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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.

In his free time, Tomer climbs mountains, runs trails, and snow skis. 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”. Tomer won an Emmy Award for his 2015 Tomer’s Trails stories.

Tomer is a bestselling author. Together with Dr. Jon Kedrowski, he co-authored 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 over 50 skiing and mountaineering Teams around the world. Tomers’ professional-level mountain weather forecasts include Everest, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II, Nanga Parbat, Shisha Pangma, Cho Oyo, Mansail, Mustang Himal, Peak Lenin, Denali, Aconcagua, Point 11,300 Alaska, Moose’s Tooth, and Mount Hunter. Chris’s track record is impeccable. His services are available for hire: chrisdtomer@gmail.com

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    Overnight rain leaves many roads with standing water

    DENVER — Overnight rain showers left many roads, bridges and ramps with standing water, causing delays during the morning commute Wednesday. The ramp from Broadway to southbound Interstate 25 had a lot of standing water as drivers slowly made their way through it. One vehicle became stuck in the water, and the driver was seen pushing the vehicle out of it. A tow truck driver arrived at the scene to move the vehicle. On southbound I-25 near Alameda Avenue, crews were called […]

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    Rain returning to Denver metro area, snow in mountains

    DENVER — Rain and snow will move into Colorado on Monday and hang around the Front Range for the next few days. A dense fog advisory in effect for all of Denver until 10 a.m. Monday, with visibility dropping below one mile at times. Rain will develop in the Denver metro area on Monday morning and hang around through Tuesday. Highs will only reach the upper 40s. The mountains above 9,000 are under a winter weather advisory until noon Tuesday […]

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    Heavy rain, hail hit northern Colorado; week of storms to keep metro area cool and wet

    DENVER — Heavy rain and hail fell in northern Colorado on Tuesday morning. About 2 inches of hail fell near Greeley and La Salle in Weld County. Hail also fell in Broomfield, Lafayette and Thornton. Several vehicles slid off Highway 85 and a couple of vehicles were seen flipped over. RELATED: Full forecast Snowplows also were called out to clear the hail from the roads. Plows along Highway 85 clearing hail in Weld Co. Details @ch2daybreak @KDVR pic.twitter.com/GmKnR6obnK — jimhooley […]

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    Lingering rain, snow showers falling in Denver metro area

    DENVER — The strong snowstorm that spent the weekend in the region is slow to completely leave. A few snow showers will fall early Tuesday, especially south and east of Denver. Rain showers caused wet roads near downtown Denver early Tuesday morning, but accumulations are expected to be light. The rain and snow in the morning will be from the metro area south to the Palmer Divide and out to the eastern Plains. There will be some midday sun followed by a 30 […]

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    Front Range digs out as bulk of strong spring snowstorm exits

    DENVER — The cleanup will begin Monday after a strong spring storm dropped heavy, wet, dense snow across the Front Range, foothills, mountains and eastern Plains over the weekend. Some areas in the foothill recorded more than 4 feet of snow. Several trees toppled under the weight of the snow, causing property damage and hazards to drivers. Several power outages were recorded over the weekend, but most have been restored, Xcel Energy said. Denver International Airport was returning to normal […]


    Storm to bring light snow from Fort Collins to metro Denver

    DENVER — The next storm storm system slides into the Denver metro area on Thursday just after the morning rush hour and will continue through the afternoon. That’s after the first storm exited the region late Wednesday. The new system will drop 1 inch or less along the Interstate 25 corridor and 1-2 inches in the south and west suburbs by the Thursday evening rush. More snow will fall in the foothills and Palmer Divide, where up to 4 inches are […]


    March snow on the way; slushy conditions likely won’t stick for long

    DENVER — March will end much snowier than average and the total looks to grow before the month ends. Denver International Airport has recorded 18.4 inches of snowfall this month compared to the average of 11.4 inches. So far, it ranks as the 27th snowiest March since record keeping began in 1881. The next system is moving across the western U.S. and will bring its impact to Colorado and Wyoming Tuesday night through Thursday. Winds picked up from the south Tuesday afternoon […]

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    Denver begins to dig out from blizzard; roads ice over, schools closed

    DENVER — A blizzard that ranked in the top five for March has moved out of the Denver metro area, but it left behind a foot of snow, icy roads and cold temperatures. Denver received 13.1 inches of snow at the official reporting station at Denver International Airport, making it the fifth-largest snowstorm in March in the city since record keeping began in the late 1800s. But as temperatures dipped into the teens overnight Thursday, all that slushy snow turned […]

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    Blizzard moves out of Denver metro area; road conditions improving

    DENVER — A blizzard that moved into the Denver metro area Wednesday morning has moved out, sliding off to the east. The blizzard warning for Denver expired a little after 6 p.m.  but not before strong winds and heavy, wet snow created havoc across the area, especially for drivers and passengers. Denver International Airport closed around noon, after the Federal Aviation Administration halted all air traffic because of poor visibility caused by the high winds. The airport reopened at 7 […]

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    Storm set to deliver snow to Denver metro area, Plains

    DENVER — An early spring storm is set to move into the Denver metro area on Tuesday and it has the potential to deliver a good amount of snow, Pinpoint Weather forecasters predict. The first of two classic spring snowstorms is set to arrive overnight Tuesday and last through the day Wednesday. It will be sunny with wave clouds and gusty winds developing this afternoon and a high near 70 degrees ahead of the storm.  Winter storm watches will go into effect for the […]