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Dave Fraser is the Chief Meteorologist for the Pinpoint Weather team on FOX31 & Colorado’s Own Channel 2.  He’s been forecasting in Denver for more than 15 years.

He’s covered major Colorado weather events including the blizzards of 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2010, the deadly Windsor and Holly tornadoes, the historic September floods of 2013 and wildfires like the Hayman, Waldo Canyon and Black Forest.

In 2017, Dave was named Best Weathercaster by the Colorado Broadcasters Association. He was previously honored with the same award along with Emmy nominations and Associated Press awards.

Dave is a member of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. He is a fully certified meteorologist holding the CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) distinction from the AMS having met all specific educational and experience criteria. And, he also holds the Seal of Approval from the NWA. Dave earned his Bachelor of Science degree in communication from Emerson College in Boston, MA before studying meteorology at Mississippi State University.

Before coming to Denver, Dave worked as a meteorologist in Cincinnati, OH, Des Moines, IA, Sioux Falls, SD, and Austin, MN.

Dave and his wife Kathy have two sons, Derrick and Ethan. He spends weekends watching his son’s compete in various sports and enjoys camping, grilling & skiing with his family. Dave also enjoys visiting schools across the Front Range talking to Colorado children about his passion for meteorology and science.

Dave’s an avid sports fan and cheers for the Broncos, Rockies, Avalanche and Nuggets — although you may occasionally catch him rooting on the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics having grown up in Boston.

You can watch Dave’s Pinpoint Weather Forecast weekdays on FOX31 News at 5 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. and, occasionally, on Colorado’s Own Channel 2 at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. & 11 p.m.

You can email Dave at Dave.Fraser@KDVR.com


Recent Articles
  • More snow and bitter cold for Denver metro area

    DENVER — There will be snow showers around the metro Denver area and along the Front Range early Tuesday night. Most of the snow will end by about 10 p.m. There could be some light accumulation of about a half inch in some places. Temperatures will head to zero or below Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Temperatures will struggle to reach 30 degrees on Wednesday with fog early in the day and afternoon sunshine. It will stay in the cold […]

  • Quick blast of snow, wind arrives in Denver metro area

    DENVER — A fast-moving cold front will drop south across Colorado on Thursday night. It quickly generated a period of snow starting in early evening that could last until about midnight. There were minor accumulations in Denver mainly south of Interstate 70. Accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is possible south of Denver in places such as Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Parker, Sedalia, Franktown and Monument. It will be windy with temperatures falling into the teens. The next chance for […]

  • Climbing out of the deep freeze ahead of 2 chances for snow

    DENVER — A warmup is on the way over the next few days in Denver. Expect plenty of sunshine on Tuesday and Wednesday. Afternoon high temperatures will reach the low 50s on Tuesday followed by the low 60s on Wednesday. There are two chances for snow in Denver. The first one arrives with a cold front on Thursday. It appears there will be a period of light snow as the front passes. Accumulation looks to be light in most places. […]

  • Storm could bring 1-3″ of snow to Denver this weekend

    Snow will develop during the overnight hours into Saturday morning. There may be some light accumulation early on Saturday.  However, the best chance for a few inches of snow will arrive around Noon and last into the evening hours before ending. Snow totals in metro Denver look to range from 1-3″.  There will be slightly higher totals of 4-5″ on the south, west and east sides of the city.  Roads will turn slick with temperatures on Saturday only in the […]

  • Quick shot of snow overnight in Denver metro area

    DENVER — There will be pockets of snow falling in the Colorado mountains on Monday night. A few inches of accumulation is possible and roads will be slick, especially after sunset. There is a winter weather advisory in place for the central and northern mountains and along the Interstate 70 corridor. The wind will also be gusty, causing blowing and drifting and reducing visibility. The advisory lasts until early Tuesday morning. #cowx snow accumulation for the next 24 hours…nice totals […]

  • 6 more weeks of winter & more snow for Colorado

    It’s Ground Hog Day and Phil saw his shadow…meaning 6 more weeks of winter!  And, we need it.  The good news is an active jet stream will continue to slide storms across Colorado bringing much need snow chances. The best snow this weekend will be in the northern & central mountains.  The snow will be on & off from Friday night through Sunday afternoon.  It will be windy and roads will turn slick.  Accumulation will range from 6″ at lower […]

  • Snow will continue to target Colorado

    The weather pattern across Colorado is setting up to keep storms moving over our northern mountains and focusing on the northeastern plains.  So, snow will be in the forecast just about every day in the northern mountains for a week.  This is great news for getting the snowpack numbers to increase (that’s important to our water supply here in Denver).  And, it’s great news for skiers who like to play in fresh powder. The northeastern plains…basically the northeastern quadrant of […]

  • Freezing drizzle to develop in Denver overnight; snow arrives in northern Colorado

    DENVER — Snow will move into the north-central Colorado mountains and across the northeast Plains later Wednesday night. Accumulation will generally range from 1-3 inches. #cowx snow moves back into Colorado tonight into early on Thu…best accumulation of up to 4-5" will be in the northcentral mountains…lesser totals of up to 2" painted across the NE plains…Denver just frz. drizzle & flurries pic.twitter.com/f6p5mDuWFW — Dave Fraser (@DaveFraserWX) February 1, 2018 In Denver, low clouds will form through the evening and […]

  • Snow chances slide back into the forecast

    DENVER — A cold front will sag south into northeast Colorado late Wednesday.  Snow will develop along the Front Range in the northern Colorado mountains and across the northeast Plains. In this corridor, accumulation will range from 1-4 inches. Denver will be on the southern edge of the snow that is expected to arrive very late Wednesday and last into early Thursday. #cowx next round of snow arrives late Weds into early Thu with best chance for a few inches […]

  • Another round of snow on the way

    DENVER — A few snow showers will be possible over the weekend mainly in the northern mountains around Steamboat Springs.  All other mountains areas will have partly sunny skies and cold temperatures in the 30s.  But, there is fresh snow for weekend skiers from Friday’s event. In Denver we will have partly sunny skies on Saturday with a brisk north wind and highs in the chilly low 40s.  Your Sunday is looking better with more sunshine, less wind and highs […]

  • Blustery and chilly with snow Friday in mountains

    DENVER — Snow arrives in the mountains on Thursday night and lasts through the early afternoon on Friday. Accumulations will range from 1-3 inches with some slightly higher totals across mountains peaks. It will be windy, which might cause blowing and drifting and make travel difficult at times. A cold front will slide through the Denver metro area early Friday, producing clouds and gusty winds. There is a low chance of passing flurries. The best place to see a snow […]

  • More snow chances on the way

    DENVER — Another cold front is on its way to the Colorado mountains on Thursday. Snow showers will develop during the day and continue into Friday.  Most of the snow will target the northern and central mountains with a few inches of accumulation possible. That will mean fresh powder just in time for weekend skiers. The snow will move out late Friday, making way for plenty of sunshine over the weekend. In Denver, the cold front will slide through early […]