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
  • Forecast: Mild days before cold and snow return for the weekend

    We get to enjoy milder temperatures in Denver for the rest of the work week before cold and snow arrive for the weekend. We will have mainly sunny skies with just a few passing clouds each day through Friday. The first cold front arriving late on Friday and will produce some light rain then snow showers overnight into early Saturday.  Right now accumulation for metro Denver with this first round looks to be little to none. Another cold front arrives […]

  • 40s and 50s in metro Denver before cold front arrives late Friday

    DENVER — The chill in the air will be moving out for a few days as milder temperatures return to metro Denver and the Front Range. Expect partly sunny skies from Tuesday through Thursday. The high temperatures will reach the upper 40s to low 50s each day, with Wednesday being the warmest. Increasing clouds arrive on Friday as a cold front heads our way. The front may produce some light rain/snow showers from late Friday night into early on Saturday. […]

  • Weekend warm-up brings 50s, sunny skies to metro Denver

    DENVER — The Denver area gets to enjoy more sunshine over the weekend with milder temperatures too. Saturday will be filled with plenty of sunshine and it will be our warmest day of the week, with highs in metro Denver approaching 60 degrees. Snow will return to the Colorado mountains on Sunday and we’ll have a few more clouds across the Front Range. Temperatures will still be mild with readings in Denver in the low 50s. A cold front will […]

  • Forecast: 40s Friday, 50s and mostly sunny skies for the weekend

    DENVER — The rain and snow showers will quickly end Thursday evening across Colorado, allowing skies to clear overnight. There could be some patchy fog, especially early Friday morning. Otherwise, the sunshine returns Friday and temperatures warm to seasonal levels in the mid-40s. It will be dry, mainly sunny and warmer over the weekend with afternoon highs in the low to mid-50s both days. Another cold front arrives on Monday with chilly temperatures in the upper 30s and snow showers […]

  • Rain and snow showers return to Colorado on Thursday

    DENVER — A storm system coming out of Southern California is on its way to Colorado later Wednesday night and Thursday. The mountains will get several inches of fresh snow with the highest totals of more than 6 inches hitting the San Juan Mountains in southern Colorado. The central and northern mountains look to pick up between 2 to 5 inches. There will be some rain showers at lower elevation in valley locations in the mountains. For Denver, expect rain […]

  • Forecast: Windy with rain and snow showers

    We have a storm on the way that will return heavy snow to the mountains and bring strong wind to the foothills and  northeastern plains.  So, if you have travel plans that take you into the Colorado high country be prepared for slick travel and allow extra time. In metro Denver we will have partly sunny skies early on Friday with cool temps in the low 40s.  There will be a few light rain showers after noon.  Once the sun […]

  • Chilly, dry Thanksgiving ahead of next storm system

    DENVER — Thanksgiving will be dry in the Denver area, but with all the snow on the ground, temperatures will top out around 40 degrees. For Denver and the Front Range, expect some patchy fog early on Thanksgiving that will burn off around 9 a.m. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy at times. So, there will be some sunshine. Temperatures will only reach the upper 30s to low 40s. Grab a jacket, hat and gloves if you’re going to […]

  • Cold night ahead as storm departs

    DENVER — Snow totals from Tuesday’s storm were impressive, as expected. Snow reports showing impressive totals throughout metro Denver. The snow is ending and main roads are looking better. It'll be a frigid night under clearing skies temps will dip into the single digits. #cowx #snow #Colorado pic.twitter.com/Ac2h4LAS0Z — Dave Fraser (@DaveFraserWX) November 26, 2019 Some of the highest forecast snow totals were in the foothills west of I-25 and metro Denver. These reports are deep! #cowx #snow #Colorado pic.twitter.com/Av44AdjMga […]

  • Forecast: Snow continues; treacherous travel Tuesday: Pinpoint Weather Alert Day

    DENVER– Heavy snow continues until 9 a.m. then gradually turns lighter around noon and tapers off this afternoon. An additional 4-6 inches of accumulation this morning across the Front Range and Eastern Plains. Blizzard Warnings are in effect for the Eastern Plains and parts of the Palmer Divide including Castle Rock until 5 p.m.  It has little to do with snow totals, but rather wind and low visibility. The mountains have snow this morning then it will taper off this […]

  • Sunshine and warmer temps this weekend before snow returns

    DENVER — The recent snowstorm has left Colorado, making way for a sunny, dry and milder weekend. Highs both Saturday and Sunday will reach between 55 and 60 degrees. Most of the snow across metro Denver should melt away. Another cold front arrives Monday evening with snow showers developing across the Front Range. It will turn colder on Tuesday — a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day —  with highs near freezing and more snowfall expected. Accumulation is likely to be several […]

  • More snow overnight; warmer weekend on tap

    DENVER — Snow showers will continue overnight into Friday across the Denver metro area and along the Front Range. One to three inches of accumulation are expected, leading to some slick spots on roads in the area. FORECAST UPDATE: A snow band may set up around the Denver area between 2 AM-6 AM Friday morning, dropping 1-4 inches. Wake up a little early to check on your morning commute! #cowx — NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) November 22, 2019 Clouds will quickly […]

  • Storm bringing colder temperatures with rain and snow

    DENVER — Thee will be a few light rain showers early Wednesday evening across the Denver metro area. The showers will mix with snow and then change to all snow. The warm roads likely will stay wet. Accumulation appears light with a dusting to less than 1 inch in most Front Range locations. The light snow will end about midnight. RELATED: Track the storm with interactive radar Thursday — a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day — will be cold with highs […]

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