million since Dec. 31 on snow removal, according to city spokesman Bill...
  • Forecast: Snow hits area, SW suburbs will be hit the hardest

    Forecast: Snow hits area, SW suburbs will be hit the hardest
    One to two inches of snow is expected to fall across much of the city today, but the far southwest suburbs may get between three and five, officials said. The Department of Streets and Sanitation has deployed 200 snow plows and salt spreaders as the...
  • Deadly storms spawn more than 80 reports of tornadoes in Midwest

    Deadly storms spawn more than 80 reports of tornadoes in Midwest
    The scale of Sunday's deadly storms became clearer today: Six people dead in Illinois, hundreds of homes flattened and splintered, more than 80 tornadoes reported through the Midwest, 358 reports of damaging winds, 40 reports of large hail. Since 1986,...
  • This winter has its sunny side

    This winter has its sunny side
    Here's a bright spot on the weather: Nearly 60 percent of the days this month were sunny, way above normal. February has so far seen 59 percent of the possible sunshine, 13 percent more than normal and 24 percent more than a year ago. But that was...
  • Thundersnow: More Montana or Lake Ontario than Chicago

    Thundersnow: More Montana or Lake Ontario than Chicago
    The thundersnow storm that produced thunder and lightning over parts of Chicago today is a phenomenon seen often in Colorado, Montana and on the shores of Lake Ontario, but is a relatively rare occurrence here. Simply put, thundersnow is “the same...
  • A 'powerhouse' punch of snow, sleet, freezing rain, thunderstorms

    A 'powerhouse' punch of snow, sleet, freezing rain, thunderstorms
    A "powerhouse storm" will hit the Chicago area late tonight through Thursday morning, packing thunderstorms, freezing rain, sleet and maybe some heavy snow, the National Weather Service warns. Temperatures could reach the lower 50s by Thursday...