RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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...
Show more »
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.
« Show less

Top Tom Skilling Articles

Displaying items 89-99
  • Friday, April 1, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 5:09 a.m. Greg Jarrett broadcasts live from Wrigley Field in the Captain Morgan's Club as we begin the Wrigley Life! 6:21 a.m. Meet the new Cubs public announcer Andrew Belleson when he visits with Greg Jarrett. 6:39 a....
  • 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...
  • Zeta-Jones checks into mental health facility, BK's new 'Meat Monster', 6-year-old child patted down at N.O. airport, Dow up 7 pts, Woodward blames Google, JLo named People Mag's 'Most Beautiful', & Pres. of Czech Republic caught swiping a pen

    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...
  • Smoke from Minnesota wildfire reaches Illinois

    Smoke from Minnesota wildfire reaches Illinois
    Smoke from a forest fire in northeastern Minnesota carried south by wind is entering Illinois, filling the sky over parts of northeastern of the state with a gray, smoggy haze. "The whole sky is kind of a film of clouds over it," said Lake Villa resident...
  • Friday, September 23, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 6:09 a.m.  Wayne Larrivee, the radio voice of the Packers and former voice of the Bears, reveals what he believes we’ll see Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.   6:39 a.m.  Tribune movie critic Michael Phillips...
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Bill Moller in for Greg Jarrett                               6:39 a.m.  What the heck is ‘Microsoft Mango’? How about the buzz surrounding Amazon’s new tablet?  Apple’s Oct. 4 iPhone ‘event’?  Bill...
  • What's with all the rain?

    What's with all the rain?
    The heaviest rains in two months swept the Chicago area Monday, halving a September precipitation deficit which had been approaching 2 inches. By late Monday, O'Hare's rain tally from the stubborn upper storm which first rained on the area Saturday, had...
  • Gale warnings as waves crash along the lakefront

    Gale warnings as waves crash along the lakefront
    A cold front spawned gale warnings along Lake Michigan from the Wisconsin-Illinois border into Indiana today, and prompted police to direct joggers and bicyclists away from the lakefront on the North Side. The gale warnings are in effect until 10 p.m....
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Bill Moller in for  Greg Jarrett                               6:09 a.m.  Our very own Karen Conti provides some insight into several high-profile courtroom battles currently in the news:  Dr. Conrad Murray, Amanda Knox and William...
  • 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...