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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
  • Thunderstorms with lightning, hail and heavy rainfall possible across Front Range, Plains

    DENVER — A cold front moves into Colorado on Tuesday along with a small surge of monsoon moisture. The result is a higher chance for afternoon thunderstorms with lightning, hail and heavy rainfall. Highs will be about 88 degrees in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The primary threat window for the Front Range is from 3 p.m to 8 p.m. The mountains start sunny, then a higher chance of thunderstorms develop in the afternoon. Highs will be from 75 to […]

  • Drier conditions move in after much-needed rain; surge of moisture on Tuesday

    DENVER — Expect dense fog on Monday morning in the wake of Sunday’s beneficial rainfall. Sunshine will break through in the afternoon along with a 10 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Highs will reach about 86 degrees along the Front Range. The mountains can expect morning sunshine and then isolated afternoon thunderstorms. Highs will range from 75 to 90 degrees. The southern mountains have a better chance for afternoon rain and thunderstorms. On Tuesday, a cold front and surge of […]

  • Temperatures stay in the 80s; monsoon moisture returns Sunday

    DENVER — The chance of thunderstorms on Friday is lower except in the southern mountains of Colorado. There’s a 10 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. Otherwise, there will be sunshine with a high of 87 degrees. The central and northern mountains can expect morning sun and isolated afternoon thunderstorms with highs ranging from 75 to 90 degrees. Saturday looks mostly dry and warmer across the Front Range as temperatures climb to the mid-90s. A […]

  • Cooler temperatures, return of rain, thunderstorms to Front Range

    DENVER — Thursday is the best chance of rain and thunderstorms this week in Denver and along the Front Range. The combination of a cold front and a surge of monsoon moisture will increase the rain chances. The day will start with sunshine, then there’s a 40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Heavy rainfall is possible. Highs will slip to the upper 80s along the Front Range with mountain highs ranging from 75 […]

  • Summer scorcher continues ahead of monsoon moisture

    DENVER — Expect another hot day on Wednesday with highs reaching 96 degrees in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The record high in Denver is 102 degrees set in 1954. Skies will stay mostly sunny. The mountains start sunny, then isolated thunderstorms develop and move in reverse from east to west instead of west to east. Highs will range from 75 to 95 degrees. Two pushes of monsoon moisture move in later in the week. The first small push is […]

  • Scorching temperatures continue ahead of 2 pushes of monsoon moisture

    DENVER — Expect another scorcher on Tuesday with highs reaching 98 degrees in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The record high for Denver is 102 degrees set in 2016. Skies will stay sunny across the Front Range. The mountains start sunny then a 20 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Highs will range from 75 to 95 degrees. Wednesday looks hot again at 95 across the Front Range. There are two pushes of monsoon moisture later in the week. The first […]

  • Sunny, hot conditions with near-record highs; chance of thunderstorms later in week

    DENVER — Expect another scorcher on Monday in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins with lots of sunshine, dry conditions and highs pushing toward 97 degrees. The record for Denver is 98 degrees set in 1989 and 1903. On Sunday, the high reached 98 degrees. The mountains can expect dry conditions with just a slight 10% chance of afternoon t-storms.  Highs 75-90. The best chances for afternoon monsoon-induced thunderstorms across the Front Range and in the mountains is Thursday and Friday […]

  • Good chance of rain, thunderstorms today for the mountains and Front Range

    A small surge of Monsoon moisture is en route to Colorado.  Today is our best chance of actual rain in the next 7 days.  We’ll also see thunderstorms mixed in.  Highs reach 85 in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins.  The best chance of rain is 2pm-10pm. The Mountains have Flash Flood Watches for parts of the southern mountains including the Spring Creek Fire zone.  I’m forecasting a high chance (60%) of rain and thunderstorms today in the Central and Southern Mountains.  […]

  • Cooler Wednesday with a chance of thunderstorms in afternoon, evening

    DENVER — Happy Fourth of July! High temperatures will drop about 10 degrees Wednesday. The forecast high is 88 in Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. Denver hit 99 degrees Tuesday. Skies start with smoky sunshine before a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The mountains will also begin the day with sunshine, followed by isolated afternoon thunderstorms. Highs will be between 75 and 90 degrees. A small surge of monsoon moisture arrives Thursday. There will […]

  • Mid 90s Tuesday, cold front arrives for Fourth of July

    DENVER — Tuesday will be another hot, smoky day.  Expect a high of 94 in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins with smoky sunshine and a 10 percent chance of a dry, gusty thunderstorm in the afternoon. The mountains can also expect smoky sunshine with a 10 percent chance of dry, gusty storms.  Highs will be between 75 and 90 degrees. A cold front moves into Colorado on Wednesday for the Fourth of July.  The morning will be dry, followed by […]

  • The day two Nolan’s 14 fastest known times fell

    SAWATCH MOUNTAIN RANGE, COLORADO – The date was June 29, 2018.  That’s when two men traveling on foot in opposite directions finished Nolan’s 14 beating all Fastest Known Times (FKT’s). Each covered roughly 100 miles over 14 fourteeners in under 60 hours. Joe Grant, an ultrarunner from Gold Hill, traveled unsupported north to south (N-S) starting at the Leadville Fish Hatchery at the base of Mount Massive and finishing 49 hours and 38 minutes later at Blank Cabin at the […]

  • Hot, dry weather returns; cold front arrives on Fourth of July

    DENVER — Expect a hot, dry Monday in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins with smoky sunshine.  Most of the smoke is from the Weston Pass wildfire.  The high temperature will be 93.  The record is 101, set in 2012. The mountains will have a hot, dry and smoky Monday with highs between 75 and 90 degrees.  Light morning winds will turn gusty during the afternoon with speeds of 25 to 35 mph. Tuesday will also be hot and dry with […]