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Pinpoint Weather meteorologist Chris Tomer forecasts for Colorado’s Own Channel 2 and FOX31 Denver. You can watch him weekday mornings on Channel 2’s Daybreak from 5 a.m. – 9 a.m. and occasionally at 10 a.m. on FOX31’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.

When not working, 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 Channel 2 under the name of “Tomer’s Trails”. Tomer won an Emmy Award for his 2015 Tomer’s Trails stories.

Tomer is a bestselling author. In 2011, he co-authored Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys. 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 a peer-reviewed meteorology article in the National Weather Association’s Journal of Operational Meteorology.

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.

In his free time, Tomer forecasts for teams around the world climbing and skiing the highest peaks.

You can email Chris at Chris.Tomer@KWGN.com

Recent Articles
  • Cold front to bring chance of rain, 10-degree temperature drop

    DENVER — A cold front moves across Colorado on Monday, bringing cooler temperatures and a chance for rain and thunderstorms. It will also be be breezy with an east-northeast wind of 15-30 mph. It will be partly cloudy in the morning with a 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon across the Front Range. After reaching 88 degrees on Sunday, highs will only reach about 77 degrees across the Front Range. The mountains can expect a 40 […]

  • Warm temperatures for the start of fall this weekend

    DENVER — We’ll start with some fog Friday morning before lots of sunshine through lunch and the evening rush hour.  Highs will be around 75. The mountains also look sunny with highs between 55 and 65 degrees. This weekend will be warmer, with temperatures in the low- to mid-80s Saturday and Sunday. Conditions will be sunny and dry. The fall equinox occurs Saturday evening at 7:54 p.m. A cold front rolls across Colorado Monday and Tuesday, dropping highs into the […]

  • Storms move out, cooler temperatures move into Denver metro area

    DENVER — Storms moved out of the Denver metro area overnight Thursday. Expect morning drizzle across Denver and the Front Range on Thursday, then clearing skies by lunch and sunshine into the afternoon. Temperatures will continue to cool after a record nine-day stretch of highs in the 90s. High temperatures will be about 78 degrees on Thursday. The mountains can expect morning rain and snow, then clearing skies and sunshine with highs of 55 to 65 degrees. It will be […]

  • Record stretch of 90-degree days to end as cold front delivers chance of rain

    DENVER — A nine-day stretch of temperatures in the 90s — a record for September — will end Wednesday as a cold front moves through Denver and the Front Range. High temperatures will be about 86 degrees with morning sunshine, then a 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon continuing through the evening and into the Thursday morning commute. The mountains can expect increasing clouds with a good chance of rain and thunderstorms with highs ranging from […]

  • Denver braces for record ninth consecutive 90-degree day in September

    DENVER — A record streak of 90-degree days will reach nine on Tuesday with high temperatures expected to reach 92 degrees in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins with plenty of sunshine. The record high for Tuesday is 93 degrees set in 1895. The mountains can expect sunshine before skies turn partly cloudy and highs ranging from 65 to 80 degrees. During the eight-day heat wave, Denver has tied or broken high temperature readings on five of the days. On Sept. […]

  • September scorcher continues with eighth consecutive day of highs in 90s

    DENVER — The hot streak of high temperatures in the 90s will continue through at least Tuesday in Denver. Sunday’s high temperature of 93 degrees at Denver International Airport, the official recording station for the city, was the seventh consecutive day in the 90s. Temperatures again are expected in the 90s on Monday, which would set a record for consecutive 90-degree days in September. The high on Monday is expected to reach 92 degrees with sunshine across Denver, Boulder and […]

  • When Colorado’s fall colors are expected to peak

    DENVER — Colorado’s mountains are full of fall color now that it’s mid-September. To help plan your fall colors drive, we’ve put together a map of when colors are expected to peak. The colors will first start to change in the northern mountains – including places like Steamboat Springs and Rabbit Ears Pass. The colors are expected to peak around Sept. 15. Then the colors will start to move to the central and southern mountains. Places like Aspen, Telluride, Kenosha […]

  • Near-record heat with temperatures in 90s to continue into weekend

    DENVER — Near-record heat will continue through Saturday in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. Denver fell just short of tying a 117-year-old heat record on Wednesday by reaching a high of 93 degrees at Denver International Airport, the official reporting station for the city. On Monday, Denver reached 93 degrees, tying the record high previously set in 1998, 1994 and 1974. On Tuesday, Denver reached 93 degrees, breaking the previous record of 92 degrees set in 1951. On Thursday, the highs […]

  • Third consecutive day of record-high temperatures as late-summer heat wave continues

    DENVER — A third consecutive day of tying or breaking high temperatures is expected Wednesday in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. Temperatures will reach or surpass 94 degrees, the record high for Denver on Wednesday that was set in 1911. It will be sunny and dry with breezy conditions in the afternoon. The mountains can expect sunshine and temps ranging from 65 to 80. There will be gusty winds above treeline in the afternoon. On Monday, Denver reached 93 degrees, tying […]

  • Deadly Bells’ warning sign stolen

    PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. — Aspen-Sopris district rangers say someone stole the iconic “Deadly Bells” warning sign last summer. The sign was placed in a strategic location where hikers and climbers would see it on their approach. Before each climb of the Maroon Bells or Pyramid Peak I would read the sign as a sobering reminder of the dangers.  The sign’s bottom line message was clear and concise: “DO NOT ATTEMPT CLIMB IF NOT QUALIFIED”. Rangers say the sign was stolen […]

  • Record heat continues to grip Denver, Front Range

    DENVER — Abnormally warm weather will continue in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins on Tuesday. Denver reached 93 degrees on Monday, tying the record high previously set in 1998, 1994 and 1974. It could be another record-setting day on Tuesday with high approaching the record high of 92 degrees set in 1951 under abundant sunshine. The mountains can expect sunshine with a 10 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms and highs ranging from 65 to 80 degrees. On Wednesday, it’s expected […]

  • Dry conditions with near-record heat all week

    DENVER — A huge dome of high pressure will keep Denver and all of Colorado abnormally warm and dry all week. High temperatures will reach 89 degrees on Monday in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins with plenty of sunshine. The record high Monday is 93 degrees, set in 1998. The normal high for this time of year is 81 degrees. The mountains will also stay dry with highs ranging from 65 to 75 degrees. The rest of the will will […]