Legendary weather forecaster, Harry Volkman, dies at 89

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

DES PLAINES, Ill. -- A legendary weatherman in Chicago has passed away.

Harry Volkman informed and entertained Chicagoans for more than four decades on four TV stations, including WGN.

He died of a respiratory ailment at Oakton Pavillion nursing home in Des Plaines on Thursday.

Harry's sunny personality, his sense of humor and his deep knowledge of weather patterns made him a local favorite and inspired a young Tom Skilling to follow him into the forecasting business.

Volkman died in Des Plaines surrounded by his family.

He was 89.

There will be a private family funeral and at some point a public memorial.

 

 

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.