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

Recent Articles
  • Rain returns Wednesday, cold again headed into the weekend

    RAIN MOVES IN: As cloud cover fills in a little throughout the evening, temperatures will be allowed to stay warmer overnight. We start in the low-to-mid 20s area-wide Wednesday morning. Spotty showers start as early as the early afternoon and increase through the evening and overnight into Thursday morning. As the associated cold front passes through, we could see a brief changeover in precipitation late Thursday morning as temperatures drop. Afternoon temperatures will be cooler than the morning, as we […]

  • Bitter cold again overnight, warming with precipitation chances mid-week

    COLD AGAIN TONIGHT: Temperatures steadily slide from the teens and back into the single digits overnight. Even as the wind lightens, wind chills in the morning will be near-or-below zero first thing out the door in the morning. However, mostly sunny skies will allow temperatures to raise into the mid-20s by the afternoon. Still below average, but significantly warmer than we were for Monday. MORE PRECIPITATION COMING: After a warmer start Wednesday morning, temperatures bump up into the low-to-mid 40s […]

  • Blustery and cold, frigid wind chills to start the week

    BLUSTERY & COLD:  Our first frigid blast of Arctic air for the year has arrived!  Strong northwesterly flow supplied much of south-central Pennsylvania with a much colder air mass, and it looks to hang around for a couple of days.  A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued from 7:00 PM Sunday evening through 1:00 PM Monday afternoon.  Be sure to take necessary precautions to keep warm.  Temperatures Sunday night and into the early morning hours Monday will drop into the […]

  • Snow late Thursday, still watching winter weather this weekend

    A BIT OF SNOW: We continue to keep the cloud cover into the overnight time frame, and for the next several days. Temperatures drop into the 20s once again overnight with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Afternoon highs hang right around the freezing mark as snow makes its way into the area. We start seeing a few flakes in the late portions of the evening commute as the snow becomes steadier throughout the evening. It’ll continue into the overnight time […]

  • Quiet Wednesday, watching two winter precipitation chances coming our way

    QUIET WEDNESDAY: Skies slowly clear a bit heading into the evening and overnight. Temperatures drop back into the low-to-mid 20s for morning lows. By afternoon, we near 40 under partly cloudy skies and light winds on a dry middle part of the week. THURSDAY SNOW AND MIX: Increasing cloud cover limits us to near-freezing Thursday after a morning low in the 20s. Snow chances start late in the afternoon and into the overnight time frame. We could see a little […]

  • Warm and breezy 2019 start before cool down starts tomorrow

    NEW YEAR’S DAY: Early morning fog quickly clears out as the sun rises. Temperatures, though, go nowhere throughout the day. We bob up and down around the 50-degree mark for most of the area, our southern counties a bit warmer with 60s  down towards Washington, D.C. Most importantly, we stay dry with breezy winds to start the day. The winds calm down by evening and switch to out of the northwest, bringing in cooler air for the rest of the […]

  • Dry middle part of the week, eyeing rain and snow chances

    RECOVERY FROM THE HOLIDAY: The middle part of the week, right after Christmas, is uneventful in the weather department. Lows dip below freezing to kick off Wednesday with mostly sunny skies dominating the afternoon. Highs make it to the mid-40s with light southwesterly winds. We get a wind shift for Thursday to out of the southeast, which just might be strong enough to add some extra clouds and limit us by a degree or two. Regardless, we stay in the […]

  • Dry for the holiday, rain chances right before the end of 2018

    CHRISTMAS: Starting the day off in the 30s with wet pavement in spots, but we quickly dry and clear throughout Christmas Eve. Northwesterly winds will be occasionally breezy and aid in clearing our cloud cover throughout the day. It won’t add that much of a chill to our air, but it will limit afternoon temperatures to the low-40s. Santa will be in good shape overnight! Lows dip into the upper-20s. By tomorrow afternoon, we stay dry with occasional waves of […]

  • CENTER STAGE: The ultimate Christmas classic with Totem Pole Playhouse at Majestic in Gettysburg

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Arguably the preeminent Christmas icon, Charles Dicken’s classic tale, “A Christmas Carol” enters its final weekend of performances at Majestic Theatre in Gettysburg, in partnership with Totem Pole Playhouse. “It’s a big show. It pulls out all the bells and whistles,” Paris Peet, portraying Ebenezer Scrooge, said. But it’s also a production unafraid of staying true to the source material. Usually, the tale gracing the stage strays away from the secular. But the cast believes it adds […]