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. Late Summer Cool Down — August 20, 2014
  2. Cooling Down for a Few Days — August 19, 2014
  3. Hot Start to the Week — August 18, 2014
  4. Cool Showery Weather Continues — August 13, 2014
  5. Thunderstorms Likely Sunday – Thursday — August 9, 2014

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Author's posts listings

Late Summer Cool Down

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: The sunrise looked a little bit different today. As of 9 a.m. we have yet to see the sun in most of western Oregon, instead a thick cloud layer which is also delivering some heavy drizzle/light rain to the area. Eugene picked up 0.01″ of precipitation between 7 and 8 … Continue reading »

Cooling Down for a Few Days

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: The days of 90 degree weather are over…at least for this week. A small front moved in overnight which brought in clouds across western Oregon early Tuesday. Those clouds cleared quickly though and it’s already back to mostly sunny skies for the remainder of the day. Although we don’t have … Continue reading »

Hot Start to the Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: After taking a five day break from the 90s, it was right back up to 92° Sunday and Monday is looking just as warm, if not warmer. With high pressure as the driving force our skies are clear and the air is warm. The only place not likely to hit … Continue reading »

Cool Showery Weather Continues

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: It’s not often that you see a week in western Oregon with a high over 100° one day barely in the 80s the next and struggling to hit the 70s two days later. That is the case though for this week. We got hit with two separate areas of low … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms Likely Sunday – Thursday

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: As a ridge of high pressure forms over the Pacific Northwest, an area of low pressure is also going to move in from the south. This is a dangerous combination and one that will likely bring thunderstorms with frequent lightning across Oregon. The ridge will first heat things up. High … Continue reading »

Back to the 90s this Weekend

  Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Temperatures are tracking a few degrees cooler Friday as a slight trough of low pressure passes by to the north of us and winds shift from the northeast to the northwest. It’ll still be sunny and warm though with highs reaching the mid 80s late Friday afternoon. The Coast … Continue reading »

Still No Rain in Sight

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Rinse and Repeat! Nothing but blue skies overhead and a warm afternoon on tap. Temperatures are tracking a couple of degrees warmer than yesterday, it’s likely that we’ll end up in the upper 80s once again for most locations in the Willamette Valley and Umpqua Basin! We’ll likely see the … Continue reading »

Staying Slightly Cooler

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Happy Hump Day! If you enjoyed the slightly cooler day Tuesday, you’re likely to enjoy today as well! Clouds filled in early Wednesday along the coast and began pushing east overnight. The folks that did see clouds inland early this morning are already back so sunny skies. The coast will hang on … Continue reading »

Wildfire Watch

EUGENE, Ore.– There are only 30 days left until summer officially begins and as we wrap up spring, this roller coaster year leaves us with one main question: Will this summer be as harsh as last year? Meteorologist Melissa Frey dives into the current drought conditions, what effect a dry winter and wet spring might … Continue reading »

Mild Weather Continues

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Wednesday is going to be a rinse and repeat kind of day. Just like Tuesday, on-shore flow has allowed the marine layer to move into the Willamette Valley. Those clouds will clear quickly today and we’ll be right back to mostly sunny skies this afternoon with highs in the mid … Continue reading »

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