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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 Bradon Long FOX43, Twitter @bradonlongwx or email me at blong@fox43.com


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  • A sunny return to the 50s before rain chances welcome Spring

    NICE AND DRY: After a chilly start in the 20s, we rise quickly through the 30s and 40s by the lunch time hour. Mostly sunny skies dominate the day with light winds. Afternoon highs reach the 50-degree mark in many locations. We welcome Spring in similar fashion, with morning lows near 30 and afternoon highs in the mid-50s. Partly cloudy skies roll in late in the day ahead of our Thursday rainmaker. RAIN CHANCES: Heading into the morning commute Thursday, […]

  • Quiet start to the work week, warming by the weekend

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  • Goodbye to the warmer temperatures with a much cooler weekend

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  • Showers tonight, one last warm day before colder weekend

    SHOWERS AND WARMTH: Cloud cover continues to spread throughout the evening and overnight time frame. This will keep warm air, combined with increasing southerly winds, in our area. Lows bottom out in the mid-50s as showers begin late Thursday, more into Friday early morning. Light off-and-on rainfall will persist through the morning commute. A few showers could straggle into the Noon hour, but most will be drying out. Overall, the showers won’t be very impactful. Winds persist all day Friday […]

  • Warmer temperatures to finish the week before rain, then cold headed into the weekend

    WARMING UP: Cloud cover continues to move in through the overnight time frame. This will do a good job of moderating our morning lows Thursday. We bottom out in the upper-30s for most locations with light winds. Temperatures soar to the low-60s for many with mostly cloudy skies persisting. Morning lows barely dip into the mid-50s Friday morning . RAIN CHANCES: Rain begins in the mid-to-late morning Friday, but temperatures will still be allowed to climb into the mid-to-upper 60s […]

  • Temperatures warming up again and showers on the way to end the work week!

    CHILLING WINDS TONIGHT: Temperatures have cooled back into the 40s for highs and we will likely end the day a bit below average. As if the cooler air wasn’t enough, today has been rather breezy. Gusty winds have kept our wind chills stuck in the 30s all day long and will remain that way into tonight as well. Strong winds will be calming down by late tonight, but another cold night is likely. We will drop into the upper 20s […]

  • Snow showers on the way tomorrow, but a reinforcing shot of warmer air joins us this weekend!

    WINTRY FRIDAY: Clouds clear out late Thursday for a brief period of time before building back in early Friday. We remain dry for the morning commute, but snow showers arrive later in the day. The first flakes look to begin to fall after the lunch hour and scattered, light snow showers continue through the rest of Friday. This disturbance is very moisture starved and is only going to bring minor accumulations. A coating to potentially an inch is possible through […]

  • Frigid cold wind chills persist through tomorrow, plus more snow on the way for Friday!

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