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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
  • 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 […]

  • Climber falls to death from Challenger Point

    CUSTER COUNTY, Colo. — Custer County Search and Rescue confirmed a climber fell to death on Sunday while climbing 14,081-foot Challenger Point. Challenger Point is located in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains about three hours south of Denver. The standard route on Challenger Point is rated as a difficult Class 2 with loose rock and exposure along the summit ridge line. Steep, loose couloirs flank Challenger Point to the south. The name, age and gender of the person who died were […]

  • Beware of fake Hurricane Irma forecast going viral on social media

    DENVER — A fake forecast for growing Hurricane Irma created by an internet user has been shared almost 40,000 times. The official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was cut and pasted to make it look genuine. It’s also illegal. The official forecast from the National Hurricane Center shows a spread of possible tracks for Hurricane Irma. It’s still too far out to know with certainty where Irma will make landfall.

  • Man who died on Capitol Peak was climbing first 14er, likely followed same route as Aspen couple

    PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. — New details show the 21-year old man who died Saturday on Capitol Peak likely followed the same deadly north face couloir as the Aspen couple who died a week before, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said. Capitol Peak was also the man’s first 14er. “I think he did the same thing as the couple who died. There’s very little doubt in my mind,” deputy Anthony Todaro told the Aspen Times. The north face couloir looks like it leads […]

  • Capitol Peak demands respect

    PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. — There is nothing standard about the standard route on Capitol Peak. It must be respected. How do you respect the mountain? Capitol Peak is not a beginner’s climb. You should have years of experience on other peaks and consider going with someone who has climbed it before. You should be able to handle exposure, be able to climb the standard route in the dark, be in the best shape of your life, forget about social media and be in […]

  • Eclipse viewing forecast 3 days out: Building clouds for Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska

    DENVER — The first solar eclipse to go coast-to-coast across the U.S. in 99 years is on Monday, with the path of totality cutting through a 70-mile-wide area in Wyoming and Nebraska. Building clouds are expected across the Colorado mountains early on Monday and the same looks possible through central Wyoming around Casper, which is in the middle of the path of totality. In Wyoming and western Nebraska, where up to 500,000 people are expected, high clouds are also in […]

  • Study: 14ers are busier than previously thought

    DENVER — The 14ers are busier than previously thought, according to a study released Friday from the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative. The study reports 311,000 hiker-use days on Colorado’s 14ers in 2016. That’s up 51,000 hiker-use days in 2015. A hiker-use day or person day is defined by the CFI as one person hiking one peak on one day. “By doubling the number of trail counters placed on the peaks last year, we were able to get a more accurate picture […]

  • Eclipse viewing forecast 4 days out: High clouds expected for Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska

    DENVER — Building clouds are in the forecast for late Monday morning when a solar eclipse will cross Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. Denver will have 92 percent totality when the moon passes in front of the sun starting at 10:24 a.m. The maximum totality happens at 11:47 a.m. The forecast is still calling for high clouds on Monday morning that do not appear thick enough to block eclipse viewing, but could prevent a perfect view of the event. Thicker clouds with […]