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.


A few showers on Wednesday is just a preview of a wet weekend in the forecast - Kris

One more unseasonably warm, sunny fall day - Kris

A gray Friday takes us into a sunny, warm Saturday- Kris

Cool, showery weather sticking around for Thursday - Kris

Dig out something warm and waterproof for a cool, wet Wednesday - Kris

It might be a shock when you step out the door! Expect a COLD Tuesday morning. - Kris

The weekend is here, but the pretty fall weather will only last for the first half - Kris

A cold start to a beautiful fall Friday - Kris

Deceptively sunny but chilly weather in the forecast - Kris

Temperatures drop this week as fall weather takes hold - Kris

One more day in the 70s and then temperatures fall to the lowest readings of the season - Kris

Perfect fall weather this weekend! Cooler and wetter weather in the forecast - Kris

Rain and gusty winds tonight followed by beautiful fall weather for the weekend - Kris

A brief but beautiful break between cold fronts - Kris

Steady rains overnight turn to a cool, showery and breezy Tuesday - Kris

The first weekend of fall will feel a lot more like summer - Kris

The clouds are clearing for a spectacular Thursday - Kris

Fall starts tomorrow, but it looks more like summer in the forecast - Kris

Warm, sunny days and cool, clear nights in the forecast this week

Cover the patio furniture and clear the storm drains: it's going to be a very wet weekend - Kris

A chilly fall forecast for Thursday and rain on the way for the weekend - Kris

A cooling trend and significant rain in the forecast - Kris

Savor the sunshine while it lasts! There are big changes on the way later this week. - Kris

After a wet start, the weekend dries out just in time for outdoor fun - Kris

It will be a showery end to the work week, but there is "fair weather" in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday - Kris

One more warm, hazy day and then there's RAIN in the forecast! - Kris

Warm again on Wednesday, but with more wind and smoke - Kris

It's back to work and school on Tuesday, but the summer weather continues! - Kris

The weather wants you to go outside and play this Labor Day Weekend - Kris

A near perfect Labor Day Weekend starts with a gorgeous Friday - Kris

Chilly at the bus stop, but warm and sunny by recess - Kris

Cover your tomatoes! The Inland Northwest is under a FROST ADVISORY for tonight - Kris

Feeling like fall for the last few days of summer vacation - Kris

Sweatshirts in the morning, sleeveless afternoons; tiny hints of fall in this late-summer forecast - Kris

The hottest summer on record is cooling off quickly this week! - Kris

Impressive Friday night rainfall totals everywhere BUT Spokane -Kris

Plan your weekend carefully! Showers and thunderstorms arrive tomorrow afternoon and stick around for Saturday - Kris

If there is such a thing as "perfect summer weather", we might be close on Thursday - Kris

An "Excessive Heat Warning" and an "Air Quality Alert"? Looks like an indoorsy weekend - Kris

Excessive heat and unhealthy smoke! There's relief in the forecast, but not in time for the weekend. - Kris