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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.


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    I-70 reopens after snow, strong winds strand travelers in high country

    GEORGETOWN, Colo. — Snow and strong winds left travelers stranded in the high country on Monday night into Tuesday morning. Parts of Interstate 70 were closed overnight because of the poor driving conditions. Shelters were set up in Vail for people who had to get off the interstate and had no place to go. RELATED: Full forecast Winds up to 35 mph and in many places 8 inches of new snow caused the rough conditions. The Vail Police Department opened City Hall […]

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    Red flag warning issued for high fire danger on eastern plains

    From the Pinpoint Weather team: DENVER — A red flag warning was issued for high fire danger on the eastern plains by the National Weather Service on Wednesday. The warning is in Adams, Arapahoe, Morgan and Washington counties. Towns included in the warning include Burlington, Limon, Akron, Fort Morgan and Sterling. It goes north to just before Fort Collins. Mild and dry conditions are setting in again along the Front Range and the plains after a storm moved out Tuesday. […]

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    Light snow moves out of metro area; foothills get hammered

    DENVER — Snow from a quick-moving system moved out of the Denver metro area Tuesday morning after dropping about an inch of snow in downtown Denver. Roads were beginning to dry out with just a few icy spots on the side streets, especially west of Interstate 25. Conditions were improving and sunshine will arrive to quickly dry things out. While the metro area largely escaped a big snow event, the same couldn’t be said for the foothills west of the […]

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    Snow forecast for metro area into Tuesday

    DENVER —  A return to winter weather is underway in Colorado, with snow in the mountains and rain on the Plains. Some spots in the central mountains could see more than a foot of fresh powder. In Denver, light snow is expected into Tuesday morning. There appears to be a hard line in accumulation from east to west. Areas to the east of the city and onto the eastern Plains might get little to no snow. Farther west, the totals […]

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    Strong winds cause damage, power outages across metro area

    DENVER — Repair crews will be back at the giant IKEA sign along Interstate 25 on Friday morning after it was hammered by high winds and parts of it came loose Thursday night, causing a closure of the highway and RTD’s light rail. And that is not the only problem across the metro area caused by the strong gusts. The wind was so bad, it blew over an SUV along E-470 in Commerce City about midnight, the Colorado State Patrol […]

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    Record temperatures, powerful winds for Front Range on Thursday

    DENVER — Powerful winds up to 50 mph and record heat will move into the Denver metro area on Thursday. A high wind warning is in effect until noon Friday for the mountains, foothills and many locations west of the Interstate 25 corridor. Gusts in those areas could reach 100 mph in the wind-prone areas. Winds will reach up to 25 mph through the early afternoon, then will ramp up Thursday evening to around 45 mph to 60 mph along […]

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    Strong winds along Front Range, snow in mountains for Presidents Day

    DENVER — Snow and wind will be the big weather features on Presidents Day. Snow will continue in the mountains, with another 3-5 inches expected to fall after 6-plus inches fell in many spots over the weekend. A winter weather advisory is in effect until midnight. RELATED: Full forecast Winds will be the biggest factor above treeline, but even Denver will see gusty winds on Monday. Along the Front Range, it will be sunny with wave clouds, but winds will […]

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    Side roads remain slick, snowpacked after storm; some schools delayed, closed

    DENVER — Roads remained snowpacked Wednesday morning after a winter storm dropped 8-12 inches of snow in the Denver metro area on Monday night and Tuesday. Temperatures plunged into the single digits overnight. And because of the frigid temperatures and more drivers hitting the roads on Wednesday morning, the Colorado Department of Transportation is asking everyone to be cautious. Schools in Denver that start at 8:30 a.m. or later were delayed one hour Wednesday morning, the school district announced Tuesday […]

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    Some Denver schools on one-hour delay Wednesday after snowstorm

    DENVER — Schools in Denver that start at 8:30 a.m. or later will be delayed one hour Wednesday morning, the school district announced Tuesday night. Metro Denver is slowly digging out from under 8-12 inches of snow that fell Monday night and Tuesday. RELATED: Weather delay schedule for Denver Public Schools Temperatures plunged into the single digits overnight into Wednesday. And with the frigid temperatures through the night and many more drivers hitting the road on Wednesday morning, the Colorado […]

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    Light snow moves out of metro area; sunshine this afternoon

    DENVER — Light snow began falling in the Denver metro area overnight Tuesday. Snow fell through the morning rush hour, then decreased. Only about 1 inch of accumulation fell across the Front Range with 1-2 inches across the Palmer Divide and the foothills. RELATED: Track the storm with interactive radar Clouds will decrease Tuesday afternoon with sunshine returning. The high is expected to reach about 40 degrees. A second storm will arrive Wednesday afternoon and evening with a cold front […]