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Colton Cichoracki

I am excited to be here in St. Joseph as the Weekend Meteorologist for KQ2.

Title: Meteorologist

When I was four years old, I told my parents that I wanted to become a Meteorologist when I grew up. Living in the eastern part of North Carolina in the late 1990s and early 2000s, I was able to experience three hurricanes and ever since then, weather has been my passion.

I eventually went on to study meteorology at Central Michigan University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with a Mathematics Minor in May 2017. During my time in college, I was able to intern at two news stations in Michigan. I interned at WJBK FOX 2 News in Detroit, MI and then at WWTV 9&10 News in Cadillac, MI. I also spent time working for the campus news station, News Central 34, where I worked as an on-air Meteorologist.

Outside of weather, I am a devoted Detroit sports fan (but I’ll keep that in check living so close to KC) so you will often catch me watching the Tigers, Red Wings, and yes, even the Lions. I like to travel and hope to explore as much of the area as I can!

I am excited to be here in St. Joseph and if you ever want to contact me, feel free to email me at

Recent Posts by Colton Cichoracki

KQ2 Forecast: Active week ahead

After a mostly dry and very cold Sunday, temperatures do rebound a little to start the new week. For tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies with a few flurries. Lows will be dropping into the lower teens. Factor in the winds from the east at 5-10 mph and it will feel like a few degrees below zero so bundle up!

KQ2 Forecast: Light snow possible, dry for Chiefs game

For Sunday, mostly cloudy skies are expected. Some light snow is possible from St. Joseph and to the northeast. Not expecting any significant accumulations but some places might see a half inch of accumulation. Highs will be in the upper 10s and lower 20s. For the Chiefs game, no snow but very cold temperatures. Temperatures will be in the teens with wind chills in the single digits so dress warmly if heading to the game.

KQ2 Forecast: Coldest night of the year tonight

After Friday night's snow, we did see the sunshine return Saturday but that did not stop it from being a very cold day. Temperatures will remain bitterly cold overnight with wind chills a few degrees below zero. Skies will be mostly clear with lows in the single digits.

Winter Storm Warnings now in effect, several inches of snow expected

A winter storm is expected to bring several inches of snow to the area beginning Friday afternoon and lasting until Saturday morning.

Drought completely erased in Missouri

As of the latest Drought Monitor report, no part of Missouri is experiencing any level of drought conditions. This comes just five months after the peak of last summer's drought.

Farmers prepare for an uncertain year during shutdown

The winter season is not time off for farmers. Instead, they spend their time during the non-growing season preparing for the next year.

Stores ready for any future winter weather

With the threat of more winter weather on the way this weekend, Westlake Ace Hardware says they are ready to supply people with the clean-up tools they need.

Four vehicles involved in hit-and-run crash

One vehicle hit three parked vehicles on the 1600 block of Grand Ave. Sunday night in a hit-and-run accident.

KQ2 Forecast: Quiet weather to begin the work week

A few clouds will stick around as we head overnight but I think most should move out by morning. Temperatures will be cold with lows in the upper teens and lower 20s but we will be dry.

Shatto Milk Company releases red velvet milk to honor Patrick Mahomes

The Shatto Milk Company announced they will be offering limited edition bottles of red velvet milk to welcome Patrick Mahomes and to congratulate him and the team on a great season.

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The warmest days of the week will be Monday night into Tuesday with plenty of clouds overhead. A disturbance will move in Monday night and Tuesday that will bring the chance for some more rain and snow to the area. Right now, it appears any snow accumulation will be minor. We'll be in the upper 30s by Tuesday thanks to the southeast winds picking up. It will be gusty at times to 30 mph.
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