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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
  • Abnormally warm and then two cold fronts

    DENVER — Heartbreak Ridge continues to dominate the West with abnormally dry, warm weather. Highs today around 60 in Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins.  Sunny skies and breezy this afternoon with high fire danger. The Mountains stay dry, sunny today and Tuesday. Highs 30s and 40s in the valleys. I’m forecasting two chances of snow in the Mountains: Wednesday night into Thursday and Saturday.  These two cold fronts will drop the temps and increase the winds. Note, it has been […]

  • Round of light snow possible in afternoon, then return to drier conditions

    DENVER — A round of light snow arrives midday into the evening rush in Fort Collins, Boulder and Denver on Thursday. No accumulation is expected, but 1-2 inches are possible in the foothills and mountains. The snow will end overnight. Temperatures will only climb to the mid-30s with gusty winds also possible. It will start cloudy on Friday before turning sunny with warmer highs in the mid-50s. Heartbreak Ridge settles in all of next week with abnormally dry and warm weather […]

  • 2 dry cold fronts to pass through Denver followed by another warmup

    DENVER — Two cold fronts will pass through Denver and the Front Range, then will be followed by a warmup this weekend. The first cold front arrives Wednesday followed by a second one on Thursday. Expect increasing cloudiness on Wednesday with gusty winds in the afternoon and a slight chance for a  couple snow showers as the front rolls through. There will be colder highs around 37 in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The mountains can expect increasing clouds, gusty […]

  • Persistent dry conditions to continue throughout state into next week

    DENVER — It will be less windy in the Denver metro area on Tuesday except west in the foothills and along the Continental Divide, where gusts will range from 20-50 mph. Otherwise sunshine will prevail, again, with highs around 45 in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. There are two more minor cold fronts headed to Colorado. The first will arrive Wednesday followed by a second one Thursday. Both will deliver a couple snow showers to the mountains, an increase in […]

  • Abnormally warm temperatures and no snowfall in forecast for ski areas

    DENVER — There’s one more small snowfall chance on Thursday and Friday, then a significant ridge of high pressure builds in that might last through all of next week. Call it “Heartbreak Ridge.” The 1986 movie “Heartbreak Ridge” starred Clint Eastwood as Marine Sgt. Tom Highway. It was his way or the highway.  In this case, the atmosphere is playing the role of Sgt. Highway. In a nutshell, it means abnormally warm temperatures and no snowfall for the ski areas. […]

  • Storm brings snow to mountains, wind to Denver metro area

    DENVER —  A cold front delivered snow to the mountains, and wind and colder temperatures to the Denver metro area on Monday morning. Snow will continue in the central and northern mountains on Monday before ending this afternoon and into tonight. There will be 1-4 inches of accumulation at the ski areas along with plus 70 mph gusts above treeline. It will stay mostly dry in the southern mountains. It will be drier but windy in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins […]

  • Tomer’s Trails: Incline First Timers

    MANITOU SPRINGS – The Incline is now open again after repairs were made in August, September, and October.  It’s hard to believe this was my first trip to the Incline!  It feels like a rite of passage.

  • Sunny, dry, warm conditions until storm system arrives late Sunday into Monday

    DENVER — Temperatures continue to run abnormally warm in the Denver metro area. The normal high for early December is 45 degrees, but highs will reach 60 to 65 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with plenty of sunshine. Temperatures will drop significantly on Monday along with a chance for snow in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The mountains stay windy on Friday with a cold front moving through. A snow shower is also possible Friday over the high peaks with […]

  • Tranquil conditions across Denver metro area until next storm late Sunday

    DENVER — Dry and tranquil will exist across the Denver metro area until late Sunday into Monday, when when a storm system arrives. On Thursday, expect sunshine and highs around 54. The normal high for the last day of November is 46. The mountains can expect sunshine with highs in the 30s and 40s. No new snow is in the forecast until Sunday and Monday. Saturday looks sunny and warmer with highs in the low 60s. Sunday will see increasing […]

  • Abnormally warm temperatures return, dry stretch continues through Sunday

    DENVER — The normal high temperature for Denver in late November is 46 degrees with the average low of 19 degrees. But temperatures will climb to the upper 50s on Wednesday across the Front Range with sunshine mixed with wave cloudiness. It will be windy to the west as a cold front arrives in the afternoon, dropping high temperatures into the low 50s on Thursday. The mountains can expect partly cloudy skies on Wednesday with gusty winds above treeline, and highs […]

  • After back-to-back record highs, cold front brings rain/snow mix, 40-degree drop in temperatures

    DENVER — After a record-breaking high of 81 degrees in Denver on Monday, a cold front moved in overnight Tuesday, dropping temperatures by 40 degrees. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow showers across the Front Range on Tuesday morning, then skies turn sunny in the afternoon. There will be areas of drizzle along the foothills and Interstate 25 corridor in the morning. No accumulating snow is expected. High temperatures on Tuesday will stay in the mid-40s across Denver, Boulder […]

  • Record high shattered ahead of cold front to drop temperatures 30 degrees

    DENVER — High temperatures soared into the upper 70s and lower 80s in Denver and across the Front Range on Monday. The daily record high of 74 set in 1903 and 1950 was shattered when Denver International Airport, the official recording station for the city, hit 81 at 12:56 pm. And the all-time monthly record high of 80, set on Nov. 8, 2006, and Nov. 16, 2016, also was bested. It was the classic warm before the storm ahead of […]