Pinpoint Weather Alert Day: Snow moves in Wednesday night

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

Recent Articles
  • Rain, snow arrive for evening commute, lasts into Thursday morning

    DENVER — The morning commute was dry Wednesday, but it won’t be in the evening. There will be an earlier start to the precipitation in Denver, about 5 p.m. A Pinpoint Weather Alert Day has been issued for Wednesday and Thursday. The snow could start earlier, about 3 p.m., in the foothills, including Boulder, Evergreen, Fort Collins, Estes Park and Douglas County. A wintry mix in Denver turns to all snow by 9 p.m. Snow continues all night then tapers […]

  • Windy and mild with snow on track for Wednesday night into Thursday morning

    DENVER — Wind remains strong Tuesday over the mountains, with gusts of 30-70 mph above treeline. A small piece of that wind will affect the Front Range during the afternoon with gusts of 15-30 mph. It will be a warming, downsloping wind. Denver will be sunny to partly cloudy with a high of 62 degrees. It will be breezy in the afternoon. The mountains will have lingering snow showers, then sunshine. It will be windy with highs in the 20s […]

  • Another round of mountain snow, gusty winds in foothills, Denver

    DENVER — A second round of snow hits the mountains on Monday, sending gusty wind down through the foothills and into Denver. Wind gusts will range from 15-50 mph across the Front Range, 20-60 mph in the foothills and 40-80 mph above treeline. New snow accumulation of 2-6 inches is possible in the central and northern  mountains on Monday. That includes Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Loveland, Arapahoe Basin, Winter Park, Longs Peak, Cameron Pass, Steamboat Springs and Vail. It will be […]

  • 2 shots of mountain snow and wind for Front Range this weekend

    DENVER — There are two shots of mountain snow coming on Friday, then on Sunday and Monday. Snow overspreads the mountains on Friday with gusty wind of 30-70 mph. There will be 1-2 inches of accumulation at the ski areas and across the high peaks. Highs will be in the 30s and 40s. In Denver, it will go from sunshine to partly cloudy skies with breezy west winds of 15-30 mph on Friday afternoon. There’s a 20% chance of an […]

  • Abnormally warm at 80 degrees before wind and mountain snow

    DENVER– Red flag warnings blanket Colorado on Thursday, causing high wildfire danger. Gusty winds, dry conditions and abnormally warm temperatures are likely. Highs will reach 80 degrees in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins with partly cloudy skies. The mountains turn gusty Thursday afternoon with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 40s, 50s and 60s. It will be dry and partly cloudy with a cold front arriving late in the Broncos game, causing temperatures to cool quickly late. Temperatures start […]

  • Temperatures heat back up before 2 cold fronts hit with mountain snow

    DENVER — Temperatures warm back up Wednesday by 15 or more degrees to a high of 75 in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The normal high for this time of year is 65 degrees. There will be lots of sunshine on Wednesday. The mountains can expect sunny to partly cloudy skies with highs in the 40s and 50s. Wildfire danger goes up Thursday. Wind speeds increase and temperatures reach 80 degrees across the Front Range. Temperatures will be in the […]

  • 15 degrees cooler Tuesday; snow and wind arrive in the mountains this weekend

    DENVER– Temperatures will be about 15 degrees cooler Tuesday behind a dry cold front. It will be 61 degrees in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins with sunshine.  The golden days of October roll on. The mountains stay dry and sunny, with highs in the 30s and 40s. Broncos Game Thursday: 80 degrees for the high with temperatures falling to the 70s during the game.  It will be in the 60s by the second half, with partly cloudy skies and dry […]

  • Warm most of this week then 2 weekend cold fronts and mountain snow

    DENVER– The Golden Days of October roll on most of this week with dry, sunny days.  The focus this week will be on two cold fronts for the upcoming weekend. Expect sunshine on Monday in Denver, Boulder, Loveland and Fort Collins.  It will be warm, with highs around 75 degrees. The mountains look sunny and dry Monday with high wildfire danger.  Highs will be in the 40s and 50s.  It will be windy above treeline with gusts  20-45 miles per […]

  • Warm Wednesday followed by cold front bringing 50-degree temperature drop, snow

    DENVER — Highs Wednesday will push 80 degrees, causing high wildfire danger before a strong cold front hits about 6 p.m. The front will bring gusty 40 mph winds across the Front Range.  Light snow will follow overnight. A Pinpoint Weather Alert Day has been issued for Thursday. Temperatures will drop like a rock overnight. A freeze warning goes into effect overnight with lows in the low 20s for Denver, Boulder, Loveland and Fort Collins. Related: Where will this big […]

  • Abnormally warm before 50-degree temperature drop with snow on Thursday

    DENVER — It will be abnormally warm Tuesday and Wednesday across the Front Range at 80 degrees with sunshine. The normal high this time of year is 69 degrees. Record highs are between 85 and 90 degrees. A cold front arrives Wednesday night with gusty wind, causing temperatures to drop like a rock. A Pinpoint Weather Alert Day has been issued for Thursday. The Denver temperature will fall from 80 degrees on Wednesday into the 20s on Thursday. That’s a […]

  • Sunny and dry ahead of 50-degree temperature drop, hard freeze, possible snow

    DENVER — It will be warm and dry the next few days with highs of 75 to 80 degrees in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. A strong cold front arrives Wednesday night with a 50-degree temperature drop and hard freeze. Snow will develop first in the mountains, then in the foothills and across the Front Range. Snow continues off and on Thursday with 0-3 inches of accumulation and plenty of melting in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The average first […]

  • Abnormally warm and windy with high wildfire danger

    It will be abnormally warm and windy across Colorado Friday, causing a high wildfire danger. Downslope winds warm Denver’s high to 80 degrees.  The normal high is 70 degrees.  Winds may gust 15-35 miles per hour this afternoon.  Skies will go from sunny to partly cloudy. The mountains start sunny, then turn cloudy with a 10% chance of a rain/snow shower and turning windy.  Gusts 25-60 miles per hour above treeline.  High wildfire danger.  Highs will be in the 50s […]

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