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: Grandpa B's Cucumber Salad
Big Weather got this recipe from his father-in-law. It's one of his favorite things to eat on a hot & muggy day.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Competition Ribs
Check out these delicious, competition worthy ribs.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Strawberry Cookie Dessert
As we wrap up our first strawberry season of the year, we wrap up our viewer submitted recipes with a real winner: Strawberry Cookie Dessert.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Strawberry Cupcakes
Here's a viewer-submitted recipe for some Strawberry Deliciousness.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Strawberry Honey
It's strawberry season, so here's a delicious and super easy way to enjoy the red spring berries.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Easy Bread
Here's a delicious and super easy recipe for bread. It's a perfect one to make with your kids.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Jeff's Pittsburgh Potatoes
If you need a great side dish to go with your Easter ham, this is it!
Big Weather's Big Recipe: 4 ingredient apple ... thing
It's simple. It's quick. It's tasty. It's an apple...thing.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Sausage, Peppers & Onions
Big Weather taps back into his previous job of being a fireman to bring you this delicious and filling dish.