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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.

Recent Articles
  • Damage from a vicious storm in Denver on Thursday, June 25, 2015.

    Damage assessment, cleanup begin after vicious storm socks Denver; strong storms expected to return

    DENVER — Residents and emergency crews were assessing the damage Thursday morning after a vicious storm ripped through the Denver metro area Wednesday afternoon. Leaves were scattered across streets, lawns and vehicles, and trees were toppled in several neighborhoods, including a huge pine tree that closed East Sixth Avenue at Oneida Street. The South Platte River and Cherry Creek flowed over their banks and inundated bike paths, and several streets flooded as the storm rolled through. At one point, rain […]

  • Cold front moves across Denver on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

    Severe weather with possibility of tornadoes expected in Denver metro area

    DENVER — A cold front could usher in severe weather along the Front Range on Wednesday that could bring strong rain, hail, high winds and the potential for tornadoes. Temperatures will climb to about 80 degrees with the storms expected to start about 3 p.m. RELATED: Watches and warnings The moist upslope that accompanied a cold front that moved through Wednesday morning is expected to lead to the strong storms near the foothills. Large hail, wind gusts up to 60 […]

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    Strong storm drops heavy rain on Front Range, snow in mountains

    DENVER — A large, slow-moving storm socked Denver and the Front Range with heavy rainfall Tuesday, and delivered snow to the high country. Rain became widespread and heavy overnight. A flash flood watch was in effect for the foothills and a flood watch is up for the Poudre and Platte river areas on the northeastern plains. The mountains also got another round of snow with a winter storm warning in place for the possibility of more than 10 inches of […]

  • Tomer’s Trails: More Than Just Mountains

    Tommy Danger along with his friends, Adventure Enthusiast Mark Nolan, and Film Maker John Burkett will attempt to climb the Seven Summits around the world to raise awareness and a goal of $1,000,000 for those affected by Cystic Fibrosis. They will climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. Along the way they will be filming a documentary about the Seven Summits and how it is bringing more awareness to the genetic disease that takes so many lives every year. They have already […]

  • Flooding in Evergreen.

    After days of rain, flooding concerns on the rise in higher elevations

    EVERGREEN, Colo. – Days of rainfall are starting to worry residents in higher-elevation locations, including Evergreen. “Evergreen residents have been down this path before,” said Nick Davis of Cactus Jack’s Saloon. “There have been a lot of people looking.” Sandbag preparations have begun in Evergreen as Bear Creek continues to rise. Customers at Cactus Jack’s are talking about how much the creek has risen. RELATED: Metro area forecast In fall 2013, flooding closed down a portion of Highway 73, forcing […]

  • Jon Kedrowski at the Mount Everest base camp.

    Colo. climbers safe, expecting airlift after being stranded on Everest during quake

    KATHMANDU, Nepal — At least six Colorado mountaineers were climbing Mount Everest when a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing thousands less than 50 miles from the capital of Kathmandu on Saturday. Climbers Jim Davidson, Alan Arnette, Matt Moniz and Jon Kedrowski survived the earthquake and giant avalanche, but all were at different locations on Mount Everest. On Sunday, Kedrowski told FOX31 Denver meteorologist Chris Tomer his group of climbers was safe at the Everest Basecamp and hoping to be airlifted on Monday. Later Sunday night, […]

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    Slow-moving storm to continue lingering over Denver, Front Range

    DENVER — A slow-moving, powerful spring snowstorm will continue to impact Denver and the Front Range on Friday after already dropping heavy amounts of rain and snow, and causing traffic closures and backups on Interstate 70. Waves of rain and snow showers are expected throughout the day Friday. Denver set a record for April 16 with 1.22 inches of precipitation recorded at Denver International Airport, including 4.1 inches of snow. RELATED: School closures and delays Westbound Interstate 70 was closed […]

  • 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. […]