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

Recent Articles
  • Showers and storms march on into the work week

    SHOWERS CONTINUE: A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for the majority of Central PA until 11PM. I would expect this to be continued. Off-and-on showers and storms continue to be the trend throughout the first few days of the work week. Morning lows near 70-degrees with highs in the low-80s dominate under mostly cloudy and overcast skies. Off-and-on showers will train right over Central PA all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Flash flooding will continue to be a concern […]

  • Soggy and dreary stretch continues

    FINISHING THE WEEKEND: A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect area-wide until 2AM. Showers continue overnight into the very early hours of Sunday morning. By sunrise, we’re drying out. Lows are in the low-60s. Highs make it to near 80-degrees. Spotty showers and storms return in the afternoon under otherwise mostly cloudy skies. These are not expected to be severe. Continue to monitor flash flooding and your creeks and streams. We’ll have more information as conditions evolve. STARTING THE WEEK: […]

  • Soggy, dreary stretch of days starts Saturday

    SHOWERS MOVE IN: We’re dry overnight tonight with mostly clear skies. Morning lows start in the low-60s, a few places in the upper-50s. Heavy cloud cover starts to take over the area during the morning hours as our next rainmaker makes its way from off the coast. Showers start in the early-to-mid afternoon and persist throughout the evening. Highs only reach the mid-70s. We’ll see a few showers Sunday, but not as widespread as Saturday. Highs reach close to the […]

  • CENTER STAGE: A tenth anniversary celebration, with eyes to the future in a Marietta icon

    MARIETTA, Pa. – For the actors, managers and board members of Susquehanna Stage Company, the classic musical, “The Music Man” holds a special place in their hearts. It was the first musical the company ever brought to the stage. That was ten years ago. The cast of the current production view bringing it back to life as both a celebration of where the company is today and how far it has come from the start. ““The theatre has stood the […]

  • Beautiful finish to the week before showers and thunderstorms return next week

    FRIDAY FINISH: Temperatures dip into the low-to-mid 60s by tomorrow morning. Partly cloudy skies dominate the day in a near-exact copy of Thursday. Highs make it to the mid-80s again with light southeasterly winds. Get out and enjoy to finish the week!   WEEKEND FORECAST: Temperatures lower for the weekend, as southeasterly winds bring in a bit more muggy feel, but also more cloud cover. Highs hover around 80-degrees. Mostly cloudy skies dominate. A stray thunderstorm can’t be ruled out […]

  • Lower humidity provides beautiful end to the work week

    IT STARTS TODAY: After yesterday’s cold front passed through, our humidity levels continue to drop as temperatures stay cooler than average. Highs today only make it to the low-80s with mostly sunny skies. Morning lows tomorrow drop into the 60s. We’ll be just a degree or two warmer for Thursday and Friday as our humidity values stay lower, too. This provides us with a more Spring-like feel rather than the middle of July, so get out and enjoy it! NEXT […]

  • Stormy Tuesday before drying out the rest of the week

    SHOWERS AND STORMS: We keep the muggy conditions overnight. Morning lows will be in the low-to-mid 70s with partly cloudy skies. A line of showers and storms could move in as early as late morning. The heavier the cloud cover and the earlier the storms come in, the lower chance the thunderstorms will have of being severe. There is currently a very low severe threat. On a scale of 1-to-5, we’re at a 1. Gusty winds and heavy downpours that […]

  • Heat returns to start the week, storm chances come back too

    HUMID, A FEW STORMS: The cloud cover that stayed with us Sunday clears out for Monday. Highs reach the low-90s again, but we keep the humidity. Heat index values approach the 100-degree mark once again. A few storms will be possible in the afternoon and are not expected to be severe.   TUESDAY THUNDERSTORMS: Mostly cloudy skies keep temperatures in the upper-80s for Tuesday before a cold front passes through in the afternoon. Widespread showers and storms are likely in […]

  • Stray Sunday storms, more on the way to start the week

      TRICKY SUNDAY: We start the day off warm and humid in the low-70s. A few passing thunderstorms are possible area-wide throughout the afternoon. Highs reach the low-90s with heat index values near 100-degrees. Storms will be few and far between, but everyone has the same low chance of seeing them until the early evening hours. STARTING THE WEEK: Monday is a near exact copy of Sunday, but temperatures will warm into the mid-90s with heat index values near 100-degrees […]