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
  • Forecast: Rain mixes with snow in Denver, little to no accumulation expected

    DENVER– We have a chance for rain/snow today in Denver, Boulder, Loveland and Fort Collins.  Timeline: 11 a.m. to 6 .p.m. 1 inch or less accumulation for the Front Range.  1-4 inches for the Foothills and Mountains. It’s been 30 days since our last measurable snowfall in Denver.  We are tied for the least snowy January on record with 2003 and 1947. Dry on Tuesday. Next storm system arrives Wednesday-Thursday with another 1-4 inches of Mountain snow and a 30% […]

  • Friday Forecast: Warm, dry weekend in Denver; Mountain snow arrives tonight

    DENVER– We have a temporary dry break in the mountains before the next round of snow arrives tonight into Saturday morning.  1-3 inches of accumulation. We’re forecasting a dry Friday in Denver, Boulder, Loveland and Fort Collins.  Mild, with highs around 50. Saturday and Sunday are dry for the Front Range.  Temperatures stay abnormally warm with highs in the mid-50s.  The western suburbs could approach 60 degrees.  The normal high right now is 44 degrees. Snow in the Mountains tapers off […]

  • Powder day in the Mountains; Dry streak continues in Denver

    DENVER– Today is a powder day!  4-10 inches of snow fell overnight.  Snow continues in the mountains today with another 2-6 inches of accumulation at the ski areas. Denver and the Front Range stays dry today with sunshine and a slightly cooler high of 46. The mountains turn drier on Friday before snow returns Friday night into Saturday morning.  Another 1-4 inches of accumulation.  Highs in the 20s. Dry in Denver and the Front Range on Saturday and Sunday.  Abnormally […]

  • Forecast: Still no snow in Denver, highs in the 50s; Mountain snow continues

    DENVER–  Off and on mountain snow continues today and Thursday before ending.  An additional 2-6 inches of accumulation.  Highs in the 20s. Dry in Denver and across the Front Range through Friday.  Highs around 50 degrees. You might also notice bad air quality today across the Front Range.  An Air Quality Advisory is in effect today.  Pollution levels are expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups. Saturday-Sunday look dry in Denver, Boulder, Loveland and Fort Collins.  Highs in the mid-50s. […]

  • Forecast: Mild and dry January continues in Denver; Snow in the mountains

    DENVER– There will be on and off mountain snow today, Wednesday and very light on Thursday.  3-8 inches of accumulation. Mostly dry in Denver and across the Front Range today, Wednesday and Thursday.  Cloudy skies today then partly cloudy Wednesday.  Highs near 50 each day. Sunshine returns Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Denver.  Highs mid-50s. A brief snow shower possible in the mountains on Saturday.  Dry on Sunday.  Highs in the 20s. It’s been 23 days since our last […]

  • Forecast: 50 degree streak this week; mountain snow Tuesday and Wednesday

    DENVER– It will be dry and mild today in Denver at 50 degrees. Clouds increase this afternoon ahead of the next storm system. It will be dry today in the mountains with highs in the 20s, 30s and 40s.  Light snow develops overnight and continues on Tuesday and Wednesday before ending. 2-6 inches of grand total accumulation between Tuesday and Wednesday in the Central and Northern Mountains.  Highs drop into the teens and 20s. 3-8 inches of accumulation in the […]

  • Pinpoint Weather Alert Day: 60 mph gusts hit Denver this afternoon, snow and strong winds in the mountains

    DENVER– High Wind Warnings go in effect at 1 p.m. today for all of Denver, the Front Range, Foothills, Divide and Eastern Plains.  Front Range gusts will range from 25-60 mph.  Foothills and Divide from 50-90 mph.  Winds decrease Saturday morning. Today is a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day for the wind.  Tie down patio furniture and trash cans.  DIA could experience flight delays this afternoon. The Front Range stays mostly dry today with the exception of a flurry.  Highs low […]

  • Forecast: Calm before the storm; 50 MPH wind gusts hit Denver on Friday; Mountain snow likely

    DENVER– Gusty wind continues today across the Palmer Divide including Parker, Castle Rock and Monument (gusts to 45mph). Otherwise we’ll see sunny to mostly cloudy skies and high temperatures at 47 degrees across the Front Range. The mountains stay mostly dry today (except for the Southern Mountains) with partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy conditions.  Highs in the teens, 20s and 30s. Light snow develops in the Central and Northern Mountains tonight and intensifies overnight into Friday.  3-8 inches […]

  • Forecast: Another mild day in Denver; High winds and mountain snow arrive Friday

    DENVER– It will be mild, with high temperatures at 50 degrees today in Denver, Boulder, Loveland and Fort Collins. It will be windy with a few snow showers this morning in the Central and Northern Mountains.  Highs will be in the teens and 20s. There will be one inch or less of snow accumulation. After this round of snow, it will be dry until the next storm system arrives on Thursday night into Friday. Snow and very windy on Friday […]

  • Forecast: 50 degrees in Denver; Two more rounds of mountain snow

    DENVER– Two more rounds of mountain snow are in the forecast.  The first arrives tonight into Wednesday, and the second round arrives Thursday-Friday.  The second storm system is the larger of the two. It will be dry and breezy today in Denver with highs around 50 degrees. The mountains start dry and windy today, then snow arrives tonight into Wednesday morning, bringing 1-4 inches of accumulation.  Highs will be in the teens and 20s. It will be dry in Denver […]

  • Dry week in Denver; 3 rounds of mountain snow

    DENVER– Snow continues in the mountains today with an additional 2-6 inches of accumulation.  There are 3 rounds of total mountain snow this week (Today + TUE/WED + THR/FRI).  Temperatures will be in the single digits and teens. Dry in Denver with highs around 44 degrees, sunshine. A break in mountain snow occurs early Tuesday followed by the next round of snow Tuesday night into Wednesday.  2-6 inches of accumulation. The third round of snow arrives Thursday night into Friday.  […]

  • Forecast: Colder with highs in the 30s today in Denver; 3-days of mountain snow lined-up

    DENVER– We have a slight 10-20% chance of a snow shower this morning.  Then skies with gradually clear (again).  Colder, with highs in the 30s across the Front Range. The mountains have a few leftover snow showers, 1 inch or less of accumulation.  Colder, with highs in the single digits and teens. Dry on Saturday in Denver.  Highs in the 40s. The mountains start dry on Saturday then the next storm system pushes snow in by afternoon/night.  That snow continues […]

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