Meteorologist Chris Tomer forecasts weather for FOX-31 News and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 in Denver. You can watch Tomer Monday-Friday on Channel 2’s Daybreak morning show from 5am-9am and at 10am on FOX-31’s Everyday show.
Tomer earned a B.S. in Meteorology from Valparaiso University graduating with Honors – where he also played basketball. Tomer is a fully certified meteorologist having earned the CBM and NWA Seal’s of Approval. Tomer also serves on the NWA panel of Television Seal evaluators. Chris has specialized knowledge of Mountain Meteorology.
Chris is a trail runner, mountaineer, mountain guide, mountain biker, road biker, snow skier, rock climber, photographer, public speaker, Bestselling Author, and researcher. Chris completed climbing all 58 of Colorado’s 14ers in 2009 including the four major 14er Traverses. Many of Chris’s adventures are showcased on KDVR/KWGN-TV under the name of “Tomer’s Trails”. Three of Chris’s news specials earned Emmy-Award nominations including, “Tomer’s Trails: Capitol Peak 14er”.
Tomer is a bestselling author. Together with his best friend and mountain climbing buddy Dr. Jon Kedrowski, they wrote Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys. The book chronicles their never-done-before project: They slept on the summit of all 55 Colorado 14ers from sunset to sunrise in 95 days. Sleeping on the Summits was a Colorado Bestseller during the summer of 2012, and went on to win two important book awards in 2013 including the Colorado Book Award and IPPY Award. Tomer has also published peer-reviewed meteorology articles in science journals including one discussing the always popular “Colorado’s Dirty Snowpack”: http://www.nwas.org/ej/2010-EJ7/
Chris is a sought-after public speaker. His resume includes over 100 visits to Front Range schools, keynote speaking roles at business luncheons, targeted presentations at private companies, private sector fire weather forecasting, private sector aviation forecasting, master of ceremonies at charity events, book signings, motivational speeches, performance tips for TV and media presentation, and educational workshops at Front Range REI stores.
Chris is also a private consulting meteorologist specializing in mountain weather forecasting: http://www.tomerweathersolutions.com. In the last 10 years, Chris has worked for skiing and mountaineering Teams around the world. Tomers’ professional-level mountain weather forecasts include Everest, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II, Nanga Parbat, Shisha Pangma, Cho Oyo, Mansail, Mustang Himal, Peak Lenin, Denali, Aconcagua, Point 11,300 Alaska, Moose’s Tooth, Mount Hunter, all Colorado 14ers, all California 14ers, and Rainier. Chris’s track record is impeccable. His services are available for hire: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomer hosts and visits classrooms across the Front Range teaching young kids about weather, television, and mountain safety. Tomer is a sought-after speaker having delivered key-note addresses, college workshops, “Mountain Meteorology” presentations at every REI store across the Front Range, corporate weather strategy, and motivational talks.