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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
  • Another day of 90s, then rain returns with cooler temps

    We reached the hot 90s again in Denver making it the 36 day so far this season.  We will hit the 90s again on Saturday adding another day to that total.  Then it looks like we get a break from the hot temperatures with a string of days in the slightly cooler mid to upper 80s. We also have scattered showers & thunderstorms in the forecast each afternoon for the next week.  This is good news as we clearly need […]

  • Cooler temperatures, showers ahead for metro Denver

    DENVER — The high temperature at Denver International Airport on Thursday was 98 degrees. That makes 35 times at or above 90 degrees this year. In an average year, Denver will reach 90 degrees or higher 42 times. It will hit the 90s again on Friday with a few late-day clouds and a stray gusty storm south of the city. There are better rain chances in the form of late-day scattered storms arriving on Saturday and lasting through the end […]

  • Dry, hot stretch of weather ahead

    DENVER — The heat is sticking around with highs in the 90s through the weekend. The hottest day will be Thursday, with a high in Denver close to 100 degrees. The record is 101, set in 2005. It will be in the mid-90s on Friday and then low 90s on Saturday. There are small storm chances on Saturday afternoon. Chances for rain will increase on Sunday afternoon. The best chance for rain arrives on Monday into Tuesday. Wednesday of next […]

  • The heat is coming back

    DENVER — There is a chance for some much-needed rain on Tuesday night evening across metro Denver. Scattered thunderstorms will move east from the mountains to the eastern Plains through the evening. The timing for storms along the Front Range and up and down the Interstate 25 corridor is until about 7 p.m. The storms will linger until around midnight on the far eastern Plains. Some of the storms could be strong to severe with gusty wind, lightning and hail […]

  • Hot, dry Saturday before cold front arrives Sunday

    DENVER — Saturday will be dry and hot with temperatures in the low to mid 90s in metro Denver. Cooler temperatures in the 80s will follow. However, the cool-down comes with scattered storms.  A cold front slides across northeast Colorado and Denver on Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms are likely on Sunday, with some storms containing gusty wind, hail and brief heavy rain.  More storms will follow on Monday and Tuesday afternoon with substantial rain expected from some of the showers.  […]

  • Front Range gets a break from the heat, scattered storms arrive

    DENVER — Showers and thunderstorms will be around the Front Range, including Denver, on Thursday evening. The storms will be scattered, meaning not everyone will benefit from the rain. Some of the storms might contain gusty winds, small hail and brief heavy rain. Additionally, temperatures are noticeably cooler thanks to cloud cover. Friday will bring another round of scattered storms. Temperatures will stay in the 80s as a result of the storms. Temperatures return to the 90s over the weekend. […]

  • Cooler temperatures, chance of rain arrives Thursday after another blazing hot day

    DENVER — Temperatures reached at least 90 degrees in Denver for the 30th time this year on Wednesday. It’s the earliest the city has recorded that many days with a high at or above 90 degrees. Wednesday’s high was 96. #cowx it was another scorcher in Denver as we reached 90 degrees but a break from the heat along with rain is possible in the coming days pic.twitter.com/MbXWylMRi9 — Dave Fraser (@DaveFraserWX) July 11, 2018 Relief is on the way […]

  • Relief from the heat on the way

    DENVER — Tuesday was the 29th day in Denver with a temperatures at or above 90 degrees this year. On average, Denver will record about 42 days with readings at 90 degrees or higher. The city is slightly ahead of last year with hot afternoons. And another one coming is Wednesday that will put it at 30 days. There are a couple of cold fronts on the way to break the heat that will drop temperatures out of the 90s […]

  • Scorching summer heat to continue

    DENVER — There have been 28 days in Denver with highs at 90 degrees or higher this year. There are generally about 42 days with 90-degree heat in a summer. The week ahead continues to look hot with 90 forecast through the weekend. there will be the chance for a few scattered storms and much-needed rain on Thursday and Friday. The chance for storms will be isolated over the weekend so it still looks mainly dry and hot. The next […]

  • Scorching heat ahead

    We are expecting a dome of high pressure to sit over Colorado allowing temperatures to soar.  As a result, we are forecasting highs each afternoon through the end of next week to reach the 90s.  The hottest days will be over the weekend with readings in the upper 90s.  We only have a few days with isolated storm chances.  The next best chance for rain arrives on Thursday.  The mountains will see some spotty showers just about every day.  However, […]

  • Heat and drier weather return Friday

    Showers and thunderstorms will be around Thursday evening across metro Denver and the Front Range.  Some of these storms could drop heavy rain and small hail.  There will also be gusty wind & lightning.  The storms will slowly move east around 10PM, but lingering showers could last until after midnight.  It’s all good moisture that we clearly need. The hot & dry weather takes over again starting on Friday and lasting through much of next week.  As a matter of […]

  • More storms possible Thursday with hail, gusty wind

    DENVER — There will be scattered showers and thunderstorms around Wednesday evening in Denver and along the Front Range.  So, if you are planning to be out for the July 4th festivities just remember “when thunder roars head indoors.” The timing of the storms looks to be until about 9 p.m. Most storms will then head onto the eastern plains before ending around midnight.  So, there is a window for fireworks displays to go off after the storms depart the […]