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
  • Rain mixes with snow bringing light accumulations to parts of Colorado

    DENVER– Expect a rain/snow mix across Northern Colorado for the morning rush. It will move into Denver by 9-10 a.m.  It then transitions to mostly snow in the afternoon and into the evening rush hour.  1 inch or less accumulation is possible. Snow tapers off tonight.  Temperatures will be in the 30s to around 40 degrees early. The mountains can expect 1-6 inches of accumulation today.  Snow ends tonight.  Highs in the 20s and 30s. It will be dry on […]

  • Dry and mild before snow on Thursday

    DENVER — It will start cloudy, then turn sunny across Denver and the Front Range into Wednesday afternoon. Mild high temperatures of about 47 degrees. The mountains go partly to mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. The better chance of snow arrives Wednesday night and through Thursday. Highs on Wednesday will be in the 20s, 30s and 40s. The next storm system arrives Wednesday night in the mountains. It’s a warmer storm system (Pacific origin), weaker and lacks upslope across […]

  • Another mild, dry day ahead of snow on Thursday

    DENVER — Gusty, downslope winds continue Tuesday morning on the west side of Denver, including Highway 93, the Indian Peaks, Rocky Mountain National Park, Eisenhower Tunnel, Berthoud Pass, Winter Park and Cameron Pass. Gusts will be 30-70 mph. A few snow showers are possible, with 1 inch or less of accumulation. That downslope wind warms Denver’s high temperature to 49 degrees with sunny skies. It will go from sunshine to cloudy skies on Wednesday as the next Pacific storm system […]

  • Dry and mild ahead of snow on Thursday

    DENVER — Sunshine takes hold the next couple days in Denver, Boulder, Loveland and Fort Collins. Highs Monday reach 49 degrees. The mountains stay breezy with sunshine on Monday and highs in the 20s and 30s. Watch for a quick-hitting inch of snow overnight into early Tuesday in the central and northern mountains. It moves away by midday Tuesday. This includes Eldora, Steamboat Springs, Longs Peak, Winter Park, Loveland and possibly Breckenridge. The next storm system arrives Wednesday night and […]

  • Forecast: Dense fog, snow and strong winds arrive for the weekend

    DENVER– The next storm system moves into Colorado today.  Three items to watch: 1)Fog, 2)Snow, 3)Wind. Today will start with dense fog in Denver until 9 a.m., then it burns away around noon.  It will be partly cloudy this afternoon with a high of 38 degrees.  A chance of snow hits tonight across the Front Range.  1 inch or less of accumulation. Snow increases in the mountains midday into the afternoon.  It continues tonight into Saturday morning before tapering off […]

  • Foggy Thanksgiving; Wind and snow coming Friday and Saturday

    DENVER — Happy Thanksgiving! Expect fog across most of the Front Range then it will turn partly cloudy this afternoon.  Highs around 38 degrees in Denver, Boulder, Loveland and Fort Collins. The mountains stay partly to mostly cloudy with a few snow showers.  This is part of a smaller storm system that is moving through southern Colorado and New Mexico with rain and snow.  The heaviest snow accumulations stay in the San Juan Mountains and Sangre’s, 6-12 inches. Raton Pass […]

  • 2 more storm systems take aim at Colorado; heavy snow expected in some mountain communities

    DENVER — Temperatures started cold Wednesday morning in the single digits with clear skies. The Front Range stays sunny early, then turns partly cloudy Wednesday afternoon, with a high of 25 degrees. If you have to travel Interstate 70 or any mountain corridor, please know that more snow is coming. The mountains start sunny then turn cloudy as the first of two different storm systems approaches from the south. Southern Colorado will get the most snow from this first storm. […]

  • Forecast: Snow continues then tapers off this afternoon; Pinpoint Weather Alert Day

    DENVER– Heavy snow continues this morning then gradually turns lighter around noon and tapers off this afternoon. An additional 4-6 inches of accumulation this morning across the Front Range and Eastern Plains. Blizzard Warnings are in effect for the Eastern Plains and parts of the Palmer Divide including Castle Rock until 5 p.m.  It has little to do with snow totals, but rather wind and low visibility. The mountains have snow this morning then it will taper off this afternoon.  […]

  • Snowstorm on track with bullseye setting up in northern Colorado; Pinpoint Weather Alert Day

    DENVER– Snow is still on track for Denver and the Front Range tonight. There are three different storm systems this week.  The first one delivers the most impact to Denver. It will be a dry start, with sunny skies this morning. Snow develops by 2 p.m. in Fort Collins (Northern Colorado).  It doesn’t arrive in Denver until the evening rush hour. Snow intensifies toward midnight and stays moderate to heavy through the morning rush hour Tuesday. Snow tapers off around […]

  • Snowstorm on track with bullseye setting up in northern Colorado; Pinpoint Weather Alert Day

    DENVER– Snow is still on track for Denver and the Front Range tonight. There are three different storm systems this week.  The first one delivers the most impact to Denver. It will be a dry start, with sunny skies this morning. Snow develops by 2 p.m. in Fort Collins (Northern Colorado).  It doesn’t arrive in Denver until the evening rush hour. Snow intensifies toward midnight and stays moderate to heavy through the morning rush hour Tuesday. Snow tapers off around […]

  • Snow tapers off ahead of sunshine for Friday afternoon

    DENVER– Snow is likely for the morning rush hour then it tapers-off toward the afternoon.  Sunshine breaks through this afternoon.  It will be dry for the evening rush hour. An additional 1-2 inches of snow accumulation this morning in Denver, Boulder, Castle Rock, Aurora, Greeley, Loveland and Fort Collins. We issued a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day specifically for this morning’s rush hour. Front Range highs will be in the 30s and 40s. The mountains can expect morning snow then it […]

  • Freezing drizzle ahead of light snow for afternoon commute; Pinpoint Weather Alert Day

    DENVER — The second storm system moves in Thursday. It’s the colder of the systems. Snow levels were high Wednesday but will fall Thursday. A Pinpoint Weather Alert Day has been issued for Denver and the Front Range. Watch for freezing drizzle and freezing fog in the morning across the Front Range, then light snow in the afternoon through the commute. Expect up to 1 inch of snow accumulation. The mountains can expect mostly snow (temperatures are colder now) on […]

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