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.
Thanksgiving 2020 brings mild, wet weather to Central New York
Less cold and snow than a typical winter expected
Lake effect snow falls across Central New York tonight and tomorrow
Much cooler weather continues this weekend.
The recent stretch of warmth is one for the history books.
Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm over the next several days
Round two of snowfall is expected tonight across Central New York
Halloween looks cold and dry this year.
The first snowfall of the season for many areas looks to fall Thursday night
The first snowflakes of the season are possible this week in Central New York.
County data is updated nightly.
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