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

Rocket launch rescheduled for tonight

We have two possible shows in this evening sky.

Rocket launch may be viewable in Central New York

A rocket launch in Maryland may be visible in Central New York if the weather cooperates.

Wet weather continues

Our cool, unsettled weather pattern continues.

Windy, colder weather Friday

The winds pick up as we head into Friday and the rain continues.

Showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday

A cold front will bring a round of showers and thunderstorms to Central New York

Full supermoon tonight!

The moon will look slightly brighter and larger than usual tonight.

From winter to summer in less than a week

The weather looks to warm up very quickly across Central New York over the next week!

Rain and snow expected on Wednesday and Thursday

Much needed rain and not so much needed snow is in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.

Snow sticks to higher elevations tonight

The higher elevations are expected to see snow tonight and Friday.

StormTracker 2 weather team launches new severe weather alert indicator

The StormTracker 2 weather team is changing the way we present the 7 day forecast to better serve our viewers.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2083623

Reported Deaths: 52914
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings27718310311
Queens2740339845
Suffolk1994113379
Nassau1822533161
Bronx1812316529
New York1368284447
Westchester1288352266
Erie883501776
Richmond739711809
Monroe667001074
Orange47851810
Rockland46656955
Onondaga38048671
Dutchess29175444
Albany24428350
Oneida22251505
Niagara19686360
Broome18344357
Saratoga15113166
Ulster13762251
Schenectady12988200
Rensselaer11104140
Putnam1053991
Chautauqua8807141
Chemung7554135
Oswego743690
Ontario729992
Steuben6775143
Sullivan654972
St. Lawrence650796
Cayuga621492
Jefferson593166
Wayne565067
Cattaraugus560087
Genesee5348123
Herkimer5102107
Clinton480333
Madison447188
Livingston437158
Fulton433891
Tompkins424151
Montgomery4203123
Columbia4008101
Cortland375660
Tioga369562
Warren358557
Wyoming351152
Allegany343384
Chenango340276
Otsego340047
Greene336575
Washington308555
Orleans305183
Lewis270734
Franklin251812
Delaware232037
Seneca198056
Schoharie166216
Essex157726
Yates116826
Schuyler103014
Hamilton3072
Unassigned12450
Out of NY0237
Utica
Clear
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Hi: 72° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 67°
Oneonta
Partly Cloudy
64° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 64°
Herkimer
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 67°
Old Forge
Clear
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Hi: 67° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 67°
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