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.


The heat returns for the second half of the weekend - Kris

Enjoy the 80s! The cooler weather will not be around for long. - Kris

A quick little "cool-down" before the heat returns - Kris

Hot, dry, smoky and breezy; unpleasant and dangerous weather on Wednesday

HEAT ADVISORY: Another round of dangerously hot weather in the forecast - Kris

HEAT ADVISORY for Saturday as dangerous heat returns to the Inland Northwest - Kris

After a quick dip into the 80s, the 90s return for a hot weekend - Kris

More hot, dry weather; tomorrow could tie a record for number of 90°+ days - Kris

Hot and sunny but hopefully not smoky for the 4th of July weekend - Kris

Cooler, but still hot and soon to be hazy - Kris

After another day of record heat, minor relief is forecast to arrive earlier than expected - Kris

All-time record high today. Almost as hot again tomorrow. - Kris

If you think today was hot... our historic heatwave will peak on Tuesday at all-time record levels - Kris

Once-in-a-lifetime heat; the temperature in Spokane jumps to record-shattering heights to start the workweek - Kris

Excessive Heat Warning: unparalleled stretch of hot, dry weather underway - Kris

Unprecedented heatwave will shatter records for intensity and longevity

Dangerously hot: historic heatwave looking even more likely for next week - Kris

Record shattering heatwave in the forecast, but you have a couple of days to prepare - Kris

Hot and getting HOTTER! 100°+ in the forecast - Kris

Warm, sunny and breezy for Father's Day Weekend - Kris

What a way to end the week! Sunny, warm Friday in the forecast - Kris

Warm, dry weather for the rest of the week - Kris

It was fun while it lasted! No more showers or thunderstorms in the forecast. - Kris

It's going to be a noisy night for thunderstorms! - Kris

Needed rain in the forecast for Thursday, but not for everyone - Kris

No umbrella needed, but there's a slight chance of a few sprinkles in the forecast - Kris

Lots of clouds passing through in the forecast but very little rain - Kris

Hand out the hoodies Monday morning; a CHILLY start to the work and school week

No more 80s & 90s for a few days; much cooler, windy weekend - Kris

Windy and much cooler weather for the weekend - Kris

One more HOT day and then a dramatic drop in temperatures for the weekend - Kris

Early-season heat wave ready to break record highs across the Inland Northwest - Kris

The first heat wave of the season arrives this week! - Kris

Forge ahead with your plans: sunny and warm for Memorial Day weekend!

A breezy, showery start to a warm, sunny holiday weekend - Kris

Washington's dry spring points to long fire season this summer

Strong cold front will delivery windy, dusty, showery weather for Thursday - Kris

Scattered evening showers followed by a sunny, warm Wednesday - Kris

The best of both worlds: weekday showers, weekend SUN!

A mix of sun, clouds and occasional showers this weekend - Kris