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.


Flip the pillow to the cool side; an uncomfortably warm night ahead – Kris

HEAT ADVISORY: our warming trend is almost at its peak! – Kris

Get an early start Wednesday morning if you want to avoid the heat – Kris

Enjoy a pleasantly cool night before the heat returns – Kris

Cooler air coming in for a breezy and beautiful Saturday – Kris

Isolated thunderstorms still possible tonight – Kris

Only isolated evening thunderstorms after a BUSY day of severe weather – Kris

Isolated thunderstorms Wednesday evening and Thursday – Kris

The thunderstorms have tapered off, but there’s light rain moving in overnight – Kris

Isolated thunderstorms moving through the region this evening – Kris

Clear and warm tonight but the HEAT ADVISORY continues – Kris

Warm, sunny and hopefully not too hazy for the weekend! – Kris

Enjoy a cool, clear Friday night before the next warming trend kicks off Saturday – Kris

Cool and much calmer tonight – Kris

Cooler air and wildfire smoke blowing into the area this evening – Kris

Cooler and calmer tonight, but the hot, windy weather returns for Wednesday – Kris

Tonight, weather concerns will shift from excessive heat to fire dangers in the forecast – Kris

While you sleep: wildfire smoke will creep in overnight for a hot, hazy Monday – Kris

HOT weekend with near record-high temperatures – Kris

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING: Record highs by day, uncomfortably warm by night – Kris

Prepare for an uncomfortable night of sleep as a scorching day fades into a hot, sweaty night – Kris

Sunny, warm Saturday with some isolated mountain thunderstorms – Kris

Sleep well tonight! Clear and cool conditions won’t last – Kris

Wildfire threat: isolated dry thunderstorms overnight – Kris

Clear skies and a nice cool-down in the forecast tonight – Kris

Open up the windows for a cool, thunderstorm-free night of good sleeping weather – Kris

Get ready for a warm, sunny summer Saturday! – Kris

No thunderstorms in the forecast! Just a beautiful Inland Northwest Friday evening.

Clear skies tonight, but there’s a slight chance of thunderstorms Friday morning! – Kris

Sleep well tonight! Cooler and much calmer weather – Kris

Bad sleeping weather; uncomfortably warm and possibly stormy weather overnight – Kris

Clear and warm this evening. It’s a great night to get outside before a hot Tuesday – Kris

A sunny START to the 4th of July weekend, but showers and thunderstorms could crash the holiday celebrations – Kris

What a difference a year makes! Pleasant conditions in the forecast on the anniversary of our hottest weather ever – Kris

Breezy and cooler for Wednesday – Kris

High temperatures drop more than 10 degrees for a windy Tuesday – Kris

Hoop, Hoop Hooray! Hoopfest weather is a sunny, warm slam dunk – Kris

‘Chamber of Commerce weather’ welcomes Hoopfest players and Ironman athletes! – Kris

We’ve finally hit 80° in Spokane, and now it’s time for a 10 degree drop! – Kris

The summer weather we’ve been waiting for finally arrives! – Kris