Melissa Frey

Author's details

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. Stormy Weather Headed to Western Oregon — October 21, 2014
  2. Soggy Week Ahead — October 20, 2014
  3. Dry Weather Returns for the Weekend — October 17, 2014
  4. The Roller Coaster of Fall Continues — October 16, 2014
  5. Fall is Here: 2 More Storms This Week — October 15, 2014

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Author's posts listings

Stormy Weather Headed to Western Oregon

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: We made it through yesterday’s storm and there is another one just off shore, but this leaves Tuesday in between storms. We’ll see a combinations of clouds and sun breaks today along with isolated showers off and on, most of which will be confined to the higher elevations including the … Continue reading »

Soggy Week Ahead

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: The days of clear skies and nearly 80 degrees are gone…at least for now. A cold front moved on-shore overnight bringing rain to all of western Oregon. The rain started falling in Eugene at about midnight and by 6 a.m. we already had a tenth of an inch. As the front … Continue reading »

Dry Weather Returns for the Weekend

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: A warm front moved in overnight and brought showers across western Oregon. Eugene already picked up .04″, most spots in western Oregon have seen a trace to .06″. Showers will be spotty and light through midday, but will pick up in intensity between lunch time and dinner time. All said … Continue reading »

The Roller Coaster of Fall Continues

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: We made it through the first real storm of October! The Valley picked up over half an inch of rain while the Coast received over an inch. While western Oregon was seeing the rain most of Tuesday and Wednesday morning, the higher elevations of the Cascades got snow! Check out … Continue reading »

Fall is Here: 2 More Storms This Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Welcome to fall, it has finally arrived! Cities in the Willamette Valley picked up anywhere from a half an inch to an inch and many spots along the Coast picked up over an inch of rainfall in the past 24 hours. This The main front has passed, but we’ll continue … Continue reading »

“Heat Wave” Coming to an End

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: It’s another clear start over Oregon with the exception of the marine layer along the coast and some patchy fog which has formed in the valley. With increased on-shore flow we’ll see temperatures drop another degree or two today and again tomorrow. This still puts us in the mid 70s today and … Continue reading »

Slowly Getting Back to Reality

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: High pressure is finally starting to weaken and there are a few signs that changes are on the way. First, on-shore flow has returned and morning clouds are filling in from the Coast through most of the Valley and Umpqua Basin. The fog and low clouds will clear midday. The air is … Continue reading »

Fall-Like Weather Returns This Weekend

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: High pressure is still in full force and will keep us dry for the remainder of the work week. This weekend will look a lot more like fall though as this ridge weakens and storms return to the Pacific Northwest. We’ll gradually see increasing on-shore flow this week which means a … Continue reading »

Total Lunar Eclipse Wednesday

Eugene, Ore. — Western Oregon has the opportunity to see a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday. This is when the moon passes through the Earth’s shadow from west to east. The skies should be clear enough, but you’ll have to wake up early to see it. For the full schedule of the viewing times in Eugene check out … Continue reading »

One More Week of Dry Weather

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: High pressure will continue to keep us dry for at least another five days, although as this ridge weakens, we’ll see a chance for rain by this weekend. We’ll gradually see increasing on-shore flow this week which means a return of morning clouds and gradually cooler temperatures. Highs in the Valley … Continue reading »

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