Veteran Meteorologists Set Out on Tornado Chase

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Quad-City Times

Tom Skilling, the popular chief meteorologist for WGN-TV in Chicago, boasts a weather forecasting career of more than four decades.

One thing in his career is lacking, however. He has never seen a live tornado.

“I’ve broadcast tornado watches and warnings from my windowless weather offices,” Skilling said. He has seen funnel clouds before. But he has never seen the real deal, a tornado traveling along the ground.

This week, though, he may get his chance. If the weather cooperates, that is. More…