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

Enhanced risk for strong storms on Thursday

Strong storms are likely on Thursday afternoon in Central New York

Tracking Isaias

Tropical storm Isaias is expected to bring locally heavy rain to our area Tuesday.

Record warmth this July

July 2020 will be one of the warmest on record

Mid-July drought update

Abnormally dry conditions continue in Central New York.

Feeling like summer on Friday

The weather looks to warm up again on Friday.

Strong storms likely Friday

The possibility of severe weather is in the forecast for Friday afternoon and evening.

Severe thunderstorms possible Friday

The first severe weather day of the season is in the cards.

Record cold coming to an end

A pattern change will put an end to our cold spring.

Here we snow, again

Another round of snow arrives just in time for Mother's Day weekend.

A nice weekend in a cool weather pattern

We're lucking out with the weather this weekend.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 451892

Reported Deaths: 33090
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Queens718817244
Kings675107319
Bronx527104943
Nassau463882201
Suffolk462082011
Westchester379031454
New York331873173
Richmond157991085
Rockland14954675
Orange11851498
Erie11112689
Monroe5940289
Dutchess5089153
Onondaga4270205
Albany3043134
Oneida2387123
Ulster224495
Niagara1741101
Putnam158763
Sullivan157648
Broome148069
Schenectady138848
Saratoga101417
Rensselaer90242
Columbia58537
Chautauqua5519
Madison48917
Oswego4683
Ontario46635
Tompkins4050
Steuben36642
Warren36633
Chemung3613
Otsego3335
Fulton33224
Herkimer32710
Orleans32554
Greene32118
St. Lawrence3204
Genesee3175
Wayne3125
Washington28914
Cattaraugus2586
Chenango2487
Montgomery2304
Tioga22525
Cayuga2042
Livingston2028
Cortland1640
Jefferson1640
Essex1610
Clinton1565
Delaware1324
Wyoming1325
Seneca1053
Allegany991
Schoharie830
Franklin650
Yates627
Lewis500
Schuyler400
Hamilton150
Unassigned016
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