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
  • Sunshine, warmer, and dry in the week ahead

    MID-SEPTEMBER WARMTH:  A weakening system will swing through on Monday. A stray shower is possible – otherwise, partly sunny skies will prevail. It is warmer, with temperatures climbing into the low to mid 80s on Monday, which is above our seasonal normal for this time of year. The rest of the week will be under the influence of a large ridge of high pressure. This brings us dry weather and is mostly sunny each day. After a brief cool down […]

  • Plenty of sunshine in the week ahead

    SUN RETURNS SUNDAY: The overcast skies that started the weekend will give way to sunshine for the second half of the weekend. A cold front moving through overnight will help to clear out the clouds. A few showers are possible overnight. With recent rain, surface moisture and clearing skies – look for areas of patchy fog to develop overnight and last into sunrise Sunday morning. With the late summer sun, it is milder… expect Sunday’s afternoon high temperature near 82 […]

  • HSFF: Steel-High’s bond with the community benefiting more than the students

    SWATARA TWP., Pa. – It’s not only about the students at Steel-High in Dauphin County. It’s about their parents and the rest of the community as well. Each year, they host a carnival to provide a no pressure situation for the students and parents to get to know not only Steel-High employees. The rest of the community is invited as well. This provides an opportunity for residents to be introduced to local law enforcement and more, who they may not […]

  • A cool evening before warming temps, storms tomorrow

    FINISHING THE WEEK: Temperatures struggle to reach the low-70s by the early evening hours. Many places may stay in the upper-60s. A few spotty showers will be the norm, but a lot of us will be dry or seeing drizzle under overcast skies. We dry out briefly overnight with morning lows in the upper-50s and near 60-degrees. HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND: A few morning showers can’t be ruled out to start Saturday with slowly clearing skies. By the afternoon, a […]

  • Cloudy and cool Friday, a few Saturday storms with warming temps

    COOL AND CLOUDY: A big change for temperatures Friday afternoon. Cloudy skies stay with us as morning showers begin to clear. Afternoon highs stay in the low-70s, some places in the upper-60s. Our High School Football Frenzy game of the week is Trinity at Steel-High, and it’ll certainly feel like a mid-or-late October game for Week 4. Temperatures tumble through the 60s with slowly clearing skies into the overnight. Morning lows dip into the upper-50s and low-60s. SATURDAY STORMS: We’re […]

  • A few Thursday PM storms, cloudy and dreary Friday before weekend rebound

    THURSDAY PM STORMS: Our eastern half is in a very low risk of severe weather through the early evening. On a scale of 1-to-5, we’re only at a 1. Storms begin to pop up in the early afternoon and continue to push through until around the dinner time hour. Highs reach the upper-80s with high humidity once again. The main concern with these storms is localized heavy rainfall and gusty winds. We get a break as the front slows, but […]

  • Hot, late day storms possible with more tomorrow

      HOT, FEW STORMS: We kick off Wednesday a little humid with mostly clear skies. Temperatures soar this afternoon with highs in the low-90s for most. Heat index values reach the mid-90s. A few late day storms around 4PM and after will be possible. The chance you see them out your door is low, but everyone will have the risk of seeing them, especially south of the Turnpike with current forecast guidance. There is a very low risk of storms […]

  • Cloudy, cooler weekend before warming next week

    FINISHING THE WEEK: A few showers push into our eastern spots throughout the day. Highs will be cooler, only in the low-70s in this region, because of heavy cloud cover. The rest of the area will be a few degrees warmer. A cool Week 3 of High School Football Frenzy in Lancaster County, as Manheim Central takes on Warwick in Lititz. Temperatures fall throughout the evening through the 60s and into the upper-50s with mostly cloudy skies. THE WEEKEND: We […]

  • Cloudy, cooler stretch through the weekend as Dorian pushes north and east

      COOLER FINISH TO THE WEEK: Cloud cover continues to hold in the area as an effect from Hurricane Dorian. However, that’s all we feel through the rest of the day and through the overnight time frame. Temperatures stay in the mid-70s throughout the evening before cooling into the 60s overnight tonight. A few places hit the 50s. We stay dry and mostly calm otherwise. THROUGH THE WEEKEND: Friday poses a slightly different scenario. Temperatures struggle to reach the low-70s […]

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