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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

Poor air quality again due to wildfire smoke

Air quality is poor once again across Central New York this Monday afternoon.

New 'destructive' severe thunderstorm warnings will be sent to mobile phones

The National Weather Service will soon be issuing special "destructive" severe thunderstorm warnings.

Alert Day for Tuesday Late Afternoon and Evening

A cold front will move through the area this evening, bringing strong to severe thunderstorms

StormTracker 2 Alert Day Saturday

Flooding is possible again on Saturday due to heavy rainfall in the forecast.

Heavy rain possible again next week

Monday is a Stormtracker 2 Alert Day for the possibility of flooding

Stormtracker 2 alert day for Thursday

Heavy rain is in the forecast and may cause localized flooding

Tracking an active week of thunderstorms

A stalled weather system over Central New York will produce multiple rounds of thunderstorms over the next several days.

Solar eclipse visible in Central New York Thursday

A partial solar eclipse is expected to be visible locally early Thursday morning.

Local temperature and snowfall trends of the 2010s

The most recent updates to the climate stats reveal trends in a changing local climate.

Rocket launch rescheduled for tonight

We have two possible shows in this evening sky.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2155356

Reported Deaths: 53657
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings28880410522
Queens28324510023
Suffolk2047873414
Nassau1877353185
Bronx1871846598
New York1435654536
Westchester1317102296
Erie908201816
Richmond774921855
Monroe700711117
Orange49140847
Rockland47553758
Onondaga39603680
Dutchess29942447
Albany25107358
Oneida22861518
Niagara20299375
Broome18827367
Saratoga15810168
Ulster14164258
Schenectady13411206
Rensselaer11474145
Putnam1077793
Chautauqua9015146
Chemung7851137
Oswego772593
Ontario753293
Steuben7024147
Sullivan680076
St. Lawrence675897
Cayuga643092
Jefferson627568
Wayne586673
Cattaraugus580493
Genesee5460124
Herkimer5266110
Clinton488833
Madison461389
Livingston456860
Fulton447193
Tompkins446553
Montgomery4307128
Columbia4146104
Cortland397964
Tioga387863
Warren377262
Wyoming363153
Allegany358287
Chenango357077
Otsego351047
Greene347279
Washington321555
Orleans314483
Lewis284636
Franklin257912
Delaware243539
Seneca204257
Schoharie174319
Essex163626
Yates118226
Schuyler109014
Hamilton3182
Unassigned8711
Out of NY0254
Utica
Clear
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Hi: 78° Lo: 47°
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Oneonta
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 77° Lo: 45°
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Herkimer
Clear
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Hi: 79° Lo: 49°
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Old Forge
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 76° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 54°
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