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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
  • Sunshine early, then threat for severe storms east of Interstate 25 corridor

    DENVER — There is an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms east of Interstate 25 on Friday, including along the Interstate 70 through Limon and Burlington and north to the Interstate 76 through Akron and Sterling. Those areas can expect damaging hail, tornadoes, 60 mph wind and lightning. In Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, expect some morning sun then clouds move in with a lunchtime shower possible followed by a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs will reach about 83 degrees. […]

  • Summer arrives with warmer temperatures; stormy by late weekend

    DENVER — Summer arrived in Colorado at 4:07 a.m. Thursday. There will be sunshine on Thursday across the Denver metro area and along the Front Range with a 10 percent chance of an afternoon dry, gusty thunderstorm. Highs will reach about 84 degrees. The mountains can expect sunshine with a 10 percent chance of an afternoon dry, gusty thunderstorm. Highs will be in the 60s, 70s and low 80s. Friday starts sunny with a 20 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms […]

  • Severe weather chances diminish; storms return by late weekend

    DENVER — After two days of severe weather that left destructive hail across the Denver metro area and the Front Range, things will be much calmer across the board on Wednesday. No hail is in the forecast. Expect sunshine with only a 10 percent chance of an afternoon thunderstorm with highs reaching 76 degrees. The mountains can expect sunshine with highs in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Thursday is totally dry with plenty of sunshine on the first day of […]

  • Another round of afternoon thunderstorms with hail is possible again

    DENVER — Fog and mist returned for the morning commute in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins on Tuesday. The fog will partially burn off by noon and some sun might break through. Then there will be a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms across the Front Range. The storms could occur after 5 p.m. There is a slight risk for those thunderstorms to turn severe similar to what happened Monday across the northern metro area. Hail is again likely […]

  • Chance for afternoon thunderstorms, highs in upper 70s

    DENVER — The weekend rainstorm associated with the remnants of Hurricane Bud is over and moving out of Colorado with a cold front set to move in on Monday afternoon. There will be fog and mist in the morning, then some sunshine followed by a 40 percent chance of afternoon rain and thunderstorms. Highs will reach about 78 degrees in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The mountains start partly sunny then there’s a 30 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms with highs in […]

  • Another round of 90s with gusty afternoon thunderstorms; weekend rain still on track

    DENVER — It  will be another day of smoky sunshine on Friday with a 20 percent chance of afternoon dry, gusty thunderstorms. High temperatures will reach the low 90s in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The mountains can expect smoky sunshine and a 20 percent chance of afternoon dry, gusty thunderstorms with highs in the 70s and 80s. The remnant moisture from Hurricane Bud plus a cold front from Canada delivers rain and thunderstorms in the mountains starting Saturday midday […]

  • Dry lightning possible along Front Range, in mountains, ramping up fire danger

    DENVER — There is a danger on Thursday for dry lightning and gusty wind from afternoon thunderstorms in the mountains and across the Front Range. The morning will start with smoky sunshine before the threat of afternoon storms. Highs stay hot in the low to mid-90s in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins with southwest winds of 10-30 mph. The mountains can expect smoky sunshine and a 20 percent chance of gusty thunderstorms with dry lightning. Highs will be in the […]

  • Fire restrictions in Colorado: Differences between the fire restriction stages

    DENVER — As warm, dry, and windy conditions continue in Colorado, wildfires have burned more than 25,000 acres across the state causing officials to issue fire restrictions. There are three stages of fire restrictions in Colorado with Stage 3 being a full closure of an area. This is a general fire restriction map and the best advice is for people to check ahead where they are specifically going because decisions are made on a local basis. Stage 1 Stage 1 […]

  • 90s return for 3 days with afternoon storm chances

    DENVER — There will be a three-day stretch of temperatures in the low to mid-90s with minimal chances of rain in Denver and along the Front Range. On Wednesday, there will be hazy, smoky sunshine with a 10 percent to 20 percent chance of an afternoon dry, gusty thunderstorm in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The most likely location for the thunderstorms is along the Palmer Divide and eastern Plains. High temperatures will reach about 92 degree. The mountains can […]

  • 80s Tuesday before 90s return; weekend rain possible

    DENVER — We’ll see highs in the mid 80s Tuesday in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins.  There will be hazy, smoky sunshine early before a 10 percent chance of  dry, gusty thunderstorms in the afternoon.  They are most likely over the Palmer Divide. The mountains can expect smoky sunshine and highs in the 60s, 70s and 80s.  Like along the Front Range, there will be a 10 percent chance of a dry, gusty thunderstorm in the afternoon. Highs surge into […]

  • Cold front delivers temporary relief Monday

    DENVER — A cold front arrives Monday, cutting high temperatures by 10 to 15 degrees across the Front Range.  The high temperature will be 84 in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins.  Denver hit 97 on Sunday — the hottest day of 2018 so far.  We’ll see lots of sunshine Monday and breezy conditions in the afternoon.  Fire danger remains high. The mountains will stay dry and sunny Monday with smokey conditions. It will be breezy during the afternoon.  Expect highs […]

  • Sunshine with near-record heat through the weekend for Denver, Front Range

    DENVER — There will be three more days of summer-like weather with highs in the mid- to upper 90s for Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. Temperatures have reached the 90s the past four days in Denver and along the Front Range. There were record-tying highs of 95 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver. The high temperature on Friday in Denver is expected to reach 95 degrees. The record is 98 degrees set in 1985. There will be sunshine and […]