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  • OPPENHEIM — WKTV meteorologist Bill Kardas visited Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnnsville Middle School students on Nov. 13 and discussed different kinds of weather, weather forecasting equipment and the skills needed to succeed in the workforce.
    A Troy native and a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, Kardas has been with WKTV for the past seven years. He can be seen doing morning weather forecasts from 5 to 7 a.m., weekdays.
    Kardas presented for an hour to the school’s entire sixth grade touching on everything from local weather to super typhoons. He 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.”
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