Since the age of seven, my fascination with weather began after seeing a waterspout on a family vacation in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The power and beauty of that storm captivated and intrigued me. From that day on, during storms, you would be able to find me out on my deck watching the volatility of Mother Nature. I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be a meteorologist.
I decided to follow my dreams and head to The University of Missouri to pursue a Meteorology degree. I graduated from the University as a double major with a Bachelors degree in Meteorology and Communications in 2008. And in December of 2011, I completed my Masters in Meteorology.
I started my career at KOMU-TV 8 in January 2007 as a fill in weathercaster and moved up in the ranks to serve as the Evening Meteorologist in Columbia, Missouri. While at KOMU, I was recognized by the Missouri Broadcasters Association, where I won Best Weathercast in 2010 and 2012. In addition to several reporting awards, including an Edward R. Murrow and a National SPJ Sigma Delta Chi award, for my hard work and efforts in Joplin, Missouri following the May 22nd tornado.
In September of 2012, I joined Fox 4 as the Mid Morning and Noon Meteorologist. I also earned my Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal (#639) in March of 2014 from the American Meteorological Society You can catch me at 4 am and 9am Monday through Friday, in addition to filling in for Mike, Karli, and Joe. When I am not in front of the green screen, you’ll see me out at sporting events/concerts with my husband Gary, volunteering in the community or running around town with our Doberman Dakota and Great Pyrenees Frank the Tank!
Morning storms are impacting the north side of our viewing area with more storms developing west of the metro. We will have a stormy start for some with more storms likely later this afternoon. The holiday weekend will not be a total washout but have a plan B for all outdoor plans. Temperatures stay in the lower 80s for highs today. We’ve all taken shots at a local TV meteorologist at one point or another, and we’ve certainly seen your […]
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — There were 29 reported tornadoes Tuesday in the Southern Plains, seven in Missouri alone. Meteorologist Michelle Bogowith said tornadoes were reported Tuesday near Wheaton, Thornfield, Miller and Stella in southwest Missouri. Preliminary reports indicate damage to roofs of homes and buildings, as well as several trees and power lines down. The damage even shut down Wheaton Schools for Wednesday. There have been no reports of injuries. National weather service crews will be out today surveying the damage […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Friday officially kicked off meteorological spring, but winter will dominate the weekend anyway. The FOX4 weather team expects significant snow accumulations, especially for the metro and points south. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday until 3 p.m. Sunday, for the entire Kansas City area. That includes Atchison, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Bates, Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Clay, Cooper, Henry, Howard, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Platte, […]
Editor’s note: This story has been updated after the National Weather Service updated the times and counties included in its advisories at 7 p.m. Tuesday. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Freezing drizzle overnight could make the morning commute slick on Wednesday. A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect at 7 p.m. Tuesday for Johnson and Miami counties in Kansas and Cass and Jackson counties in Missouri. The same advisory takes effect at 9 p.m. for Linn County in Kansas and Bates, […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City area saw significant snow accumulations Friday. Most got at least 3 inches, and many saw as much 6 inches in some areas. Snow total reports to the National Weather Service show about 3.5 inches in Cass County, 5.2 inches in Platte County, 3.7 in Johnson County (KS), 5.4 inches in Johnson County (MO), and varying amounts throughout the area. The snow resulted in hundreds of crashes on both sides of the state line, and […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One of Kansas City’s greatest treasures, The American Restaurant in Crown Center, celebrated its birthday this Valentine’s Day! It opened on Feb. 14, 1974, built by the founders of Hallmark, Joyce Hall and son Don, as a gift to the people of Kansas City. It’s exquisite architecture is jaw-dropping, winning the restaurant the coveted James Beard Design Icon Award in 2018. Today, it’s primarily an event space, but there are a few events that are open […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Get ready for the “super wolf blood moon” coming up in January! A “super moon” refers to the new or full moon that happens at the time of the month when the moon is closest to earth in its orbit. A “wolf moon” simply refers to January’s full moon, and the “blood moon” is the lunar eclipse that causes the moon’s appearance to change as it enters Earth’s shadow– turning it a rusty, red color. For […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Retailers have one more trick up their sleeves, Friday is the 10th anniversary of “Free Shipping Day.” It’s a national shopping holiday, just like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Your packages are guaranteed to arrive by December 24th! For many retailers, there is no minimum to ship for free. Over 800 retailers are participating this year, including Target, Macy’s, Best Buy and JCPenney to name a few. Michelle Bogowith also found specials today at Levi’s, Macy’s […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX4’s Michelle Bogowith is changing up her foodie segments. She’s on a mission to find out which Kansas City Fire Department station can make the best meal. Stop 1: Station 19 in Westport used their Italian roots to whip up meatballs, chicken spedini and an artichoke dish. Stop 2: Station 6 whipped up a delicious Mexican-inspired dish that gave Station 19 a run for their money. Stop 3: Station 24 made an Italian-inspired dish that will be […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It has never happened before. Back to back to back years with single digit snowfall. The winter of 2015-16 saw 5.9”. The winter of 2016-17 was only 4.9”. And last winter, 2017-18 had 7.7”. Big snows have been non-existent. You have to go all the way back to February 4, 2014 to find a day that has had 3 or more inches of snow! This past winter’s dendrite deficit led us into a prolonged summer drought. Some […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’re searching for a Halloween costume at the last minute, FOX4’s Michelle Bogowith is here to help. She’s got five easy (and punny) costumes you can probably make out of things in your closet — or at least with very little work. Smart cookie: All you need is a graduation cap and gown and a package of cookies! It’s easy and it’s an extra treat after a night of trick-or-treating. Hawaiian punch: You just need […]
HAMILTON, Mo. — The exceptional drought continues to plague parts of northwestern Missouri, with some cities and towns’ water supplies falling to critical levels. Zac Johnson, utilities director for the city of Cameron, said water has been a big concern for them for quite some time. Residential water restrictions have been in place since May, and they’ve now moved to their emergency phase with their water supply dropping below 40 percent. “We currently have four reservoirs,” Johnson said. “Right now, […]