Melissa Frey

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Name: Melissa Frey
Date registered: April 11, 2012

Biography

Melissa Frey is a meteorologist who joined KEZI in the summer of 2007. She is a native Oregonian who found her love for the sky at an early age. She dreamed of being an astronaut as a child, later realizing it was the Earth’s dynamic atmosphere that she was truly fascinated with. Melissa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Through intensive internships at KHQ-TV in Spokane, and at KGW in Portland, Melissa learned first hand what it means to be a broadcast Meteorologist. After graduation she continued working for KGW as a weather producer. Melissa then went on to get her Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science from Oregon State University where she had the opportunity to do cutting edge research on Pacific Northwest weather patterns. Rain or shine you’ll find Melissa looking up at the sky, still fascinated with all that takes place within the Earth’s atmosphere. Melissa and her husband Tim are glad to call Eugene their home and enjoy sharing all that western Oregon has to offer with their son.

Latest posts

  1. Heavy Rain This Weekend — December 19, 2014
  2. Soggy Weekend Ahead — December 18, 2014
  3. Weather Books Delivered to Students — December 17, 2014
  4. Warm but Wet Wrap up to Fall — December 17, 2014
  5. Mild Final 5 Days of Fall — December 16, 2014

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Heavy Rain This Weekend

A cold front moved through overnight, delivering a third to half of an inch of rain to the valley and over an inch to the coast. The storm also produced several lightning strikes along the Coast. That front is now moving east of the Cascades and we’ll see just scattered showers through the afternoon. Highs … Continue reading »

Soggy Weekend Ahead

Thursday is starting out mild, as we’re in between storms, but stormy weather is on the way as the jet stream returns to western Oregon and brings a long line of tropical moisture our way. A cold front is on track to deliver rain and breezy winds to all of western Oregon late Thursday in … Continue reading »

Weather Books Delivered to Students

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — If you have a fifth, sixth or seventh grader in your home, you may have seen the Stormtracker 9 weather books that are being distributed to all western Oregon schools. I was in Junction City on Friday to deliver those books to all of the fifth graders at Oaklea Middle School. … Continue reading »

Warm but Wet Wrap up to Fall

Wednesday is looking much like Tuesday, a foggy, drizzly start, but the next batch of showers are on there way an we’ll see soggy conditions for the second half of the day. Highs will continue to be slightly above average in the upper 40s. Thursday will stay fairly quiet, as we’re in between storms, but … Continue reading »

Mild Final 5 Days of Fall

The jet stream is still heading to Northern California, taking any storm in the eastern Pacific south, but Oregon is seeing the top edge of these storms as a small branch of the jet stream is headed north. We’re seeing a few lingering showers from a storm system that brought nearly an inch and a … Continue reading »

Showery Week Ahead

After a dry weekend the rain is back and we’ll continue to see chances for rain most days this week. The jet stream is still heading to Northern California, but a small branch of it is bringing some of the rain from California to Oregon with storm systems both today and tomorrow. We’ll see scattered … Continue reading »

Dry Weekend On Tap

The storm that brought in the high winds to western Oregon Thursday is now north of Washington and there is no threat for damaging winds today. The storm is still close enough that we are seeing on-shore flow and scattered showers will continue, especially in the second half of the day. Temperatures will stay mild … Continue reading »

High Wind Warnings in Effect

High winds have arrived in southern Oregon and are moving north as an area of low pressure makes it’s way up the Oregon Coast Thursday. Here are the impacts by region: COAST: A High Wind Warning in effect until 7 p.m for the Oregon Coast. Gusts from the south of up to 85 mph are possible on the beaches … Continue reading »

Strike Over: UO and GTFF Reach Agreement

EUGENE, Ore. — The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) and the University of Oregon Administration reached a tentative agreement Wednesday morning. The  GTFs were in their eighth day of striking for fair wages and paid sick leave Tuesday. The union includes 1,500 graduate employees. The new agreement includes 5 percent raises to minimum wages retroactive … Continue reading »

High Wind Watches and Warnings in Effect

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: This week includes three storms in three days and today we are on storm number two. Yesterday’s storm delivered high winds to the central and north Coast and Coast Range where winds of over 80 mph were reported. That storm has moved east and overnight we were once again in the … Continue reading »

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