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's made a lot of weather memories here in Central New York. He helped cover the Flood of 2006, the Marcy tornado in July of 2006, the Valentine's Day storm in 2007, the Frankfort & Kirkland tornadoes of 2011, and the Flood of 2013. His real passion lies in forecasting 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, and holds a week long summer weather camp each year at MVCC and 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. One of his goals is to climb all 28 fire towers in the Adirondacks and Catskill Park. Bill also loves distance running and has completed three marathons. His favorite road race is the Boilermaker, which he's ran every year since 2006. Bill is the cook in the house, and has his own special (and award winning) Riggies recipe. He loves spending time with his beautiful wife Sara.
A winter storm is expected to impact the area this weekend. Here are the latest details.
We're tracking a winter storm for the weekend, but it's very early to be making promises on details.
Cold, dry weather is replaced by snowier weather later this week.
The weather looks to remain active throughout the rest of the week.
Snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain are in the forecast over the next 24 hours.
After a very windy and mild start to 2019, snow looks to return Wednesday night.
A look back at local weather in 2018.
A mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain is expected in Central New York late Thursday night and early Friday morning...
Today's record warmth comes to an abrupt end.
A significant warm up is in store as we head towards the first day of winter.