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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
  • 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.

  • Tomer's Trails

    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.

  • Fall colors

    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 […]

  • Heavy rain

    Seattle-like weather pattern moving into Denver on Wednesday

    DENVER — All you have to do is picture Seattle, Wash. Think rain, clouds, fog, and cooler temps. Right now I’m expecting highs in the 60s across the Front Range on Wednesday along with the potential for flash flooding. A surge of Monsoon moisture will join forces with a cold front to create a unique day of weather on Wednesday. The normal high temperature in Denver right now is 89 degrees, so it’s unusual to have a temperature drop this […]

  • Snow was coming down hard in the Metro area on the morning of May 1, 2013.

    May snowstorm causing closures, slick roads in Colorado

    DENVER — Another late spring storm made its way into Colorado and could bring a record low for May 1. Winds picked up Tuesday night and colder temperatures moved into the region Wednesday morning. As of early Wednesday morning, the snow was yet to hit the Metro area, with rain showers continuing to fall as of 5 a.m. But snow finally started to come down as of 6 a.m., with Metro Denver expected to eventually pick up between 1 and 4 […]

  • The sunny weather on April 29, 2013 is expected to give way to snow by the evening of April 30, 2013.

    80s on Monday, snow by Tuesday evening

    DENVER — May 1 looks to arrive with a shock to the system this year, with much of the state expected to go from 80 degrees and sunshine to 30s and snow. Every single week of April has featured a snowstorm, and May will start out the same way. A strong Canadian cold front is expected to hit Northern Colorado Tuesday afternoon before moving on to Denver during the evening rush hour. Temperatures are expected to colder during the afternoon, […]