Author: Tom Skilling

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Dear Tom, Our niece lives in the California high desert and the dew point there was listed as minus 6. Could this be accurate? William... [Read More]
Tags: dew - point - California
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Updates at wgntv.com/weather... [Read More]
Tags: Cold - Updates - temps
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Dear Tom, This past October 2018 seemed like the coldest October that I can recall. Am I correct? Thanks, Noah Rothschild Wilmette Dear Noah, You... [Read More]
Tags: October - past - coldest
Dear Tom, Do the stars tell us anything about the weather? — Marcella Lipinski Dear Marcella, The stars have no direct effect on the weather.... [Read More]
Tags: stars - weather - Earth
Dear Tom, Is there reason to think the large number of record-setting temperatures dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s in Chicago was because... [Read More]
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Tags: Cold - weekend - ahead
​Dear Tom, Recently you listed the all-time Chicago extreme temperatures of -27°F and 105°F. I have heard that there is no major city in the... [Read More]
With temperatures more like mid-to late December and low pressure moving through our area, accumulating wet snow makes an early season appearance Friday morning. With... [Read More]
Tags: Friday - Rare - November
Dear Tom, The average coldest day of the year falls about three weeks after the shortest day on Dec. 21 and the average hottest day... [Read More]
Dear Tom, Does the fact we're way above average for rain fall this summer mean we are likely to have more than normal snow fall... [Read More]
Dear Tom, Please settle a dispute between two stubborn friends. What were the dates of the first and last measurable snowfalls in the past three... [Read More]
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Temperatures in the upcoming week expected to fluctuate between the 60s and 70s as a series of cold fronts pass through the Midwest. [Read More]
The first and last measurable snowfall dates for the past three snow seasons: 2015-16 Nov. 20-April 8; 2016-17 Dec. 4-March 14; and 2017-18 Nov. 10-April... [Read More]
The mercury will rebound into the 70s Sunday and Monday as the city experiences a brief warmup before another cold front arrives late Tuesday. [Read More]
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Saturday's highs should peak only in the middle and upper 60s, and Sunday morning's lows should drop into the chilly 40s in inland locations. [Read More]
Hurricane Isaac along with concurrent storms Hurricane Helene and tropical storms Gordon and Joyce were all relegated to obscurity by Hurricane Florence. [Read More]
The American Meteorological Society's Glossary of Meteorology defines "muggy" as a colloquial term for warm and especially humid weather,... [Read More]
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