Meteorologist Chris Tomer 

About Me

You can watch Meteorologist Chris Tomer on both KDVR FOX-31 and KWGN CW-2.  Chris currently forecasts weather on KWGN's "Daybreak" from 5am to 9am M-F.  Chris also makes appearances on KDVR's "Everyday" show from 10am-11am M-F.

Chris has forecast the weather for television stations across the Country.  From Grand Junction, CO, to Salt Lake City, UT, to Baltimore, MD, to Tampa, FL, to Las Vegas, NV to Buffalo, NY.  Chris was awarded "Best Weathercaster" during his first years of work at KJCT-TV in Grand Junction, CO.

Meteorologist Chris Tomer earned his B.S. in Meteorology from Valparaiso University graduating Cum Laude.  Chris minored in Mathematics and Broadcasting.

Chris is fully certified by the NWA (National Weather Association) and the AMS (American Meteorological Society).  This includes the latest CBM certification (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist).  Chris serves on the NWA panel of Television Seal evaluators.  Chris has specialized knowledge of Mountain Meteorology, Uncertainty, and Chaos Theory.

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 including high definition video from Capitol Peak, the Maroon Bells, and winter ascents of Mt. Democrat and Mt. Elbert.  Three of Chris's news specials earned Emmy-Award nominations including, "Tomer's Trails: Capitol Peak 14er". 

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 and Dr. Jon Kedrowski conduct field research year-round.  They recently co-authored a scientific, peer-reviewed article, "Colorado's Dirty Snowpack", discussing the effects of dust storms on Colorado's snowpack.  It was published by the NWA (National Weather Association).  You can read it by clicking here: http://www.nwas.org/ej/2010-EJ7/

Chris is a Bestselling Author: Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado 14er High Bivys.  The Summer of 2011 marked a "first-ever" milestone for Chris and his long-time climbing partner Dr. Jon Kedrowski.  Together they completed their Sleeping on the Summits book project where they slept on the summit of every named 14,000-foot mountain (14er) Colorado from sunset to sunrise in just 95 days.  It had never been done before. Tomer and Kedrowski climbed during the afternoon thunderstorms, not before, making pinpoint-accurate weather forecasts critical.  The project was truly a story of teamwork, taking risks, and climbing the proverbial mountain.  Their full-color, 178-page, 9"x12" coffee-table style book published by Westcliffe Publishing is set for release in June 2012.  The book is appropriately titled, Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys.  The 2013 Sleeping on the Summits calendar is also available.

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 Denali (2009), 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 

Chris routinely conducts "Mountain Meteorology" presentations at Front Range REI stores.  Folks learn how to diagnose weather in the field, the nuts and bolts about mountain weather patterns, Colorado's #1 weather killer: lightning, 14er &13er weather, and valuable information on predicting weather windows. 

Chris is available for public speaking engagements. 

Email Chris: chrisdtomer@gmail.com  or chris.tomer@kdvr.com


Chris' Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000899342718

Follow Chris on Twitter: @Chris_Tomer

Chris's FOX-31/CW-2 Profile Page: http://kdvr.com/author/kdvrchristomer/

Chris's very favorite hi-res photographs are for sale: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/chris-tomer.html
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Meteorologist Chris Tomer: Quandary Peak Summit Sunset 14,265' (during 2011 project: "Sleeping on the Summits")


REI-Boulder 9/2011: "Mountain Meteorology": Standing Room Only


Enterprise Wheat Ridge Luncheon Keynote Speaker 12/2011 (photo credit: Mo Lukens)


Weather Tour at KDVR/KWGN-TV (photo credit: Amy Lucero)


Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) 100th Anniversary Kick-Off Dinner 2012
Presentation: KDVR/KWGN-TV & Sleeping on The Summits: Colorado 14er High Bivys


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