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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
  • Warm before the storm: 60 degrees on Friday, snow arrives Saturday

    DENVER — There will a mix of sunshine and a giant wave mountain wave cloud on Friday across the Front Range with highs reaching the low 60s in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. It will be breezy west of Denver as a Canadian cold front makes its way toward Colorado. The mountains stay dry on Friday with partly sunny skies and gusty winds above treeline at 15-60 mph. Highs will be in the 30s and 40s. Snow arrives on Saturday […]

  • Another day in the 60s; snow still on track to arrive on Saturday

    DENVER — It will be another warm day on Thursday with highs reaching 60 degrees in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. There will be plentiful sunshine with breezy conditions west of Denver with a downslope wind. The mountains stay sunny on Thursday with breezy conditions above treeline with highs in the 30s and 40s. It will be the same on Friday. A mountain wave cloud sets up on Friday over the Front Range with highs again reaching near 60 degrees. […]

  • Highs pushing to near 60 degrees before snow hits on Saturday

    DENVER — It will be smooth sailing through Friday with highs near 60 degrees in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins on Wednesday before a Canadian cold front arrives Saturday. The mountains will be sunny on Wednesday with highs in the 30s. Conditions stay dry through Friday. On Saturday morning, the cold front appears to stall for a few hours between Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Fort Collins. Then it drops into Boulder and Denver with colder temperatures and snow accumulation. Expect 1-3 […]

  • Smooth sailing until Saturday when a chance of snow arrives

    DENVER — It will be smooth sailing along the Front Range until Saturday, when the next chance of snow arrives. It will be cold during the morning commute on Tuesday before sunshine breaks out and a light wind kicks up in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. Highs will reach about 47 degrees. The mountains stay dry on Tuesday with sunshine and highs in the 20s and 30s. Temperatures climb into the 50s on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday across the Front […]

  • Light snow early Monday before clearing, return of sunshine

    DENVER — A wave of snow moved through the Denver metro area overnight Monday, dropping a quick inch of accumulation on roadways. There will be lingering snow for the morning commute before conditions turn sunny by lunch. High will only be in the 20s. There will be a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day for the morning commute. Snow totals have ranged from 2 inches at Denver International Airport to 3 inches in downtown Denver to 4 inches in Lakewood and Fort Collins […]

  • Colorado couple finishes all 11ers, 12ers, 13ers, and 14ers

    Alyson and John Kirk just completed all the 11,000-foot peaks in Colorado.  They have now summited all 1781 peaks in Colorado above 11,000′.  They join a very small group including Ken Nolan and Teresa Gergen.  (This is an update to the video) What’s next for them?  They told me about their brand new “Kirk Project” to summit all 2122 peaks above 12,000 feet in the contiguous United States.   They’ve already climbed 1427 so far with most of the remaining […]

  • Highs Saturday in the low 50s, then snow and cold return for Veterans Day

    DENVER –It will be very windy overnight Friday into Saturday morning in the mountains. Saturday starts with a big mountain wave cloud across the Front Range blocking the sun and there will be windy conditions. Highs warm into the mid-50s across the Front Range. A Canadian cold front will move in Sunday into Monday morning. Snow starts first in Fort Collins by 5 a.m., then drops south across the Front Range into Denver. Temperatures stay in the 20s on Sunday with […]

  • Morning fog, flurries then sunshine; next snow arrives Sunday

    DENVER — There is a 10 percent chance of snow showers for the morning commute with fog before skies turn sunny about noon and into the afternoon. High temperatures on Thursday will only reach about 37 degrees in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The central and northern mountains can expect a 10 percent chance of snow showers, otherwise there will be sunshine with highs in the 20s and 30s. It will be drier on Friday across the board with sunshine […]

  • Chance of snow for Front Range on Wednesday night into Thursday morning

    DENVER — It will start foggy on Wednesday across the Front Range, then turn partly to mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. High temperatures will top out about 42 degrees. The eastern Plains will be under a winter weather advisory from 5 p.m. Wednesday through 9 a.m. Thursday for 2-6 inches of accumulating snow. This includes Wray, Julesburg, Holyoke, Haxtun and Last Chance. The central and northern mountains stay partly cloudy on Wednesday with a 20 percent […]

  • Dry Election Day along Front Range; morning snow possible Thursday

    DENVER — Expect dry conditions on Election day in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins with sunshine and highs about 50 degrees. The central and northern mountains can expect a 40 percent chance of snow showers, breezy conditions and highs in the 20s. A different story unfolds on Wednesday and Thursday for the Front Range. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow on Wednesday, then 1 inch of accumulation from Wednesday night and the Thursday morning commute. This includes Denver, Highlands […]

  • Big mountain snow; dry and breezy across the Front Range

    DENVER — The Colorado high country is getting pounded with snow on Monday. Grand totals of 2 feet have fallen at Breckenridge, Loveland, Arapahoe Basin and Vail since Friday. The snow will continue through lunch with another 1-6 inches accompanied by Wind gusts of 30-65 mph. It will be dry across the Front Range, including Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The Front Range is on the dry downslope side of the mountain snow event. It will still be windy with […]

  • More wind for the Front Range as mountains get hit with snow

    DENVER — It will be a snowy, windy weekend in the central and northern mountains. The Front Range stays downwind of the storm system with light rain and snow on Saturday and wind. It will be cloudy on Sunday with rain showers late. Expect light snow in the central and northern mountains on Friday with 30-75 mph gusts above treeline. A heavy shot of snow arrives Friday night into Saturday with totals ranging from 4-12 inches. A winter weather advisory […]