Don Schwenneker - Meteorologist at ABC11
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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Don's Stories
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Caramel Puffcorn
This week Big Weather is making a snack with a recipe his mother-in-law created: Caramel Puffcorn.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Stuffed Sausage
Big Weather is putting his own spin on stuffed sausage. If you like Italian sausage, this take will kick it up a notch!
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Roasted Tomato Soup
Typically January and February are our coldest months, so let's make a recipe to warm you up: soup!
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Monkey Bread
Big Weather shares a quick and easy treat you can whip up for Christmas morning.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Jackie's Fruited Cake
Big Weather's neighbor Jackie shared this recipe with him. Don't worry. It's a fruited cake, not a fruitcake.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Pumpkin Fluff
This sweet treat is perfect for Thanksgiving, especially if you have a diabetic coming over.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Grandma's Chex Mix
It's getting to be the time of year where we start to make all those great holiday goodies, and in Big Weather's house one of those seasonal favorites is Chex Mix.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Grandpa's Brats
Big Weather is talking brats, as in bratwurst...not those annoying youngsters who just won't shhhhhhhhhhhh.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: TikTok Potato Soup
Big Weather turns his TikTok cooking video watching obsession into a best of potato soup recipe.