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.
A strong cold front arrives tonight and brings a big drop in the temperature.
The weather feels more like early September than mid October. Some changes are ahead.
Tracking some showers expected for Boilermaker Sunday.
Soaking rain from low pressure will finally come to an end as we head into tonight.
Seasonably cooler temperatures will be part of the weather in Central New York as we transition into October.
Warm, humid weather looks to arrive just in time for the autumnal equinox.
Storms develop and move through our region tonight as well as late Wednesday
The weather remains unseasonably warm and humid over the next seven days.
Strong storms are possible late Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening
The northern fringe of Ida is expected to make its way into parts of the Northeast by late Wednesday.
County data is updated nightly.
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