Don Schwenneker
Honored with two Associated Press Awards for Best Weathercast, Don Schwenneker is a meteorologist for ABC11 Eyewitness News in the morning. He holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society as well as a Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.

Don joined Eyewitness News from Chicago where he served as a meteorologist for WBBM-TV. Prior to that, Don worked for WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, and WTAJ-TV in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He began his weather career over 20 years ago as a lead forecaster for KBIM-TV in Roswell, New Mexico.

As for his moniker, "Big Weather," Don was given that nickname by a colleague for two reasons. First, he's 6'5" and one of the taller meteorologists on TV. Second, during big weather events from tornadoes to flood warnings, Don was always on TV. So whenever there was big weather in the forecast, "Big Weather" was on TV. And the name has stuck ever since!

Don's family comes first in his life. He's married and has three children. He was also a volunteer firefighter for 7 years in Pennsylvania. He is a certified rescue technician & first responder. In addition to firefighting, Don's public service includes Police, Fire, and EMS dispatching and national certification as a 911 call-taker/dispatcher.

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Archive
Messy and very dangerous travel conditions will be in place Sunday with a wintry mix across the Triangle.
You're used to seeing John Clark partnered up with Barbara Gibbs every weekday morning at ABC11's studio in downtown Raleigh, but on Sundays, he is in a much different place.
The recent Storm Prediction Center has put the entire area in a Marginal Risk for severe weather.
As Tropical Storm Florence lingers, there are a lot of questions regarding how bad it will get in the Triangle and Sandhills.
Do you have a weather emergency plan? With 2 named storms out there, it's a good time to think about having one.