I started at FOX43 in August of 1999 as the weekend meteorologist. Now you can watch me alongside Jackie De Tore, Ali Bradley, Evan Forrester, and Todd Sadowski weekday during the 4pm, 5pm and 10pm shows on FOX43.

My career started in 1997 on the eastern shore of Maryland. I worked weekends for a couple of years. I freelanced at FOX45 in Baltimore and WUSA in Washington D. C. as much as possible. I worked part-time for 12 years at FOX43 before being offered the full-time Chief Meteorologist position in October of 2012.

In my spare time, I love to golf! I also enjoy running, the gym and reading. Fall is my favorite time of the year because of football and the colorful leaves we get to view. My newest hobby is trying new craft beers. Porters and stouts are my favorites! I also enjoy wine and the many vineyards between Pennsylvania and Maryland.

While I love forecasting, I also enjoy meeting people. I participate in many charity events, golf events and community events, allowing me the opportunity to meet the many fine folks of Central PA.

Feel free to email me at mpann@fox43.com or follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/maryellenpannfox43 or on twitter @MaryEllenFox43.


Recent Articles
  • The chill is back for the weekend, however, it stays dry!

    REINFORCING CHILL OVERNIGHT:  Skies are mostly clear the rest of the evening. Temperatures fall through the 30s.  A cold front drops in overnight followed by another burst of colder air.  The breeze picks up and we are once again talking about wind chills.  While morning lows are quite cold in the 20s, it will feel like the teens heading out early. Early clouds thin out brightening skies but sunshine does little warm us. Highs top out only in the upper 30s to […]

  • Morning lows near 30 degrees has prompted a freeze warning!

    WEEKEND CHILL:  Winds die down this evening as high pressure nears the area.  Under clear skies and calm conditions, temperatures drop fast to sub-zero readings.  A freeze warning has been issued because we are still in the growing season. Sensitive vegetation and crops will be damage because of the frosty conditions.  Plenty of sunshine keeps the skies bright.  Afternoon highs top out in the lower 50s.  Overnight, a potent short-wave trough moves over the area.  A few clouds develop but […]

  • Beautiful, fall weather returns for a couple of days!

    QUIET WEATHER RETURNS:   A cold front pushes through late tonight. Showers end in the west around 6 to 7PM, and linger a bit longer in the east until around 9PM. Skies begin clearing later overnight. Morning lows are back to seasonable averages in the lower to middle 40s. The breeze picks up out of the west around 5 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts possible to 25 miles per hour.  Bright sunshine, with a few passing clouds, allows […]

  • Wet weather returns Tuesday,however, much of the week is dry!

    DREARY WEATHER DOESN’T LAST:    A beautiful evening expected. Skies are mostly clear to start then clouds stream in overnight.  With a persistent east-southeast flow of the Atlantic, moisture builds in quickly. Light showers could slow the morning commute but it’s the afternoon drive that will be wettest.  Rain intensity picks up during the afternoon and early evening before tapering off west to east.  Rain amounts may total anywhere from .50 of an inch up to .75 of an inch. […]

  • Enjoy the sunshine, showers return by tomorrow morning

    MORE RAIN TUESDAY:    After a few morning clouds and patchy fog, skies become brighter for much of the day.  Afternoon highs will top out in the middle to upper 60s. Clouds return tonight ahead of our next rain maker. Showers arrive during the later part of the morning drive Tuesday, and are likely through much of the day. Precipitation amounts are expected around a quarter to a half an inch of rain.  Breezy and dry conditions follow for Wednesday.  […]

  • Sunshine and dry conditions return Monday, however, rain follows Tuesday!

    BRIGHT START TO WEEK:    Conditions are expected to improve west to east by evening. Temperatures are cool in the 50s.  Skies, partially clear overnight, leading to patchy fog. Morning lows drop into the lower and middle 40s. After a few morning clouds, skies become brighter for much of the day.  Afternoon highs will top out in the middle to upper 60s. Clouds return tonight ahead of our next rain maker. Showers arrive during the later part of the morning […]

  • Still breezy but dry with a chilly fall feel Friday

    GUSTY EVENING: Skies partially clear this evening into the overnight. It’s chilly with temperatures falling from the 50s to the 40s. Winds are expected to still gust as high as 35 miles per hour.  The breeze relaxes a bit, but won’t entirely die down. Expect morning lows in the lower to middle 40s. We begin the day Friday with sunshine, but during the afternoon, skies become partly sunny.  There is still a breeze too. Afternoon temperatures climb to the middle […]

  • A fantastic fall day to end the week Friday!

    A FEW CLOUDS RETURN: Clouds build back across the area this evening. Temperatures slowly fall from the 60s into the 50s.  Winds remain light. Overnight, lows drop to the 40s once again under mostly clear to partly cloudy skies.   Rain chances remain slim, and despite a few more afternoon clouds, it’s a beautiful fall day to end the week. Winds shift to the southwest Saturday, ahead of our next frontal system, so despite the clouds, afternoon readings make a run […]

  • Living with Crohn’s disease: Ethan’s story

    Crohn’s can make the lives of patients more challenging. But that hasn’t stopped one boy, 8-year-old Ethan Stremmel, from living a fun-filled life. At first glance, he looks like an average boy. “I play ice hockey and baseball, basketball or street hockey in our driveway,” Ethan said. What you can’t see by looking at this energetic and loving kid is the invisible battle that he fights everyday. “We found that Ethan had Crohn’s disease in March 2016,” said Ethan’s mother, […]

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