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.
We have two possible shows in this evening sky.
A rocket launch in Maryland may be visible in Central New York if the weather cooperates.
Our cool, unsettled weather pattern continues.
The winds pick up as we head into Friday and the rain continues.
A cold front will bring a round of showers and thunderstorms to Central New York
The moon will look slightly brighter and larger than usual tonight.
The weather looks to warm up very quickly across Central New York over the next week!
Much needed rain and not so much needed snow is in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.
The higher elevations are expected to see snow tonight and Friday.
The StormTracker 2 weather team is changing the way we present the 7 day forecast to better serve our viewers.
County data is updated nightly.
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