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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
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    Record-breaking temperatures to plummet way below zero Wednesday night into Thursday

    DENVER — The coldest air from our current Arctic blast arrived in metro Denver Wednesday afternoon. And with it comes record-breaking dangerously cold temperatures. The high Wednesday only got to 6 degrees, which set a for the lowest maximum temperature for the date. The old record was 9 degrees set on Nov. 12, 1916. As the snow moves out and the skies clear, even colder temperatures will descend along the Front Range, with a low Thursday morning expected to be […]

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    Degrees of difficulty: Arctic blast sends Colorado into deep freeze

    DENVER — The warm, dry conditions that have dominated fall along the Front Range changed dramatically Monday morning when an Arctic blast moved in that quickly dropped temperatures more than 30 degrees in a short time period. It reached 62 degrees at Denver International Airport just before 9 a.m. before the front slid south and dropped the temperature to 30 degrees just three hours later as well as bringing strong, gusty winds that dropped the wind chill to 17 degrees. […]

  • Snow fell on Red Stone Ridge Road in Palmer Lake on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (Credit: Daryl Orr)

    Officially no measurable snow in Denver as storm moves out; warm, dry weekend

    DENVER — A late-summer blast of winter is winding down Friday, and while there were some snow showers in the Denver metro area and the foothills, only a trace fell at the official reporting station at Denver International Airport, not enough to count as an official September snowfall. At least 0.1 of an inch had to fall at DIA for it to be recorded as a tie for the third-earliest snowfall of the season since record-keeping began in 1882. The […]

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    Rain finally ends, drier weather forecast Thursday

    DENVER — The rain slowly ended by late Wednesday night as the slow-moving storm that caused havoc across the Front Range and brought flooding in Denver and other places along the Front Range and in eastern Colorado moved out of the state. A record 1.8″ of rain fell on Denver Tuesday, and the city received another .96″ Wednesday for a 2-day total of 2.76″. The wet weather caused plenty of problems for a second day in a row. Classes were […]

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    Heavy rain moves into metro area; Flash flood warnings, watches issued

    DENVER — Heavy rain fell along the Front Range beginning Tuesday afternoon. The slow-moving storms were expected to remain in the region bringing periods of heavy rain through Wednesday afternoon. See photos of the wild weather here. A flash flood watch was in effect through Wednesday afternoon for most of the state. It appears the heaviest rain will be in Denver north to Estes Park and Fort Collins. Showers and thunderstorms with very heavy rain were expected late Tuesday night […]

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  • A tubing ban has gone up on the Poudre River as well as Boulder and Clear creeks on Friday, May 30, 2014.

    Flash flood watch in effect; tubing ban extended to Clear Creek

    DENVER — A flash flood watch is in effect for the Front Range, including in the Denver metro area, as strong storms are expected to roll in Friday. Combined with warm temperatures this week accelerating snowmelt, creeks and rivers are rising to high, fast and dangerous conditions. Officials in Boulder and Larimer counties banned tubing on Boulder Creek and the Poudre River on Thursday. And Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Golden Police Department announced a limit on […]

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    Maroon Bells avalanche decimates Crater Lake campground

    PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. — Campers beware. A giant avalanche buried half of the designated camping spots around Crater Lake in the Maroon Bells Wilderness, as shown in the panoramic photo accompanying this story. On a recent climb up the Colorado Classic Bell Cord Couloir, I walked right through heaping piles of debris.  I was stunned to find trees ripped up and tossed around like match sticks.  Beneath all the rocks, trees and snow, there are dozens of now-decimated camping spots, many […]

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    Another round of severe afternoon storms in Wednesday forecast

    DENVER — Another round of powerful storms are expected to hit Colorado on Wednesday. It would be the second day of a stormy stretch that might cause some damage in the Denver metro area. A neighborhood in Englewood saw a little bit of everything Tuesday afternoon. First came the rain. Then the pingpong-size hail. The storm resulted in leaves and branches scattered across the ground. With more storms expected Wednesday afternoon, it’s probably a good idea to move your car […]

  • 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 […]