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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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  • High school students’ international travels to tell stories for those in need

    EAST HEMPFIELD TWP, Pa. – “Let’s jump on it.” Four words. Four high school students. One incredible trip. A group of eager and motivated broadcast students at Hempfield High School won a video competition, allowing them to travel to Russia and work with their counterparts to bring voices to those with disabilities in the foreign nation. “Everybody has a story… That’s why we were there.”

  • High school students getting a head start on a career

    PENN TWP, Pa. – Students at South Western High School near Hanover are able to get a head start in a chosen metalworking vocation before even graduating. The program allows the students to participate in pre-apprenticeships with local companies that are focusing on their future work force, with a feared age gap in metalworkers over the next several years.

  • Warm with humidity dropping for the last days of Summer

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  • Keeping the early Summer feel heading into Fall

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  • Increasing clouds, rain by midweek

    STILL NICE, MORE CLOUDS: After another cool start in the upper-40s, highs once again reach the low-70s under mostly sunny skies by mid-afternoon. Heading into the evening, cloud cover begins to take over the area with a light north wind, but we stay dry. OFF AND ON RAIN: Rain chances associated with little waves of energy from Irma will be all we feel throughout the week of the weakening storm. Our winds stay light with rain totals staying under an […]

  • Student Council the tie that binds in Elizabethtown

     ELIZABETHTOWN AREA HIGH SCHOOL, Pa. – Everyone in high school has their specialties, whether it’s sports, academics or other extracurricular areas. But, it take a special group of students to be the lifeblood of the student body. In Elizabethtown, thatf falls into the hands of the Student Council all year long.

  • Sunny finish to the weekend, rain chances next week

    FINISHING THE WEEKEND: We continue our beautiful trend to finish the weekend! After some morning fog and lows in the 50s, it clears by the mid-morning. Highs stay in the low-70s with a light northerly wind around 5MPH. OFF AND ON RAIN: Monday remains mostly dry with highs in the mid-70s, but we start seeing more and more cloud cover finishing the day. Highs stay in the low-to-mid-70s every day of the work week with off-and-on rain chances every day. The […]

  • Rainy Wednesday, cool and gorgeous weekend

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