Dennis is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, graduating from Southwest High School there. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Northwest Missouri State University and later earned his meteorology certification through Mississippi State University.
What transpired was a 35-year television weather career that took Dennis to KODE-TV, Joplin, Missouri, KQ-TV, St. Joseph, Missouri, WTVW-TV, Evansville, Indiana, WSTM-TV, Syracuse, New York, WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh, PA, and WIBW-TV, Topeka, Kansas.
Along the way, he dealt with a variety of weather challenges including tornado outbreaks, microbursts, intense lake effect snow events, coastal nor ‘easter blizzards and devastating river and flash flood situations. This has provided a broad base of weather knowledge for Dennis to work from and to share with others.
Throughout his broadcast career, Dennis Bowman has been a dedicated public servant. In 1986, he became the first broadcaster in Pennsylvania to receive the National Weather Service’s Public Service Award. He received this honor again in 1997 for special reports dedicated to severe weather safety.
As a versatile television personality, Dennis has filled many other roles apart from weather forecasting. In Syracuse, he hosted “Bowling for Dollars” and a daily children’s program “The STM Club.” He emceed the Miss Syracuse and Miss New York Pageants, 1983-1985. The first woman he crowned was a 20-year-old named Vanessa Williams.
An accomplished ventriloquist, Dennis has been in demand for thousands of entertainment ventures from educational school assemblies to AARP meetings, civic and church functions, fairs, festivals and corporate seminars.
The parents of two grown daughters, Dennis and his wife Debbie make their home in Bellevue.
Dennis is accredited by the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. He holds the esteemed Seals of Approval from both organizations for his broadcasts.
A troublesome mix of precipitation is headed our way, today.
The latest round of winter weather is having an impact on the Wednesday morning commute and it will stick around for a while.
Some light snow has moved into the area this afternoon, and the National Weather Service is warning that it could cut down on visibility on local roads.
After forecasting the weather for more than 43-years, KDKA-TV meteorologist Dennis Bowman will be retiring this spring.
The Pittsburgh area had the usual wild swings of weather in 2014. From flooding to strong summer storms and a winter that dished out more than 63 inches of snow.
A breezy and brisk day is in full swing across southwestern Pennsylvania today.
A wintry mix of precipitation is affecting the area this morning.
Snow will move into our area today, which may impact Thanksgiving travel plans.
A nor’easter is heading up the coast just in time to throw a wrench into Thanksgiving travel plans for Pittsburghers heading east for the holiday.
According to KDKA-TV Meteorologist Dennis Bowman, rain in Pittsburgh will occasionally mix with snow and will eventually change to snow this afternoon.
The early-season chill will continue through the weekend.
Two mild days are in store for the Pittsburgh area, before a big change takes place at mid-week.
The weather will have its ups and downs this week and it could end with the region’s first chance of snow this fall.
Storms and showers are on the way after a muggy but calm start to the day.
Friday morning, Pittsburgh is waking up to temperatures in the 40s.