Bill Kardas is the StormTracker 2 Chief Meteorologist for the Live at Five Newshour, NEWSChannel 2 at 6:00, NEWSChannel 2 at 10:00 on the CW11, and NEWSChannel 2 at 11:00.
Bill joined the StormTracker 2 team in January of 2006 and helped launch the Weekend Morning Show. Since then, he has made a lot of weather memories, covering flooding, tornadoes, and large winter storms. Bill also has a passion for teaching. He visits dozens of schools each year, teaches a climatology course in the fall and spring at Herkimer College.
Bill graduated from SUNY Albany in 2006 with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science and completed his master's degree in Geoscience from Mississippi State University. Bill holds a broadcaster seal from the National Weather Association.
Bill loves the outdoors, especially hiking. He's climbed all 30 fire towers in the Adirondacks and Catskill Park as well as most of the 46 high peaks. He is also a distance runner and has completed four marathons. His favorite road race is the Boilermaker, which he has ran every year since 2006. Bill also loves spending time with his wife, Sara, and dog, Buddy.
Above freezing temperatures will start our long slow march towards spring.
Several chances for snow are expected over the next 7 days.
After a brief break in the snow and cold, we're back to more typical weather this weekend.
Recapping local snowfall totals
The coldest weather so far this season is expected at the end of the week
The next weather system brings accumulating snow to the region
A cold front combines with lake effect snow to produce snow squalls Friday morning.
Our exceptionally quiet stretch of weather comes to an end this weekend.
An exceptionally cloudy stretch of weather continues.
Why the weather is unusually quiet in Central New York.
County data is updated nightly.
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