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

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.

Tale of two weekend weather days

The weather looks remarkably different on Saturday compared to Sunday.

Wind, cold, snow showers

The weather remains much colder than average for the middle of the week.

More snow tonight...but an end in sight

Widespread accumulating snow is expected tonight across Central New York.

Rain, wind, cold, and snow

A major shift in the weather pattern is expected later this week.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 396598

Reported Deaths: 32157
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City21673023159
Nassau419882186
Suffolk415851983
Westchester350201426
Rockland13629668
Orange10766478
Erie7462639
Dutchess4238151
Monroe3922273
Onondaga2928188
Albany2145121
Ulster182586
Oneida172597
Sullivan145648
Putnam133563
Niagara127788
Schenectady83137
Broome75258
Rensselaer56330
Saratoga56214
Columbia47437
Madison36317
Orleans28251
Ontario27833
Steuben26941
Warren26830
Greene26318
Fulton26124
Washington24614
Genesee2395
St. Lawrence2232
Oswego2063
Wayne1833
Tompkins1780
Herkimer1723
Chenango1495
Chemung1462
Tioga14524
Chautauqua1317
Livingston1318
Cattaraugus1276
Cayuga1202
Montgomery1194
Clinton1014
Wyoming965
Jefferson930
Delaware914
Otsego865
Seneca700
Allegany631
Schoharie580
Cortland500
Yates486
Essex470
Franklin330
Lewis310
Schuyler130
Hamilton60
Unassigned00
Utica
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Oneonta
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Herkimer
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Thendara
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