Dave Fraser is the Chief Meteorologist for the Pinpoint Weather team on FOX31 & Colorado’s Own Channel 2.  He’s been forecasting in Denver for more than 15 years.

He’s covered major Colorado weather events including the blizzards of 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2010, the deadly Windsor and Holly tornadoes, the historic September floods of 2013 and wildfires like the Hayman, Waldo Canyon and Black Forest.

In 2017, Dave was named Best Weathercaster by the Colorado Broadcasters Association. He was previously honored with the same award along with Emmy nominations and Associated Press awards.

Dave is a member of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. He is a fully certified meteorologist holding the CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) distinction from the AMS having met all specific educational and experience criteria. And, he also holds the Seal of Approval from the NWA. Dave earned his Bachelor of Science degree in communication from Emerson College in Boston, MA before studying meteorology at Mississippi State University.

Before coming to Denver, Dave worked as a meteorologist in Cincinnati, OH, Des Moines, IA, Sioux Falls, SD, and Austin, MN.

Dave and his wife Kathy have two sons, Derrick and Ethan. He spends weekends watching his son’s compete in various sports and enjoys camping, grilling & skiing with his family. Dave also enjoys visiting schools across the Front Range talking to Colorado children about his passion for meteorology and science.

Dave’s an avid sports fan and cheers for the Broncos, Rockies, Avalanche and Nuggets — although you may occasionally catch him rooting on the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics having grown up in Boston.

You can watch Dave’s Pinpoint Weather Forecast weekdays on FOX31 News at 5 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. and, occasionally, on Colorado’s Own Channel 2 at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. & 11 p.m.

You can email Dave at Dave.Fraser@KDVR.com


Recent Articles
  • Weekend warm-up ahead as 60s, 70s return to Denver area

    DENVER — A new record low for Oct. 11 was set in Denver Friday morning when the temperature dipped to 9 degrees at the airport. It smashes the old record low of 22 set in 1946. There will be plenty of sunshine over the weekend. Any leftover snow will quickly melt away Saturday as highs reach the low 60s. On Sunday, we are forecasting a high of 70 degrees in Denver. It’ll be great weather for tailgating at the Broncos […]

  • Record cold possible twice for Denver as snow tapers off

    DENVER — A few snow showers will be possible until about 7 p.m. Thursday across the Denver metro area. No additional accumulation is expected and the main roads are starting to dry. However, there will be icy patches late Thursday and early Friday, especially on bridges and overpasses. There’s a chance to break two record low temperatures in the next 12 hours. The first would be if the temperatures dips below 17 degrees before midnight. The record low for Thursday […]

  • Blast of wind, cold and snow set to impact Front Range

    DENVER — The long-awaited cold front will arrive in Colorado on Wednesday night. Look for the wind to get strong from the north about 9 p.m. in Denver. Shortly after midnight, there will be some drizzle in the city that will change to light snow about 2 a.m. Expect snow showers for the Thursday morning commute. The roads are warm of late, but don’t discount a few slick spots. A Pinpoint Weather Alert Day has been issued for Thursday. It’ll […]

  • One more warm day, then snow, cold and wind move into the Front Range

    DENVER — There will be one more warm day in the 70s in the Denver metro area on Wednesday before a cold and snowy change arrives Thursday. Wednesday will start with plenty of sunshine. Clouds will increase from the north by late in the day. A Pinpoint Weather Alert Day has been issued for Thursday. A few snow showers will arrive after midnight. It will turn windy with gusts from the north blowing in much colder air. Thursday morning will […]

  • Big temperature drop coming Thursday; Pinpoint Weather Alert Day issued

    DENVER — Temperatures are expected to drop 50 degrees from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday afternoon in Denver, bringing the first freeze of the season and likely the first snowfall. A Pinpoint Weather Alert Day has been issued for Thursday because of the dramatic swing in temperatures. Check the latest update of Colorado’s Most Accurate Forecast. Wednesday’s high temperature will be 75 degrees. But a cold front moves in overnight and temperatures will be near freezing in Denver on Thursday morning. […]

  • A chill in the air on the way for Denver this weekend

    DENVER — We have a cooler weekend on the way as a cold front will move in later tonight.  It will be sunny, dry and breezy both days with highs in the upper 60s on Saturday followed by lower 60s on Sunday.  The overnight lows will be in the chilly upper 30s. We will quickly warm back into the 70s for Monday through Wednesday with mainly sunny skies and breezy conditions. We are watching another cold front scheduled to arrive […]

  • Up-and-down temperature trend continues

    DENVER — Temperatures will be warming quickly heading into Friday thanks to a southwest wind across metro Denver. We are expecting highs in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. It will be windy, especially late in the day. A cold front will arrive late Friday and bring more late-day clouds and a switch in the wind direction out of the north. The weekend will be sunny and dry, but in the cooler mid- to upper 60s in the wake […]

  • Clearing skies, light winds; frost advisory for some locations overnight

    DENVER — There will be clear skies across the Denver metro area and northeastern Colorado along with light winds and chilly overnight lows on Wednesday. Temperatures will dip into the low to mid-30s. A frost advisory is in place because of the temperatures getting close to freezing. Cover sensitive plants that could be damaged by early-morning frost. It will be a sunny afternoon on Thursday with highs in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees. There will be a few […]

  • Sunshine returns Wednesday with warmer temperatures

    DENVER — Low clouds, fog and drizzle will roll back in again Tuesday night. There could be a few light showers, mainly in the northeast corner of Colorado. The fog will be in place for the Wednesday morning drive. However, the wind will turn to the southwest in the late morning, blowing in drier air and eating away the fog and low clouds. Sunshine is expected to return for the afternoon as temperatures warm into the upper 60s. The forecast […]

  • Fall temperatures to finally move in as October begins

    DENVER — September will make it into the record books as one of the top three warmest in Denver record-keeping history. A cold front will move in from the north late Monday night. It will bring lows clouds, fog and mist into early Tuesday morning. It will stay mostly cloudy with highs much cooler, in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees. There might be some sunshine in the afternoon and a brief shower is possible. The low clouds, fog […]

  • Finally, a feeling of fall: Cooler with a few showers moving in

    DENVER — Warm temperatures across the region that have been running about 10 degrees above normal will quickly be cooling off. A cold front will slide in from the north late Thursday night. It will drop temperatures about 10 to 15 degrees, leaving highs on Friday in the upper 60s to low 70s. It will also bring a few rain showers to the Denver metro area. The chance is not great in the city or points south of downtown. The […]

  • Warm, mostly sunny start to fall

    DENVER — Fall officially starts early Monday morning. The change of the seasons will arrive with above-normal temperatures. We are predicting highs in metro Denver in the low 80s Monday, which is about 5-7 degrees above normal for this time in September. Tuesday will stay dry, sunny and above average with more 80s expected. A weak cold front dips temperatures to the seasonal mid-70s on Wednesday. The front will slide through with little impact other than the cooler temperatures.  So, […]

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