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. A Few Chances for Rain This Week — April 16, 2014
  2. Returning to “Normal” — April 15, 2014
  3. Few Chances for April Showers — April 14, 2014
  4. Sunny Warm Weather Through The Weekend — April 11, 2014
  5. Sunny & Mild Weather Continues — April 10, 2014

Most commented posts

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

Author's posts listings

Staying Dry Mid Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Wednesday Forecast Discussion: After a cloudy and showery start to April, high pressure is moving in and we’re going to get a break from the rain for a couple of days. Wednesday started out with some low clouds and patchy fog, but with pressure rising, the clouds will clear and we’re headed toward … Continue reading »

Stormy Weather Sticking With Us

  Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Tuesday Forecast Discussion: It may offically be spring, but winter weather is returning to the Pacific Northwest. With a trough of low pressure sitting over western Oregon and a strong jet stream headed our way we’ll continue to see the storms lining up back to back. We have about 5 storms … Continue reading »

Rain Showers Return to Western Oregon

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Tuesday Forecast Discussion: The ridge of high pressure that brought in record high temperatures across western Oregon has moved east and it’s taking the heat with it. This has opened the door to the storm train coming in off from the Pacific. Storm #1 of about 5 moved in early this morning. The rain … Continue reading »

Warm and Sunny for One More Day

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Monday Forecast Discussion: The ridge of high pressure which has been with us all weekend will peak today. This means a sunny warm day is on tap, but this will be the last day like this for a while. Highs will be in the upper 60s and low 70s inland throughout western … Continue reading »

Looking Back to the Snowy March 21, 2012

EUGENE, Ore. — Although western Oregon isn’t well known for having big snow storms, we’re no strangers to them either. In fact, just this winter we had two significant winter storms with more than six inches of snow right here in Eugene, but those were winter storms, not spring storms and for us to see … Continue reading »

Spring Begins Without Delay

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Friday Forecast Discussion: High pressure is moving in and we’re kicking off Spring Break with sunny dry weather across Oregon. Patchy fog has formed once again in the valley as temperatures once again dropped to the low 30s overnight. The will clear though mid-morning and with clear skies overhead we’ll be right … Continue reading »

Ask The Meteorologist: 1st Day of Spring

Ask The Meteorologist Spring officially begins at 9:57 a.m. on Thursday March 20th, but why at this specific time? This is today’s Ask the Meteorologist question. If you have a question you would like answered by a meteorologist, you can submit it here.

Welcome to Spring!

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Thursday Forecast Discussion: The final countdown to spring is here! Spring officially begins at 9:57 a.m. PDT. This time is known as the Spring Equinox, or the time when the sun’s rays are pointing directly at the equator as the sun (from our perspective) moves from the southern hemisphere to the northern … Continue reading »

Mild Weather to Kick off Spring

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Wednesday Forecast Discussion: Wednesday is the final day of winter, but it’s already looking more like spring! We have just one final storm to get through before winter officially wraps up, but this storm is far from impressive. We’ll see increasing clouds Wednesday afternoon and chances for very light isolated showers Wednesday … Continue reading »

One Final Storm of the Winter Season

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Tuesday Forecast Discussion: High pressure is moving in and our skies are clearing. Temperatures dropped into the low 30s in the Willamette Valley Tuesday morning and will be slow to climb to the mid-50s by this afternoon. Parts of western Oregon will see some brief patchy morning fog, but otherwise staying mostly sunny … Continue reading »

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