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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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Mild Temperatures On Way Out As Rain, Sleet & Snow Move In

A variety of weather changes will be happening across the area during the next few days.

12/05/2013

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Storm Expected To Drop 3-6 Inches Of Snow

The western Pennsylvania region remains under Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories for a combination of wintry weather elements.

11/26/2013

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Winter Storm Closing In On Pittsburgh Area

Wintry weather is on the way and could hamper travel for Thanksgiving.

11/25/2013

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Varying Snowfall Totals Reported Around Area

People around the area woke up to the first taste of winter weather Tuesday morning.

11/12/2013

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1-2 Inches Of Snow Expected Overnight

Our first widespread snow accumulation of the season appears to be on the horizon for the western Pennsylvania region.

11/11/2013

Schedule A Classroom Visit From Meteorologist Dennis Bowman

KDKA-TV is now scheduling School Weather Visits for the 2012-13 school year!

10/08/2013

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Storms Prompt Watches & Warnings For Parts Of Area

A strong line of storms made its way through the area this morning, but round two is coming this afternoon. as a result, several watches and warnings have been issued for various parts of the viewing area.

07/10/2013

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Storm Hits Our Area, Causes Flooding

Yet another round of severe weather is rolling through the area today.

06/28/2013

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More Wet Weather Expected Throughout The Day

Wet weather will continue to linger around much of the area on Thursday.

06/27/2013

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Another Round Of Storms Closing In On Area

A line of powerful storms moved through the area overnight and while the sun may be shining this morning, there’s a threat of more severe weather on the way.

06/26/2013

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Severe Storms Closing In On Area, Tornado Watch Issued

An organized complex of storms is expected to affect the Pittsburgh area late today and into the overnight hours.

06/12/2013

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued

While much of the area was greeted with sun Wednesday morning, there could be a very different story this afternoon.

05/22/2013

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Severe Weather Possible Wednesday, Into Thursday

A strong cold front that brought severe weather and devastating tornadoes to Oklahoma and the plains is expected to move into Western Pennsylvania Wednesday, and Thursday.

05/21/2013

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Cooler Temperatures Moving In Behind Storms, Showers

There’s some rain on the radar today as wet weather moves through the area, ushering in some cooler temperatures for Mother’s Day weekend.

05/10/2013

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Varying Snow Accumulations Reported Around Area

Our late winter/early spring storm is beginning to loosen its grip on the area after dumping some troublesome snow Monday morning.

03/25/2013

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