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Pinpoint Weather meteorologist Chris Tomer forecasts for Colorado’s Own Channel 2 and FOX31 Denver. You can watch him weekday mornings on Channel 2’s Daybreak from 5 a.m. – 9 a.m. and occasionally at 10 a.m. on FOX31’s Everyday show.

Tomer earned a B.S. in Meteorology from Valparaiso University graduating with Honors – where he also played basketball. Tomer is a fully certified meteorologist having earned the CBM and NWA Seal’s of Approval. Tomer also serves on the NWA panel of Television Seal evaluators. Chris has specialized knowledge of Mountain Meteorology.

When not working, Tomer climbs mountains, runs trails, and snow skis. Chris completed climbing all 58 of Colorado’s 14ers in 2009 including the four major 14er Traverses. Many of Chris’s adventures are showcased on Channel 2 under the name of “Tomer’s Trails”. Tomer won an Emmy Award for his 2015 Tomer’s Trails stories.

Tomer is a bestselling author. In 2011, he co-authored Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys. Sleeping on the Summits was a Colorado Bestseller during the summer of 2012, and went on to win two important book awards in 2013 including the Colorado Book Award and IPPY Award. Tomer has also published a peer-reviewed meteorology article in the National Weather Association’s Journal of Operational Meteorology.

Chris is a sought-after public speaker. His resume includes over 100 visits to Front Range schools, keynote speaking roles at business luncheons, targeted presentations at private companies, private sector fire weather forecasting, private sector aviation forecasting, master of ceremonies at charity events, book signings, motivational speeches, performance tips for TV and media presentation, and educational workshops at Front Range REI stores.

In his free time, Tomer forecasts for teams around the world climbing and skiing the highest peaks.

You can email Chris at Chris.Tomer@KWGN.com


Recent Articles
  • Winter outlook: Warmer, wetter weather expected for Colorado

    DENVER — The National Weather Service issued its 2017-2018 winter outlook on Thursday. The odds favor a warmer and wetter winter in Colorado, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Here is the newly released 2017-2018 winter outlook from @NOAA. Odds slightly favor a warmer & wetter winter in Colorado. #COwx pic.twitter.com/5DP8ItxT6M — NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) October 19, 2017 Forecasters predict a 50 percent to 65 percent chance La Nina develops for this winter. La Nina means cooler-than-normal water […]

  • Tomer’s Trails: Run to rise above

    COLORADO – John Paul Lacroix set out to run from the lowest point in Colorado to the highest to raise awareness for mental illness.  It was a 305 mile journey. The run started at the Colorado/Kansas border and continued along the backcountry roads of Colorado up to the 14,433′ summit of Mount Elbert.  There were plenty of curveballs thrown at John and the team along the way. The weather turned nasty with heavy rain across the Eastern Plains turning the […]

  • Windy weather for Saturday, highs in the 50s

    DENVER — A cold front comes barreling into the Denver metro region Saturday afternoon. Highs will be in the mid-50s Saturday in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. It will be breezy and there’s a chance of a quick shot of rain. There’s even a chance of brief snow showers and 60 mph wind gusts north of I-70. Skies will clear after that.   Dress warm for the Colorado State Rams game against Nevada. Kickoff in Fort Collins is at 8:15 […]

  • First accumulating snow of season arrives in Denver

    DENVER — Accumulating snow began to fall in the Denver metro area early Monday morning. It’s the first snow of the season for Denver after 2.5 inches was reported to have fallen by noon at Denver International Airport, the official recording station for the National Weather Service. Snow is expected to fall all day in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, but 50 percent of it will melt because the ground is still warm from heat that was absorbed on Saturday […]

  • First snow of season could arrive in Denver early next week

    DENVER — The first snow of the season could arrive in just a few days in the Denver metro area with a strong cold front due to arrive late Sunday into Monday. It will bring with it gusty winds and temperatures that will quickly fall into the 40s. During the day Monday, rain showers will change to snow as temperatures continue to fall into the 30s. The timing of the front is being watched closely because sometimes they arrive sooner […]

  • Cool, wet day in store for Denver with snow in the mountains

    DENVER — A southern track storm system is moving into Colorado that will bring rain to the metro area and snow to the mountains on Wednesday. Fog and drizzle will develop in the Denver metro area in the morning, then there will be a 50 percent chance of rain for the remainder of the day through the afternoon rush hour. Highs will only reach the upper 50s in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. RELATED: Track the rain with Pinpoint Weather interactive […]

  • Fall officially arrives with cooler weather, rain this weekend

    DENVER – Fall officially arrives in Colorado on Friday afternoon and it’s bringing cooler temperatures with it. Friday is expected to be cooler with highs in the lower to mid 80s. It’s still cooler than the record-breaking 92 degrees set on Thursday in Denver. A cold front will come barreling in during the afternoon/evening bringing wind and a few clouds with a 20 percent chance of rain. The temperatures will drop for the weekend though with Saturday’s high at 60 […]

  • Lakewood woman climbs all 12ers, 13ers and 14ers in Colorado

    COLORADO – Alyson Kirk completed a monumental goal on Sunday when she stepped on the summits of Peak 8 and Peak 9 above Breckenridge.  She became only the second woman on record to summit all 1,313 Colorado peaks taller than 12,000 feet. Think about that for a second.  Alyson completed all 676 12ers, 584 13ers, and 53 14ers.  Talk about a once in a lifetime achievement! Alyson hugging Teresa Gergen. 9/17/2017 Alyson joins her husband John Kirk on a very […]

  • Lakewood woman finishes all 12ers, 13ers, and 14ers in Colorado

    COLORADO – Alyson Kirk completed a monumental goal on Sunday when she stepped on the summits of Peak 8 and Peak 9 above Breckenridge.  She became only the second woman on record to summit all 1,313 Colorado peaks taller than 12,000 feet. Think about that for a second.  Alyson completed all 676 12ers, 584 13ers, and 53 14ers.  Talk about a once in a lifetime achievement! Alyson joins her husband John Kirk on a very short list.  In total, only […]

  • Fall color timeline and where to see it

    DENVER — The leaves are already turning and it’s just a matter of time before the color peaks. The northern mountains will see colors peak in the next two weeks. Then the central mountains, including the Interstate 70 corridor, can expect peak color from Sept. 16-30. Finally, the southern mountains can expect peak color the last week of September through the first week of October. Lower elevations, including the Front Range, can expect peak color during October. A few recommendations […]

  • Knowledgeable hiking partner may mean the difference between life and death

    An unfortunate number of deaths on Colorado mountains this summer highlights the need to find a partner in crime when tackling the Rockies. Chris Tomer has some advice for picking a hiking partner.

  • Tomer’s Trails: The Right Climbing Partners

    COLORADO – The right climbing partner can make or break a climb. What characteristics should you look for?  Mountaineer Alan Arnette has 20 years of high altitude climbing experience all over the world and says there are three bulletpoints to focus on: “What I look at in a climbing partner are 2-3 things.  The first is communication.  Are you able to communicate with your partner?  Are you clear, concise, honest, and are you willing to tell your partner that you’re […]