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


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    Very rainy start to the work week

    DENSE FOG TO START: A DENSE FOG ADVISORY is in effect until 7AM Sunday for the entire area with 1/8 of a mile of less of visibility heading into the overnight hours. Fog will be present again for Sunday morning, and even while less dense, still be careful as you head out the door in the morning.   WHEN IT STARTS: We’re in for a very wet end to the weekend and beginning of the work week. A sprinkle or two isn’t out of […]

  • DENSE FOG ADVISORY FOR SATURDAY NIGHT

    ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING. * TIMING...THROUGH LATE EVENING. * VISIBILITIES...AREAS OF VISIBILITY AS LOW AS ONE EIGHTH OF A MILE. * IMPACTS...POOR DRIVING CONDITIONS AS A RESULT OF GREATLY REDUCED AND RAPIDLY FLUCTUATING VISIBILITY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO SLOW DOWN...USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS AND KEEP A SAFE FOLLOWING DISTANCE […]

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    ZooAmerica’s 32nd Annual Community Weekend starts tomorrow

    HERSHEY (PA)–Now in its 32nd year, the annual Zoo America Community Weekend has made its way on the calendar this weekend. Visit more than 200 animals, many rescue that were unable to survive in their natural environment, representing more than 60 North American species.

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    Million-dollar makeover turns ruined sawmill into bustling restaurant and inn

    GLEN ROCK (PA)–In 1832, Simon Koller built a water powered sawmill on the current spot occupied by The Glen Rock Mill Inn. The spillway to the race created a 15 foot waterfall whose roar could be heard all over the Glen for 101 years until the flood of 1933 destroyed the dam. Fast forward to 1984, where new owners bought the mill for $7,500 and began a million-dollar reconstruction project, turning the dilapidated mill into a restaurant and inn even […]

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    Rain chances and temperatures rise this week

    RAIN CHANCES START LATE MONDAY: We start Monday mostly cloudy and only gain clouds from there. Overcast skies dominate most of the area for the later portions of Monday afternoon. As more clouds build in late Monday evening into the overnight hours, the first sprinkles of hit-or-miss showers start as well.  STICK AROUND FOR AWHILE: Tuesday’s the wettest day of the week with scattered showers likely for most of the day. It won’t be a washout, but most of Central PA will […]

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    Sunday sunshine brings warmer temps and rain next week

    FINISHING OUT THE WEEKEND: After the last sprinkles of freezing rain leave Central PA Saturday, clouds clear just a bit heading into Sunday. A little sunshine throughout the day brings temperatures up to near 40 with light northwesterly winds.     SHOWER CHANCES COME BACK: The winds shift to out of the south to start the work week, bringing moisture and some warmer temperatures with it. Shower chances start out Monday with cloudy skies. Tuesday looks like the best day for accumulating […]

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    Pittsburgh-based kitchen brings PA farmers food to the table

    FARM SHOW (HARRISBURG)–For the last several years, Pittsburgh-based Republic Food Enterprises has worked to bring Pennsylvania farmer’s food to the table in an effort to “keep it local.” The company also works as a one-stop shop as a commercial kitchen for local businesses to make, package and distribute their product.

  • 92-year old U.S. war veteran Don Coyle has served milkshakes at the Farm Show for more than 50 years.

    U.S. veteran’s 50 years of volunteering at the Farm Show

    HARRISBURG , Pa. — For 92-year U.S. World War II, Korea and Vietnam War veteran old Don Conley, volunteering at the Farm Show lies in his blood. Conley worked the Farm Show with his mother and father when he was a young boy growing up in Central PA. Even during a war career lasting decades, he took to the task and began making and serving those legendary milkshakes at the Farm Show  back in 1967, and has every year since.

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    PA Dairyman’s Association fundraiser helps 500,000 hungry children

    Harrisburg, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Dairyman’s Association, partnered with Feed Pennsylvania, is raising money to help feed the more than 500,000 underfed children in the Keystone State. The 101st Farm Show, full of food, animals and more, has a little more meaning for hundreds of thousands of children across the commonwealth. By tweeting from the farm show with #Shakes4Hope, the Dairyman’s Association will donate $1 per hashtag as part of the “Fill a Glass with Hope” campaign.