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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
  • Rob Boyle, Crested Butte, Shoveling Roofs

    Meet the man shoveling roofs in Crested Butte

    CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. — Resident Rob Boyle is like Paul Bunyan with a shovel. In January, Boyle only put down his shovel to eat and sleep. “I’m in the property manager biz. Last year, I didn’t shovel at all, but this year I have 28 houses on my list,” Boyle said. Eleven feet of snow fell in Crested Butte in January. The weight of that snow has the potential to collapse a roof and should be removed. Colder temperatures deliver […]

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    Time-lapse: Fog ebbs and flows like an ocean across Denver metro area

    DENVER — There was a breathtaking sight Wednesday morning as a sea of fog ebbed and flowed across Denver and the Front Range. A time-lapse recorded on Lookout Mountain shows the clouds moving across the area. Fog moves with the wind. As the wind direction changes so does the fog. Easterly and northeasterly winds tend to generate and/or transport the most fog across the Front Range.

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    Colorado’s Science in the Wild team summits Aconcagua

    DENVER — It really was a team effort. Imagine not only summiting the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere, but also doing science along the way. Standing 22,841 feet high in western Argentina, peak Aconcagua is a multiday climb through high winds, cold temperatures and occasionally snow. The Science in the Wild team negotiated those elements while carrying scientific equipment and taking measurements. The team consisted of five members: Ulyana Horodyskyj, Thomas Edunk, Chris Lundeen, Leandro Ignacio and Michael J. […]

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    View of Colorado’s snow cover from space

    DENVER — Sunny days are good days to view snowpack from space. The white is snow, brown is bare ground. This is what you would see with your eyes floating in space. Visible satellite images like NASA’s MODIS on the Terra satellite provide stunning perspectives. There is heavy snowcover in Colorado’s mountains (some clouds over Denver and Front Range, not snow), Taos in New Mexico, Utah’s Wasatch Front and High Uinta’s, Mount Charleston near Las Vegas in Nevada, and Lake […]

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    Snowiest January in at least 40 years in southwest Colorado

    TELLURIDE, Colo. — The tiny remote resort town of Telluride has received 96 inches of snow this month, making it the snowiest January in at least 40 years. The snowpack as of Friday across the San Juan Mountains is hovering at 180 percent of normal. Photographer Brett Schreckengost captured an avalanche barreling down Ajax Peak while on a mission for Nat Geo, MSP Films and Telluride Helitrax on Thursday. The avalanche was part of avalanche mitigation by Helitrax. Ajax is bombed every four or five years when conditions […]

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    Tomer’s Trails: Skiing the Powder

    COLORADO – A three-day storm cycle had just concluded so we were cautious about the avalanche danger. I joined Jon Kedrowski near Vail Pass for a couple laps in the backcountry.  We chose a conservative line on low angle terrain. The departing storm could be seen to the south drifting away.  The wind was light and that’s always good after a heavy snow.

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    Snow totals so far: How Colorado stacks up to Utah and California

    DENVER — The Pineapple Express has concluded, for now. It’s a good time to add up the snow totals and compare. January has been a record snow month for the Sierra Nevada in California, including the Tahoe ski areas and Mammoth Mountain. Mammoth has had its snowiest January in recorded history with more than 20 feet. It is reporting a remarkable 300 inches at the summit base. The question is, how high will the final season totals go? In Colorado, […]

  • GOES-16 First Images.

    NOAA’s newest satellite sends back first images of Earth

    DENVER — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s newest weather satellite GOES-16 (formerly GOES-R) was constructed at Lockheed Martin and was launched into geostationary orbit from Cape Canaveral on Nov. 19. The goal is a more accurate forecast. GOES-16 takes us into a new realm of high definition imaging at faster processing speeds. The GOES-16 Earth scans are five times faster than current GOES imagers. In addition, scientists at Colorado State University continue making significant contributions. They are implementing ways […]

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    8 minor earthquakes registered in western Colorado

    MARBLE, Colo. — Eight small earthquakes occurred between Thursday night and Friday morning in western Colorado. All eight earthquakes happened between 8 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday. The earthquakes occurred roughly five miles west of Marble and 20 miles west-southwest of Snowmass Village. The two strongest earthquakes registered 2.8, which is considered small and just perceptible by people. 8:08 p.m. Thursday: 2.8 magnitude 8:52 p.m.: 2.8 magnitude 9:06 p.m.: 2.3 magnitude 9:35 p.m.: 1.1 magnitude 9:51 p.m.: 1.6 magnitude […]

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    View from space shows Colorado’s snowcover

    DENVER — The white on a visible satellite image represents snowcover in Colorado, while brown represents bare ground. Northern Colorado received less snow than Denver from the most recent storm. The mountains continue to run about 150 percent of normal snowpack, with the labels indicating how deep the snowpack is around the state. The deepest snow is in the West Elks around Crested Butte, Gothic, Ski Irwin and Monarch. Following close behind are Steamboat, Buffalo Pass, the San Juans and […]

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    Snow tapers off after slushy morning across Front Range

    DENVER — Snow began to taper off in the Denver metro area Monday morning, but not before it made for tough driving conditions on interstates and highways. Downtown Denver received just more than 4.5 inches of snow, and other areas across the Front Range, foothills, Continental Divide and eastern Plains also received 2-5 inches. Temperatures will warm into the mid- to upper 30s, allowing for melting and wet roads. As the storm moves out, sunshine will return and temperatures will […]

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    Photos: Colorado homes buried in snow

    DENVER — The first two weeks of January delivered up to 9 feet of snow to mountain towns across Colorado. Residents found themselves shoveling virtually nonstop. The shoveling resulted in narrow pathways and piles of snow enveloping homes. Crested Butte received 108 inches of snow from Jan. 1-14. Schools closed in the area for the first time in 30 years. Houses were buried under thick, heavy layers of snow. Residents started shoveling roofs to avoid collapse. Crested Butte residents Xavier […]