Dennis Bowman

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Dennis Bowman is now seen full-time at KDKA delivering the weather on the morning and noon newscasts.

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.

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Blustery Winds, Some Snow Expected Today

A breezy and brisk day is in full swing across southwestern Pennsylvania today.

12/10/2014

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Wintry Mix Could Cause Slick Spots Across Area

A wintry mix of precipitation is affecting the area this morning.

12/02/2014

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Snow Arrives, Expected To Have Effect On Thanksgiving Travel

Snow will move into our area today, which may impact Thanksgiving travel plans.

11/26/2014

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Nor’easter Could Hamper Holiday Travel Plans For Some Pittsburghers

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.

11/25/2014

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Rain Expected To Become Snow As Temperatures Drop

According to KDKA-TV Meteorologist Dennis Bowman, rain in Pittsburgh will occasionally mix with snow and will eventually change to snow this afternoon.

11/17/2014

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Early-Season Chill Continues Into Weekend

The early-season chill will continue through the weekend.

11/14/2014

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Polar Vortex Returns This Week, Some Snow Possible

Two mild days are in store for the Pittsburgh area, before a big change takes place at mid-week.

11/10/2014

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Roller Coaster Weather Pattern Could Mean Snow Showers On Halloween Night

The weather will have its ups and downs this week and it could end with the region’s first chance of snow this fall.

10/27/2014

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Storms To Bring Heavy Rains, Gusty Winds

Storms and showers are on the way after a muggy but calm start to the day.

09/02/2014

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Experts: Record Cold Summer Leads To Changing Leaves In August

Friday morning, Pittsburgh is waking up to temperatures in the 40s.

08/15/2014

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More Rain & Storms Expected To Impact Area Tuesday

Showers and some thunderstorms will continue to affect the western Pennsylvania region today.

08/12/2014

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Strong Storms Closing In On Area

A line of storms is closing in on the region and could impact the afternoon commute.

07/23/2014

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Strong Storms Possible For Region Wednesday

It’s an active day for weather in the Pittsburgh area. Showers and thunderstorms have been moving through Wednesday morning.

06/18/2014

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Flash Flood Watch Issued With More Rain & Storms Expected

Some powerful storms moved through the area on Tuesday, but more of the same is expected today.

05/28/2014

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Scattered Showers, Storms Move Into Area

The run of great weather we had over the long holiday weekend is over.

05/27/2014

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