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

I-229 double-decker bridge to close for routine maintenance November 25

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing the Interstate 229 double-decker bridge in St. Joseph on November 25 for routine maintenance.

State health officials report second vaping-related death in Missouri

State health officials say that a Missouri woman in her mid-50s died this week and her death is being associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products.

Skidmore teenager seriously injured in Holt County crash

A Skidmore teenager was seriously injured in a single vehicle crash just north of Oregon Thursday morning.

KQ2 Forecast: Warmer temperatures arrive in time for the weekend

After a week that saw snow and record low temperatures, this weekend's forecast will come as a welcomed sight for many as we finally see near-normal temperatures and sunshine in the forecast.

St. Joseph man who shot a woman over drugs sentenced to prison

A man who shot a woman at a St. Joseph home in January over drugs has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

KQ2 Forecast: Last day of chilly temperatures

Today will be the last day we see temperatures well below normal as warmer air moves in just in time for the weekend. For today, expect a partly cloudy to mostly sunny sky with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Overnight tonight, could see some patchy fog with temperatures dropping into the 20s.

14-year-old facing assault charge in connection to Saturday shooting

A 14-year-old is facing assault charges in juvenile court after a shooting that critically injured a teenager in St. Joseph on Saturday.

Shop St. Joseph kicks off Wednesday

The St. Joseph Camber of Commerce is kicking off the 2019 Shop St. Joseph program on Wednesday.

KQ2 Forecast: Temperatures begin to rebound today

After setting a record low Tuesday morning, temperatures are expected to rebound beginning today with even warmer temperatures expected this weekend.

Salvation Army's cargo van stolen Monday night

Staff from the Salvation Army in St. Joseph is searching for a van they say was stolen Monday night in St. Joseph.

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After a beautiful Saturday with lots of sunshine and temperatures topping out in the upper 50s for highs, a weak cold front will pass through Sunday morning.
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