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.

Tomer is a trail runner, mountaineer, mountain guide, mountain biker, snow skier, and photographer. 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 including high definition video from Capitol Peak, the Maroon Bells, and winter ascents of Mt. Democrat and Mt. Elbert. Three of Tomer'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. 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), Aconcogua (2010), Pico De Orizaba (2010), and Rainier (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013). 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
  • Forecast lows. Dec. 19, 2012

    Storm moves out of Colorado, bitter cold moves in

    DENVER — The snow moved out of Colorado Wednesday, only to be replaced by clearing skies and dangerously cold temperatures in the forecast. Lows were expected to fall to near 20 degrees below zero in some places in Colorado’s central and northern mountains before sunrise Thursday morning. The low in Denver was forecast to drop […]

  • Colorado fall color guide map 2012

    Fall color guide 2012: Trees peak early

    DENVER — Peak fall color in the mountains is 1-2 weeks ahead of schedule this season.  Take a look at the Peak Color map. The northern mountains will see the brightest golds and reds starting September 15!  That’s about a week and a half from now. The central mountains will follow less than a week behind […]

  • Sleeping on the Summits

    Dr. Jon Kedrowski & our Meteorologist Chris Tomer talk about their new book, Sleeping no the Summits.

  • Know how to get to safety if a tornado approaches

    The latest rounds of severe weather have spawned tornadoes in Colorado. The information in the video clip about how to stay safe when a tornado approaches could be life-saving.

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    Colorado mountain climber talks about getting to the top of Mt. Everest

    Near MT EVEREST, Nepal — Fresh off his tremendous achievement of climbing to the summit of Mount Everest, mountain geographer and Avon, Colo. native Dr. Jon Kedrowski spoke with our own meteorologist Chris Tomer Tuesday morning. Kedrowski said, “I feel like a million bucks.”  Kedrowski walked on top of the world May 26 at 3:30am […]

  • Colorado climber on way to summit of Mt. Everest

    MT. EVEREST, Nepal — Colorado mountain climber Dr. Jon Kedrowski was not able to reach the summit of the world’s...

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    Colorado climber survives Everest tragedy; at least four dead

    MT. EVEREST, Nepal — Colorado mountain climber Dr. Jon Kedrowski was not able to reach the summit of the world’s tallest mountain this weekend as severe weather trapped numerous climbers near the top. Kedrowski, of Avon, Colo., told KWGN Channel 2 meteorologist Chris Tomer in an exclusive telephone interview that he tried to help at […]

  • Jon Kedrowski

    Colorado native poised to summit Mt. Everest

    Eagle Valley, Colorado native Jon Kedrowski will stand on top of the world this weekend.  Kedrowski is currently moving up through the Khumbu Icefall, Lhotse Face, into the Death Zone, and eventually to the sacred 29,034ft summit of Mount Everest. Kedrowski is no stranger to high mountains growing up near Avon, CO. He played basketball throughout […]

  • Inside the new Health & Wellness Center

    There’s no place quite like it in the US. The brand-new Health & Wellness Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora is focused on preventative medicine. It’s a state-of-the-art 94,000 square foot facility offering a huge cardio and weight room full of natural light, yoga on the rooftop, dermatology, and even a human performance […]

  • A snow storm began to push into Denver on Saturday afternoon.

    Heavy rain, snow in the weekend forecast

    DENVER — A wet, cold storm system hits Colorado this weekend. I’m calling it a “super soaker.” It looks like a mixture of heavy rain and heavy, wet snow will spread across the foothills, Front Range and eastern plains Saturday afternoon through Sunday night. The big question is, “How much wet snow accumulation will we […]

  • Joe Piscopo

    Entertainer Joe Piscopo performs tonight at the Reserve Casino Hotel. Joe Piscopo tries his hand at weather and traffic on the 2′s.  

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    Cold weather returns; snow possible into Thursday

    DENVER — Expect freezing drizzle and snow showers to start Wednesday morning and last throughout the afternoon into the evening....

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    From 70 degrees to snowfall

    DENVER — In the span of 24 hours our weather will go from 70-degrees to accumulating snowfall. It’s classic March weather in Colorado!  We’ll get “Chinooked” today with westerly wind gusts to 35mph pushing highs to 70 degrees!  Today’s record high is 75 degrees set in 1972. A potent cold front crashes into the Front […]

  • I-70 was snowpacked at Vail

    Heavy snow in the mountains; wind warning issued for tonight

    DENVER – Light rain and snow showers are expected to end around midday in the metro Denver area. However, heavy snow will continue to fall in the mountains. A High Wind Warning is in effect for the foothills west to Summit County from 9:00 p.m. tonight until 9:00 a.m. Wednesday.  Wind gusts of 70-80 mph […]

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    Colorado ‘Hurricane’ on the way

    DENVER — High Wind Warnings are posted for the west side of the Front Range including the Foothills and Continental Divide for Tuesday night, Wednesday and Thursday morning. It’s a classic “Colorado Hurricane” setup with 80-100mph wind gusts expected. We call this a Category Two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. You might remember the high […]