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 major shift in the weather pattern is expected later this week.
Above average temperatures continue into the first week of April.
Widespread steady snow fell across Central New York. Here's a look at the local numbers.
The warmest air of the season, so far, is expected to arrive on Friday.
Strong winds, whiteout conditions are expected along the Tug Hill and Adirondacks Thursday and Friday.
Hope you had the chance to enjoy the sunshine and warmth. Cooler, unsettled weather is in our future.
A band of heavy lake effect snow impacts parts of Central New York.
Widespread snow returns on Wednesday night, followed by the coldest day of the season (so far).
Snow plows tried to keep up with heavy snow that created hazardous driving conditions, while some people got creative and rode their snowmobiles in Utica.
Snowfall from the latest winter storm