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
  • 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 […]

  • Nice end to the work week, low storm chances this weekend

    FINISHING THE WEEK: After another cool start in the 60s, highs today get a slight bump, just shy of 90-degrees and staying dry. High pressure begins to weaken just a touch as it slips southeast heading into the weekend. Highs make it to the low-90s with increasing humidity. A stray thunderstorm can’t be ruled out either Saturday or Sunday, but they will be few and far between. Most locations remain dry. NEXT STORM CHANCES: Heading into next week, highs stay […]

  • CENTER STAGE: Good morning, good day! Gretna Theatre kicks off summer series

    MOUNT GRETNA, Pa. – A Tony-nominated classic and 1990s film classic in the adaption titled, “You’ve Got Mail,” the musical “She Loves Me” kicks off Gretna Theatre’s summer series of shows in the hills and valleys of Lebanon County. The outdoor theatre provides an experience all its own, now in its 91st season. Visit for the production of “the classic musical comedy” that the cast believes tells a classic head-butting love story guaranteed to have you coming  back for the […]

  • Another sunny, cooler and mostly calm one for Thursday

    BEAUTIFUL DAY: We have a near carbon copy of yesterday in store for Thursday. We start the day off just a bit cooler, which will keep high temperatures just a degree or two cooler by the afternoon. Mid-80s once again by the afternoon with a few passing clouds. Lows overnight dip back into the 60s with a little more humidity building in for Friday. Highs make it just shy of 90-degrees to finish the work week. THIS WEEKEND: We make […]

  • Slightly cooler today, dry conditions continue into the weekend

    SHAPING UP NICELY: After yesterday’s cool, but mostly dry, front passed through, we’ll get to enjoy cooler high temperatures the next couple of days. Highs only reach the mid-80s both today and tomorrow, with slightly less humidity and mostly sunny skies. Morning lows start in the low-60s through Friday. We’ll take a kick just shy of 90 for Friday, but we keep the dry sunshine. THIS WEEKEND: A stray thunderstorm or two can’t be ruled out both Saturday and Sunday, […]

  • Get out and do that yard work! Beautiful weekend ahead

    CLEARING OUT: A few storms clear out through the morning. Temperatures are near 80 all morning long, but cloud cover will be slow to clear till the mid-afternoon. Highs only reach the mid-80s for most locations with westerly winds at 10-15MPH. BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND: Get out and do the yard work that you didn’t do last weekend! Temperatures make it only to the low-to-mid 80s both Saturday and Sunday. Abundant sunshine, less humidity and dry conditions make a perfect July weekend […]

  • Another hot one, thunderstorms possible this afternoon

    LOW SEVERE THREAT: A few showers and storms are possible for the morning commute. As we head into the later portions of the morning, these clear out with partly cloudy skies. Highs make it to the low-90s once again. We have a low threat for severe weather today. On a scale of 1-to-5, we’re just at a 1. The main threats if storms develop will be gusty winds and small hail. These will continue off-and-on into Friday. SHOWERS AND STORMS […]