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

Police give all clear after reported bomb threat at Altec Industries

The St. Joseph Police Department is giving the all clear after a bomb threat was reported to Altec Industries off of S. Riverside Road in St. Joseph Friday morning.

Driver refuses medical treatment after truck overturns on Highway 36

A semi-truck overturned in the eastbound lanes of Highway 36 near I-229 in St. Joseph Friday morning.

KQ2 Forecast: Heavy rain and threat for strong storms this weekend

Active weather is back in the forecast as we head into the weekend with the chance for heavy rainfall and strong to severe thunderstorms on Saturday.

17-year-old charged with making threat to Cameron High School

The student was arrested Tuesday after police say he made threats to bring a weapon to school.

KQ2 Forecast: Weather pattern changes, rain and cooler weather on the way

This warm and persistent weather pattern begins to break down today with cooler temperatures and rain chances in the coming days.

Man seriously injured after being ejected from motorcycle on I-35

A 52-year-old man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon on I-35 in Daviess County.

USDA to make $150 million available for disaster assistance in Kansas

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Housing Service Administration announced it will make $150 million available in grants to rural communities recovering from recent natural disasters in Kansas.

KQ2 Forecast: Another day in the 90s expected Wednesday

Back-to-back days have gotten into the 90s in St. Joseph and it looks like that trend will continue Wednesday.

KQ2 Forecast: Unusual September weather continues

Starting the day off on this Tuesday with mild temperatures once again. This unusual September weather pattern will bring well above average temperatures for today with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Heat index values will be in the mid 90s. Expecting a few morning clouds and some sunshine throughout the day.

KQ2 Forecast: Hot and dry weather continues Tuesday

Monday saw temperatures climb into the 90s once again and that trend will continue for at least one more day before cooler air moves in by this weekend. Tonight, expect a mild and humid night but we will stay dry. Skies will be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

Saint Joseph
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Hi: 87° Lo: 72°
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Maryville
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Savannah
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Cameron
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Fairfax
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Moving into the weekend, we will be keeping an eye on the potential for flooding rain and strong thunderstorms. On Saturday, the rain might hold off until the afternoon but will be widespread late Saturday and into Sunday. This is when the heaviest rain should fall. Expect rainfall totals to be anywhere from 2-4 inches. This could bring area streams and rivers to flood stage so make sure you are watching out for that.
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