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
  • Warmer weekend ahead for Colorado

    DENVER — We get to enjoy a sun-filled weekend as payback for the blizzard conditions just a few days ago. Saturday and Sunday will be mostly sunny with a light wind. Highs both days will be in the upper 40s to low 50s in Denver. If you are planning to head to downtown for the St. Patrick’s Day parade, make sure to take a jacket and gloves, as it will be a little chilly early in the morning.  The holiday […]

  • Warmer temperatures, sunshine heading to Front Range

    DENVER — The snow is over and the wind is calming down. What’s to follow our blizzard is a steady warming of temperatures along with plenty of sunshine. We will be dry and sunny through the weekend with highs in the 40s on Friday and Saturday followed by 50s on Sunday.  That will help melt a good deal of the snow from Wednesday’s winter storm. Next week is also looking dry with the exception of a brief rain/snow shower early […]

  • Blizzard warning for Denver, eastern Plains as storm takes aim at Colorado: Pinpoint Weather Alert Day

    DENVER — A winter storm is expected to roll into Colorado on Tuesday evening. Rain showers are expected overnight in the Denver metro area.  The rain will quickly change to snow early Wednesday and the snow will be heavy at times. Temperatures will fall through the day. And the wind will be howling with speeds running 30-45 mph with gusts at times up to 70 mph. Travel will be difficult, especially east of Denver on the open Plains of Colorado. […]

  • Mountain avalanche danger continues; chance of snow in Denver next week: Pinpoint Weather Alert Day

    DENVER — The Colorado mountains continue to get snow Thursday night. The risk for avalanches remains at historically high levels. So, traveling into the Colorado mountains is not advised due the threat for snow slides. There will be a break in the snow for the mountains early on Friday before more accumulating snow returns later Friday into early Saturday. Those planning to ski this weekend should pay attention to roads conditions before heading up to the high country. In Denver, […]

  • Milder days ahead for Denver, Front Range

    DENVER — Temperatures on Tuesday again struggled across metro Denver to get above freezing. The good news is it was not as cold as Monday’s readings in the teens. Temperatures will continue to gradually warm into the 40s and 50s by later in the week. Wednesday will bring the chance for a rain or snow shower late in the day across the Front Range and in the city. No accumulation is expected. Temperatures will reach the low 40s despite the […]

  • Out of the deep freeze

    We set a record low this morning in Denver when the temperature dipped to 5 below zero.  We will have cold readings again tonight, but most places will stay above zero with temperatures in the single digits. Tomorrow will bring plenty of sunshine along with more melting of snow.  However, it will be a chilly day with highs in metro Denver in the mid to upper 30s.  We will warm to the 40s on Wednesday.  There may be a passing […]

  • Heavy snow for mountains, Front Range this weekend: Pinpoint Weather Alert Day

    DENVER — Snow will continue to fall in the Colorado mountains Friday night. The roads in the high country have already turned snow-packed in many areas.  So, if you’re planning on driving into the mountains, you’ll need to allow plenty of extra time. Travel over the weekend will be difficult with up to 3 feet of snow expected. We will have snow showers across the city this evening. Any accumulation from the showers will be light. A band of snow […]

  • Cold temperatures, snow headed to Front Range

    DENVER — A big change back to cold and snow is on track for the weekend. The first wave of snow hits the Colorado mountains Thursday night with several inches. On Friday, snow will continue to fall in the high country. By the afternoon, light rain or snow showers are expected to move out across the Front Range, including metro Denver. This looks to be light in the city with little to no accumulation expected. However, the northern Front Range […]

  • Bands of heavy snow move into Front Range: Pinpoint Weather Alert Day

    DENVER — Our next round of snow moves in fast during the Friday evening drive. Snow will move from west to east across the metro area. Some of the snow in narrow bands could be heavy and drop an inch an hour. We expect the roads to rapidly deteriorate and turn slick and snow covered. You’ll need to allow extra time if you have plans to be out this Friday evening. Snow will push onto the eastern Plains of Colorado later […]

  • Wintry mix, cold for Front Range; more heavy snow in southwest: Pinpoint Weather Alert Day

    DENVER — Due to travel impacts across the state, a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day has been issued for Friday. More snow is on the way that will keep the temperatures across metro Denver on the cold side for the end of the workweek. Snow showers are expected Thursday evening. There could be some light freezing drizzle mixed in that would create icy spots. Accumulation from the snow showers looks light with less than a half-inch in most places. Friday could […]

  • More snow and cold to move into Denver metro area

    DENVER — Another round of light snow will arrive back in Denver later Monday night and last into Tuesday. Accumulation looks to range from an inch or two across the metro with slightly higher totals south of the city and across the extreme northeastern Colorado Plains. The snow combined with single-digit overnight lows will produce icy spots for the Tuesday morning drive. So, you’ll need to allow extra time for your commute.  And the kids will need to bundle up […]

  • Forecast: A cold and snowy outlook

    We hope you got a chance to enjoy today’s mild day because the temperatures are heading down from here.  The transition starts on Saturday as temperatures dip into the low to mid 40s which will be about a 10 degree drop from today.  There could also be a few snow showers late in the day especially south of the city. We are expecting even colder temperatures in the 30s to arrive on Sunday along with more light snow late in […]

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