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
  • Breezy start to Thanksgiving week; staying dry

    CHILLY WITH A BREEZE:  Early morning lows dip into the upper-20s and low-30s. Winds will be very breezy, allowing our “feels-like” temperatures to drop into the upper teens and 20s. The breeze stays with us throughout the day, with gusts up to 25MPH likely. Highs reach the mid-40s under mostly sunny skies. THANKSGIVING TRAVEL AND HOLIDAY: We warm up Tuesday into the 50s, but temperatures drop throughout the day on Wednesday. Our high is in the morning in the mid-to-upper-40s. […]

  • Rain ends by the morning, breezy conditions continue

    WINDY, DROPPING TEMPS: Temperatures briefly increase overnight as showers end by the very early morning. Highs occur during the AM hours and begin to drop in the afternoon. Afternoon temperatures stay in the 40s with a very gusty winds. A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for all counties until Noon on Sunday, with gusts up to 50MPH likely. Wind chills stay in the 30s. STAYING DRY: Temperatures stay in the 40s for Monday and increase to around the 50-degree mark […]

  • Manheim Central’s partnership with a local charity

    MANHEIM, PA – Manheim Central High school emphasizes he importance of serving your community and learning for your future each and every day. Students in an entrepreneurship class do that and more with a program benefitting the charity of a recently departed friend. For more information, visit Manheim Central’s social media pages or https://www.4coleskids.org

  • Local partnership brings students to the stage

     YORK, PA – A partnership between the Appell Center for the Performing Arts and William Penn High school brings together professional talent with young aspiring actors who may not have otherwise gotten the chance to perform on stage.   The latest production called, “She Kills Monsters,” is Friday and Saturday night at 7PM at William Penn High School in York. Admission is free.

  • Decreasing winds and clear skies before a dreary Saturday

    OUT THE DOOR FRIDAY: We start breezy with gusts up to 30MPH throughout the morning and into the early afternoon. This means our “feels-like” temperatures will be well into the 20s for the morning, with our actual morning lows in the 30s. The breeze will begin to calm by the early afternoon as highs reach the upper-40s and low-50s. HEADING INTO  THE WEEKEND: Clouds increase overnight ahead of our next rain maker for Saturday. Showers begin to take over in […]

  • Cool and sunny with overnight showers

    STAYING COOL, BUT MOSTLY SUNNY: Skies remain partly to mostly sunny throughout the majority of the daylight hours. Dew points are in the 20s and 30s with a light wind, so bring out the chap stick today for sure! Winds remain light as highs reach the upper 40s with a few 50s across the area. INCREASING CLOUDS, OVERNIGHT SHOWERS: Clouds begin to increase especially after sunset ahead of our next rain maker. Showers begin late tonight into the early morning […]

  • Winter Weather Awareness Day 6: Frostbite and Hypothermia

    Very cold weather can be a health hazard. However by dressing properly, you can safely spend time outdoors enjoying what the area has to offer in the form of winter recreation, whether it be skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, or just taking in the winter scenery. Very cold temperatures can rob your body of life sustaining warmth, especially when combined with a strong wind. The combination of cold temperatures and wind is known as the wind chill. The wind chill is […]

  • Winter Weather Awareness Week Day 5: Winter Flooding

    One of our deadliest winter weather hazards is flooding. In Pennsylvania one usually associates snow, ice, and biting cold with winter. But sometimes nature throws a curve at us with unseasonable warmth, and with it, rain. A number of different factors work together to produce floods in winter. When unseasonable warmth comes to the region it will often melt much, if not all of the snow on the ground in the lower elevations. The melting snow will saturate the ground […]

  • Temperatures cool with several rain chances

    MORE RAIN MONDAY: More rain moves in for the morning commute on Monday and lasts until the early afternoon. A stray pop-up shower will still be possible for the afternoon as clouds slowly decrease. We stay mostly cloudy, limiting temperatures. Lows start in the mid-50s and highs only reach the mid-60s. Once the cool front passes through in the afternoon, temperatures will start to drop as winds increase out of the north at 10-15MPH. TEMPS AND CLOUDS STAY: Cool air […]