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. 7 More Dry Days on the Way — March 4, 2015
  2. No Rain in Sight — March 3, 2015
  3. March: In like a Lamb in Oregon — March 2, 2015
  4. Record Low Cascade Snow — February 27, 2015
  5. Winter Making a Comeback (For Now) — February 26, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Attempted Kidnapper At Large — 6 comments
  2. Snow Likely in Western Oregon — 5 comments
  3. School Closures and Delays: December 19 — 5 comments
  4. Historic Winter Weather Continues — 4 comments
  5. Prop 8 Goes Before Supreme Court — 4 comments

Author's posts listings

7 More Dry Days on the Way

Those who say it rains all winter in western Oregon might change their minds after this year. We’ve only seen rain 3 out of the past 21 days and we’ll add another 7 dry days to that this week. We only had 10 wet days in all of January and 11 in February. (Fortunately some of … Continue reading »

No Rain in Sight

The pattern that we’ve been all too familiar with this winter is back. Another ridge of high pressure is sitting over the eastern Pacific and will move over the Pacific Northwest later this week. This will block any storms from coming into western Oregon, keeping us mostly sunny and dry for the next 7 days. … Continue reading »

March: In like a Lamb in Oregon

The old saying: “March is in like a lion, out like a lamb” is not true in Oregon this year. Like most of this winter, we’re kicking off the month above average and drier than normal. After a mostly clear and warm Sunday, Monday does look  a little different. We’re starting out mostly cloudy with … Continue reading »

Record Low Cascade Snow

WILLAMETTE PASS, Ore. — The snow was falling in the Cascades Friday, a rare sight this year. It was a winter wonderland at Willamette Pass, but it’s also a ghost town. Four to eight inches of snow fell in the Cascades, which was the most this year. The Oregon Cascades are a winter enthusiast’s dream … Continue reading »

Winter Making a Comeback (For Now)

After 15 days of no rain in Eugene and 25 days of above average temperatures this month, the weather is looking much more normal, at least for the next week. The jet stream has moved south and an area of low pressure is gong to ride the jet stream right down the Oregon Coast Thursday … Continue reading »

Rain and Mountain Snow on the Way

After 15 days of no rain in Eugene, it’s making a comeback for the end of the week. The clouds are already increasing this morning ahead of the storm. High temperatures will be a few degrees colder because of the extra clouds, topping out in the mid 50s. There is a chance we could see … Continue reading »

Rain Returns after 15 Straight Dry Days

It was another chilly start in Western Oregon today with temperatures dropping to the mid 20s in the Willamette Valley for the second day in a row. Tuesday will be the last day this week with completely clear skies and high temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. As the high pressure which has kept … Continue reading »

Not a Cloud in the Sky

  This morning was the coldest morning we had seen in 51 days! We dropped to 26° in Eugene under clear skies. Just as soon as the sun rose the temperatures did as well, climbing 21 degrees in just about 4 hours. High pressure will keep us clear and dry today, Tuesday and most of … Continue reading »

Sunny but Cool & Windy this Weekend

We’re well over half way through February and the time is ticking for any significant winter weather, although we will see some of our chilliest nights of the year this weekend and next week. Friday is starting out mostly cloudy, but will finish mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 50s. Another ridge … Continue reading »

Warm Start to 2015 in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — 2015 has been anything but normal in Western Oregon when it comes to the weather. One word pretty much sums it up: MILD! Here’s a look at the numbers: Our temperatures have been extremely warm this year. 39 out of the last 50 days had an above average high temperature. We’ve had 6 … Continue reading »

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