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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


Recent Articles
  • Snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain all fall Thursday, ending Friday morning

    THE WHOLE KITCHEN SINK: Snow starts to transition into sleet by around 1-2PM. Sleet quickly transitions to a period of freezing rain, with the exception of Mifflin and Juniata County who should see mostly snow and sleet. York and Lancaster counties will see mostly rain throughout the afternoon and evening. Everyone in between, including the city of Harrisburg, will see mostly a mix today until the evening. Then you’ll transition to rain. The sleet and rain will compact snow totals […]

  • Breezy and chilly Wednesday before messy winter mix Thursday

    CHILLY WEDNESDAY: Temperatures this afternoon won’t go very far thanks to cold northwesterly winds. Wind chills in the upper-20s and low-30s will be the norm. Actual high temperatures will near 40 under mostly sunny skies. Temperatures drop below freezing overnight. WINTER MIX MESS: Snow takes over the area starting in the later portion of the morning commute. Occasionally heavy snow falls through the morning before transitioning into a mix of sleet, snow, freezing rain and rain throughout the afternoon. Precipitation […]

  • Showers end, watching wintry mix Thursday

    RAIN ENDS: Showers end as the morning commute marches on. We keep the cloud cover with winds slowly increasing in gust speed throughout the day. Your constant, sustained speeds out of the northwest remain around 10MPH. Highs today hit the mid-40s under mostly cloudy skies. Lake effect flurry activity in our northwest counties will be possible overnight. Snow squall activity, although unlikely, is something we’re watching closely. Keep the FOX43 Weather App handy. COLD, BREEZY WEDNESDAY: Winds continue to ramp […]

  • Dry Monday, rain moves in overnight with cold and breezy air to come

    CLOUDY MONDAY: We start the day bitterly cold in some spots, with temperatures ranging from the low-20s in our northern tier counties to the low-30s in the south. After the sun rises, temperatures even up and rise steadily through the afternoon. Clouds increase as we finish lunch throughout the rest of the day. Highs make it to the upper-40s. A couple locations could hit 50-degrees. Showers move in late in the evening. RAIN MOVES IN: Rain takes over during the […]

  • Cold Friday rain, breezy and bitter start to the weekend

    RAIN FRIDAY: We start the day off cold, in the 30s. Cloud cover sticks around all day long. Showers begin in the mid-morning with even a little mixing in our furthest northwestern spots. Showers take over by lunch with a steady, cold rain persisting all afternoon and into the evening. Occasionally heavy rainfall will be likely. Rainfall totals of 3/4″ to 1″ widespread will be likely. Locally higher totals, as always, are possible. High temperatures stay in the 40s area-wide […]

  • 50s today, cold rain to start cold Weather Smart Forecast

    ENJOY TODAY: We start the day chilly, in the upper-30s and low-40s. Morning cloud cover clears as the sun rises during the morning commute. Even with mostly sunny skies dominating the area, highs stay in the low-50s for the most part thanks to light and cool northwesterly winds. We stay dry with today being the last day we see the 50s for awhile. RAIN TOMORROW: Heavy cloud cover takes over Central PA overnight and into Friday morning. The morning commute […]

  • Dry and breezy Wednesday, cold weekend ahead

    STAYING DRY: Temperatures start off similar to yesterday, but dry. We trade the rain for a bit more breezy conditions. Highs today make it right around the 60-degree mark with winds gusting at 20-25MPH in the afternoon. A bit of extra cloud cover moves through, but that will be the bulk of any disturbance for our area. Thursday stays a bit more sunny, but winds shift out of the northwest. That allows temperatures to drop, only making it into the […]

  • Stormy Election Day start, clearing afternoon before cool air to finish the week

    ELECTION DAY: Showers and thunderstorms move in throughout the morning and last into the early afternoon. Our severe threat is significantly lower with that activity staying south. We could see some gusty winds and hear a few rumbles of thunder with occasionally heavy rainfall. Heading to the election polls to vote could be a little troublesome in the morning, but you’ll be just fine with clearing skies in the afternoon and quieting conditions. Highs today top out in the low-to-mid […]

  • Showers today, watching thunderstorm chances Tuesday

    WET AND COOL START: Showers increase area-wide throughout the morning, so your commute to work will likely be wet no matter where you live. Temperatures in the mid-40s don’t get much of a kick by the afternoon thanks to overcast skies. Highs struggle to the mid-50s with light winds. Rainfall totals of one-half to one-inch will be the norm with locally higher totals possible. The showers linger and become spotty after lunch. They come to an end by the time […]