All Central York School District schools will be closed February 21

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
  • Another record-breaking day before cold air and rain chances

    ANOTHER RECORD BREAKER: We aim to break a record for the second day in a row today with highs in the mid-70s. The record is 71. We see a bit of sunshine with a warm southerly breeze ushering in that warm air. RAIN CHANCES: Rain chances start today and stay with us every day through Sunday. A few late showers are possible tonight as our next cold front approaches. Showers will persist from late in the afternoon into the evening […]

  • Cool start, Spring preview with showers this week

    A FEW MONDAY SHOWERS: We get a few degrees warmer Monday with highs in the upper-40s. A few showers are likely in the afternoon, especially north of the PA Turnpike. Plenty of clouds hang around as southerly winds bring warmer air for midweek. HERE COMES SPRING: Highs hit the 70-degree mark with mostly cloudy skies Tuesday. Temperatures do it again Wednesday with highs in the low-70s and a few afternoon showers. Skies stay mostly cloudy. Temperatures drop overnight into Thursday […]

  • Sunshine Sunday before Spring-like temperatures and rain

    SUNSHINE RETURNS: After the snow ends in the early morning hours, skies clear with a lot of sunshine for most of Sunday. Roads will be slick in the morning, improve by the afternoon, but we’ll have to watch for black ice by Sunday night. Highs reach the mid-40s with significant snow melting. Winds are light. TEMPS START WARMING: We see the upper-40s Monday and then jump way up, into the low-70s for Tuesday and Wednesday. Skies are partly-to-mostly cloudy throughout […]

  • CENTER STAGE: Head ‘Into the Woods’ at York’s Belmont Theatre

    YORK, Pa. – With one of the largest conglomerations of fairy tales you know and love in the history of musical theatre, Stephen Sondheim’s classic, “Into the Woods” opens Friday, Feb 16 at the Belmont Theatre in York. Full of humor, tragedy and everything that makes the classic continue to thrive is brought to life by the cast and crew of one of the most well-known community theatres in Central PA. Whether your a fan of Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack and […]

  • Showers end, cool start to the week

    JUST A BIT COOLER: Showers end throughout the evening. A few isolated showers may try to pop up during the very early morning hours, but the chance is very low. Your Monday morning commute is mostly dry with lows near freezing. Decreasing clouds give a little afternoon sunshine as highs reach the low-40s. Temperatures drop into the upper teens and low-20s Tuesday morning and highs make it to the mid-30s with partly cloudy skies. TEMPERATURES WARM: Winds switch to out […]

  • Rain continues through Sunday

    SHOWERS CONTINUE: Showers fill-in overnight into Sunday morning. The highest rain totals will be in the eastern counties, likely over an inch when all is said and done. Highs reach the upper-40s and low-50s on Sunday as rain ends by the afternoon.   A BIT COOLER START TO THE WEEK: Temperatures drop as skies clear out Sunday night into Monday morning. We’re about 10-degrees cooler Monday with highs in the low-40s under partly cloudy skies. Morning lows drop to the […]

  • Rain chances this weekend with warmer temperatures headed our way

    INCREASING CLOUDS FRIDAY: Clouds will be on the increase into Friday with a light snow chance north of the PA-Turnpike.  Little-to-no accumulation is expected for the area. Highs warm into the mid-30s as winds calm a bit. Skies will be cloudy.   WEEKEND RAIN CHANCES: Our next rain-maker moves in late Saturday into Sunday. We’ll be well-above freezing with highs in the 40s, so mixing is not our concern with the current forecast. Plain rain falls throughout the night into […]

  • CENTER STAGE: Re-live a flash of your past in “First Date,” for Valentine’s Day with Prima Theatre

    LANCASTER, Pa. – We’ve all been there – either a blind date, or just a bad first date. And we’ve all made those mistakes: bringing up an ex, talking too much about your future, showing your true colors too soon or your fake ones that are a put off. But somewhere down the line, it also worked out. The awkward first date, exaggerated to the fullest with the battle of the voices in your own head, bring out the hilarious, […]

  • Plenty of sunshine before rain chances this weekend

    COLD SUNSHINE THURSDAY: Temperatures are cold with breezy winds today. Highs struggle to reach that 30-degree mark, but with northwest winds at 10-15MPH it’ll feel like the upper teens and low-20s all day. Partly cloudy skies give us more sunshine than we had yesterday after a morning low near 20. INCREASING CLOUDS FRIDAY: Clouds will be on the increase into Friday with a light snow chance north of the PA-Turnpike. A few flakes could fall to the south, but little-to-no […]