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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
  • Strong storms hit north metro area; threat remains on Tuesday, Wednesday

    DENVER — Strong storms that contained hail, strong wind, lightning and heavy rain slammed the Front Range and eastern Plains on Monday afternoon. The storms could linger past midnight. The muggy air across Colorado will lead to more showers and thunderstorms through the middle of the week. Tuesday will bring more of the same with good rain, but also the threat for hail, wind and lightning. Storms will still be possible Wednesday. However, the chance for storms midweek drops off […]

  • Wet weekend ahead

    The lack of rain in June has raised fire concerns across the state.  However, our forecast is calling for rain…and lots of it!  We have a weather pattern setting up that will increase rain chances and bring showers & thunderstorms to most of the state in the coming days. The first wave of rain will move across the Colorado mountains on Saturday.  Some of that rain could be heavy at times and there are Flash Flood watches in place.  The […]

  • Rain chances increasing

    DENVER — The forecast for the week ahead is looking stormy. Any showers near the fires burning in Colorado will help with efforts to put the blaze out. There will be scattered storms on Friday and Saturday across the Denver metro area and the Front Range. There will be better rain chances with more widespread showers and thunderstorms on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. And the rain continues with more scattered storms on Wednesday through Friday. Rain totals by early next […]

  • Heat is back for Denver, Front Range

    DENVER — Temperatures have quickly returned to the hot 90s in Denver and it will stay hot through Saturday with afternoon highs each day in low to mid-90s. There will be a few late-day thunderstorms each afternoon. Those storms will bring lightning and wind, but very little rain. The weather pattern is looking more active starting Sunday and into next week. There will be a better chance for showers and thunderstorms that look to bring beneficial rain. It will also […]

  • More record heat possible in next few days

    DENVER — The hot temperatures will be sticking around through the weekend. The forecast highs in Denver each day will be close to record levels in the low to mid-90s. #cowx the heat continues heading into the weekend for Denver…we've already tied to record highs this week at 95 degrees…more records this weekend are within reach pic.twitter.com/T7ZUFVGTSz — Dave Fraser (@DaveFraserWX) June 7, 2018 There will be plenty of sunshine and some wind at times.  We may have an isolated […]

  • June starts off hot and dry

    It’s been another hot day in Denver with temperatures reaching the upper 80s & low 90s again.  The average high on the 1st day of June in Denver is 77 degrees.  Here’s a look at the averages we see in June: #cowx Welcome to June in Denver…temps warm through the month and it's one of our wetter months too…we've also posted the hottest temp in Denver recorded history in the month…TWICE! pic.twitter.com/cEY56vvfQv — Dave Fraser (@DaveFraserWX) June 1, 2018 We […]

  • Hot holiday weekend ahead

    The heat will be sticking around for most of the Memorial Day weekend in Denver.  Temperatures today raced into the upper 80s and low 90s.  We expect Saturday to be the hottest day with a high in the mid 90s.  We are forecasting a reading at 94 degrees.  The record high in Denver on May 26th is 95 set in 1942.  That is also the hottest temperature ever recorded in Denver in May. We will still be hot with temperatures […]

  • Turning up the heat for the holiday weekend

    DENVER — Temperatures will be staying well above normal for the holiday weekend ahead. We expect afternoon readings to reach the upper 80s to low 90s. We’re turning up the heat for Memorial Day weekend…watch for a few storms on your holiday #cowx #summer #hottemps #heat #sunshine #poolweather #camping #grilling pic.twitter.com/Suoo9RTo5R — Dave Fraser (@DaveFraserWX) May 24, 2018 You should have a plan B for outside activities on Monday should a storm roll your way. There could be lightning, wind […]

  • Hot temperatures on the way

    DENVER — Thursday looks dry, windy and warm with afternoon readings in the mid to upper 80s in Denver.  We are forecasting a high of 85.  The record high for Thursday is 87 set in 2005 and is within reach. Our hottest days will be Friday & Saturday with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s with mainly sunny skies and breezy conditions.  It’ll be great outdoor/pool weather to kick off the Memorial Day weekend. Unfortunately, the next best […]

  • Storms forecast for one more day, then things heat up for the weekend

    DENVER — We have a few scattered storms in the forecast for metro Denver and the northern Front Range early Tuesday evening. Gusty wind will accompany these storms along with brief rain.  Small hail can’t be ruled out.  The storms should head north of Colorado by 10 p.m. There’s a similar set up for Wednesday with isolated afternoon and evening storms possible. The best chance for these storms will be from the city to the north. The storms will again […]

  • More May showers make for a soggy outlook; threat of hail remains

    DENVER — We are expecting another round of showers and thunderstorms this evening. The storms will build quickly over the mountains and foothills west of metro Denver by early afternoon.  The storms will then push slowly east across the city through the late afternoon and early evening. The storms will then continue east and depart the state by around 9-10 p.m. The thunderstorms will bring with them the threat of lightning, wind and small hail.  At this point a large […]

  • Storms bring hail, wind with more to come

    DENVER — Showers and thunderstorms will be around this evening from metro Denver to the eastern plains.  The biggest threat for severe storms will be hail, lightning, wind and brief heavy rain.  The hail is some places if several inches deep. There's so much hail in The Pinery that cars are getting stuck in it on the roads…. #cowx pic.twitter.com/ejPq4Q1yWt — Jessica Lebel (@JessicaLebelWX) May 14, 2018 The good news is most of the hail has been small causing little […]