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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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  • 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...
  • Area to see heavy rain, maybe some snow

    The Chicago area faces a period of heavy rain overnight which could turn into sleet or snow by early morning. Moist air piling up in an atmospheric setup known as a "speed convergence" means the area could see some impressive rain totals, WGN/Tribune...
  • Rain today, then colder with flurries

    Rain spreading into the Chicago area overnight is expected to continue off and on for most of the day, but temperatures won't drop until tonight, bringing a chance of light snow and flurries into Thursday. Tribune/WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling says a...
  • Band of storms aims at Chicago area

    A band of potentially strong thunderstorms was heading into the Chicago area, with the early morning hours facing some lightning, heavy downpours and hail. As of a little before midnight Tuesday night radar showed a narrow but strong band of showers over...
  • 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...
  • WGN-TV AND MIDLAND RADIO TO HOST "TOM'S WEATHER DAY" AT WALGREENS WITH CHIEF METEORLOGIST TOM SKILLING

    CHICAGO – May 10, 2011 – This severe weather season, the WGN -TV wants viewers to be prepared in the event of a weather emergency. ...