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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
  • Cold front to bring slight chance of rain, then much warmer for weekend

    DENVER — There will be a slight glitch in the weather system on Thursday morning with a minor cold front dropping south along the Front Range. There will be gusty north winds of 15-40 mph, partly to mostly cloudy skies and a 20 percent chance of a rain or snow shower for the morning commute. As the front moves out, it turns drier, sunnier and less windy in the afternoon with highs reaching about 57. The mountains west of the […]

  • Sunshine, warmer temperatures return; slight chance of rain Thursday

    DENVER — There will be patchy fog across the Front Range on Wednesday morning, with the thickest south of Denver across the Palmer Divide. But the fog will clear and there will be lots of sunshine with warmer high temperatures of about 65 degrees. The mountains can expect sunshine and warm highs in the 50s and 60s. A cold front quickly moves in on Thursday between the morning rush and lunch with increasing clouds and a 20 percent chance of […]

  • Springtime in the Rockies: Mix of rain and snow on Tuesday, 80s by the weekend

    DENVER — A rain/snow mix will continue across Denver and the Interstate 25 corridor for the morning commute. It’s all snow above 6,000 feet to the west and south of Denver. Conditions begin to dry up on Tuesday afternoon into the evening with only lingering sprinkles or flurries. Highs on Tuesday will only reach the 30s and 40s. There will be 1-3 inches of accumulation above 6,000 feet, including in the foothills and along the Palmer Divide. This includes Evergreen, […]

  • Boulder man completes 1,000-mile run across Alaska

    BOULDER, Colo. — Jorge Rufat-Latre thrives at the edge. His name is synonymous with “Cold Latitudes.” Rufat-Latre’s curiosity for what’s physically and mentally possible takes him to some of the most inhospitable locations on this planet.  The colder the better.  That’s why Jorge signed up twice for the Iditasport Impossible 1,000 mile ultramarathon across Alaska. “Only 15 runners have ever covered the entire Iditarod Trail during the winter.  Only three more than have been to the Moon, and orders of […]

  • Sunny and warm early, then rain and snow arrive with a 30-degree temperature drop

    DENVER — There will be sunshine to start Monday before a cold front arrives in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. Clouds will increase through the day with a 20 percent chance of rain showers on Monday afternoon. The rain changes to a rain/snow mix overnight into the Tuesday morning rush hour. Highs will reach 72 degrees ahead of the front. High temperatures fall into the 50s on Tuesday with rain/snow showers in the morning. There will be 1-3 inches of accumulation […]

  • Rain and snow to move into Denver metro area Friday afternoon

    DENVER — A storm system that has been tracked all week is set to move into the Denver metro area on Friday afternoon. It will start dry and sunny early in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, then clouds increase with sprinkles for lunch and rain for the afternoon commute. High temperatures will reach 54 degrees ahead of the front. The mountains can expect valley rain and snow above 9,000 feet. Then, colder air moves in, turning all the precipitation to […]

  • Wildfire danger remains high ahead of storm bringing rain, snow

    DENVER — Wildfire danger will remain high across Colorado on Thursday. Wind gusts in the afternoon will increase to 30-40 mph in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. High temperatures will reach 68 degrees under partly cloudy skies. The mountains can expect increasing clouds and warm temperatures in the 40s, 50s and 60s. Wind gusts will increase to 60 mph. Rain and snow move into the mountains on Thursday night and continue on Friday and Saturday morning before tapering-off. Rain showers […]

  • Wicked winds calm across Front Range; rain and snow move in Friday

    DENVER — There will be less wind across Coloradon on Wednesday after Tuesday’s devastating gusts. Wind speeds will range from 10-25 mph in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. It will be a sunny day with a high of 60 degrees. The mountains will be drier on Wednesday with less wind. Wind speeds will remain gusty above treeline at 20-50 mph. It will be cooler with highs in the 30s and 40s. A storm system for Friday and Saturday is still […]

  • Sunshine with strong wind gusts across Front Range; snow in mountains

    DENVER — There will be 25-60 mph wind gusts in Denver, Castle Rock, Lakewood, Boulder and Fort Collins on Tuesday. The day will start sunny before skies turn partly cloudy. Highs will reach about 60 degrees, but there will be a high fire danger. A high wind restriction is in effect along Interstate 70 from Golden to Gypsum. The mountains can expect snow and wind with 1-4 inches of accumulation above 9,000. Wind gusts could approach 100 mph above treeline. […]

  • Sunny and warm to start week; Friday storm could deliver snow

    DENVER — The warmest day this week will be Monday with sunshine and temperatures in the mid-70s in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins. Skies start sunny, then turn partly cloudy in the afternoon as southwest winds increase to 20-30 mph. The mountains stay warm Monday with temperatures in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Skies turn partly to mostly cloudy and it will be windy above treeline. Snow hits the mountains at midday Tuesday through the evening with 2-6 inches of accumulation […]

  • Snow, falling temperatures move into Denver metro area

    DENVER — Snow developed just after 10 a.m. Friday in the Denver metro area after falling in Fort Collins, Greeley and northeast Colorado earlier in the day. The snow is expected to continue through lunch and into the afternoon before tapering off in the evening. There will be 0-3 inches of accumulation across the Front Range. With the snow comes colder temperatures that will fall through the 30s in the afternoon and into the 20s by 4 p.m. It will be […]

  • Snow on track to impact Rockies’ home opener Friday

    DENVER — It will be another warm day on Thursday with high temperatures about 66 degrees in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The day will start sunny, then turn partly to mostly cloudy with breezy conditions to the west of the city. A cold front hits the mountains on Thursday night with a rain/snow mix changing to mostly snow overnight. Snow continues on Friday with 3-6 inches falling above 9,000 feet. Highs on Thursday with bee in the 30s and […]