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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 (2012, 2015), Gasherbrum I (2013), Gasherbrum II (2013), Nanga Parbat (2013), Shisha Pangma (2014), Cho Oyo (2014, 2015), Mansail (2014), Mustang Himal (2014), Peak Lenin (2014), Denali (2009, 2013, 2014, 2015), Aconcagua (2010, 2014, 2015), Point 11,300 Alaska (2014), Kilimanjaro (2014), Pico De Orizaba (2010), all Colorado 14ers, all California 14ers, and Rainier (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014). Chris’s track record is impeccable. His services are available for hire: chrisdtomer@gmail.com

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.


Recent Articles
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    Skies begin to clear as snowstorm moves out of state

    DENVER — A storm swept into Colorado overnight Wednesday, bringing snow to the Denver metro area and blizzard conditions to the eastern Plains. A winter weather advisory in the Denver metro area expired at 9 a.m. as the fast-moving storm dumped heavy, wet flakes across the region. The storm is expected to move out as quickly as it moved in. Expect snow for the morning rush before it tapers off between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. across the Interstate 25 […]

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    Rain, cooler weather arrive in metro Denver; snow in mountains

    DENVER — It’s been a very wet Wednesday and the rain total reports coming in look great.  Most places have already collected about 1/2″ of rain with some spots near the foothills getting closer to 1″… and there’s more to come.  We are looking for a few light showers this evening followed by cloudy skies, fog and mist during the overnight. Thursday will be another soggy day with widespread rain returning late in the morning and lasting through the afternoon […]

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    Much-needed rain to move into metro area; winter weather advisory for mountains

    DENVER — Much-needed rain is expected to fall in the Denver metro area Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. It will be a mostly dry day Tuesday until the evening when rain moves into the metro area. Expect a high of 70 degrees ahead of the storm. It will be a rainy day Wednesday with showers sticking around Thursday. Highs will dip into the 40s on Wednesday and into the 50s on Thursday. Rainfall totals will range between one-quarter and three-quarters […]

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    Andrew Hamilton sets another 14er record

    DENVER — Andrew Hamilton, who earlier this year set the fastest time to climb all of Colorado’s 14ers, recently broke another one by climbing 14 Sawatch Range 14ers.

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    Photo gallery: Send us your pictures of fall colors

    DENVER — It’s time for the season to change and we invite you to send us your photos of the fall colors in Colorado. Whether it’s the state’s famous gold aspen leaves or a colorful mix from your neighborhood, we want to see your photos! Click the red “Submit Your Photo” button below. Be sure to include your name and where you took the photo. We may use some of them on the air. The peak of fall color in […]

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    El Niño 2015: What does it mean for Colorado?

    DENVER — El Niño has grown in recent months. It is now stronger than the 1997 El Niño – the most recent “super El Niño.” Here’s how the storms will impact Colorado. What is El Niño? Ocean water in the south Pacific right now is over three degrees Celsius warmer than normal. That warmer water tends to affect the position of the jet stream (storm track) heading into fall, winter and sometimes spring. The bottom line: The Storm Track will split […]

  • Colorado resident closes in on 14ers’ speed record

    DENVER — Colorado resident Andrew Hamilton is on the verge of breaking the speed record of climbing all 58 14ers in the state. The speed record for summiting all of the peaks in the state with an elevation of at least 14,000 feet is currently held by Ted Kaiser, who did it in 10 days, 20 hours, 26 minutes. Hamilton plans to finish on Wednesday afternoon on Longs Peak.  He’s going to run into some very wet weather as he […]

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  • Damage from a vicious storm in Denver on Thursday, June 25, 2015.

    Damage assessment, cleanup begin after vicious storm socks Denver; strong storms expected to return

    DENVER — Residents and emergency crews were assessing the damage Thursday morning after a vicious storm ripped through the Denver metro area Wednesday afternoon. Leaves were scattered across streets, lawns and vehicles, and trees were toppled in several neighborhoods, including a huge pine tree that closed East Sixth Avenue at Oneida Street. The South Platte River and Cherry Creek flowed over their banks and inundated bike paths, and several streets flooded as the storm rolled through. At one point, rain […]

  • Cold front moves across Denver on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

    Severe weather with possibility of tornadoes expected in Denver metro area

    DENVER — A cold front could usher in severe weather along the Front Range on Wednesday that could bring strong rain, hail, high winds and the potential for tornadoes. Temperatures will climb to about 80 degrees with the storms expected to start about 3 p.m. RELATED: Watches and warnings The moist upslope that accompanied a cold front that moved through Wednesday morning is expected to lead to the strong storms near the foothills. Large hail, wind gusts up to 60 […]