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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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  • Review: Kanye West at the United Center

    Review: Kanye West at the United Center
    For Kanye West, running through a decade’s worth of hits and deep album cuts isn’t enough. He also brought a few dozen props with him Tuesday to the United Center. There were bejeweled masks, dancers in skin suits, a tip of the iceberg,...
  • Winter weather advisory issued as officials warn of snow, sleet, slick roads

    Winter weather advisory issued as officials warn of snow, sleet, slick roads
    Freezing rain and snow could make roads treacherous across the Chicago region today, according to meteorologists. The National Weather Service this morning issued a hazardous weather outlook for north central Illinois, northeast Illinois and northwest...
  • Stuff Chicagoans like

     
    By Jessica Reynolds With all the recent news about Chicago’s shortcomings, let’s remind ourselves of what we love about this city. My list so far: -The lakefront -Portillo’s -The Sears Tower -Free concerts in Millennium Park -Strolling...
  • When the Christmas spirit foundered in Chicago

    They called him Captain Santa. For 25 years, he sailed fresh-cut trees from the northern tip of Lake Michigan to the southwest corner of the Clark Street bridge. For Chicagoans, his arrival meant one thing: Christmas was just around the corner. Capt....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...