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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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  • Video: Tom Skilling visits Garry Meier

    Video: Tom Skilling visits Garry Meier
  • Jim Castillo

    Jim Castillo
    Jim is KTLA's weekend 6 & 10PM Meteorologist. Jim holds the American Meteorological Society's Seal of Approval for accredited television weather information. In addition to his weekend weather duties, Jim also forecasts the weather and reports on traffic...
  • 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. ...
  • Drew and Susan Goss, and others we're looking forward to at Printers Row Lit Fest 2011

    Drew and Susan Goss, and others we're looking forward to at Printers Row Lit Fest 2011
    Trib Nation is continuing its look ahead to next weekend's Printer's Row Lit Fest. Lifestyle/Books editor Pam Becker asked our Chicago Tribune colleagues which events they were looking forward to. Here are Family and Garden editor (and foodie) Renee...
  • More heavy rain seen today

    More heavy rain seen today
    More thunderstorms with heavy rain will continue to move across the area this morning and later in the day. The National Weather Service noted that recent rainfall already has saturated the ground across much of the area and that more rain could cause...
  • Steve and Johnnie Show Schedule for January 31 - February 4th, 2011

    So, just how much of the Internet do we inhabit? Well, in addition to this blog, some of the other places we hang out in cyberspace include on SteveAndJohnnie.com, on Facebook, on Twitter, on the SteveAndJohnnieShow's Channel on YouTube, on our Yahoo...
  • Goodbye blizzard, hello subzero cold

    Goodbye blizzard, hello subzero cold
    Round 2: The coldest weather in two years. After getting hit with its third-biggest snowstorm on record, the Chicago area is now under a wind chill advisory. Temperatures are expected to drop to 11-15 degrees below zero Wednesday night, with wind chills...
  • Blizzard Blog: ComEd to restore power by mid-day

    Blizzard Blog: ComEd to restore power by mid-day
    As of 6 a.m. today, about 5,800 ComEd customers were still without power, according to a company news release. Of those, 5,000 were in Chicago.s The company expects all power to be restored by mid-day today. Officials late Wednesday night said crews...
  • Monday, April 16, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  11:05 a.m.  Feeling regretful this Monday morning? Don't worry! Mike McConnell has an author that has created the drunk diet!  Drinking and losing weight?! Winning!   12 - 3 p.m.   ...
  • Meteor dazzles stargazers: 'This thing just split the sky'

    Meteor dazzles stargazers: 'This thing just split the sky'
    Dan Joyce was headed west with a buddy and a big telescope, hoping to take advantage of the "beautiful night" when a slash of brilliant green shot across the evening horizon. "This thing just split the sky," said Joyce, an astronomer at Triton College....
  • Severe weather threatens as temperatures rise

    Severe weather threatens as temperatures rise
    Temperatures will warm up this weekend, but with lots of rain on the weather menu, that doesn't mean it'll be a good time to be outside. WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling says the temperatures Saturday and Sunday will be the warmest they've been for...