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.
While the rain is expected to move out in time for Thanksgiving, several flood warnings have already been issued.
The start to this Thanksgiving week has been a dreary one, but Mother Nature has some good things in store for the holiday.
We are now in the final days of the KDKA-TV Turkey Fund Drive leading up to Thanksgiving. The need has never been greater, and unfortunately, giving is down this year. But KDKA meteorologist Dennis Bowman reports that our area schools are helping out in a big way.
Cooler temperatures have moved into the area today and some places are seeing snow this morning, but the good news is that warmer weather is expected this weekend.
The first snow storm of the season will be affecting the western Pennsylvania region late tonight and tomorrow. Our growing season ended this morning with a widespread killing freeze.
Rainy conditions and cooler temperatures have moved into the Pittsburgh area, and the temperature is expected to drop below freezing overnight.
Cool temperatures, gusty winds and a sprinkle or two will make for a blustery Thursday across the Pittsburgh area. KDKA meteorologist Dennis Bowman says southwest winds will gust at 15 to 35 miles per hour at times.
Cooler weather arrives for the weekend as a powerful cold front moves in to the Pittsburgh area during the second half of our Friday.
Hot, steamy weather and sporadic thunderstorms make a return to the Pittsburgh area for the holiday weekend.
A cool front will set off scattered thunderstorms across the area today. According to KDKA meteorologist Dennis Bowman, some of these storms can be strong with heavy downpours and hail.
With a drought watch now in effect for Western Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is asking residents to voluntarily reduce non-essential water use by five percent.
Some much-needed rain will fall the area today. KDKA meteorologist Dennis Bowman says periods of showers will be with us and there could be an isolated thunderstorm during the afternoon.
After the scattered strong storms of last evening, we are bracing for round two today.
It’s a good old fashioned heat wave for the Pittsburgh area, over the next few days.
After a cloudy start to Thursday, we are expecting some thunderstorm development in the second half of the day.
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