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
  • Cooler air sits at our doorstep

    EARLY DROPS After some morning showers through about 10AM, we’ll slowly watch clouds break up a bit today.  A stray drop or two may pass for the evening drive, but otherwise we’re dry.  Expect another day with highs in the lower 70s.  Cooler air will slide in tonight though. SEASONAL FALL AIR Highs are in the middle 60s for Wednesday and Thursday.  Expect breezy weather Wednesday with partly cloudy skies and a high of 64°.  Thursday, more sunshine greets us […]

  • Mild start with showers overnight

    MILD AGAIN We start the week with more sunshine and mild air.  Highs today bump into the middle 70s. Overnight, a front slips in which brings some clouds and light showers.  Rain fades shortly after daybreak on Tuesday with highs in the lower 70s before the cooler air slips in for midweek.  It’s mostly cloudy with clearing later. NEAR SEASONAL It’s partly cloudy for Wednesday with a drop in temperatures.  Highs drop to the middle 60s as slightly cooler, more […]

  • It’s a mild fall Thursday in Central PA

    PLEASANT We’re in for another nice day today.  Expect mainly sunny skies with highs in the lower to middle 70s.  Clouds will slip in at times, especially later today. FRIDAY FRONT We warm up to the middle and upper 70s quickly as a warm front slips in early.  Expect clouds to hand tough as a cold front pushes east.  During the afternoon and early evening, expect showers and maybe a few thunderstorms. Any rain will taper in to the evening, […]

  • Mild for Wednesday

    MILD AGAIN Expect a partly cloudy and mild Wednesday with highs jumping to the middle 70s again.  A cold front approaches, bringing slightly cooler air for Thursday.  Expect sunshine to return with highs near 72°. FRIDAY Our next front has a little more moisture to work with.  This will bring clouds and mild air ahead of it for Friday.  Expect highs in the middle 70s with showers arriving through the afternoon into the evening.  We may have a few thunderstorms […]

  • Milder air for midweek

    MILD DAYS We warm into the lower to middle 70s as we slide into the middle part of the week.  Expect passing clouds with sunshine remaining the key player in the forecast.  Mostly sunny skies prevail with highs near 70° as a high pressure system slips by for Thursday.  Enjoy! FRIDAY A cold front approaches, which brings clouds and the chance for showers to the forecast for the day.  Highs move to the lower 70s.  Any rain tapers overnight. WEEKEND […]

  • Sunshine and dry weather return

    RETURN OF SUN We dry out and continue to see improving conditions throughout the week.  Expect a sunny day today with highs into the middle 60s.  Fort Tuesday into Wednesday, expect passing clouds with highs in the lower to middle 70s.  Thursday, we get more sun with highs near 70°. FRIDAY We’re in for some showers as a cold front slips through.  Expect highs near 70° with showers during the day. WEEKEND We clear out for a nice fall weekend.  […]

  • Cool, damp, showery weather; watching Joaquin

    COOLER We continue to cool as we close out the week.  A breezy, cloudy day is ahead with highs only in the lower 60s.  Expect periods of drizzle to some light showers during the day.  A northerly breeze continues. Friday, we see clouds and moisture reinforcement form the south.  Scattered showers move in from the south during the afternoon while cooler air pumps in from the north.  This gives us a cool, damp, showery, breezy Friday with highs only in […]

  • Closely watching Joaquin and our forecast

    A BREAK After a widespread 1-3” fell overnight across the area, today we’ll get a bit of a break.  The front stalls far enough east to keep showers isolates during the day.  Clouds will hang tough.  We’ll hit the lower 70s, but as the wind picks up through the day, cooler air will begin arriving by evening.  Expect a northwest breeze at 10-20mph with higher gusts. Thursday, it’s much cooler with highs only in the lower to middle 60s.  It’s […]

  • Heavy rain moves in later Tuesday

    …A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning for much of our area.  Heavy, slow moving rain could produce localized flooding overnight.  Stay alert… HEAVY RAIN A cold front will ramp up the rain maker as we move into the afternoon and evening.  Expect 1-3” to fall in spots, heaviest overnight.  Some locations will experience localized flooding with higher amounts of 4-5” in some pockets of heavier downpours possible.  Don’t be shocked if you hear […]

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