Hey there! I’m the morning meteorologist for WPMT FOX43. I’ve been doing the TV weather thing since 2006, after graduating Penn State!

Pennsylvania is my home state. Born and raised in Northeast PA, I have a great love for this state and all it has to offer, so I’m excited to live and travel in Central Pennsylvania. I love to see new places and try new foods and restaurants, so you may see me out and about stuffing my face (and subsequently, reluctantly running it off so I can fit in my suits still!)

More history? I worked for WBRE in Williamsport, KPLC in Lake Charles LA, and WSFA in Montgomery AL. I got to meet some great people (and eat some great food) along the way! I also took some tests and made colleagues watch my forecasts, so now I’m a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist with the American Meteorological Society and sealed by the National Weather Association.

I love to spend time with friends and family when I’m not pointing at a green wall for money. I am excited to marry the love of my life, Amanda in August 2015. I also have a huge passion for helping others. I’ve been a volunteer firefighter since the age of 14 (yes, you can join that young in PA). I’m nationally certified as a firefighter and state certified as an EMT, so if you have something on fire or are in pain, you can request my services for that as well. I currently volunteer with the “Men in Black” of the Wrightsville Steam Fire Engine and Hose Company #1 in eastern York County. I am currently working toward my master’s degree in emergency management at Millersville University, hoping to graduate in May 2016. Whew!

I’m a New Orleans Saints and Penn State fan, so you can cheer along with me (or weep in some occasions)!

That’s about it for me! I’d love to hear from you! Shoot me an email at jjumper@fox43.com with ideas, questions, or suggestions on where to eat!

Recent Articles
  • Wet and stormy Wednesday weather

    WET & STORMY Widespread rain continues through mid afternoon today, with heavier pockets of rain embedded at times.  As a warm front lifts north, we do warm up a bit with rain breaking up to scattered showers and downpours for late afternoon.  We warm into the upper 60s with a mild breeze. By evening, as some energy passes aloft and a front pushes east we could see some strong thunderstorms, with best chances from 7PM-12AM, although the threat will linger […]

  • Remnants of Patricia arrive tonight

    PLEASANT We’re in for a day of clouds in advance of our next storm system.  Expect highs today on the cooler side with middle 50s.  By evening, we could see some light rain and the next storm system approaches.  Overnight, steady rain fills in across the area. SOGGY WEDNESDAY Plentiful moisture leftover from the remnants of Patricia will stream into the area, supporting a day of steady, soaking rain.  Expect showers with some embedded downpours to slide by for the […]

  • Sunshine to start with a soggy midweek

    SUNSHINE We begin our week with sunshine and seasonal air.  Expect highs today in the upper 50s.  By Tuesday, we’re holding in the middle 50s as clouds slip in ahead of our next system. PATRICIA’S LEFTOVERS A moisture rich storm system is set to make its way here for midweek, made up from the remnants of what was once Hurricane Patricia.  A few showers arrive late Tuesday with steady rain moving in overnight and lasting through Wednesday.  We’ll be on […]

  • Cooler air arrives in time for the weekend

    COOLER It’s much cooler today than the past few days.  Expect mostly sunny skies with highs into the lower 60s.  It stays dry today with quiet weather for evening plans. FOOTBALL Friday Football Frenzy weather looks very fall-like tonight.  Expect temperatures to fall from the lower 50s into the 40s under mainly clear skies with dry weather.  Dress warmly. Penn State is “away” this weekend, but for some of you they may be closer than a trip to Happy Valley.  […]

  • One more mild day

    FRONT TODAY We’re watching a cold front arrive today.  Expect an increase in clouds and the chance for a few late day showers.  Highs today hit the middle 70s before the cooler air arrives tonight. COOL DOWN As the front clears us, we’ll be much cooler weather to end the week.  Sunshine returns Friday with a cool breeze.  Expect highs near 60°. WEEKEND Saturday is cool, but seasonal.  Highs top out in the lower 60s with passing clouds.  A front […]

  • A mild midweek

    MIDWEEK The warmth stays in place for another few days.  Expect sunshine with highs today in the middle 70s along with lower humidity.  We hang out in the mid 70s again for Thursday, but expect more clouds.  As a front slips in, a few showers are possible, especially later in the day. COOL DOWN With the front passing late Thursday, we open the gate to another cool down for Friday.  As sunshine returns, a breeze allows cooler air to settle […]

  • Weekend cool down enroute

    FRIDAY We’re in for another near seasonal day, but things are about to change.  A wave slides through, which will bring us passing clouds and maybe a few light showers in a handful of spots.  We hit the lower 60s, but as we move toward evening, we see the cooler air start to push in. FOOTBALL Friday night football will be cool with some passing clouds.  Temps will slide through the 50s into the upper 40s, so dress warmly.  It […]

  • Seasonal fall Thursday, chillier weekend awaits

    SEASONAL SUNSHINE Enjoy the gorgeous, seasonal fall day today across the region.  Highs hit the middle 60s with plentiful sun and a light northwesterly breeze.  Clouds slip in tonight with our next front.  We may see a few late night/early morning showers. FRIDAY It’s a partly cloudy day with the first wave swinging through in the morning.  As we await the blob of cooler air for the weekend, we’ll see passing clouds and highs in the lower 60s. By evening, […]

  • Fall like air now arriving

    SEASONAL DAYS We’re in for more seasonal air to get us through the rest of the week.  Today, early sunshine gives way to mostly cloudy skies by afternoon.  Highs hit the middle 60s with a northwesterly breeze.  Thursday, expect more sun and highs in the middle 60s.  Friday, we have some early drops with clouds and lower 60s as we await our next cool down. COOL FOR THE WEEKEND Skies clear for Saturday and Sunday.  A breeze ushers in some […]

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