Colton Cichoracki

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

Title: Meteorologist
ccichoracki@kq2.com

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 ccichoracki@kq2.com.

Recent Posts by Colton Cichoracki

Missouri River now at third highest level on record in St. Joseph

As of Wednesday evening, the Missouri River set its third highest level ever in St. Joseph.

Emergency officials say levees in Elwood are in good working order

Following a meeting with local emergency officials and members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, officials say the levees around Elwood are in good working order.

Missouri River reaches major flood stage, crest forecast rises

The Missouri River in St. Joseph reaches major flood stage as of Wednesday afternoon and the new forecast for the river brings a higher crest than previous forecast.

MoDOT: Do not ignore flood barricades, urges safety

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) released a statement Wednesday reminding motorists to not ignore flood barricades.

Farm Bureau President releases statement calling flooding "a tremendous blow' to farmers

The Missouri Farm Bureau president released a statement Wednesday morning regarding the record flooding that is ongoing on the Missouri River.

Congressman Graves to visit area Thursday; calls flooding 'devastating'

U.S. Representative Sam Graves calls the flooding in northwest Missouri 'devastating' in a post on the Congressman's Facebook page. Graves will be visiting Holt County on Thursday to see floodwater.

Levee breached in Craig, town evacuating

A levee on the northwest part of Craig has breached and residents are being urged to evacuate immediately.

Remington Nature Center closes through Friday because of river levels

The Remington Nature Center in St. Joseph will be closed through Friday because of elevated water levels on the Missouri River.

Boil water advisory issued for the City of Atchison, Kansas

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Atchison in Kansas because of high turbidity.

Holt County Sheriff's Department: Mandatory evacuation for Craig

According to the Holt County Sheriff's Department, the City of Craig is now issuing a mandatory evacuation as flood water rises near the city.

Saint Joseph
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 29°
Maryville
Clear
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Hi: 53° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 27°
Savannah
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 29°
Cameron
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 27°
Fairfax
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 30°
Temperatures will continue to warm up by the end of the workweek as they go up into the upper 50s to near 60 degrees with a lot of sunshine both on Thursday and Friday. Flood Warnings remain in effect until further notice for areas along the Missouri River.
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