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.


Forecast Focus: Expect some rain this week

Front-load your weekend with outdoor fun

Cooler, showery weather for Sunday

The Sandhill Cranes are here!

Just in time for the Sandhill Crane FESTIVAL!

Forecast Focus for March 21

Forecast Focus: Happy first day of Spring!

Forecast Focus: Spring starts tomorrow!

Spring arrived a day early!

Temperatures more than 10 degrees above average

It doesn't look like SPRING, but it feels like it!

Temperatures above average this week

Forecast Focus: It's the warmest day of the season around the region!

Lucky Weather for St. Patrick's Day Weekend

Dry and relatively warm!

Forecast Focus for March 14

Forecast Focus for March 13

Forecast Focus for March 12

Forecast Focus for March 11

Forecast Focus: More wet weather is headed our way tonight

Forecast Focus: Things are finally a little warmer!

Another single digit morning

But it might be the last for a while.

A cold start to March!

The 6th coldest March morning on record!

Forecast Focus for February 28

Forecast Focus for February 27

Two more rounds of snow, and then we get a break

"3" on the First Alert Weather Impact Scale

Forecast Focus for February 26

Forecast Focus for February 25

Sunny but COLD for Tuesday

Northeasterly winds bring below zero wind chill

Forecast Focus for February 21

Spokane's late-season snow is the deepest in 50 years!

Knee deep at Spokane International Airport

A quick break from the snow, but not the cold!

Temperatures more than 10 degrees below average

Wildlife Wednesday for February 20, 2019

Forecast Focus for February 20

Majority of Wednesday morning snow staying south

From a skiff in Spokane to 6" in Moscow!

Forecast Focus for February 19

Who ordered more snow?

The next winter storm moves in Tuesday

Wintery President's Day Weekend

A little bit of snow and A LOT of cold!

Forecast Focus for February 15

Forecast Focus for February 14

Forecast Focus for February 13

Forecast Focus for February 12

Forecast Focus for February 11

Blowing and drifting snow, bitter cold for Saturday

BLIZZARD WARNING for Moses Lake area