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
  • Several rain chances for the work week

    WARM AND BREEZY START: Temperatures cool down into the mid-to-upper 50s Monday morning. The breeze out of the WNW gusts to 25mph during an otherwise mostly sunny day after a few morning showers, especially along the PA-Maryland line. The breeze dies down for Tuesday with a lot of sunshine, starting the day off cooler in the 40s and reaching the upper 60s and low 70s. SHOWER CHANCES STICK AROUND: Shower chances return by midweek, keeping temperatures cool for Wednesday with […]

  • Warm, with several shower chances in the 7-Day

    EASTER SUNDAY FORECAST: We start off very mild, which bumps temperatures up for Easter into the low-to-mid 80s by the early afternoon. Heading into the late afternoon and early evening, a few thunderstorms start to develop and may become relatively strong. Winds throughout the day are breezy with gusts up to 40mph out of the WSW, with gusts up to 60mph possible in passing thunderstorms. Not everyone will hear thunder for Easter with the highest chances being to the north […]

  • Calm and mild before t-storms late this weekend

    NICE WITH A COOL WIND: Very similar conditions for tomorrow as we saw for Wednesday, with temperatures topping out in the mid-to-upper 60s with a light northwest wind. We’ll see a few clouds here and there after a cool start in the 40s. Warming up to the low 70s for Friday with a light wind switching to out of the southeast with a lot of sunshine. SHOWERS & T-STORMS: We warm up again into the low 70s for Saturday with […]

  • Sunglasses and shorts time! Beautiful week ahead

    WARM? ALMOST HOT!: With lows bottoming out in the upper 40s overnight, southwesterly winds warm temperatures up to right around 80 to start the work week! Plenty of sunshine will hang around for the next several days with near-record highs for Tuesday in the low 80s. Winds will remain light at 5-10mph with just a few clouds. LOW RAIN CHANCE: A mostly dry cool front pushes through late in the evening on Tuesday bringing the chance of a light shower […]

  • GORGEOUS week ahead!

    WARMING UP, NEAR RECORD MIDWEEK: Temperatures continue to warm finishing the weekend with highs hovering around 70 for Sunday with hardly a cloud in the sky. Temperatures continue to jump, into the 80s to start the week! We’re right at the 80-degree mark for Monday with near-record highs for Tuesday in the low 80s. Skies remain dry with southwesterly winds at 5-10mph. COOLING DOWN WITH RAIN: A mostly dry cool front brings our temperatures down into the 60s for Wednesday […]

  • Dreary Friday gives way to beautiful next several days

    SHOWER CHANCES TODAY: Breezy conditions continue for Friday with spotty showers possible all day long after an early morning snow chance. A FLOOD WARNING continues until 1AM Saturday morning for Dauphin and Lebanon counties along the Swatara Creek, with flooding along driveways and roadways expected. Otherwise, winds gust out of the WNW near 30mph under cloudy skies for most of the day DRYING FOR THE WEEKEND: Shower chances dissipate for the weekend as the sun comes back out with decreasing winds. […]

  • Bringing your grandparent’s candy back to the table in Carlisle

    CARLISLE Pa.–Wednesday is National Caramel Day, and to celebrate, FOX43’s Bradon Long visited Georgie Lou’s Retro Candy in Carlisle to showcase the caramels, candy and soda they bring in from all over the nation. The now seven year old business strives to bring back the old, while selling the new as well, to bring the candy that your parents and grandparents ate back into the lives of your family. Come to downtown Carlisle on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 12:00-3:00PM […]

  • Rain keeps coming for next week

    LATE MONDAY RAIN CHANCE: Southerly winds bump temperatures up into the mid 60s for Monday with increasing clouds into the afternoon. Rain chances come late in the evening and into Tuesday morning, affecting the morning commute. After the rain clears by the late morning, breezy southwest winds will make temperatures jump into the low 70s. Winds will remain at 10-15mph with gusts up to 30mph likely for most of Tuesday afternoon. MORE ON THE WAY: Winds switch to out of […]

  • A little bit of sunshine before rain chances come back

    BEAUTIFUL TWO DAYS: Clouds clear out for the most part throughout the overnight hours and into Sunday morning, bringing abundant sunshine with some cool northwesterly breezes at 5-10mph under mostly sunny skies with highs nearing 60. That wind switches to out of the south by Monday, bumping temperatures up to the low 60s before a late rain chance Monday evening. RAIN COMES BACK: Those rain chances really take hold for the AM hours of Tuesday with the winds kicking up […]