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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
  • Powerful spring snowstorm expected to impact Front Range

    DENVER — Snow began to fall Thursday morning in Denver and along the Front Range as a powerful spring storm is bringing much-needed heavy, wet snow, with some areas in the foothills and mountains expected to get up to 1-2 feet. A winter storm warning for the high country and along the Front Range will go into effect Thursday morning for the storm that is expected to bring much-needed moisture. The National Weather Service said the storm is expected to heavily […]

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    Shorts to shovels: Sunny and 70s make way for accumulating snow

    DENVER — Temperatures in the 70s across the Denver metro area will be a thing of the past Thursday as a cold front moves into the area, bringing rain that will change over to heavy, wet snow. A few light rain showers are possible Thursday morning, but the heavier stuff looks like it will wait until the afternoon hours to start in the metro area. Rain late Thursday afternoon will change over to heavy, wet snow in the evening hours. […]

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    Shorts to shovels: Mild day ahead of storm expected to bring heavy, wet snow

    DENVER — A big change is coming to wipe away our warm weather stretch.  Wednesday will bring more clouds and a little cooler temps with highs in the upper 60s. There might be a few scattered showers and even a rumble of thunder in the evening. The big change arrives Thursday with a storm setup that looks to deliver rain and accumulating snow. The snow will get underway during the afternoon in Denver and looks to continue overnight into Friday. […]

  • More record-breaking heat on tap; some areas under red flag warning

    DENVER — A second consecutive day of record heat along the Front Range is forecast Monday. On Sunday, Denver a record high of 79 degrees, breaking the previous mark of 76 degrees set in 2013. For Monday, a high of 78 is forecast, which would break the current record of 75 degrees set in 2012. Sunshine will mix with high clouds and there will be gusty winds through the foothills up to 30 mph. A red flag warning is up […]

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    Snowstorm heading toward Front Range; accumulation totals could vary wildly

    DENVER — A winter weather system will move into the Denver metro area on Wednesday, bringing with it cold temperatures and snowfall accumulation totals that will vary depending on location. Interstate 25 appears to be the dividing line between the lighter accumulations and the really heavy amounts of snow. A few light rain showers are possible early in the afternoon, but by 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., it should be all snow, with the heaviest rates of 1-2 inches per […]

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    Roads dry out as storm moves out of metro area

    DENVER — Rain and snow have moved out of the Denver metro area and roads are drying out Wednesday morning. Most of the precipitation wound down by 7 a.m., moving north to south, and skies are beginning to clear. Most of the snow accumulated in the southern suburbs and foothills -– mainly from Castle Rock to Evergreen. RELATED: Traffic conditions Roads were mostly just wet in downtown Denver, but farther south, more snow accumulated on the roads, making for slushy […]

  • Another unseasonably warm day, but snow is in the midweek forecast

    DENVER — The Denver metro area will continue to bask in sunshine and temperatures more suited for May than February for a fourth consecutive day Friday, but change is on the horizon. Denver has set record highs two of the past three days. Monday’s high is expected to be 69 degrees; the record is 73 degrees set in 1954. This comes after a 71-year-old record fell Friday when the temperature reached 70 degrees at Denver International Airport. On Saturday, another […]

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    Fast-moving front delivers snow for Denver metro area; warm-up on the way

    DENVER — A fast-moving cold front spread snow from Fort Collins to Boulder and into the Denver metro area Wednesday morning. Only about 1 to 3 inches of snow are expected, with most of it hitting north of Denver. Less than an inch of snow is expected in the southern suburbs. The foothills could see up to 6 inches of snow. Snow began falling in downtown Denver about 6 a.m., and most of the snow will taper off about noon. […]

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    Snow slowly ends, bitter cold temperatures forecast overnight

    DENVER — Bands of snow will continue to drop from the north to south across metro Denver through the early evening hours.  Some light additional accumulation will be possible in the city with up to another 1″-2″ south of town.  Roads will be slushy to slick once the sun sets this evening.  Most snow will end between 8-10PM.  Skies will then clear overnight allowing temperatures to drop into the single digits and teens.  Roads could be icy in spots early […]

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    Freezing drizzle, fog, reduced visibility, icy roads to slow morning commute

    DENVER — A cold front brought freezing drizzle, fog and reduced visibility to the Denver metro area Wednesday morning, and roads and bridges were icing up ahead of the morning commute. A winter weather advisory is in effect from Denver to Fort Collins until 9 a.m. because a light glaze of ice is possible on the roads, making for dangerous driving conditions. RELATED: Full weather forecast RELATED: Latest traffic conditions A dense fog advisory also is in effect for the […]