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.
Snow tonight followed by record setting cold
Light snowfall and freezing temperatures are expected to create icy conditions tonight...
Widespread light rain and snow falls Thursday.
The weather looks much colder than average heading into the first two weeks of November.
Very heavy rainfall is responsible for causing flooding in our region this evening.
An area of low pressure brings heavy rain and wind to our region Halloween night.
A strong cold front delivers a sharp drop in the temperature just in time for November!
Widespread light rain returns on Friday
A look at local rainfall totals from Wednesday and Thursday's nor'easter
Our first nor'easter of the season is expected to impact CNY Wednesday night into Thursday, bringing a cold, wind swept rain.