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Bill Kardas

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.

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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.

Recent Posts by Bill Kardas

Chilly Thursday night

Temperatures fall into the 40s on Thursday night.

Cooler weather ahead

An early taste of fall weather is expected to arrive later this week

Another round of strong storms possible Wednesday

Thunderstorms could pack a punch again for the middle of the week.

Stormy weather ahead...

The weather turns increasingly warmer and more humid over the next few days, with scattered thunderstorms.

An active week of weather continues

One more round of thunderstorms late Thursday before the weather cools down.

Hotter than usual for July

Temperatures turned out well above average for the month of July.

Hot weather ahead

The heat index is expected to climb above 100° on Saturday

Recap of locally heavy rainfall

Tropical downpours brought the heaviest rainfall of the year.

Boilermaker Weekend Forecast

The weather looks much less humid just in time for the big race!

An early look at the holiday weekend forecast

Hazy, hot, and humid weather look to arrive just in time for the Fourth of July and weekend!

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