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.
Widespread snow is in the forecast for the weekend. Some areas will pick up significantly more than others.
The unseasonably mild weather wasn't going to last.
Temperatures are expected to climb into the 50s this weekend.
A round of briefly heavy snow, wind, and whiteouts are expected Wednesday.
Mild weather will be followed by a return to snow over the weekend.
An arctic front brings a burst of snow to the region on Wednesday
Widespread snow looks to arrive Monday night through Tuesday, followed by snow squalls on Wednesday and arctic cold Thursday.
Our next round of widespread snow falls on Friday.
The latest list of snowfall totals from our first December snowstorm
Widespread snow along with a wintry mix is expected on Sunday.