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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
  • Report was wrong: No bodies found at Everest South Col

    KATHMANDU, Nepal — The original report from Seven Summit Treks that it found four deceased climbers at Camp 4/South Col on Mount Everest are now saying it was a mistake. Mountaineer Alan Arnette reported on his blog that he spoke with key sources, including Mingma Sherpa, managing director at Seven Summit Trek, which provided the original information to Rajan Pokhrel at the Himalayan Times where it was first published. “Longtime Everest climber and guide Willie Benegas, of the Benegas Brothers contacted […]

  • Storms push statewide snowpack well above 100 percent of normal

    DENVER — The average statewide snowpack was at 133 percent of normal as of Monday, the Natural Resources Conservation Service said. May continues to be an abnormally snowy month in the mountains with about one snowstorm each week. The snowstorm on May 18 dropped 1-4 feet of snow accumulation. Arapahoe Basin announced this week that it plans to stay open for two additional weekends in June because of all the new snow.

  • Taking the stairs at Red Rocks

    RED ROCKS, CO – It’s concerts by night a giant gym by day.  At 6400 feet above sea level it’ll take your breathe away. “I’ve been coming up here for about 12 years, I live close by, and I find it to be one of the most inspirational places on the planet,” said Mike Sparkman. “Right now I’m upping my workout, I’ve got a Tough Mudder and Spartan Race coming up,” said another stair climber named Hip. Your workout doesn’t have to […]

  • Fort Collins man reaches summit of Mount Everest

    KATHMANDU, Nepal — A Colorado man has accomplished an amazing feat. Jim Davidson from Fort Collins made it to the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak, on Sunday. “I’m standing on the roof of the world! The summit of Mount Everest at 29,035 feet! You can achieve anything through #Resilience!” Davidson posted Sunday, using a satellite communication service called inReach. Davidson has been documenting his journey on Facebook. “I have been thinking about coming here for 40 years,” Davidson wrote in a […]

  • Late-season storm winds down, leaving on-and-off rain and snow showers

    DENVER — A strong late-season storm that delivered rain and snow to Denver and the Front Range was winding down Friday. Roads were wet and slick in areas, but on-and-off rain and snow showers will continue Friday with little to no additional accumulation in the Denver metro area. Northern Colorado, the foothills and mountains could get an additional 1-4 inches of accumulation by Friday night. There will be plenty of melting with temperatures climbing to 40 degrees. The storm left […]

  • Potent late-season storm brings rain, snow to Denver, Front Range

    DENVER — Dropping temperatures will turn rain into all snow overnight into Friday morning. The snow will be accompanied by a gusty north wind. Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing early Friday that will cause roads to turn slick. Additional accumulation is also expected overnight, with a couple of inches in Denver. There will be the potential for another 2-5 inches north and south of the city. And the foothills could easily add another foot. Widespread rain fell across […]

  • Storm delivering rain, late-season snow to Denver and Front Range

    DENVER — A powerful, late-season spring storm arrived in the region Wednesday night in Denver and along the Front Range. Some places will see heavy, wet snow. While a snowstorm this late in May might seem unusual, it’s not. The latest date of snow falling in Denver is June 12, in 1947. See more about the top May snowstorms in Denver here. Heavier snow will fall above 9,000 feet on Wednesday night through Thursday. The storm will be a rain-snow […]

  • Denver’s snow chance continues for later in the week

    DENVER — Two systems will impact weather for the workweek in the Denver metro area, the second of which might be cold enough for snow. No, it isn’t too late to see snow. The latest date of snow falling in Denver is June 12, in 1947. The first disturbance is impacting the state’s weather for the first half of the week. The threat of the first system will be strong and severe thunderstorms. Hail could be severe for the Plains […]

  • Drought easing across Front Range

    DENVER — The latest drought monitor released Thursday shows improvement thanks to recent rainfall. A series of storm systems over the past four days delivered consistent rainfall to the Front Range. And drought levels over the past three months across Colorado have dropped 30 percent to 40 percent. From Monday to Thursday, there were nice rainfall totals to help with the drought. Aurora: 1.05 inches Boulder: 1.33 inches Castle Rock: 0.77 inches Cherry Creek Dam: 1.21 inches Denver International Airport: 0.69 […]

  • Another round of rain, thunderstorms likely in metro area

    DENVER — It will be a gray May day across Denver and the metro area on Wednesday. Areas of fog and drizzle develop in the morning followed by a 70 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High temperatures will reach the mid-50s. Rain showers and fog will continue overnight before clearing out. It will be cloudy in the mountains with scattered rain and thunderstorms, and snow above 10,000 feet. Highs will mostly be in the 40s and […]

  • Another round of strong thunderstorms, damaging hail likely to return

    DENVER — Another round of thunderstorms and damaging hail is expected to return to the Denver metro area and along the Front Range on Tuesday. On Monday, heavy hail and strong thunderstorms left a trail of destruction to car windows, trees and buildings, forcing the closure of the Colorado Mills mall in Lakewood and the canceling of classes in the Adams County School District 14. There will be fog and drizzle on Tuesday morning with cloudy skies by noon. There’s […]

  • Colorado’s No. 1 weather killer and how to stay safe

    DENVER — Statistics since 1980 reveal that Colorado averages three lightning fatalities and 13 injuries per year. Digging deeper into the data, it’s mostly men at 2 p.m. on weekends in July in El Paso County who die in lightning strikes. That’s when thunderstorms are most likely to coincide with summer outdoor recreation. The best advice is to go inside a solid structure when thunderstorms move in. If you see lightning go inside immediately.  If you hear thunder, that means lightning […]