Author: Tom Skilling

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Dear Tom, While watching the Florence pummel the Carolinas I noticed there was never any lighting with this storm. Is this normal for a hurricane?... [Read More]
Dear Tom, After many days of rain earlier this month, it is now been dry for quite a while. What is the city's longest stretch... [Read More]
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Dear Tom, After many days of rain earlier this month, it is now been dry for quite a while. What is the city's longest... [Read More]
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Dear Tom, Rain chances are always given for a long period, like "today" or "tonight", but what is the chance at any given moment? It... [Read More]
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Dear Tom, It sure seems like when the Atlantic coast prepares for a hurricane, Chicago has beautiful weather. Is there any truth to this? —... [Read More]
Approaching hurricanes tend to set up a blocking or slowing effect on eastward-moving weather systems, holding rain-producing cold fronts at bay. [Read More]
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The U.S. tornado and Atlantic Basin hurricane seasons are based on historic climatological occurrences and they do not have any impact on each other. [Read More]
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Updates at wgntv.com/weather... [Read More]
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Temperatures across much of the metro area returned to the 80s after a 6-day hiatus that included 5 straight days of below normal readings. Officially,... [Read More]
Dear Tom, What is the tornado season? Does it affect the hurricane season? Thanks, Sharon Bell Illinois Dear Sharon, The U.S. tornado and Atlantic Basin... [Read More]
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Chicago's is setting up for an extended run of September sunshine and warmth. Despite the city's first 100 percent sunny day in more than two... [Read More]
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Dear Tom, What, besides making landfall or drifting into the cooler North Atlantic, makes hurricanes weaken? Thanks, John Zbesko Evanston Dear John, Wind shear is... [Read More]
Wind shear is the kryptonite for hurricanes. [Read More]
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Hurricane Florence, bearing down on the Carolina coast and expected to make landfall late Thursday or early Friday -- its winds and high surf will... [Read More]
Forecasts covering the next seven days will seem repetitive since Chicago can expect a prolonged period of sunny, warm days. [Read More]
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