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Meteorologist Chris Tomer forecasts weather for FOX-31 News and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 in Denver. You can watch Tomer Monday-Friday on Channel 2’s Daybreak morning show from 5am-9am and at 10am on FOX-31’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.

In his free time, 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 KDVR/KWGN-TV under the name of “Tomer’s Trails”. Tomer won an Emmy Award for his 2015 Tomer’s Trails stories.

Tomer is a bestselling author. Together with Dr. Jon Kedrowski, he co-authored Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys. The book chronicles their never-done-before project: They slept on the summit of all 55 Colorado 14ers from sunset to sunrise in 95 days. 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 peer-reviewed meteorology articles in science journals including one discussing the always popular “Colorado’s Dirty Snowpack”: http://www.nwas.org/ej/2010-EJ7/

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.

Chris is also a private consulting meteorologist specializing in mountain weather forecasting: http://www.tomerweathersolutions.com. In the last 10 years, Chris has worked for over 50 skiing and mountaineering Teams around the world. Tomers’ professional-level mountain weather forecasts include Everest, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II, Nanga Parbat, Shisha Pangma, Cho Oyo, Mansail, Mustang Himal, Peak Lenin, Denali, Aconcagua, Point 11,300 Alaska, Moose’s Tooth, and Mount Hunter. Chris’s track record is impeccable. His services are available for hire: chrisdtomer@gmail.com

Recent Articles
  • A week of colorful sunrises, sunsets

    DENVER — You might have noticed the vivid sunrises and sunsets over the past seven days. I always like to say the shoulder seasons produce the most consistently colorful sunrises and sunsets. It’s the result of a couple important factors. First, the sun angle is lower during the shoulder seasons (instead of directly overhead), which means it must pass through more of the atmosphere and has a better chance of highlighting the bottom of existing cloud cover. Second, average wind […]

  • Mountain snowpack peaking a month early

    DENVER — Abnormally warm and dry weather this month has forced the statewide mountain snowpack to peak about one month early. Normally, it peaks around April 9. The freezing line is rising to about 12,000 feet during the day. That equates to daily melting of the snowpack up to that elevation. Add to that a lack of significant new snow and the statewide snowpack curve is now decreasing. April does look much snowier than March, but temperatures might continue to […]

  • Cooler Friday with possible record-breaking heat expected for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

    DENVER — It will be a bit cooler on Friday before possible record-breaking heat moves in for the weekend. It will turn partly cloudy on St. Patrick’s Day with the arrival of a tiny cold front. Winds shift to east-northeast to 10-20 mph. The wind will cool temperatures by 6 degrees from Thursday with a high of 70 for Friday. That’s still abnormally warm for mid-March. The normal high is 55. The warm, dry conditions return for the weekend. Expect […]

  • Dry spell continues with sunny, dry conditions, increasing fire danger

    DENVER — Abnormally warm conditions — seemingly a staple along the Front Range for the past two months — will continue Thursday, increasing the fire danger in the state. Highs will surge into the mid-70s from Denver to Boulder to Fort Collins. The record high is 81 set in 2015. It will be sunny in the morning, then winds will turn gusty in the afternoon across the Front Range, with west-southwest gusts of 15-35 mph. A giant wave cloud will develop […]

  • Record-breaking heat possible later in week for Denver

    DENVER — As the East Coast gets buried in a late winter snowstorm, Denver’s abnormally dry and warm winter will continue with record-setting heat possible by the weekend. It will be another dry, breezy and warm day Tuesday with highs around 70 in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. There will be partly cloudy skies, but with a southwest wind of 10-25 mph, the fire danger will be high. Denver has only received a trace of snow this month, tying it […]

  • Nearing midway mark, March tied for least snowy on record

    DENVER — A trace of snow fell at Denver International Airport on March 11. That places this year in a tie with 2012 and 1995 as least snowy on record as of Tuesday. Records go back to 1882. While the mountain snowpack remains strong (130 percent of normal), it’s losing ground to melting and evaporation. It might be peaking early. The normal peak date is April 9 statewide. The SNOTEL sensor on Pikes Peak is showing a snow depth of […]

  • Kit Carson Peak: A quiet Saturday in July 1979

    DENVER — It’s always fun to look back in time. A photo by Mike George taken on Saturday July 21, 1979, paints a unique picture. “I thought you might find it interesting to see what a fourteener summit ‘crowd’ looked like on a Saturday in July 1979,” George said. How times have changed. Data in 2015 from the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative show Kit Carson and Challenger Peak (located next to Kit Carson) see 1,000 to 3,000 hiker visits per year. […]

  • Tomer’s Trails: Climbing Republic Plaza

    DENVER – Everyone has a different reason for climbing the 56 floors to the top of Republic Plaza during the Fight for Air Climb.  Chris Mueser climbs for his sister Erica who died from a lung disease. “She was the glue of our family – that was a really hard time for us, and when she finally passed away it was the defining moment of my life,” said Chris. Chris’s goal is to see how many laps up Republic Plaza […]

  • Another day of above-normal temperatures, windy and dry conditions

    DENVER — The long stretch of abundant sunshine, above-average temperatures and bone-dry conditions will continue in the Denver metro area and along the Front Range on Thursday. Highs will surge to the low 70s from Denver to Boulder to Fort Collins as high pressure continues to dominate the state in what has turned out to be an abnormally dry winter. The record high for Thursday is 77, set in 1972 and 1989. The Front Range will be bathed in sunshine […]

  • Only 1.6 inches of snow for Denver in past 51 days

    DENVER — If you think it’s been dry then you’re correct. In the past 51 days, only 1.6 inches of accumulated snow has fallen at Denver International Airport, the official recording station for the city. DIA’s total for the 2016-2017 winter so far is 19.3 inches. Normally, the city would be 40 inches or greater by mid-March. That’s more than 50 percent below normal. The last time more than 2 inches of snow fell at DIA was Jan. 16.

  • Strong winds cause travel troubles, increase fire danger for second day in a row

    DENVER — Strong, gusty winds and low relative humidity caused travel troubles and high fire danger along the Front Range and on the eastern Plains for a second consecutive day Tuesday. The winds will ramp up throughout the day with gusts up to 45 mph along the Interstate 25 corridor and up to 60 mph on the northeastern Plains, where crews are working to knock down a 30,000-acre brush fire. Gusts will surge to 100 mph in the high mountains, […]

  • February ties for sixth-warmest on record

    DENVER — February 2017 will go into the books tied as the sixth-warmest on record. Records go back to 1873. The warmest February from 1873 to 2017 are: 1954: 43.7 degrees 1930: 42.3  degrees 1925: 41.0 degrees 1957: 40.7 degrees 1943: 40.5 degrees 2017, 1991, 1907: 40.3  degrees The average monthly temperature of 40.3 degrees represents the average of all the high and low temperatures.