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
  • Another hot day at 95 degrees; Cold front arrives Wednesday

    Another hot day Tuesday at 95 degrees in Denver, Boulder, Loveland and Fort Collins.  The record high is 99 set in 2013. The normal high right now is 87. We’ll start with sunshine and then watch for a 10% chance of afternoon dry, gusty t-storms. The Mountains start clear then watch for a 10% chance of afternoon dry, gusty t-storms.  Highs in the 70s and 80s. A cold front arrives on Wednesday-Thursday.  Highs in the mid 80s both days.  Each […]

  • Near record-tying heat expected Monday at 97 degrees

    DENVER — There will be near-record-tying heat on Monday in Denver at 97 degrees. The record is 97 degrees set in 1986. The air over Colorado is very dry. No thunderstorms are in the forecast. The mountain can expect sunny, dry conditions and highs in the 70s and 80s. The chance of afternoon thunderstorms returns on Tuesday. Highs drop to 93 degrees. A cold front slides across the Front Range on Wednesday and Thursday. As a result, highs drop into […]

  • Dry, gusty t-storms possible next two days; Scorcher on Sunday

    DENVER — Tempuratures will cool by about 5 degrees today, and in the afternoon dry, gusty thunderstorms will return.  Morning fog is also likely, then burning off by 10 a.m. I’m forecasting 88 in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins today.  Sunshine gives way to a 10-20% chance of afternoon dry, gusty t-storms. The Mountains start dry with a 10-20% of afternoon dry, gusty t-storms.  Highs 70s and 80s. Saturday is very similar.  Morning sunshine gives way to a 10-20% chance […]

  • 90s and dry today; Thunderstorms return Friday

    Hot and dry weather takes a firm hold today across Colorado.  The Monsoon remains on vacation. Front Range highs reach 92 today.  The normal high is 88. The Mountains reach the 70s and 80s.  No t-storms expected today. Friday starts sunny with a 10-20% chance of afternoon dry, gusty t-storms across the Front Range and Mountains. Saturday is similar.  Highs 85-90. Sunday looks totally dry.  High 90. Most of next week looks abnormally dry with only 10% chances of afternoon […]

  • Wednesday brings risk for severe weather again in northeastern Colorado

    DENVER — The Northeastern Plains of Colorado could get hit again this afternoon with damaging hail and tornadoes. We have issued a Pinpoint Weather Alert today to highlight the risk. The prime time for thunderstorms is 3 p.m.-6 p.m. in Sterling, I-76, Haxtun, Burlington, and Akron. Back in Denver, it’s similar to yesterday with sunshine and a small 10% risk of afternoon dry, gusty thunderstorms with highs near 90. Weather will be dry on Thursday, and mostly dry on Friday, […]

  • Monsoon remains on vacation; highs near 90 this week

    The Monsoon remains on vacation.  Only limited moisture remains across Colorado with small 10% chances of afternoon dry, gusty t-storms.  Otherwise sunshine. The exception is the far Eastern Plains of Colorado where there is an “Enhanced Risk” of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening.  Damaging hail possible.  Cities included are Limon, Akron, Sterling, Haxtun, and Burlington. Front Range highs reach 89 today.  Mountain highs in the 70s and 80s. A similar forecast plays out on Wednesday. Another 10% chance of afternoon dry, […]

  • Monsoon goes on Vacation; Warmer, drier this week

    The Monsoon takes a vacation this week.  That means lower chances of afternoon t-storms across Colorado. Expect sunshine today from the Mountains to the Plains with small 10% chances or less of afternoon t-storms. Highs reach 88 in Denver, Boulder, Loveland and Fort Collins.  The Mountains reach the 70s and 80s. Tuesday-Friday looks similar with sunshine and minimal 10% chances of afternoon t-storms.  Highs around 90. The normal high right now is 88. Saturday-Sunday start sunny with small 10% chances […]

  • Lower chance of rain today; Monsoon returns on Sunday

    The Monsoon surge we had yesterday is sliding out of Colorado.  Rain/t-storm chances today decrease to 30% in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. Highs reach 88 today across the Front Range. The Mountains can expect a 40% chance of rain/t-storms.  Highs in the 70s and 80s. Saturday starts sunny with a 40% chance of afternoon t-storms.  Highs around 85. The next surge of Monsoon moisture arrives on Sunday.  The chances of rain/t-storms increases to 50%.  It’s even higher in the […]

  • 70% chance of rain and thunderstorms this afternoon

    Thursday features the highest chance of rain all week as the Monsoon sends a plume of moisture across Colorado. The chance of rain and t-storms is 70 percent in Denver, Boulder, Loveland and Fort Collins.  We can expect highs around 84. The Mountains can expect a high chance for rain and thunderstorms by 11 a.m.; highs will hit the hit 70s and 80s. The main risks today are flash flooding, small hail, and lightning.  Any one thunderstorm could drop 1 […]

  • Rain chances increase with the Monsoon

    The next surge of Monsoon moisture arrives in Colorado’s mountains this afternoon and in Denver on Thursday-Friday.  This increases the chances for afternoon rain and thunderstorms. Expect sunshine this morning across the Front Range then clouds increase with a 30% chance of rain/storms this afternoon.  Highs around 90. The Mountains start partly cloudy then rain/t-storms chances increase to 40%.  Highs in the 70s and 80s.  Heavy rain, small hail and lightning possible. Thursday and Friday feature 60% chances of rain/t-storms […]

  • Tuesday will be hotter and drier along the Front Range, but moisture will arrive later in the week

    DENVER — Tuesday will be hotter and drier than Monday across Colorado. We’re in-between monsoon surges, so the chance of afternoon thunderstorms is low today at 10-20%. Highs Tuesday will reach near 93 in Denver, Boulder, Loveland and Fort Collins.  Mountain highs will be in the 70s and 80s. The chances for afternoon thunderstorms increases to 30% on Wednesday. A medium-sized surge of monsoon moisture will arrive Thursday and Friday.  This increases the chances of afternoon rain and thunderstorms to […]

  • The Front Range will see a few thunderstorms today, with monsoon moisture surging Thursday

    DENVER — Sunday’s monsoon moisture surge will slowly move away Monday. The overall chance for afternoon thunderstorms will be lowered to 20-30% across the mountains and Front Range. Highs will reach 88 in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins.  The mountains will stay in the 70s and 80s. Tuesday looks similar with a 20% chance of afternoon thunderstorms. The next surge of monsoon moisture will arrive on Thursday and could trickle into Friday.  This increases the chances for rain and t-storms […]

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