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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.

Title: Chief Meteorologist
bkardas@wktv.com

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

Snow returns Saturday

Widespread snow is in the forecast for the weekend. Some areas will pick up significantly more than others.

Winter returns later this week

The unseasonably mild weather wasn't going to last.

Near record warmth expected this weekend

Temperatures are expected to climb into the 50s this weekend.

Snow squalls return Wednesday

A round of briefly heavy snow, wind, and whiteouts are expected Wednesday.

Light snow returns Saturday

Mild weather will be followed by a return to snow over the weekend.

Snow squalls on Wednesday

An arctic front brings a burst of snow to the region on Wednesday

Snow, first subzero temperatures expected this week

Widespread snow looks to arrive Monday night through Tuesday, followed by snow squalls on Wednesday and arctic cold Thursday.

Another round of widespread snow expected Friday

Our next round of widespread snow falls on Friday.

Local Sunday-Monday snowfall totals

The latest list of snowfall totals from our first December snowstorm

Winter storm warning in effect for Sunday through Monday night

Widespread snow along with a wintry mix is expected on Sunday.

Utica
Clear
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Hi: 40° Lo: 21°
Feels Like: 27°
Oneonta
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Hi: 41° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 29°
Herkimer
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Hi: 41° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 27°
Thendara
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Hi: 36° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 27°
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