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
  • Big warm-up ahead of Easter storm system

    DENVER — Fantastic Friday Forecast.  Expect sunshine today and highs around 74 across the Front Range. The mountains stay dry and sunny with highs in the 50s and 60s. Saturday looks equally as nice except with the addition of wave cloudiness as highs almost reach 80 across the Front Range. A storm system moves in on Easter.  But, the arrival of rain is slightly delayed, which could result in a dry Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks. I’m forecasting a […]

  • Turning windy this afternoon; Rain moves in for Easter

    DENVER — We have a slight chance for rain this morning then turning drier and sunny.  But, strong north winds 25-40 mph develop midday into afternoon across the Front Range and especially the Eastern Plains. The mountains can expect partly cloudy to sunny skies by lunch into afternoon with highs in the 40s and 50s. Friday looks spectacular, sunny and warm with low 70s. Saturday is even warmer near 80.  Skies start sunny then turn mostly cloudy with mountain wave […]

  • System splits around Colorado on Wednesday; next storm lined up for Easter

    DENVER — A storm system on Wednesday split and weakened upon arrival in Colorado. There’s only a 20% chance of a rain or a thunderstorm in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins with highs about 58 degrees. The mountains can expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with 1 inch of snow accumulation possible on the higher peaks. Highs will be in the 40s. Thursday looks windy across the Front Range and especially the eastern Plains with leftover rain showers at times. […]

  • Slight chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon; Two storm systems lined-up

    DENVER — There are two storm systems lined-up over the next 7 days.  The first arrives on Wednesday and the second arrives on Easter. Today we’ll start sunny across the Front Range then watch for a 20% chance of rain/thunderstorms this afternoon.  High 69. The Mountains start dry with a 30% chance of rain/snow in the afternoon.  Highs in the 40s and 50s. On Wednesday, rain/t-storms chances increase to 30% across the Front Range.  Highs drop into the 50s. The […]

  • Highs reach the 70s with two storm systems lined-up

    DENVER — High temps reach the low 70s today in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins.  We’ll start sunny then a big mountain wave cloud settles in blocking some sunshine. The mountains go partly cloudy.  The exception is the Northern Mountains where a 50% chance of rain/snow.  Highs 40s and 50s. There are two storm systems lined-up. The first arrives Wednesday with a good chance for rain/snow.  Mostly rain along Interstate 25 with snow above 6,000 feet.  Highs drop into the […]

  • Spring temps this weekend in the 60s; small chances for rain showers

    DENVER — High temps reach 69 degrees today in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins.  Skies stay partly to mostly cloudy. The Rockies home opener is perfect for baseball. It’ll be 67 degrees at first pitch,  68 degrees for the seventh inning stretch and about 66 for the last out. The mountains today stay partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the 40s and 50s and a slight chance for a rain/snow shower this afternoon. Saturday starts dry then we’ll watch […]

  • Temperatures surge into the 60s; small chances for rain this weekend

    DENVER — Temperatures surge into the mid 60s today in Denver, Boulder, Loveland and Fort Collins.  We’ll start with sunshine then turn partly cloudy this afternoon. The mountains start sunny then turn cloudy with highs in the 40s and 50s.  The snowmelt starts in the mountain valleys. Friday looks even warmer near 70 across the Front Range with partly cloudy skies.  I’m also including a 10 percent chance of a rain shower late in the day. The mountains could see […]

  • Spring storm system delivers a chance afternoon rain Wednesday with mild temperatures

    DENVER — The best chance of rain all week will occur on Wednesday with a storm system moving in. High temperatures will be in the mid-50s on Wednesday with a 40 percent to 50 percent chance of scattered showers and storms across the Front Range. The mountains can expect 1-2 inches of snow on the higher peaks. Rain showers could mix in at lower elevations with highs in the 30s and 40s. Thursday will be drier and warmer with high […]

  • Spring storm system moving in with rain chances on Tuesday, Wednesday

    DENVER — The leading edge of the next storm system pushes moisture into Colorado on Tuesday. We’ll see a 20 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms this afternoon in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins with a high around 58. The mountains can expect rain/snow with an inch of accumulation on the high peaks and highs in the 30s and 40s. The main part of the storm system arrives on Wednesday with a 60 percent chance of rain showers across the […]

  • Springtime weather this week with mild temps and two chances for rain

    DENVER — We’re in for a spring-like week with mild temps and a couple chances for rain showers. We’ll have sunshine and highs around 58 in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins on Monday while the mountains can expect sunshine turning partly cloudy, highs in the 30s and 40s. A small storm system moves through Tuesday-Wednesday.  The mountains will see rain/snow, 1-3 inches of accumulation over the high peaks. Across the Front Range, there will be a 20 percent chance of afternoon […]

  • Fog, rain and then accumulating snow likely next 24 hours

    DENVER — After a few days of warm weather, changes have arrived today with fog and drizzle likely this morning across the Front Range for the morning drive. Then we’ll see rain showers this afternoon and possibly a thunderstorm. The rain changes to snow after 6 p.m. tonight and continues into Saturday morning.  It changes to snow much earlier in the foothills and across the Palmer Divide. Here’s what we’re forecasting for accumulation by noon on Saturday: Denver: 1-3 inches […]

  • Remaining warm today at 67 degrees then rain and snow Friday-Saturday

    DENVER — Temps stay warm today at 67 in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. We’ll see morning sunshine then turning cloudy with a 20% chance of an afternoon rain/t-storm. The Mountains stay mild in the 40s, 50s, and low 60s with morning sun then cloudy afternoon skies. Snow is likely in the Mountains on Friday, 1-4″ accumulation, highs in the 30s. The Front Range can expect a good chance for rain showers.  It changes to snow late Friday into Saturday […]

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