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

Mild Weather Continues in Oregon

There are only 29 days left until spring…will winter-like weather kick in before then? Not in the next 7 days! For Wednesday we’re looking at morning fog with partly cloudy skies. Highs will stay in the mid 50s. Friday will look similar, although we could see a few light showers in western Oregon, the best … Continue reading »

Harrisburg Students Learn About Weather

HARRISBURG, Ore. — Stormtracker 9 Meteorologist Melissa Frey stopped by the second grade classrooms at Harrisburg Elementary where the students are learning all about the fascinating world of weather. While she was there Melissa showed them some of the weather instruments meteorologists use to monitor the weather, like barometers, anemometers, and thermometers. She also gave … Continue reading »

The Clouds Have Returned

Every day in February has had an above average high temperature in Eugene and we haven’t seen a drop of rain (let alone snow) in 7 days. The ridge of high pressure which kept us mild and dry this week is now slowing moving east, as this happens the jet stream is dropping south and … Continue reading »

Chilly Start, Warm Finish

High pressure is keeping us dry and mild and this pattern is likely to hold, for the most part, through this weekend. That means foggy mornings with sunny and mild afternoons will also hold for the next 7-day stretch. The fog layer is thin and will break up fairly quickly this morning, revealing the mostly … Continue reading »

Mild Holiday Weekend Ahead

High pressure is keeping us dry and mild and this pattern is likely to hold, for the most part, through at least Thursday. That means foggy mornings with sunny and mild afternoons will also hold for the next 7-day stretch. The fog is dense this morning though, watch out for visibility down to a third … Continue reading »

Dry & Mild Weather Continues

High pressure is forming over the west coast blocking any major storms from moving into western Oregon for at least the next seven days. High temperatures will climb to the mid 50s inland today and to the low 60s at the Coast. This is 5-10° above average for western Oregon in February. It’s a bit of a … Continue reading »

Mild Weather Ahead for Western Oregon

Happy Wednesday! We made it through any major storms this week and are basically in the clear through the middle part of next week! High pressure is forming over the west coast, this will block any major storms from moving into western Oregon for at least the next eight days. High temperatures will climb to … Continue reading »

Damaging Winds & Heavy Rain Hitting OR

Monday is day five of stormy weather in western Oregon. We’ve picked up over two inches of rain with this series of storms in Eugene. Roseburg is approaching three inches and North Bend has seen over four inches. We’ll all see another 0.5 to 1″ of rain today in addition to high winds. An area … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain and High Winds Hitting Oregon

Heavy rain and breezy conditions moved in overnight and will stick with us most of today. Here’s what we’ve seen so far: Newport: 2.28″ of rain, peak wind gust 47 mph Florence: 3.38″ of rain, peak wind gust 29 mph North Bend: 1.46″ of rain, peak wind gust 44 mph Corvallis: 0.63″ of rain, peak wind gust 33 mph Eugene: 0.44″ … Continue reading »

Wet and Windy Next Five Days

The first storm in a long series of storms is moving through western Oregon this morning. Winds were high along the coast just before sunrise. The highest wind recorded in Oregon was at Cape Meares where the wind gusted to 82 mph. Here’s some of the other peak wind gusts from this morning: Mary’s Peak: … Continue reading »

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