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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

Cooler weather ahead

A strong cold front arrives tonight and brings a big drop in the temperature.

Unseasonably warm weather continues

The weather feels more like early September than mid October. Some changes are ahead.

Boilermaker Weekend Forecast

Tracking some showers expected for Boilermaker Sunday.

Drying out and warming up

Soaking rain from low pressure will finally come to an end as we head into tonight.

Cooler temperatures ahead

Seasonably cooler temperatures will be part of the weather in Central New York as we transition into October.

The first day of fall will feel more like summer...

Warm, humid weather looks to arrive just in time for the autumnal equinox.

Stormtracker 2 alert day for overnight storms

Storms develop and move through our region tonight as well as late Wednesday

A warm, humid week ahead

The weather remains unseasonably warm and humid over the next seven days.

Stormtracker 2 Alert Day for evening storms Wednesday

Strong storms are possible late Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening

Close call with Ida rainfall

The northern fringe of Ida is expected to make its way into parts of the Northeast by late Wednesday.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2533155

Reported Deaths: 56222
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings33439110849
Queens31559610296
Suffolk2404693613
Nassau2149303300
Bronx2078026754
New York1685484637
Westchester1438522343
Erie1071301956
Richmond890341936
Monroe849411189
Orange57778920
Rockland53278779
Onondaga52461765
Dutchess35776500
Albany31074390
Oneida28870590
Broome24729409
Niagara24203398
Saratoga20485204
Ulster17349280
Schenectady16899229
Rensselaer14947170
Putnam1254198
Chautauqua12526175
Oswego11817115
Chemung11046157
St. Lawrence10701128
Steuben10273173
Ontario9436110
Jefferson900378
Cayuga8722107
Sullivan852683
Wayne827885
Cattaraugus7830118
Genesee7098132
Herkimer6875128
Clinton680740
Tompkins657459
Fulton6432104
Madison6266102
Montgomery6036142
Livingston580071
Warren557184
Cortland540180
Tioga518672
Columbia5043111
Chenango473388
Washington468467
Allegany468298
Otsego461755
Wyoming442858
Greene442087
Orleans440189
Franklin435222
Lewis364938
Delaware359148
Seneca276163
Essex236231
Schoharie232822
Yates167328
Schuyler155417
Hamilton4393
Unassigned15130
Out of NY0319
Utica
Partly Cloudy
61° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 61°
Binghamton
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 69°
Herkimer
Partly Cloudy
61° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 61°
Old Forge
Mostly Cloudy
61° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 61°
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