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
  • A few showers and thunderstorms for Memorial Day

      LATE SUNDAY SHOWERS: Cloud cover continues for much of Sunday with highs reaching the mid-70s. Winds stay light out of the southeast at 5-10MPH. A few showers will pop-up throughout Sunday afternoon. Not everyone will see them, but they will be small with only light to moderate rain heading towards Sunday evening. MEMORIAL DAY: We near the 80-degree mark for Memorial Day with thunderstorm chances starting in the mid-afternoon throughout the early evening. Winds remain mostly light out of […]

  • Sun, then thunderstorms for Memorial Day Weekend

    A SHOWER OR TWO: We may see a few leftover showers for the morning, but by early afternoon our chances remain with increasing sunshine. Pop-up showers will remain possible. Today shapes up to be a pretty nice day, although a bit breezy with highs in the mid 70s. FINALLY SEEING MORE SUNSHINE: Saturday will be the gem of Memorial Day Weekend, with a slim chance of a thunderstorm being the only thing to watch out for. Highs jump into the mid […]

  • Lancaster Conservancy’s “Water Week” filled with events and learning chances for everyone

    LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa.–Over 47 percent of Lancaster County’s 1,500 miles of streams and rivers are polluted. Moreover, the mighty Susquehanna River separating York and Lancaster counties serves not only as a beautiful view, but as an economic source for the river towns of Columbia, Marietta, Wrightsville and several others. To raise awareness for conservancy efforts, “Water Week” serves as a reminder of what the waterways have to offer. Filled with special trail and kayak tours, a movie night, even a […]

  • More rain on the way tonight through Thursday morning

    ISOLATED SHOWERS TODAY: After passing showers for the morning commute, we stay mostly cloudy throughout the day. We may see a peek of sunshine or two, but not much as we go throughout the afternoon. This keeps temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s across Central PA with a few showers possible. BETTER CHANCE OVERNIGHT: Our rain chances increase dramatically heading into the late evening and overnight hours of Thursday. The morning commute will be wet for the early […]

  • Rainy and cloudy week ahead

    STARTING OFF WET: Showers move in late Sunday and slowly take over the area into the early morning commute. They will persist off and on along a slow moving front that won’t bring changes to our temperature, with highs staying in the low to mid 70s all week long and lows in the low-to-mid 50s. GETTING A LITTLE BREAK: We stay mostly cloudy for Tuesday with a lower, but still slight, chance of showers and a few rumbles of thunder. […]

  • Showers back in the forecast

    LATE SHOWERS: Temperatures warm into the upper 60s with a few peeks of sunshine for Sunday. Shower chances start in the late afternoon and extend through Monday morning. A few rumbles of thunder are possible. TRENDING WARMER: Temperatures warm back into the mid-70s by Monday and Tuesday and hover around the 70-degree mark. Lows stay mild in the mid-to-upper 50s for the most part as we see mostly clear skies overnight and more sunshine during the week. MORE SHOWER CHANCES: […]

  • Feeling like Summer this week!

    SLOWLY WARMING: Winds stay breezy to start the week out of the northwest at 10-20mph. Gusts up to 30 will be likely. Otherwise, temperatures continue to climb into the 70s under mostly sunny skies. FEELING LIKE SUMMER: Temperatures take a big jump Wednesday and Thursday, with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s! We’ll feel very humid both days with light winds. With that humidity, our thunderstorm chances come back Thursday. The FOX43 Weather Team is keeping an eye […]

  • Breezy and warmer for Mother’s Day

    BREEZY BUT WARMER: Winds trend more out of the west for Mother’s Day with clearing skies by the afternoon. Temperatures warm up near 70, but winds will gust to 25-30mph with a chance of a shower or two across the area. SLOWLY WARMING: We stay breezy for Monday under otherwise sunny skies. Temperatures warm into the low to mid 70s with plenty of sunshine by Tuesday. Winds calm down and we stay dry heading into the midweek. FEELING LIKE SUMMER: […]

  • Staying cool with late week rain

    A FROST ADVISORY is in effect for all of our counties until 8:00AM Tuesday. Bring plants and animals inside and keep the ice scraper handy for the morning if you park your vehicle outside. QUIETING DOWN: The breeze calms down for Tuesday under mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will top out in the mid 60s with a light westerly breeze as high pressure takes hold for the next several days. SLOWLY WARMING: As the high pushes southeast, we see slightly warmer temperatures […]