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Meteorologist Chris Tomer forecasts weather for FOX-31 News and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 in Denver. You can watch Tomer Monday-Friday on Channel 2’s Daybreak morning show from 5am-9am and at 10am on FOX-31’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 KDVR/KWGN-TV 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.

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Recent Articles
  • Sunny start, then first chance of rain, snow in cool, soggy week

    DENVER — The first in a series of cold fronts will bring rain and a chance of snow to the south Denver metro area on Tuesday. The day will start partly cloudy with increased clouds and chance of sprinkles by noon. Temperatures will spike in the upper 50s before falling through the afternoon with a 50 percent chance of rain through the evening rush hour. The rain turns into a rain/snow mix then all snow for the Palmer Divide and […]

  • Colder temperatures mean covering plants starting Tuesday night

    DENVER — If you’ve planted anything tender, then you’ll want to cover it starting Tuesday night. In total, there are four nights with subfreezing temperatures in the forecast through the weekend. Overnight lows Tuesday night, Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday night fall into the upper 20s and low 30s in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. Weather records over the past 30 years show the average date of last freeze at Stapleton occurs April 30. That means the current pattern […]

  • Scattered rain showers in metro area, snow in mountains

    DENVER — A spring storm brought much-needed rain to the Denver metro area on Thursday night and Friday morning. The storm will linger during the day with scattered showers across the Front Range from Denver to Boulder to Fort Collins. The best chance of rain will be across the eastern Plains. Rain chances will slowly dwindle during the day into the evening and highs will only reach the upper 40s. Snow will continue to fall in the mountains. The rain-snow […]

  • Cooler, rainy day brings much-needed moisture to Denver

    DENVER — A spring storm will bring some much-needed rain to the Denver metro area on Thursday afternoon through Friday. The day started with clear skies and light winds, then clouds increased in the afternoon before rain broke through. A few thunderstorms might form and the wind will increase as evening approaches. High temperatures will cool into the mid-60s for Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. It will stay cloudy, foggy and cooler on Friday with scattered rain showers across the Front Range […]

  • Tomer’s Trails: Couloir Season

    COLORADO – Couloir season is a narrow window of time between April and June (sometimes July).  A lot of snow melts off the high peaks as Springtime temperatures warm, but some remains tucked into mountainsides and it’s climbable with the right equipment. Weather is critical to couloir season.  You want your crampons to bite and that requires firm snow.  That requires daytime temperatures above freezing with subfreezing nighttime temperatures. Couloir season is rarely about the summit.  It’s about the route, […]

  • Will we get any more snow in Denver this season?

    DENVER — Snow was hard to come by this winter in Denver. Only 19.4 inches has fallen at Denver International Airport, 34 percent of normal. And so far, it’s been a warm, dry spring. So are we done with snow for this season? The records show snow is still likely. There has been snow in May in six of the past 10 years. The dates of the last measurable snow for the past 10 years: April 30, 2016 May 10, 2015 May 12, […]

  • 700-inch snow season in the books at Lake Tahoe resort

    DENVER — Squaw Valley in the Lake Tahoe, Calif., area received two to three times as much total snowfall as many Colorado ski areas this season after topping the 700-inch mark. Some of the top totals in Colorado this season were at Telluride (317 inches), Steamboat Springs (289 inches), Breckenridge (286 inches) and Vail (216 inches). The storm track favored the ski areas of California, Utah and Wyoming for heavier-than-normal snowfall this season. Colorado received pieces of this wet flow early in the winter, […]

  • Mountain snowpack peaking twice this season

    DENVER — The statewide snowpack first peaked in early March, and now, thanks to a series of four snowy storm systems, it is peaking again. The early March peak occurred about one month earlier than normal. Most basins normally peak around April 9. Overall, the statewide snowpack is sitting at 111 percent of normal. That means there’s a lot of snow remaining and plenty of water contained in that snow. Great news for the water supply, reservoirs and recreation. Looking ahead at the next 30 days, […]

  • Tomer’s Trails: Climbing Carstenz Pyramid

    INDONESIA – Carstenz Pyramid is one of the 7 Summits of the World.  The summit ridgeline has a series of roped traverses forcing climbers to perform a high altitude ballet. The climbing team included Colorado’s Jon Kedrowski joined by the More Than Just Mountains Foundation (MTJM) members Tommy Danger, Mark Nolan, and John Burkett.  They trekked 8 days through thick, wet, and muddy Indonesian jungle to reach the summit.  It rained almost every afternoon. At 16,024ft Carstenz Pyramid is one […]

  • Storm delivers wet, slushy snow to Denver metro area

    DENVER — A storm system delivered wet, slushy snow to the Denver metro area on Tuesday morning, making for slick conditions on the roads. The snow will stick around for the morning rush hour before tapering off. But another round of snow will move in for the afternoon commute up and down the Front Range. Heavy snow fell in the foothills, with most of the accumulation mainly light below 6,000 feet, but 1-4 inches will fall above that. Highs will […]

  • Least snowy March recorded in Denver with just a trace

    DENVER — March tied 2012 and 1995 for the least snow on record — with just a trace of total snowfall at Denver International Airport. Records go back to 1882. March, which historically is the snowiest month of the year in Denver, also ended as the third-warmest on record, which go back to 1873. The average daily high was 64 and the low was 32. That’s roughly 7.5 degrees above normal each day. The top 10 least snowy months in Denver […]

  • Shifting storm track to bring less snow than anticipated to Denver metro area

    DENVER — An early spring storm system is tracking farther south and is expected to deliver less snow than earlier forecast as it arrives Friday. Skies will be cloudy on Friday with sprinkles then showers developing in the afternoon. The precipitation will turn to a rain-snow mix for the evening rush hour through midnight in the metro area before changing to all snow. Highs will reach the mid-40s before temperatures derop into the 30s as the storm moves in. Rain […]