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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
  • Wicked wind heading out of Colorado; mild weekend ahead

    DENVER — Strong northwest wind will blast through metro Denver and along the Front Range Friday evening. Wind speeds will range from 20 to 40 mph. At times, gusts could push to 60 mph. There could be some blowing dust, so be prepared to slow down when driving. Additionally, you’ll need to check flights at Denver International Airport for possible delays due to the wind. Snow in the mountains is causing travel delays. The wind is reducing visibility and making […]

  • Forecast: Dry and cool in Denver, snow for mountains

    DENVER — The chill in the air is quickly going to move out of Denver as we head into the weekend. The forecast for the week ahead is quiet. We are expecting passing clouds each day through the end of next week for Denver and the Front Range. Temperatures don’t look to vary much, with overnight lows in the teens and afternoon highs ranging from 40 to 45 degrees. The mountains will see periods of snow in the coming week. […]

  • Forecast: Mild Wednesday before colder temperatures return with some snow

    DENVER — Mild temperatures returned to Denver and the Front Range along with plenty of sunshine Tuesday. We get to enjoy another quiet and warm day on Wednesday. A cold front will increase snow in the Colorado mountains on Thursday and bring more clouds and cooler temperatures to Denver.  There will be snow showers possible late in the evening across the city. On Friday, temperatures will turn colder with a period of light snow from late morning until early afternoon. […]

  • Forecast: Quiet, dry stretch ahead for Denver

    DENVER — The weather pattern looks quiet for Denver and the Front Range for the next week. The Colorado mountains will have some snow from time to time, but no big accumulations are currently in the forecast. So, expect some passing clouds at times along with some wind. We are expecting gusty conditions on Saturday and Monday in the metro Denver area. Temperatures will range from the low 40s to the upper 40s most afternoons. We will have our warmest […]

  • Mild Christmas Day for metro Denver; snow expected in mountains

    DENVER — Snow will arrive in the Colorado mountains Tuesday night. Snow showers will still be possible in the mountains on Christmas Day. The best snow will fall in the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado with as much as 5-10 inches possible by Christmas night. The central and northern mountains will see as much as 4-5 inches. Merry Christmas! It’ll be a mild holiday across metro Denver and the Front Range with morning sunshine and highs reaching the upper […]

  • Slim snow chances for Christmas Day in Denver

    DENVER — The mild temperatures will be sticking around in metro Denver as Christmas nears. So, Tuesday will include more passing clouds and highs reaching the upper 50s in most places. Travel looks fine across Colorado on Christmas Eve with the exception of some light snow in the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado late in the day.  The snow will continue to expand across the mountains and will be falling in spots on Christmas Day. Christmas Day in Denver […]

  • Dry, mild weather ahead; 50s and 60s forecast for metro Denver

    DENVER — Colorado has a dry outlook for the next week thanks to an area of high pressure which is sitting across the state and deflecting storms away from it. So, expect mainly sunny skies with some passing clouds statewide. The Denver metro area will be warming up. Highs in the 50s and 60s are forecast every day until Christmas Eve Day (Tuesday). The next chance for snow arrives on Christmas Eve Day in the San Juan mountains in southwest […]

  • Forecast: Dry and mild days to return

    Our recent snow storm is lifting away from Colorado, allowing sunshine to return and a steady warm up to get underway.  The heavy mountain snow from the weekend left totals from 20″-50″…impressive.  However, avalanche danger will be a problem in the coming days. The snow will take a break in the mountains for about a week before additional accumulation arrives just in time for the holidays. In metro Denver and along the Front Range, our weather pattern is looking quiet […]

  • 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 […]

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