Hey there, Friend. Thanks for visiting me here online. Let’s start at the beginning.

I’m from Northwest Oklahoma, grew up in a farm town of 1,200 people and graduated high school with 23 students in my class. Talk about a culture shock when I walked onto the campus of the University of Oklahoma and saw more people headed to class at 8 in the morning than were in my entire town!

At OU, I studied meteorology, journalism and international studies. While in college, I started working on-air as a meteorologist at stations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. From tornadoes and hail, snow and ice, even hurricanes, I’ve seen and forecasted it all! I’m now excited to have roots planted firmly here in Pennsylvania.

People always ask me how I knew I wanted to be a meteorologist. Well, I’ve known since I was 3 years-old, when I would watch the Sunday morning weathercast and then do my own version of it on a chalkboard in Sunday School.

I love food too much, work out too little, have a love for everything James Bond, Star Wars, Harry Potter, football, baseball and golf. I’m a St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers fan, though, so I know there will be trash-talking to be had around town. I love to take road trips and travel whenever I can. I’ll throw a curveball at you and tell you I also have a completely irrational love of everything Reba McEntire and Meryl Streep. It’s just a thing I can’t explain in so few words.

I’m a pretty random guy who loves what he does and can’t get enough of it. If you have a story idea or ever want to send anything my way, message me on Facebook at Meteorologist Bradon Long, Twitter @bradonlongwx or email me at blong@fox43.com

Recent Articles
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  • Staying cool, but getting plenty of sunshine for several days

    FINISHING THE WORK WEEK: Skies clear going throughout the night tonight as the rain comes to a close by early evening. Lows bottom out near freezing. The breeze stays with us for Friday out of the northwest at 10-15MPH. Mostly sunny skies dominate with highs reaching the mid-50s. STAYING COOL: Heading into the weekend, temperatures get a minor boost. Morning lows are in the low-30s through Monday, but highs are near 60 both Saturday and Sunday, then well into the […]

  • Soggy start ahead of mostly cool week

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  • Rainy finish to the weekend, cooler temps

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  • Winter precip chance early this week before a potential big warm-up

    PRECIP CHANCES: Clouds continue to fill-in for Monday. Highs reach the mid-40s.  Temperatures drop to near freezing Tuesday morning as a weak disturbance pushes through. This will be enough to trigger a rain/snow mix before sunrise and into the morning commute. Highs make it to near 50 for Tuesday with mostly cloudy skies. We stay dry for Wednesday before warmer rain chances Thursday. FINALLY WARMING UP: Temperatures rise into the low-50s Wednesday before a big jump into the 60s both Thursday […]

  • Staying cool to finish the weekend before a late week warm-up

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  • CENTER STAGE: Shall we dance? Visit 19th Century Siam in “The King and I” at Hershey Theatre

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  • More winter precipitation ahead of a cold weekend

    ENDING THE WEEK: A warm front lifts over the area tomorrow morning, bringing a mix of rain and snow for the morning commute. Accumulations look minimal on grassy surfaces, but the slightest change of the path of the warm front may give us a bit more or less precipitation. Highs reach the mid-50s across the area with warmer temperatures along the Mason-Dixon. The warm front dips south heading into Saturday morning. PRECIP, STAYING COLD: As the front dips south, we […]

  • Morning snow melts, but more precipitation coming later this week

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