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.

Feel free to email me at mpann@fox43.com or follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/maryellenpannfox43 or on twitter @MaryEllenFox43.


Recent Articles
  • Heat wave continues Friday as temperatures soar over 90 degrees by afternoon

    HAZY, HOT, AND HUMID This evening, as a cold front drops in, an isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible. Temperatures are quite warm in the 80s before dropping overnight into the upper 60s and lower 70s. It’s another very hot day in the lower 90s, with heat indices in the middle and upper 90s. During the hottest part of the day, a few spots near 100 degrees. Be sure to keep an eye on children and the elderly.   Remind them […]

  • It will feel near 100 degrees at times with high humidity levels

    STRAY T-STORMS NEXT FEW DAYS This evening is very warm with temperatures in the 80s. An isolated storm or two is possible with the high heat and humidity. For Thursday and Friday, while the storm chance is low, there is still a threat for slow-moving thunderstorms to develop. Storms for Thursday could be strong to severe. Parts of the area is under a MARGINAL risk or LOW risk for severe weather. They have the potential to produce very heavy rain, […]

  • Temperatures jump into the 90s the next several days, but will feel hotter with the humidity!

    HAZY, HOT, AND HUMID This evening is very warm and sticky with a few isolated thunderstorms. Temperatures fall through the 80s. Overnight, expect a hazy start to the day Wednesday with lows in the lower 70s. While most of the day is just hot and humid, a stray thunderstorm can’t be ruled out. Same goes for Thursday. High temperatures top out the lower 90s both days, with mid 90s more likely mid-week. We’ll be talking about the heat index quitea […]

  • Strong thunderstorms with damaging winds, hail and torrential rain for Friday

    STRONG STORMS FOR FRIDAY A few thunderstorms are possible this evening. They may have strong winds and be capable of producing heavy rain. It is sticky and very warm in the 80s. Overnight, lows once again stay in the 70s. Very steamy start Friday morning followed by widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. We are in a SLIGHT risk for severe storms, which is a 2 on a scale of 1 to 5. Damaging winds the main concern but small hail, […]

  • Hot and very steamy feel, along with a few thunderstorms for Thursday

    SEVERE STORM POTENTIAL This evening expect an isolated shower or thunderstorm, otherwise, it is very muggy and stifling warm. Temperatures drop out of the 80s into the 70s late but don’t cool below 70 by morning. The hottest day of the week is expected with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. The heat and humidity, plus, some passing energy will result in a few afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Some of the storms have the potential become severe. We […]

  • While the storm threat is lower, we are in a Marginal risk for severe weather Wednesday

    STEAMY FEEL FOR A FEW DAYS It’s a warm evening in the 80s. A few showers or thunderstorms are possible. Gusty winds and heavy downpours may accompany storms. A sticky night is in store for the area with lows very warm in the lower and middle 70s. Patchy fog may develop too. Wednesday storms are not as widespread. You may have to run inside briefly for a storm to pass. Gusty winds and heavy downpours likely with any that develop. […]

  • Hot and humid Tuesday leads to afternoon thunderstorms

    MUGGY & STORMY WEEK While most of the area is warm, humid and dry, a few isolated showers or rumbles may intrude the area north and west of Harrisburg. Temperatures are warm this evening in the 80s. Overnight, they drop to near 70 by morning.  A few showers and possible thunderstorms could be around for the early rush hour. The air is more muggy to begin the day Tuesday. Highs are hot around 90 degrees. Watch for scattered showers and […]

  • The heat and humidity return this week, along with storms

    HEAT AND HUMIDITY RETURN After a beautiful day today, skies remain clear tonight with comfortable conditions. Lows drop into the lower 60s. Monday, high pressure slides east shifting our winds. This allows the humidity to slowly climb so by afternoon, you are noticing it more. Highs are warmer in the middle and upper 80s. Most of day is dry with plenty of sunshine!  A late day shower or thunderstorm can’t be ruled out but a greater threat for showers and […]

  • Stray shower early then dropping humidity and temperatures

    DROPPING HUMIDITY AND TEMPERATURES A few quick showers or thunderstorms are possible this evening but most of the area should stay dry. Expect a sticky, humid evening with temperatures dropping through the 80s into the 70s. Warm morning lows in the upper 60s, and cloud cover begin the day Saturday. An isolated shower can’t be ruled out, otherwise, it is dry with partly cloudy skies. Humidity drops too thanks to a pleasant breeze out of the west-northwest. Highs top out […]