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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
  • 14er for sale: Culebra Peak available for $105 million

    COSTILLA COUNTY, Colo. — Imagine owning an entire 14er (Culebra Peak at 14,047 feet) and 18 13ers (including the Centennial peak Red Mountain at 13,908 feet). It’s all part of the 83,000 acre Cielo Vista Ranch that is for sale for $105 million. Culebra Peak was my final 14er in 2009.  I remember paying $200 for the right to stand on its summit. There was a daily limit on the number of climbers, and that limitation kept the mountain somewhat […]

  • Smoke from 3 wildfires blanketing Colorado

    DENVER — Three wildfires are choking the central and northern mountains with smoke.  And air quality will get worse before it gets better, according to the latest forecasts. Smoke is coming from the Gutzler Fire in Eagle County, the Mill Creek Fire in Routt County and the Keystone Fire in Albany County, Wyoming. Upper-level atmospheric winds will carry smoke into Steamboat Springs, Vail, Summit County, Rocky Mountain National Park and parts of the Front Range on Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Andrew Hamilton sets Nolan’s 14 record

    SAWATCH MOUNTAIN RANGE, Colo. — Colorado climber Andrew Hamilton now holds all of the records for Nolan’s 14. Hamilton set a north-south record of 53 hours, 42 minutes when he reached Blank Cabin at 7:17 a.m. Sunday. The record includes the 14 highest peaks of more than 14,000 feet in the Sawatch Mountain Range and covers roughly 100 miles, including 44,000 feet of climbing. In addition, Hamilton started the north-south traverse on Mount of the Holy Cross, turning his effort […]

  • Reservation, fee system to be implemented to limit camping in Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness

    ASPEN, Colo. — A reservation and fee system will be implemented for future campers in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, the Aspen Sopris Ranger District announced Thursday. The zones impacted are Conundrum Hot Springs (Phase 1); Four Pass Loop, including Crater Lake, Maroon Lake, North Fork, East Fork, Snowmass Lake, and upper Snowmass zones (Phase 2); and Capitol Lake and lower Capitol Lake zones (Phase 3). RELATED: Aspen Sopris Ranger District decision “The reservation system used to allocate overnight camping capacity […]

  • Overuse threatens future camping in Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness

    ASPEN, Colo. — In 2016, rangers packed out 438 pounds of trash, found 273 incidents of unburied human waste and discovered 323 illegal campfires, according to a report from the Aspen Sopris Ranger District of the White River National Forest. The report said overnight visitation to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness has increased 115 percent since 2007. Conundrum Hot Springs is one of the harder hit areas, according to the report.  In a single night, 250 to 300 visitors might be […]

  • Tomer’s Trails: Heading Back to South America

    COLORADO – I climbed Longs Peak last weekend with great friend Ryan Kushner.  Climbing for me is about friendship and challenge.  Longs offered both. Longs is my go-to peak before bigger trips like South America with plenty of mileage, vertical, and a variety of conditions.  You might remember I went to Peru two years ago with Ryan, Erik Tischner, and Paul Perea to climb two peaks.  I’m headed back with Erik for two more peaks. Our plan is to acclimatize […]

  • June gloom: Skies to clear after rain soaks metro area

    DENVER — A cold front pushed into Colorado late Thursday night, bringing rain, wind and much cooler temperatures for the Friday morning commute from Denver to Boulder to Fort Collins, and across the eastern Plains. Skies will gradually clear in the afternoon, but highs will only reach the upper 60s. On Tuesday, Denver set a record high of 99 degrees and just missed a record on Wednesday with a high of 98. It will not be a typical summer weekend […]

  • Thunderstorms move into metro area; hail, strong winds possible

    DENVER — After two days of near 100-degree heat, a cold front will drop temperatures across the Denver metro area on Thursday, but the threat of severe weather will increase. Denver set a record on Tuesday by reaching 99 degrees and was one short of the record on Wednesday with a high of 98 degrees. The cold front moving across the Front Range will drop temperatures 10 degrees, with highs in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins only reaching 89. The […]

  • Smoky skies over western Colorado coming from wildfires

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — It’s a smoky, hazy view of the San Juans as seen from Ridgway on Thursday. Smoke continues to drift into western Colorado from active wildfires in southwestern Colorado and southwestern Utah. Active wildfires are burning in San Miguel and Montrose counties near Redvale. Also, a 10,950-acre wildfire named the Brian Head Fire continues in southwestern Utah.

  • Summer scorcher: More record-breaking heat on tap for Denver metro area

    DENVER — More record-breaking heat is on tap for the Denver metro area on Wednesday, the first full day of summer. Denver broke a record on Tuesday with a high temperature of 99 degrees at Denver International Airport, the official recording station for the city. The previous record was 97 degrees set in 2007. Wednesday’s record high of 99, set in 2007, will be threatened with plenty of sunshine followed by some afternoon clouds and a stray shower or storm. […]

  • Littleton police officer reported missing on Mount Elbrus in Russia

    MOUNT ELBRUS, Russia — Littleton police officer and National Guardsman Steven Beare went missing two days ago in a snowstorm somewhere on Mount Elbrus in Russia according to his wife, Olivia Beare. “Search and rescue was called on (Sunday) after Steven failed to return to the base camp,” Olivia Beare said. “Unfortunately, the weather has kept SAR from continuing their search and they are on hold.” In addition, Olivia Beare has hired a private group for search and rescue, including […]

  • Denver sets record high temperature for first day of summer

    DENVER — The first day of summer is Tuesday and with it came a record high temperature in Denver. The solstice happens at 10:24 p.m., but before that, temperatures surged into the high 90s with just a few late-day clouds. The temperature reached 99 degrees Tuesday at Denver International Airport, the official recording station for the city. The previous record high for Tuesday was 97 degrees, set in 2007. Temperatures will stay in the 90s on Wednesday and threaten the […]