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
  • Cool and dreary rest of the work week as coastal low stays parked off of the Delmarva

    DREARY REST OF THE WEEK: Get ready for lots of cloud cover and minor precipitation chances through the rest of the work week. A coastal system will be developing off of the Delmarva and virtually not moving. An area of high pressure to the north will try to steer that system closer to the coast towards the end of the week. By tomorrow, we will likely see a few showers popping up with quite impressive easterly flow pumping in plenty […]

  • Heavy rain this afternoon, cooling down with more showers in the forecast

      HEAVY RAIN INTO THE EVENING: After off-and-on showers throughout the early afternoon, the cold front gets its act together and begins pushing into the area. Showers become stronger and more widespread with a few rumbles of thunder. Heavy rain is to be expected for the majority of Central Pennsylvania between 3-8PM with showers lingering into the overnight. Afternoon temperatures will be widely varied today, with upper-50s and low-60s in the northwest, mid-60s as you push into the heart of […]

  • HSFF: Teaching students into public safety, already saving lives at William Penn Senior High School

    YORK, Pa. – Each week, we go to our host school and ask a simple question: “What makes your school stand out?” This week at William Penn Senior High School, after multiple attempts, the school has started a Public Safety Academy. In the class, students can learn and earn certifications in fire safety, EMT, police work and more. Wellspan helps pave the way financially, after the program received a grant from the commonwealth as well. Harrisburg Area Community College provides […]

  • Record heat moves in, rushes away as Fall temperatures finally here to stay

    RECORD HEAT WEDNESDAY: Skies clear enough throughout the rest of the evening to pave the way for an increase in humidity and temperatures for Wednesday. Morning lows start near 70-degrees on a very muggy morning. By the afternoon, record heat sets in. Forecast highs at or near 90-degrees would shatter the previous record set in 1927. A late day shower or storm will be possible as well. Heat index values in the mid-90s dominate our October 2nd. However, the Summer […]

  • Record heat coming, but the change to Fall could finally happen

    RAIN FINISHES UP: Another round of showers pushes through in the late afternoon and into the evening. Forecast highs shy of 70-degrees will be the norm. Overcast skies stick with us into the early overnight. We slowly clear heading into tomorrow morning with lows in the low-60s. Plentiful sunshine returns Tuesday on a mostly dry day, if not completely dry. Highs raise back into the low to mid 80s about 10-15 degrees above average. RECORD HEAT: We near, if not […]

  • HSFF: A refugee helping others through Lancaster Catholic’s entrepreneurship program

    MANHEIM TWP, Pa. – Lancaster Catholic High School has students scrambling to apply for their entrepreneurship class. Every year, 24 students use their ideas to develop a business plan to pitch to local entrepreneurs and other successful business people. Last year, a student won a $5,000 grant to develop his idea. His name is Denzel Kabasele. Denzel’s life before Lancaster Catholic High School led him to develop his business – helping refugees learn English so that they can better communicate […]

  • A cooler start to the week with more heat on the way

    COOLER & CLOUDY:  A little disturbance in the atmosphere will cause for mostly cloudy skies and cooler conditions to kickoff the work week. There is also a slight chance for a passing shower on Monday, however, much of the region will remain dry throughout the day. An easterly wind and cloud cover will help temperatures stay in the lower 70s through Monday afternoon. MORE RECORD-CHALLENGING HEAT: Starting on Tuesday, temperatures start to rebound into the 80s with partly to mostly sunny […]

  • Another round of heat arrives midweek

    RAIN CHANCES:  A cold front moving through the area could be responsible for the additional clouds and a few showers and thunderstorms overnight. This cold front seems to be lacking a lot of moisture, so rain chances are relatively low. However, any showers or thunderstorms could produce a brief period of heavier rain. Dry conditions quickly return on Sunday. SLIGHTLY COOLER SUNDAY: The passing cold front will help lower temperatures on Sunday with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s […]

  • Temperatures keep warming, very low rain chances through next week

    FINISHING THE WORK WEEK: Temperatures reach 80 by the late afternoon, a nice feel but still 10-degrees above average for this time of the year. We cool down this evening through the 70s and into the upper-60s for our high school football Friday! Our game of the week for High School Football Frenzy is Annville-Cleona vs. Lancaster Catholic. It should be a dry and mostly clear affair, maybe a light jacket by the end of the game – but that’ll […]

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