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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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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Spring Storm Means More Snow For Sunday

The calendar may say spring, but winter won’t let go of its grasp of the Pittsburgh area.

KDKA-TV–03/22/2013

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Snow Showers Moving Through

Snow showers will move through the area Wednesday, and up to an inch of snow could fall before it’s all over.

KDKA-TV–03/13/2013

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March Winter Storm Hits Area, Closes Schools

A strong winter storm hit the Pittsburgh area Wednesday, causing school cancellations and delays.

KDKA-TV–03/06/2013

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Latest Round Of Snow Could Impact Afternoon Commute

Our next round of wintry weather will arrive later today and could impact the afternoon commute.

03/05/2013

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More Snow Closing In Fast On Region

We are tracking another winter storm, which will arrive Tuesday evening and extend into Wednesday.

03/04/2013

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Another Clipper Expected This Afternoon

Another round of snow is expected this afternoon.

02/15/2013

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Another 2 to 4 Inches Of Snow Expected To Fall Today

Another round of snow is poised to roll through the western Pennsylvania region Monday.

02/04/2013

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For Most Of Area

A line of strong storms will be moving through western Pennsylvania today, starting late this morning and running into the afternoon.

01/30/2013

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Spring-Like Weather Won’t Last, Cold Front To Move In After Storms

While the weather will be spring-like today, we’re in for a big change on Wednesday when severe storms will usher in the return of colder temperatures.

01/29/2013

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Wintry Mix Causing Icy Conditions

A wintry mix of precipitation will gradually change over to all rain today, but be prepared for icy spots to last into mid-morning.

KDKA-TV–01/28/2013

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More Snow Expected To Arrive Friday Morning

The cold weather that has settled into the Pittsburgh area will make for a snowy end to the week.

01/24/2013

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Cold & Snowy End To Week Can Be Expected

It’s another very cold day in the Pittsburgh area and things don’t appear to be changing any time soon.

01/23/2013

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