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.
Air quality is poor once again across Central New York this Monday afternoon.
The National Weather Service will soon be issuing special "destructive" severe thunderstorm warnings.
A cold front will move through the area this evening, bringing strong to severe thunderstorms
Flooding is possible again on Saturday due to heavy rainfall in the forecast.
Monday is a Stormtracker 2 Alert Day for the possibility of flooding
Heavy rain is in the forecast and may cause localized flooding
A stalled weather system over Central New York will produce multiple rounds of thunderstorms over the next several days.
A partial solar eclipse is expected to be visible locally early Thursday morning.
The most recent updates to the climate stats reveal trends in a changing local climate.
We have two possible shows in this evening sky.
County data is updated nightly.
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