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.
Tropical downpours brought the heaviest rainfall of the year.
The weather looks much less humid just in time for the big race!
Hazy, hot, and humid weather look to arrive just in time for the Fourth of July and weekend!
The weekend doesn't look to be a complete washout, but we will be dodging rain both days.
A weather system brings a round of heavy rain to the region.
Wet weather returns to Central New York.
Rain is in the forecast for both Saturday and Sunday, but it's not expected to rain all weekend.
A cold front will bring our next chance of strong storms to the region
May has been a very wet month, but we do get a break from the rain to start the weekend!
Yes, yes it will. We don't live in Alaska!