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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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  • Tuesday could be hottest day of summer

    Tuesday could be hottest day of summer
    Chicago could be in for the hottest day of the summer Tuesday, with temperatures in the 90s to go with higher humidity. The National Weather Service is predicting heat indexes – which combine temperature and humidity into one uncomfortable...
  • Next week a July 'Polar Vortex'? Depends on who you ask

    Next week a July 'Polar Vortex'? Depends on who you ask
    Next week will bring a span of unseasonably cool days and nights that could dip into the 40s in some Chicago suburbs, say weather forecasters. In a tweet on its official Twitter feed, the National Weather Service in Romeoville described the system in...
  • Storms in forecast for Sunday afternoon

    Storms in forecast for Sunday afternoon
    A cold front heading Chicago's way from the west will bring a stormy and windy finish to what has been a sunny, pleasant Father's Day weekend. The storms are expected to arrive mid-to-late Sunday afternoon, when that cold front runs head-on into the...
  • Rain break expected but storms possible tonight

    Rain break expected but storms possible tonight
    More than 10 inches of rain fell in Dixon and west of Mendota just outside the Chicago area in the last 24 hours, according to National Weather Service radar estimates. "There was a super cell that basically sat over those areas for several hours, it...
  • WGN shuffles anchors as it expands evening news

    WGN shuffles anchors as it expands evening news
    WGN-Ch.9 is shifting its anchors throughout the day to accommodate the expansion of its evening news to two hours beginning Sept. 8. Mark Suppelsa and Micah Materre, who co-anchor the WGN News at Nine, will do the same for the evening news from 4 to 6...
  • Roy Leonard, beloved WGN Radio personality, is dead at 83

    Roy Leonard, beloved WGN Radio personality, is dead at 83
    Roy Leonard, a courtly, erudite New Englander who became one of Chicago radio's biggest and most durable stars, a celebrity interviewer of national stature, and a trusted and thus highly influential critic of Chicago-area arts and entertainment, died...
  • Storms in the forecast for Air and Water Show

    Storms in the forecast for Air and Water Show
    This weekend's Air and Water Show could be buffeted by storms. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms both Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, with high in the upper 70s or lower 80s. WGN-TV meteorologist...
  • Cool streak a record-setter

    Cool streak a record-setter
    The chilly weather moved into record-setting territory this weekend, with Chicago experiencing one of the longest stretches of cool weather this early in the fall. According to the National Weather Service, Sept. 11, 12 and 13 were the earliest that the...
  • Walter A. Bohan, leader in meteorology, 1922-2014

     Walter A. Bohan, leader in meteorology, 1922-2014
    After a mistaken diagnosis of an eye problem grounded his plans to be a military pilot in World War II, meteorologist Walter A. Bohan found another way to immerse himself in Earth's atmosphere. "He chose meteorology to stay involved in the sky," said...
  • 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....