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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

Teen charged with murder in homicide investigation; faces up to life imprisonment

On Tuesday, 19-year-old Dylan James Grippando was charged with Murder in the Second Degree for the death of 21-year-old Jaiden Drimmel.

19-year-old charged with second degree murder for shooting Jaiden Drimmel

A 19-year-old man has been charged with Murder in the Second Degree in reference to the death of 21-year-old Jaiden Drimmel.

20-year-old suspect in custody in connection to death of Jaiden Drimmel

St. Joseph Police confirm that a 20-year-old suspect is in custody in connection to Thursday's homicide in St. Joseph.

Woman killed after being ejected from vehicle in crash in Atchison County, Missouri

54-year-old Nancy Cherry of Fairfax was killed Monday morning in a single vehicle crash in Atchison County.

Police: Person of interest in homicide investigation located

The person of interest in connection to last Thursday's homicide investigation has been located.

Mother who killed 5-year-old daughter in DWI crash sentenced to nine years in prison

A Smithville mother who killed her 5-year-old daughter in a DWI crash last year has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

19-year-old sustains serious injuries in crash after falling asleep while driving

19-year-old Austin Moran sustained serious injuries after falling asleep and crashing his 1999 Pontiac Grand Am in Andrew County Monday morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Tickets, parking passes now on sale for Chiefs Training Camp

Tickets and daily parking passes are now on sale for Chiefs Training Camp at Missouri Western State University. Training camp begins on Saturday, July 27, and runs through Thursday, August 15.

Three vehicles involved in hit-and-run crash in St. Joseph

St. Joseph police say three vehicles were involved in a hit-and-run crash on Pear St. near Ajax Rd. in St. Joseph Monday morning.

KQ2 Forecast: A small break from the heat Monday

A small break from the heat will take place today as the region feels impacts from what is left of Barry. Moving forward through the week, temperatures will heat up to the hottest temperatures of the year by the middle and end of this week.

Saint Joseph
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 95°
Maryville
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 90°
Savannah
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 95°
Cameron
Scattered Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 93°
Fairfax
Broken Clouds
91° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 100°
Excessive Heat Warning will go into effect Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening as heat indices could make it feel like 105-110 degrees outside.
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