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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 55 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 sponsored 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 also a private consulting meteorologist specializing in mountain weather forecasting (www.tomerweathersolutions.com). In 2012, Chris provided detailed weather forecasts for Dan Mazurs' Summit Climb Expedition on Mount Everest. His forecasts helped the expedition to successfully reach the coveted summit in "dead-calm winds". Chris tailors his forecasts to mountains around the world, from Colorado's 14ers to Mount Everest. His forecasts were one of the keys to the success of the groundbreaking Sleeping on the Summits project. Tomers' other professional-level mountain weather forecasts include Gasherbrum I (2013), Gasherbrum II (2013), Denali (2009, 2013, 2014), Aconcagua (2010, 2014), Pico De Orizaba (2010), Rainier (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014), and all of Colorado's and California's 14ers. 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
  • The snowstorm was no laughing matter in Ken Caryl on Monday, May 12, 2014. (Credit: Viewer submitted)

    Freeze Warning issued for Front Range, eastern plains

    DENVER — The Mother’s Day snowstorm that brought significant snow to the Denver metro area, foothills and mountains has pushed out of metro Denver, but only after leaving heavy, wet snow, especially in the southern metro area. Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser says to expect partial clearing Monday night, and temperatures plummeting below freezing. The National Weather Service issued a Freeze Warning for the Front Range and all of the eastern plains of Colorado. You will want to protect your plants […]

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    Snow to taper off after slow morning commute

      DENVER — A spring storm brought snow to Denver and the Front Range on Thursday morning, with big, moisture-filled flakes causing slushy roads just in time for the morning commute and forcing some schools into delayed starts. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES are in place through noon Thursday not only for the mountains, but along the Front Range Foothills and the Palmer Divide, including Castle Rock and Castle Pines. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Denver and the Front […]

  • Break from deep freeze arrives, snow for mountains over weekend

    DENVER — We finally climb out of the Arctic basement today.  A good Chinook Wind will push temperatures up to 33 across the Metro Denver Metro area and Fort Collins Friday.  Weld County stays colder Friday with temperatures in the mid- to high-20s. Skies start sunny then turn partly cloudy.  Higher elevations like The Foothills and Palmer Divide will see even warmer temperatures Friday. I’m forecasting mid- to upper-30s, possibly even getting up to 40 degrees.  LINK: KWGN Pinpoint Weather […]

  • Tomer’s Trails: Epileptic climber tackles Quandary Peak

    Chris Tomer takes 26-year-old John Olson up to the top of Quandary Peak, helping the epileptic hiker summit a 14er for the first time. Tomer talks to Olson about his lifelong dream of tackling the peak in the video above, and about how his accomplishments are giving hope to those struggling with the disease across the state.

  • Tomer’s Trails: Vail Pass

    Chris Tomer takes us to Vail Pass to learn about avalanche safety.

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    Tomer’s Trails: Ed Viesturs

    Chris Tomer talks with Mountaineering legend Ed Viesturs.

  • 2-3 more days of freezing temps before slight warm up

    DENVER — A few flurries were flying Monday morning, but both the light flakes and the below-freezing temperatures were expected to come to an end this week. However, the flurries, which tapered off early Monday morning, came to an end much sooner than the freezing temperatures, which aren’t expected to subside until later this week at the earliest. With partly to mostly sunny skies and southwest winds, Monday afternoon is expected to see high temperatures of around 18 degrees, which, after five […]

  • Tomer’s Trails: 12-year-old summits all of Colorado’s 14ers

    Roughly 1,600 people have summited all of 55 Colorado 14ers (14,000feet peaks).  Now add to that list a 12-year old from Superior, Colo. Max Manson started climbing the 14ers at age 8, and just finished on Mount Evans in August 2013.  Max is not the youngest to climb them all, but it’s still a remarkable achievement.  In Max’s free time he’s experiments with rocket science. Watch the video above for more on Max’s story.

  • Tomer’s Trails: Green Mountain & Dakota Ridge

    Chris Tomer takes us trail running at Green Mountain and Dakota Ridge.

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    Best places to see fall color this season

    DENVER — Heavy rain and mild temps have delayed Colorado’s fall color. The best time to see the changing leaves in the mountains is 1 to 2 weeks behind schedule. The best color will be away from flood zones.  Heavy late season rain has a negative effect on color – often forcing color to go directly from green to brown. The perfect weather recipe involves cool, dry nights.  Those conditions are currently found west of the Divide and in the southern […]