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
  • Drying out for a couple of days before weekend cooldown

    DRYING TODAY: We start the day off cooler, lows in the mid-60s area wide with a few localized upper-50s. Skies are partly-to-mostly clear, allowing temperatures to jump relatively quickly by the afternoon. Highs are in the low-80s for most locations, a few places may lag back in the upper-70s. Mostly sunny and dry conditions dominate. Thursday is a near-copy of Wednesday, though a couple degrees cooler in most locations. Partly cloudy skies move in as a weak front pushes through, […]

  • Dreary end to the work week with peeks of sun by the weekend, monitoring potential Florence impacts

    FINISHING THE WEEK: A few  visibility issues out the door this morning once again  that you will need to take into account for your morning commute. Temperatures start muggy in the low-70s and won’t go far. Friday temperatures stay in the 70s area-wide by the afternoon with cloud cover remaining as well. We’ll dodge a few more showers than we did on Thursday. Not everyone will see rainfall, but everyone has the same low chance of seeing a shower out […]

  • Clouds stick around, monitoring Florence effects as track shifts south

    DREARY CONTINUES: We continue our muggy, cloudy stretch into the weekend. Temperatures remain in the 70s through the evening under cloudy skies. Stray showers and drizzle remain as well. Morning lows barely dip into the 60s Thursday with morning fog likely once again. Take that into account for your morning commute. Temperatures are sluggish to rise and don’t rise very far. Highs tomorrow stay in the mid-70s. Friday is a near copy, but breezes pick up throughout the day. We […]

  • Much cooler, rainy weekend as the remnants of Gordon head our way

    COOLER AND RAINY, FLOODING: Temperatures fall through the 80s and back into the 70s throughout the evening.  Scattered showers are likely across the area, which will make many football games a wet go this evening. Morning lows dip into the upper-50s and low-60s. Showers continue overnight and into the morning, especially along the Mason-Dixon. High temperatures struggle to rise with dense cloud cover throughout the day. Many locations won’t leave the 60s, while a few may inch into the low-70s. […]

  • Center Stage: Love, decisions and consequences in Pulitzer-winner ‘Picnic’ at EPAC

    EPHRATA, Pa. – It isn’t based on a particular true story, but it might feel like one. The 1952 Pulitzer Prize-winning play ‘Picnic’ opened on the stage at Ephrata Performing Arts Center on Thursday. A flurry for femininity dominates a lust-filled love story that goes awry when a drifter comes to small town Kansas. The production runs through September 16th. More information can be found atephrataperformingartscenter.com

  • Heat continues tomorrow, “feels-like” temperatures at 100-degrees

    HEAT CONTINUES: Temperatures stay in the 80s for much of Monday evening. The muggy feel stays with us overnight and into the morning. Lows dip into the mid-70s again with patchy fog. A stray afternoon thunderstorm can’t be ruled out in the afternoon with high temperatures in the low-to-mid 90s. Heat index values will approach the 100-to-105 degree range again in the afternoon under partly cloudy skies. This could cause health problems if you’re not careful, so limit your outdoor […]

  • Heat continues through the holiday and into next week

    LABOR DAY: We keep the muggy air overnight with temperatures dropping into the low-70s to start the day. Patchy morning fog is possible. High temperatures climb near 90-degrees with partly cloudy skies by the afternoon. Heat index values approach 100-degrees. A stray shower or storm based on pure humidity with heavy downpours can’t be ruled out. It would, however, be short-lived. Most locations stay dry on a muggy, but mostly calm Labor Day. HOT TEMPERATURES CONTINUE: We keep the hot […]

  • Heat breaks, shower chances return to start holiday weekend

    SHOWER CHANCES RETURN: Temperatures hold again in the 80s for most of the evening. Our HEAT ADVISORY expires at 8PM. Our next rain maker moves in from the northwest late in the evening and into the overnight hours. However, it weakens very quickly as it pushes through the commonwealth. A few lingering showers try to push into the area, but most locations stay dry. By Thursday afternoon, mostly cloudy skies dominate, limiting our ability for shower and thunderstorm development. However, […]

  • Another hot one before Thursday storm chances

    HEAT ADVISORY AGAIN: Temperatures stay in the 80s for most of the evening under mostly clear skies. Morning lows dip into the low-to-mid 70s once again on a muggy start. We keep the humidity Wednesday. A HEAT ADVISORY is in effect with heat index values once again reaching the 100-105 degree range. Actual high temperatures make it into the mid-90s in some spots. A stray thunderstorm will be possible once again based solely off of humidity, with heavy downpours possible. […]