Tom Skilling remembers the 1979 blizzard

Bob Sirott

Four lanes of vehicular traffic slowly move inbound on the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago, Jan. 16, 1979. The surface was slippery with snow and ice, and snow is piled in the median by plows. Chicago got over 20 inches of snow on the weekend and another couple of inches on Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Knoblock)

The infamous Blizzard of ’79 caused the biggest disruption to the commerce and transportation of Chicago by any event since the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. WGN-TV’s Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling joined Bob Sirott to look back on the day and compared it to today’s forecast.

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Bob Sirott's acclaimed broadcasting career has spanned nearly five decades and has included stints at WMAQ, WBBM-FM, WLS, WGN and various television stations. (Click for more.)
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