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 daughters: Sophie, Danielle 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.


You can let your Spring Fever run wild for at least three more warm, mostly sunny days -Kris

After a week of weather drama, enjoy a calm, cool, SUNNY Saturday

The windy, showery weather is coming to an end to let the sun shine on your Saturday!

Gusty winds blowing us into Friday -Kris

A snowy morning commute and treacherous mountain pass travel on Thursday -Kris

There's sunshine in your Wednesday forecast, but it will be followed quickly by the next round of snow -Kris

Windy Monday evening! A WIND ADVISORY until 11 p.m.

A little light snow to start your weekend -Kris

A Winter Weather Advisory and a snowy Friday morning commute -Kris

After one day of sunshine, we're back to the cold and snow -Kris

A break in the snow for some SUNSHINE on Wednesday -Kris

More snow and more cold for Tuesday -Kris

The three-day weekend starts with below-zero wind chill and ends with snow!

Warmer, but still very cold for Valentine's Day Weekend

Below-zero wind chill readings to greet you Friday morning -Kris

The coldest weather of the winter arrives tonight -Kris

Cold on Wednesday, but getting colder and snowier in the forecast -Kris

Goodbye mild winter! A late-season Arctic push brings bitter cold to the Inland Northwest -Kris

WINDY, wet Saturday followed by the coldest weather of the year -Kris

Enjoy your spring fever Friday, because there's cold winter weather in the forecast -Kris

Groundhog Day - The rodent is calling for more winter, but Wednesday looks more like spring

Cooler weather for the rest of the week

Bundle up and enjoy some SUNSHINE this weekend -Kris

That sunshine can be deceptive! Cool weather in the forecast. -Kris

Signs of snow in the forecast -Kris

It's starting to feel more like January in the Inland Northwest! -Kris

Quiet weather this week followed by a COLD WEEKEND! -Kris

Fog, snow and sunshine in the holiday weekend forecast -Kris

Windstorm 2021: More similar than different from the historic storm of 2015

A much calmer, but colder night for those without power -Kris

Very windy, wet morning could lead to power outages, tree damage and localized flooding -Kris

Rainy and breezy for Tuesday, and then a very windy Wednesday -Kris

A quiet weekend before a wet, windy workweek

A sliver of sunshine and a quick dusting of snow for Friday -Kris

We will get a break from the rain, but not from the clouds on Thursday -Kris

Another round of wet weather tonight and Wednesday.

A quick break from the rain and snow, and the possibility of a little SUN -Kris

Wet and windy for the weekend! -Kris

A soggy, slushy start to 2021 -Kris

Wednesday evening snow update: record snow today with more to come