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. Mild Weather for Thanksgiving Week — November 24, 2014
  2. Stormy Weather on the Way — November 21, 2014
  3. Soggy Weather Sticking Around — November 20, 2014
  4. Rain and Warmer Weather Returns Today — November 19, 2014
  5. Cold Snap Coming to an End — November 18, 2014

Most commented posts

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  3. School Closures and Delays: December 19 — 5 comments
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  5. Historic Winter Weather Continues — 4 comments

Author's posts listings

Two Mapleton Students Killed in Crash

MAPLETON, Ore. — Two Mapleton High School students were killed and at least two others sent to the hospital after a single vehicle crash early Thursday morning on Highway 126W. When Oregon State Police troopers arrived on the scene they found the vehicle on its top down a steep embankment. The Oregon Department of Transportation says the … Continue reading »

Dry and Warmer for Wednesday

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: We’re in between storms Wednesday and getting a break from the rain. We’re starting out with morning fog, but otherwise dry and partly sunny.  Highs will climb to the mid to upper 60s and even low 70s for the Umpqua Basin. A cold front will move through early Thursday. We’ll … Continue reading »

Drier and Warmer Weather on the Way

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: It was a soggy and windy start to Tuesday with winds near 50 mph at the coast and most of western Oregon seeing over half of an inch of rain. The winds have died down and the rain has switched to showers which will stick with us off and on … Continue reading »

Rainy to Start the Week, Warm to Finish

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: We’re officially in November and the view out the window proves it! We’ve seen rain for 21 days straight and we’ll add two more to that today and tomorrow, but the second half of this week and this weekend is looking much drier and warmer! A warm front is moving … Continue reading »

Showers and Possible Thunder Storms

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Happy Halloween! The early commute was a bit spooky this morning as heavy rain moved through western Oregon early. By 6 a.m. most spots in the Valley and along the Coast had already seen nearly an inch of rain and the Cascade passes have picked up over an inch. The … Continue reading »

Stormy Weather for Halloween Morning

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: A warm front moved across western Oregon early Thursday. This brought in rain showers and a warmer air mass. Most of the rain showers have wrapped up, we’ll stay mostly cloudy through the afternoon with highs in the mid to upper 60s. A larger storm system will move in Thursday … Continue reading »

Dry Most of Wednesday, Showers Late

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Many folks across western Oregon are getting to see a nice sunrise early Wednesday with breaks in the clouds. The streets are still wet, left over from Tuesday’s storm but we’ll stay dry through Wednesday Evening. We’ve seen rain the last 16 days straight and that trend will likely continue … Continue reading »

Soggy Week Ahead, Including Halloween

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: After a brief break from the rain Monday, the showers have returned and will stick with us most of this week. The next storm is already delivering breezy conditions and showers Tuesday morning across western Oregon. Later this morning the showers will intensify making for a soggy afternoon and evening. High … Continue reading »

One Dry Break Before the Rain Returns

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: There’s no question that we have made the transition to fall! Despite the slow start, we’ve made up for lost time in the past two weeks. The first 10 days of October were dry and high temperatures most days were in the mid 80s. The last 10 days were quite the … Continue reading »

Stormy Weekend Ahead

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: A new day, a new storm. It seems as though we’re making up for lost time in terms of rainfall. We’ll see rain 6 out of the next 7 days. We got a dry break late Thursday and early Friday, but the next front is already in southern Oregon and quickly moving … Continue reading »

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