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
  • Severe weather possible this afternoon ahead of a much more comfortable week

    SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE: Thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening with a low severe weather threat. On a scale of 1-to-5 we’re at a 2 in the yellow-shaded region, including most of the area south and east of I-81. Our northwestern counties are in a marginal risk, a 1 on a scale of 1-to-5. Thunderstorms develop in the early afternoon in our northwestern counties and progress throughout the area  into the evening time frame. The frontal system with the storms […]

  • Storms today, could be severe before heat index and temperatures soar

    A FEW STORMS: A muggy morning start as temperatures stay in the low-to-mid 70s. Humidity continues to climb throughout the day today ahead of our thunderstorm chance in the afternoon. Highs will be in the low-to-mid 90s with heat index values near 100-degrees. A few storms will begin to develop in the mid-to-late afternoon. They could be quite strong with heavy downpours leading to localized flooding,  gusty winds and small hail. There is a very low risk for severe weather […]

  • A few storms this week, dangerous heat looms heading into the weekend

    A COUPLE PM STORMS: Our humid air persists this afternoon into the evening time frame. We try to dodge a couple strong thunderstorms in our area, but a few will make it through., especially north of the turnpike. They could be strong with localized heavy rainfall. Keep the FOX43 Weather App handy for updates to your location. Overnight, we stay humid with temperatures dropping into the 70s. HEATING UP: Isolated thunderstorms become a likely had both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. […]

  • Dodging a couple storms early in the week, heat and humidity surge entering the weekend

    NOT BAD INTO TUESDAY: Humidity continues to slowly climb for the rest of the afternoon and into the evening. Skies remain mostly clear through the overnight time frame. Morning lows dip into the mid-to-upper 60s ahead of a much more humid Tuesday. DODGING STORMS: We try to dodge a passing system to the north, but a couple thunderstorms will be likely Tuesday afternoon. Most of us will stay dry. Afternoon high temperature is raised into the low-90s with continuously rising […]

  • A hot and quiet weekend, watching storms next week

    FINISHING THE WEEK: We recover from yesterday’s storms with a relatively quiet Friday. Morning temperatures near 70-degrees will have a muggy start, but humidity isn’t expected to build for the most part through the weekend beyond usual July levels. Partly-to-mostly sunny skies dominate the end of the work week with highs just shy of 90-degrees. Enjoy a warm Summer night for any plans you may have. HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND: Any rain chance for the weekend has been taken out […]

  • Strong-to-severe storms this afternoon, humidity sticks this weekend

    SEVERE WEATHER THREAT: Muggy conditions return in a big way throughout the day today. This is ahead of our severe weather chance. Heat index values before showers and storms move in will reach the mid-90s. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties until 1AM Friday. Thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon with the potential to go severe. We are in a slight risk of severe weather this afternoon. On a […]

  • 90s return today before severe weather threat Thursday

    HOT AND SUNNY: A usual July Wednesday on tap for our area today. Morning temperatures start in the upper-60s with afternoon highs in the near-90 degrees. This will be just slightly above average. Heat index values will be in the low-90s with light winds and mostly sunny skies. Increasing cloud cover begins in the evening hours. We dip back just shy of 70-degrees heading into Thursday morning. SEVERE WEATHER THREAT: Thursday afternoon brings back the only thunderstorm threat of this […]

  • Warmer Tuesday, watching storm chances later this week

    WARMER, MORE SUN: Lower humidity values start off the morning with temperatures in the 60s. Skies remain mostly clear with abundant sunshine for most of Tuesday. Dew point values remain closer to average, so heat index won’t be as much of a factor this week. High temperatures today reach the mid-to-upper 80s in some locations. A similar Wednesday start as mostly sunny skies persist. Highs for the middle part of the work week near the 90-degree mark ahead of our […]

  • Cooler Monday, drier week ahead with lower humidity

    SHOWERS FIZZLE, CLOUDS STAY: Showers persist throughout the remaining morning hours and fizzle out by lunchtime. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for our entire area, except Lancaster County, until 10AM. Don’t be surprised if that is canceled before its official expiration time. Regardless, temperatures struggle after the showers because of leftover cloud cover. We keep the humidity through Monday, but high temperatures near the 80-degree mark will be the trend area-wide. We start to lose the humidity overnight […]

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