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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
  • Needed rain and snow on the way

    DENVER — Fire danger will remain high going into Thursday evening mainly because of to strong winds again. However, some relief is coming Friday and Saturday with a soggy storm system. Snow is expected in the mountains overnight Thursday and to last into early Saturday. Snow totals will range from 4 inches at lower elevations in the mountain valleys to as much as a foot over some of the higher peaks. There are winter storm watches, warnings and advisories in […]

  • Soggy spring showers on the way

    DENVER — It was a much better day with no wind to contend with across Colorado on Wednesday. But another storm system is heading to the state with wind, rain and snow. Thursday will start with plenty of sunshine followed by increasing clouds during the afternoon and evening. It will also turn windy with southeast winds picking up to between 15-30 mph. A cold front will arrive overnight heading into Friday and will set the stage for an unsettled couple […]

  • Wind and snow continue to batter Colorado with blizzard conditions

    A powerful storm system will continue to batter Colorado before lifting away from the state.  On the eastern plains of Colorado the BLIZZARD WARNING continues until early on Saturday.  Road closures will stay in place overnight.  Strong wind combined with bands of snow will continue to cause travel problems. In Denver we are expecting snow showers until around midnight Friday. There will also be strong northerly wind with gusts to 45 mph.  Accumulation looks to be light with most places […]

  • Snow, cold, wind still in forecast for Rockies’ home opener

    DENVER — The forecast for Friday is still looking wintry in Denver for the Rockies’ home opener. A cold front is expected to slide south across the Denver metro area around the lunch hour. The wind will turn out of the north with speeds up to 20 mph. The temperature will start to fall back, dropping out of the 40s and quickly heading to freezing. There will also be rain showers that will quickly change to snow showers. A light […]

  • More strong wind to blow across Colorado

    DENVER — An approaching cold front will keep very strong wind in the forecast through early Tuesday. A high wind warning is in place for the foothills and mountains west of Denver and on the eastern Plains. Wind gusts to 80 mph will blast over the higher mountains peaks, while 60 mph gusts will be felt across the eastern Plains. In metro Denver, wind gusts could approach 40 mph late Monday night into early Tuesday. The strongest will should let […]

  • Rain, snow move into Colorado and there’s more on the way

    DENVER — Rain and snow showers will be around through the evening hours Wednesday.  Later Wednesday night, the showers might turn to all snow for a period of time. Light accumulation of around 1 inch is possible in parts of metro Denver and along the Front Range. While this is good moisture this storm will not deliver the deep snow that Monday’s storm brought to the area. Another fast-moving cold front is expected to arrive over the weekend. The timing […]

  • More spring snow possible

    DENVER — The recent spring snowstorm delivered good moisture to Denver and the Front Range. Snow totals ranged from 1.5 inches at Denver International Airport, the official recording station for the city, to as much as 13 inches in the foothills. And the moisture content in that snow ranged from 0.4 inches to 1.0 inche. #cowx such good soaking showers…rain & snow…need a couple more storms like this one https://t.co/yhoa3ElKEL — Dave Fraser (@DaveFraserWX) March 27, 2018 Another round of […]

  • Rain, thunder, snow heading to Denver

    DENVER — Rain showers are expected in Denver and across the Front Range early Monday night. A few thundershowers will also be possible along with some gusty wind. The chance for rain and snow will increase heading into the later evening. Denver will go from rain to a rain/snow mix and quickly change to all snow. Snow totals by early Tuesday morning will range from 1-3 inches across the metro area with less to the north and east and more […]

  • Closely watching snowstorm for weekend

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Saturday will be a little breezy with southerly wind of 10-20 mph.  It will also by sunny and pleasant with highs across metro Denver in the low to mid-60s. We will focus our attention to an approaching storm system expected to arrive in the Colorado mountains early on Sunday and then head to Denver and points east Sunday night into Monday. This storm has the potential to deliver accumulating snow to Denver and the Front Range […]

  • Stormy skies bring soaking showers to Colorado

    DENVER — A storm system moving across Colorado brought wind, snow, rain, thunder and lightning on Thursday night. The heaviest snow of 5-10 inches will fall steadily Thursday night in the mountains that are under a winter weather advisory for adverse travel conditions. For Denver and the Front Range, showers and thunderstorms will move from south to north through the evening hours. There could be some gusty wind with some of the showers. And it is possible that late Thursday […]

  • Finally, rain and snow on the way

    DERNVER — Snow will return to the mountains on Wednesday night and last through Thursday. That’s welcome news as the snowpack for the season is running well below normal. Snow totals could range from a few inches to more than 4 inches in spots. A cold front will arrive in Denver on Thursday afternoon and then slide onto the eastern Plains during the evening. Expect rain showers to develop as the front moves through the area. There could even be […]

  • Tracking needed snow and rain this week

    DENVER — The dry weather days of late continue to expand Colorado’s drought. There are a few chances to get some much needed rain or snow. It will be dry and warm through Wednesday with highs in the 70s in Denver. The first chance for moisture arrives with a weak cold front late Thursday into Friday. The better opportunity will be on Friday with a 20 percent chance for rain or snow showers. The next chance looks a little better […]