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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
  • Dry weather continues, snowless streak could break record

    DENVER — The dry weather pattern continues across most of Colorado. In Denver, there hasn’t been measurable snow (more than a trace) since Oct. 9 when 2.8 inches fell. That lack of snow is approaching a record dry stretch. #cowx we could reach 70 days WOW it’s dry https://t.co/8cqfKsEgNZ — Dave Fraser (@DaveFraserWX) December 11, 2017 Two cold fronts are on the way to Denver, on Thursday and Saturday. There is a 10 percent chance for passing snow showers. There […]

  • Still no snow but cooler temperatures on the way

    DENVER — The overall weather pattern continues to bring the mountains shots of snow, while the eastern half of the state ends up with gusty wind. That was the case again Monday with gusts earlier across the Front Range between 25-45 mph.  The wind will relax as the sun sets Monday night and the snow will also come to an end in the mountains. There will be cooler temperatures in the 30s and 40s through Thursday in Denver. There’s another chance […]

  • Cold, snow on the way

    DENVER — December started on a warm note on Friday. Temperatures for the weekend in Denver will remain above normal with readings Saturday and Sunday in the low to mid-60s. The seasonal average high is 45 degrees. It will be mostly sunny each day as it remains dry.  So, a reminder, doing a little hand watering with a hose for trees and shrubs is not a bad idea this weekend. Snow will return to the mountains starting Sunday morning. The […]

  • Mild start to December, but snow is coming

    DENVER — The warm and dry conditions of November look to spill into the first few days of December. In Denver, expect mainly sunny skies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday along with highs in the low to mid-60s. Given all the dry weather of late, it would be a good idea to do some hand watering of trees and shrubs this weekend. Snow will return the mountains on Sunday as the next storm system approaches. As much as 4-8 inches […]

  • Warm weather rolls into December

    DENVER — Cooler temperatures have replaced the record-setting 81 degrees that was set in Denver on Monday. #cowx another cold front has temperatures across Colorado colder now than yesterday at this time…biggest drop is over Eastern Coloardo with readings 20 to 35 degrees colder! pic.twitter.com/0Q3lKQlTBg — Dave Fraser (@DaveFraserWX) November 28, 2017 However, mild readings above the normal high of 48 degrees will return to the Denver metro area. Highs will be in the 50s for Wednesday and Thursday in […]

  • Record-tying heat for Thanksgiving Day across Front Range

    DENVER — It will be one of the warmest Thanksgiving’s ever in the Denver metro area on Thursday. The 73 degree high in Denver will tie the record of 73 set in 1915. Not only does it tie the record for this date, but it ties the record for Thanksgiving regardless of the date. Clouds will mix with sunshine across the Front Range with some wind if you’re west of the city. In the Mountains, expect partly cloudy skies and […]

  • Sunshine and cooler temperatures Saturday

    DENVER — The snowstorm has ended in the mountains leaving fresh powder and sunshine for skiers Saturday. The weather pattern is turning quiet. It will be dry on Saturday with plenty of sunshine in metro Denver, but highs will be in the chilly upper 40s. The outlook from Sunday through Thanksgiving and the end of next week looks to be dry, mainly sunny with a mix of mild 50s and 60s. Pinpoint Weather App:  iPhone / Android

  • Sunshine, warm weather sticks around for Tuesday ahead of cool front

    DENVER — We can expect another warm afternoon on Tuesday with temperatures above normal before things cool down a bit later this week. Tuesday won’t be as warm as Monday – which had highs in the low 70s. But, high temperatures will still reach the upper 60s across the Front Range – well above the average high of 53 degrees in Denver. Things will cool down a bit on Wednesday when a cold front slides into the state and drops […]

  • Sunshine, above average temperatures to start the week in Denver

    DENVER — We are in for a warm, sunny start to the work week in Denver with temperatures above the seasonal average on Monday. The day will start with a few morning clouds that will give way to plenty of sunshine and a high of 68 degrees in the Mile High City. Some neighborhoods along the Front Range and eastern plains could see highs in the 70’s. But despite the warm temperatures, the record in Denver is 75 degrees – […]

  • Warm weather in Denver, heavy snow in parts of the mountains Saturday

    DENVER — We will have passing clouds in Denver on Saturday along with gusty wind up to 30mph at times. The wind will be coming out of the west & southwest and will push temperatures into the low 70s. Mountains: Snow and wind hits midday Saturday and continues on Sunday.  A WINTER STORM WARNING & WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY are in place for periods of heavy snow.  In areas around Rocky Mountain National Park, Rabbit Ears Pass & Steamboat Springs as […]

  • 2 shots of snow in the 7-day forecast

    DENVER — Two cold fronts are heading to Denver in the coming week. One is not so scary. The other might be frightening. The first cold front arrives on Thursday sliding in from Wyoming during the late morning. While some areas along the Front Range from Fort Collins to Castle Rock could see a brief rain shower, most places will see snow. It will be windy with falling temperatures from the 40s to the 30s. There will be a lot […]

  • Orionid meteor shower at peak viewing this weekend

    DENVER — The night sky will light up as the Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend. The Orionids, which are formed from the debris of Halley’s comet, will be at peak viewing in the early-morning hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. NASA says to expect to see 10 to 15 meteors per hour this year. These meteors, known for being bright and quick, get their name because they appear to come from the direction of the constellation Orion. The best time to […]