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I started at FOX43 in August of 1999 as the weekend meteorologist. Now you can watch me alongside Jackie De Tore, Ali Bradley, Evan Forrester, and Todd Sadowski weekday during the 4pm, 5pm and 10pm shows on FOX43.

My career started in 1997 on the eastern shore of Maryland. I worked weekends for a couple of years. I freelanced at FOX45 in Baltimore and WUSA in Washington D. C. as much as possible. I worked part-time for 12 years at FOX43 before being offered the full-time Chief Meteorologist position in October of 2012.

In my spare time, I love to golf! I also enjoy running, the gym and reading. Fall is my favorite time of the year because of football and the colorful leaves we get to view. My newest hobby is trying new craft beers. Porters and stouts are my favorites! I also enjoy wine and the many vineyards between Pennsylvania and Maryland.

While I love forecasting, I also enjoy meeting people. I participate in many charity events, golf events and community events, allowing me the opportunity to meet the many fine folks of Central PA.

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Recent Articles
  • First fall weekend is very warm!

    WARM FALL WEEKEND It won’t be the most ideal weather for football. Yes, it is dry but temperatures are going to be warm in the 80s until early evening, then they fall back into the 70s. Clouds fade too leading to a bright and sunny weekend. Highs Saturday climb to the middle 80s. Readings are even warmer for the second half of the weekend. Temperatures top out in the upper 80s, and there may be a few locations, which hit […]

  • Warm start to the fall season!

    FALL ARRIVES FEELING LIKE SUMMER It’s another dry, warm evening with warm temperatures. Readings in the 80s fall through the 70s under mostly clear to partly cloudy skies. Overnight, lows drop to the lower and middle 60s. Like the past couple of mornings, where skies are mostly clear, lows may dip into the 50s. Fall officially begins at 4:02 PM but it won’t feel like it. Highs are back into the lower and middle 80s. We continue the summer like […]

  • MaryEllen’s Weather Kids with Elise Espenshade

    YORK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Elise Espenshade is MaryEllen Pann FOX43’s Weather Kid today! Elise is a 6th Grader at Lititz Christian School. Elise plays travel soccer for the Manheim Soccer Club, dances in the performance company at Encore Dance Studio. Elise loves crafts, riding 4 wheelers and being outside. Want to become one of MaryEllen’s Weather Kids? Enter here -> (Must be in grades 5-12. See the entry page for more details.)

  • Bright sunshine and very warm temperatures for Thursday

    SUMMER FEEL Expect the next several hours to be warm with plenty of blue skies! Temperatures fall out of the 80s into the 70s through the evening. Overnight, they drop to the lower and middle 60s. Haze and foggy spots are possible, otherwise, we are beginning the day with lots of sun. The last day of summer will feel like summer. with highs in the middle 80s. Few more clouds for Friday, but still quite warm, in the lower and […]

  • Temperatures jump well into the 80s with more sunshine Wednesday

    DRY, WARM STRETCH Clouds clear heading through the evening hours.  Temperatures remain in the 70s too.  Overnight under clear skies, temperatures drop to the lower and middle 60s.  Once again, areas of fog, dense in some spots, develops, limiting visibility at times.  It burns off quickly once the sun rises.   With additional sunshine and less cloud cover, readings jump into the lower and middle 80s both Wednesday and Thursday. Friday is still warm, despite a few more clouds in […]

  • Expect clouds to hang around, plus, isolated showers, mainly east for Tuesday

    WARMER THAN AVERAGE WEEK Clouds from Jose still influence the area this evening and tomorrow. Skies have cleared in parts of the area, so patchy fog is possible overnight. Temperatures fall into the 60s tonight.  Winds shift from the east more out of the north-northeast early Tuesday.  This allows clouds to mix with sun sunshine later in the afternoon. A few isolated showers, mainly east, can’t be ruled out either.  Breeze picks up, the next couple of days, out of […]

  • More sunshine, warmer temperatures, and summer mugginess for Friday

    SUMMER FEEL RETURNS This evening, isolated thunderstorms could pop early, otherwise, mostly cloudy, muggy and warm. Temperatures in the 70s are slow to fall through the 60s. Overnight, areas of fog may limited visibility. Morning lows drop to the lower 60s. Skies are brighter for Friday. The additional sunshine allows temperatures to jump into the mid and upper 70s, to lower 80s. You’ll really notice the humidity too. We continue the heat and humidity right into the weekend. MUGGY AND […]

  • MaryEllen’s Weather Kids with William Nicholson

    YORK TOWNSHIP, Pa. –William Nicholson is MaryEllen Pann FOX43’s Weather Kid today!  William Nicholson is in 7th grade at Emory H. Markle Intermediate School in the South Western School District. . He enjoys playing baseball and basketball and loves to dance. He’s hoping to be a meteorologist when he grows up. Want to become one of MaryEllen’s Weather Kids? Enter here -> (Must be in grades 5-12. See the entry page for more details.)

  • Gray skies along with a few showers expected Thursday

    SHOWERS FOR THURSDAY Mainly cloudy skies expected this evening. Keep the umbrella handy for an isolated shower or two. Temperatures are cool in the 60s. Overnight, where clouds break up, fog is possible. Visibility is likely to be reduced too.  An isolated shower could pop up but most areas remain dry. Morning lows are in the lower 60s. Skies are brighter for Friday with more sunshine breaking through the cloud cover. A stray shower could pop up but most of […]