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
  • Rain chances starting the week

    RAIN CHANCES START TONIGHT: Shower chances really get their act together heading towards midnight and last until the early hours of the morning commute. We stop seeing the main portion of rain by around 8AM, but spotty showers will remain possible throughout the rest of the day as highs jump near 70 with southwest winds at 5-10mph. OFF AND ON ALL WEEK: Same story for Tuesday, with spotty showers possible all day long, lingering into the AM hours of Wednesday. […]

  • Rain chances continue into the week

    RAINY SUNDAY: Rain chances increase throughout the day on Sunday and into the early morning hours of Monday. Skies remain cloudy all day long, limiting temperatures only to the mid 50s close to the midnight hour and dropping for most of the morning into the afternoon for most of Central PA with winds out of the east at 5-10mph. OFF AND ON THROUGH THE WEEK: Showers taper off by the noontime hour of Monday with a slight chance of pop-up […]

  • A few late Saturday showers start rainy few days

    WHERE THE WARM FRONT GOES: Clouds increase throughout the day tomorrow starting in the early afternoon after a start in the mid to upper 40s. A warm front drifts south into Central PA tomorrow afternoon, which limits us from hitting 70 in most spots. If it drifts far enough south, a few showers could start in the early evening for our southeastern counties. Otherwise we see a cloudy evening with light winds throughout the day. SHOWERS TO START THE WEEK: […]

  • Happy Spring! Plenty of sunshine to start the week

    CLOSER TO AVERAGE: We see just as much sunshine today with milder temperatures nearing 50. A few clouds and northwesterly winds limit temperatures venturing any higher, but we remain dry for the first day of Spring! Right at average, too!  A FEW OVERNIGHT SHOWERS: Spotty showers move in west before the morning commute and will remain spotty throughout the mid-morning. These won’t produce any heavy rain or very hazardous driving conditions. Just a few passing showers that may produce some […]

  • Rain & snow showers to start the weekend

    CALM AND CLEAR TODAY: The breeze calms down to a light wind today, helping those wind chills feel just a bit better. That’s not saying a whole lot, as we stay well below average for our high today in the upper 30s and low 40s. We see plenty of sun, though as the snow continues to melt. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS: We may see a few rain and snow showers out west by midnight before they track west-to-east for the […]

  • Thousands of paws visit York’s Celtic Classic Dog Show

    YORK, Pa.– Even after a late start due to this week’s snow, more than ten-thousand entries into York’s Celtic Classic Dog Show are expected to pour in throughout the next several days. Admission is free to all three buildings during the show at the York Fairgrounds, brought together by the kennel clubs of York, Lancaster and Delaware counties. The show runs from March 16-19.  

  • Staying chilly & breezy after the storm

    BITTER COLD: Wind chills stay well into the 20s for the next several days with breezy conditions beginning Monday night. Highs on Monday stay in the low-to-mid 30s ahead of heavy snow that looks to bring over a foot for much of Central PA. Temperatures drop into the upper 20s and low 30s as the snow falls through early Wednesday morning. STORM TRACK: The differences in the models between storm tracks could mean the difference by over a foot of […]

  • WINTER STORM WATCH issued for Monday evening and Tuesday

    ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in State College has issued a Winter Storm Watch, which is in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday evening. * LOCATIONS...Much of central Pennsylvania. * HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow and potential for blowing and drifting snow. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Potential for 6 or more inches of snow. * TIMING...Snow will begin Monday evening from west to east. The heaviest snow will occur Late monday night and overnight […]

  • We stay cold, heavy snow possible Tuesday

    COLD AND BREEZY: Winds stay breezy tomorrow with gusts up to 20mph likely out of the northwest. Wind chills don’t leave the 20s again for Sunday. Otherwise, we see plenty of sunshine under partly cloudy skies.   HEAVY SNOW CHANCES: Increasing clouds keep temperatures in the 30s again as winds calm down just a bit. Heading into Monday night, there is still a lot of difference in models, but most suggest heavy snow likely Monday night into Tuesday for the […]