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.
It’s a rainy day in Pittsburgh and thunderstorms and gusty winds are expected to move through the area.
The day started off tranquil, but the winds are set to pick up, temperatures will tumble and rain will move in then switch over to snow later in the day.
The mild temperatures have moved out and it’s looking like a blustery, cold weekend with some snow across the area. KDKA meteorologist Dennis Bowman says much of the day will be quiet with overcast skies and a high of 34 degrees.
Snow is in the forecast today, but it is not expected to be a major event. According to KDKA-TV Meteorologist Dennis Bowman, the snow arrived in the mid-morning hours and will continue into the early afternoon.
The evening rush hour could get a little messy with another round of snow heading into the area today. KDKA meteorologist Dennis Bowman says snow will arrive around midday and accumulate one to two inches by the evening rush.
A variety of weather elements will affect the Pittsburgh area Tuesday. According to KDKA-TV Meteorologist Dennis Bowman, periods of rain and drizzle will move through from time to time.
A blustery day is in the forecast as winter weather makes its return to the Pittsburgh area.
Winter has officially arrived in the Pittsburgh region as the first significant snowfall has hit the area. However, relief is on the way.
From snow and hail to thunderstorms and extreme heat, the Pittsburgh area experiences a little bit of everything when it comes to weather and this year was no exception.
The day started out wet but that rain is expected to transition to snow this afternoon and into the evening with heavier amounts falling to the areas south and east of Pittsburgh.
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.