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OESJ students study weather

POSTED 11/13/2013
Local meteorologist visits OESJ science students
WKTV meteorologist Bill Kardas visited OESJ Middle School students Wednesday, Nov. 13 and discussed different kinds of weather, weather forecasting equipment and the skills needed to succeed in the workforce. 

A Troy native and graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, Kardas has been with WKTV in Utica for the past seven years. He can be seen doing morning weather forecasts from 5 to 7 a.m., weekdays. 

The local weatherman presented for an hour to the school’s entire sixth grade touching on everything from local weather to super typhoons. Kardas also touched on the skills needed to be a television meteorologist.

“If I don’t meet a deadline at work, I could lose my job,” Kardas said, explaining how the morning broadcast must go on regardless of any excuse. “That’s why your teachers give you deadlines for homework. It’s a part of life.”