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.
Strong storms are likely on Thursday afternoon in Central New York
Tropical storm Isaias is expected to bring locally heavy rain to our area Tuesday.
July 2020 will be one of the warmest on record
Abnormally dry conditions continue in Central New York.
The weather looks to warm up again on Friday.
The possibility of severe weather is in the forecast for Friday afternoon and evening.
The first severe weather day of the season is in the cards.
A pattern change will put an end to our cold spring.
Another round of snow arrives just in time for Mother's Day weekend.
We're lucking out with the weather this weekend.
County data is updated nightly.