Kris Crocker

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Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker brings you the 4 News Now Forecast Focus every weeknight on 4 News Now at 5, 6 and 11.

Kris’ dedication to providing you with the most accurate weather forecasts in the Inland Northwest has been recognized with five Emmy nominations, and Kris proudly displays the coveted Seal of Approval from both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Kris completed the Broadcast Meteorology program at Mississippi State University and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in journalism and communications at Oklahoma State University.

It was in her hometown of Idaho Falls, Idaho where Kris started her weather career in 1993. She’s also worked at television stations in Lansing and Flint, Michigan.

Kris and her husband, Jerry, have three children: Sophie, Danny and Gabrielle. They also share their home with several cats and dogs, including a 160 pound Leonberger named Hammy, who makes regular appearances on the news with Kris.  The Crockers love to take advantage of the many outdoor activities in the Inland Northwest, but they especially like to ski, snowboard, run, and golf.

In the community, Kris has played violin with the Spokane Falls Community Orchestra, is an avid Spokane Symphony goer, and is a member of the Spokane Symphony Associates. She is an active fundraiser for many local charity organizations, and is the driving force behind 4 News Now’s Coats 4 Kids campaign.


Thunderstorms this evening. Our first 70°+ day in the forecast. – Kris

A few more showers and thunderstorms on Saturday, but will it rain on the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade? – Kris

A cool, showery Friday, however, the weather you’ve been waiting for is in the 7-day outlook!

WINDY Wednesday night with a breezy Thursday in the forecast – Kris

Pleasant Tuesday followed by a cool, wet and windy Wednesday

A cool, rainy start to the weekend followed by a brief warm-up for Sunday – Kris

Cloudy, breezy and eventually wet for Thursday – Kris

FREEZE WARNING tonight, but a beautiful Wednesday in the forecast – Kris

FREEZE WARNING: Even colder weather for the next couple of nights! – Kris

A stormy Friday night with more thunderstorms in the forecast for the weekend – Kris

Cool, showery and breezy end to the work week – Kris

Cooler, wetter weather on the way starting Thursday – Kris

Warm Wednesday! but cooler, wetter weather dominates the forecast – Kris

A short-lived warming trend in the forecast before the cool, showery weather returns – Kris

A Rainy Start to Bloomsday Weekend – Kris

Cool and occasionally wet through the start of Bloomsday Weekend

Cooler-than-average, early-spring weather continues for Thursday – Kris

Cold nights ahead! Near freezing in the mornings with highs below average – Kris

Cold front will bring rain tonight, cooler weather this week – Kris

Another round of rain on the way for Wednesday night – Kris

A rainy night followed by a windy Tuesday – Kris

A cold, wet start to Easter Weekend – Kris

A late-season *Winter Weather Advisory* and more cold weather in the forecast – Kris

Keeping it cool, breezy and showery for Thursday – Kris

A little more sunshine, but still chilly and breezy for Wednesday – Kris

More cold, breezy and occasionally snowy April weather! – Kris

A few weekend showers before a strong storm Monday – Kris

Sunny and seasonable for Thursday; April showers in the 7-day forecast

A windy Wednesday, plus slightly cooler weather in the forecast – Kris

One more 60°+ day, and then it’s back to average – Kris

Get ready for a warm, dry weekend! – Kris

A warming trend heading into the weekend! – Kris

Spectacular spring weather on the way for Thursday – Kris

Much warmer, but not necessarily sunnier weather for Wednesday – Kris

Warmer and drier for Tuesday, but not necessarily sunnier – Kris

Clouds and a few sprinkles in the Friday forecast – Kris

A dry St. Patrick’s Day, but our luck won’t hold out for the weekend – Kris

Spring thunderstorms today, pretty spring sunshine for Wednesday – Kris

A rainy night leads to a windy Tuesday with possible thunderstorms – Kris