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Tom Skilling’s Tornado and Severe Weather Seminar

April 5, 2014


Tom Skilling, WGN-TV’s chief meteorologist, will host the 34th Annual Tornado and Severe Weather Seminar. This seminar was developed to educate viewers about the dynamics and after-effects of severe weather, and is open to everyone including students from junior high age and older. Skilling created this seminar 34 years ago, along with Brian Smith, currently with the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Omaha, Nebraska.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
12:00 noon
(The seminar will repeat in its entirety again at 6:00pm.)
FREE but arrive early to ensure seating.

Tom Skilling: What’s been going on with our crazy winter weather here and globally?
Brian Smith: The Tornado – A Complex Weather Phenomenon
Dr. Donna Cox: Visualizing nature’s most extreme storms on one of the world’s fastest supercomputers
Ed Fenelon:¬† November 2013’s Seven-State Tornado Outbreak
Donald J. Wuebbles: Climate Change is Happening and It’s Affecting Severe Weather
Dr. Russell Schneider: Tracking the Country’s Severe Weather 24/7
Dr. Louis Uccellini: Building a Weather-Ready Nation

Links to seminar descriptions and biographies of this year’s panelists are here.

Those on Twitter can follow hashtag #SkillingFermi for information and nuggets from the seminar itself. WGN-TV will stream the entire seminar starting at 12 noon CT on WGNtv.com. A two-hour summary of Skilling’s Fermilab will be featured on CLTV.


April 5, 2014


Illinois Science Council


Ramsey Auditorium, Fermi Laboratory
Road a-1
Batavia, IL 60510 United States