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. Fall Kicks off with Back to Back Storms — September 22, 2014
  2. Sunny & Warm for Final Weekend of Summer — September 19, 2014
  3. Chances for Rain Ending, Heat Returning — September 18, 2014
  4. Rain is on the Way! — September 17, 2014
  5. Could We See 90° Again in 2014? — September 16, 2014

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Author's posts listings

Fall Kicks off with Back to Back Storms

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Happy Monday! There are less than 8 hours officially left in summer, but the transition has already begun. High pressure is long gone and replacing it is a large trough of low pressure filling most of the eastern Pacific. There are a series of fronts headed our way, making this … Continue reading »

Sunny & Warm for Final Weekend of Summer

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Time to say your goodbyes…summer is almost done. Fall officially begins Monday at 7:29 p.m. It’s going out with a bang though, it’s only fitting that the final weekend of summer 2014 is closer to record setting than normal. High pressure has taken over, clearing our skies and shifting our winds … Continue reading »

Chances for Rain Ending, Heat Returning

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Wednesday was the coldest day this month with a high of just 71° in Eugene. The jet stream has brought in a colder air mass from the north while an area of low pressure off the coast of the Oregon/California boarder is sending clouds and showers our way. Coos Bay … Continue reading »

Rain is on the Way!

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Today is the first day in while where it actually looks like fall is just around the corner. Clouds have rolled in across much of the state and Stormtracker 9 Lave Radar is even picking up scattered showers, although most of this is still evaporating before it reaches the ground. … Continue reading »

Could We See 90° Again in 2014?

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: I always say, never say never, but eventually the likelihood of us reaching 90° becomes near impossible, especially in the final 3 months of the year. The latest we’ve ever hit 90° in Eugene is October 5th. That happened in 1980. The average last 90° day is September 10th, which … Continue reading »

Chance for Rain this Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Now that there are only 7 days left in summer, this final 7-day forecast is actually looking like fall is just around the corner. Today however will look very much like summer. High pressure is still in control and we’re headed back to the 90s again today. This will be … Continue reading »

Four More Days of Hot Weather

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: It was another clear start to the day Friday with no sign of clouds across the entire state. High pressure and off shore winds are keeping us clear, dry and warm and this pattern is going to hold through early next week. Highs will be in the mid to upper … Continue reading »

Hot, Dry Conditions Through the Weekend

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: There are only 10 full days left in the summer season and at least the next six will look like it! Our normal high temperature this time of year is just 79°, we’ll be close to 10 degrees warmer than that today. A large ridge of high pressure is setting up shop … Continue reading »

High Fire Danger Continues

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: There are only 11 full days left in the summer season and at least the next seven will look not only like summer but you could say “the dog days of summer”! Our normal high temperature this time of year is just 79°, we’ll be at least 10 degrees warmer than … Continue reading »

One “Normal” Day Before the Heat Returns

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: A trough of low pressure allowed on-shore flow, northwest winds and cooler air to move into western Oregon this morning. The clouds will clear for the second half of the day, but highs will stay in the upper 70s. 79° is our average high for this time of year, but this will only be … Continue reading »

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