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

14 tornado reports in northeast Kansas Tuesday evening

Here are pictures KQ2 viewers shared with us from Tuesday night's storms in northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri.

Flooding leads to road closures, officials urge people not to drive through flood waters

Heavy rain and flooding is leading to road closures across Buchanan County and officials are reminding people to never drive into flooded roadways.

Work to fix Civic Center Park fountain could begin next month

The St. Joseph City Council will be hearing a bill Monday that would approve an agreement with a local contractor to repair the fountain located at Civic Center Park.

City installs new tornado siren in southwest St. Joseph

The City of St. Joseph installed a new tornado siren that will cover the southwest corner of St. Joseph. The siren was installed Friday at Kirschner Park.

KQ2 Forecast: Heavy rain threat this week

Ending our weekend on a nice note with some sunshine but changes will begin to be felt early Monday afternoon with increasing clouds and eventually more rain. But overnight, expect a mostly clear sky with chilly temperatures in the 40s.

KQ2 Forecast: A break from the rain on this Sunday

After last night's rain, the showers have moved east and we are drying out. For the rest of the day, expect more clouds than sun but could see some sunshine later in the days. Highs will struggle to get into the mid 60s this afternoon. Winds will also be blustery coming from west-northwest at 10-20 mph.

KQ2 Forecast: More rain overnight, drying out Sunday

Additional rainfall is on the way overnight with a few embedded thunderstorms. While the overall severe threat is low, there is a chance of some gusty winds and hail with the strongest storms, mainly north and west of St. Joseph. Lows tonight will be in the 50s.

UPDATE: Search suspended due to weather

Authorities continue to search for a missing person in the Missouri River and as of early Saturday afternoon, the person has not been found.

Man seriously injured after dump truck overturns near Mound City

A 48-year-old man was taken to Mosaic Life Care with serious injuries after the dump truck he was driving traveled off the side of the road and overturned near Mound City Friday afternoon.

KQ2 Forecast: Severe thunderstorms possible this afternoon

After a round of showers this morning, the skies have cleared out and now we keep an eye on the forecast for this afternoon as more thunderstorms are likely develop and could become strong to severe.

Saint Joseph
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Hi: 74° Lo: 50°
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Right now, we are right now under a marginal risk from the Storm Prediction Center for Wednesday night, but most of the severe weather will stay south of Kansas City. We are under a slight risk for severe weather Thursday through Friday and we'll have the possibility of strong to severe storms on Saturday.
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