Pinpoint Weather Alert Day: Frigid cold, icy roads
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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

Recent Articles
  • Snow and cold temperatures this morning; more snow possible tonight: Pinpoint Weather Alert Day

    DENVER — Snow continues this morning with a trace to 2 inches of new snow accumulation likely across the Front Range.  Temps start in the single digits and warm into the teens. Snow tapers-off midday into afternoon then another storm system arrives tonight. Mountain snow lingers today with 1-4 inches of additional accumulation.  Cold temps in the single digits and teens. Another inch of snow accumulation possible tonight into the Tuesday morning drive in Denver, Parker, Boulder, Loveland, and Fort […]

  • Morning fog gives way to sunshine today and mild 50s; Colder storm arrives on Saturday

    DENVER — Mountain snow will taper-off this morning then we’ll get a distinct break with sunshine. Storm number three arrives overnight into Saturday morning with another 3-6 inches of snow (see forecast map below).  This is a colder storm as well with temps turning colder. Light snow or freezing fog is possible in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins on Friday morning then turning partly cloudy and dry.  Highs on Friday will surge into the 50s with breezy conditions. Light snow […]

  • Biggest part of storm system arrives this afternoon

    DENVER — The mountains get a brief break in snow early today before piece number two arrives with wind and heavy snow.  This is the biggest push of snow and wind of the entire storm system.  6-14 inches of new snow in the central and northern mountains is expected with up to 20 inches in the San Juan’s. Gusty wind continues today across the mountains, foothills, and western suburbs, gusts to near 70mph. I’m forecasting partly cloudy skies in Denver, […]

  • Windy and warm across Front Range; mountain snow starts today

    DENVER — It will be windy and warm across the Front Range on Wednesday with highs near 60. A High Wind Warning remains in effect through tonight for the foothills and mountains with gusts to 90mph. There are three different periods of snow and wind lining up for the Mountains.  It’s a result of both the Seattle storm system and California storm system. The first period of snow hits the mountains this afternoon.  The second period of snow arrives on Thursday […]

  • Warm and windy days ahead; mountain snow starts Wednesday afternoon

    DENVER — Warmer temperatures move in on Tuesday with highs near 50 in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins.  We’ll see sunny skies and breezy southwest wind this afternoon up to 25 mph. The mountains start sunny then turn partly cloudy this afternoon.  It will be windy above treeline with gusts up to 70 mph. Then we’re in for a stormy stretch across Colorado. The Hawaii storm system and the Seattle storm system are going to get funneled into Colorado in […]

  • Windy afternoon ahead; 60 degrees later this week with active storm track

    DENVER — Morning fog burns away later today with sunshine.  Also, gusty wind is likely midday into afternoon in the Mountains and across the Front Range.  Gusts 15-35mph. Gusts reach 70mph on the Divide north into Rocky Mountain National Park. The mountains have snow this morning ending early this afternoon, 1-4 inches of accumulation. Tuesday is the quietest day of this week because we’ll be in-between storm systems.  Highs near 50. We’re in for an active stretch Wednesday-Sunday with storm […]

  • Front Range will get above freezing; weekend storm promises more snow for mountains

    DENVER — It’s another cold start across Colorado.  It’s excessively cold in the mountains with -10 to -25 air temps.  Highs later tody warm into the single digits and teens in the mountains, and into the 30s across the Front Range including Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. We’ll see sunshine turning partly cloudy today. Saturday starts sunny then turns partly cloudy with highs in the 30s and 40s. A fast-moving storm system hits the mountains on Saturday night with wind […]

  • Snow ends but cold temps remain; Another impulse of snow hits mountains this afternoon: Pinpoint Weather Alert Day

    DENVER — Snow is ending but very cold temperatures remain on Thursday morning.  Expect air temps around zero across the Front Range.  Highs reach 23 by afternoon. We have issued a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day for this morning’s rush hour. The main storm system is moving away. A few snow showers may linger early then turning sunny. There’s one last little impulse that crosses the mountains early afternoon with another inch of snow accumulation (Central and Northern Mountains).  That delivers a […]

  • Snow moves in from lunch through the evening rush: Pinpoint Weather Alert Day

    DENVER — Freezing fog is possible this morning.  Snow will increase over the mountains on Wednesday morning and hits Denver and the Front Range by lunch continuing into the afternoon lunch hour. The snow ends late Wednesday night. We have a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day in effect for today because of the snow and the impact on the afternoon drive. We’re forecasting 2-5 inches of snow accumulation in Denver, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Boulder, Loveland and Fort Collins.  Temps stay in […]

  • Snow continues in the mountains; moves into Denver on Wednesday

    DENVER — Snow will move into Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins midday on Wednesday with a primary impact for the afternoon drive. Because of the snow and the impact, we’ve issued a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day for Wednesday. The snow has already arrived in the mountains where it will continue through Thursday morning with heavy snow accumulations.  There are Winter Storm Warnings in effect. But on Tuesday we’re starting with fog and then sunshine with highs around 52 across the Front […]

  • Another warm day on tap but chance of snow in the mountains, Front Range later this week

    DENVER — The warm temps continue on Monday with a high of 55 in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins.  We’ll see sunshine and some high cloudiness, but it will be breezy on the west side of town. The mountains can expect lingering snow showers and wind with highs in the 20s and 30s. The second storm hits the mountains Tuesday and continues Wednesday before ending Thursday morning.  1-2 feet of accumulation in the Southern Mountains is expected with 6-14 inches […]

  • Abnormally warm weekend; mountain snowfall likely

    DENVER — It will be an abnormally warm weekend across the Front Range with highs reaching 55 degrees on Friday, 58 degrees on Saturday and 59 degrees on Sunday in Denver, Boulder, Loveland and Fort Collins. The mountains stay dry and sunny on Friday with light wind and highs in the 30s. The next storm system is on a southern track that is sitting off the coast of California. These kinds of storm systems drag and push a lot of warm […]

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