Melissa Frey

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Name: Melissa Frey
Date registered: April 11, 2012


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. Heavy Rain This Weekend — December 19, 2014
  2. Soggy Weekend Ahead — December 18, 2014
  3. Weather Books Delivered to Students — December 17, 2014
  4. Warm but Wet Wrap up to Fall — December 17, 2014
  5. Mild Final 5 Days of Fall — December 16, 2014

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  5. 2014 Winter Forecast Special — 4 comments

Author's posts listings

Mild Weather for Thanksgiving Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Last year leading up to Thanksgiving it was dry, but cold, especially overnight with lows in the 20s. This year it won’t be as dry, but will definitely be warmer. A warm front will bring in light showers Monday late afternoon and evening. Highs will stay in the low 50s. … Continue reading »

Stormy Weather on the Way

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: A storm is delivering heavy rain to all of western Oregon this afternoon along with high winds at the Coast and breezy conditions inland. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the Oregon Coast from noon until 7 p.m. Friday for sustained winds from the south … Continue reading »

Soggy Weather Sticking Around

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: The rain has returned to western Oregon and is going to stick around through the middle part of next week. The other major change is the “heat”. Temperatures only dropped to the low 40s this morning, which is about 20 degrees warmer than Monday and Tuesday mornings. A small disturbance … Continue reading »

Rain and Warmer Weather Returns Today

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Temperatures Wednesday morning were about 10 degrees warmer than the previous four mornings which still put us at 31° in Eugene. The “cold snap” is officially over with warmer air, cloud cover and rain on the way. The high pressure which has kept us dry and clear is slowly breaking … Continue reading »

Cold Snap Coming to an End

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: It was another sub-freezing start in the Willamette Valley with low temperatures dipping into the low 20s. Tuesday was the fourth morning that we dropped to the 20s overnight in Eugene, but should be the last for at least this week. The high pressure which has kept us dry and … Continue reading »

Still Chilly, But Drying Out

  Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: As temperatures dropped barely below freezing early Friday morning freezing rain and icy roads quickly became a problem throughout western Oregon, especially in the central Willamette Valley and in the Central Coast Range. One weather spotter in Blodgett reported 3/8th of an inch of ice and trees down. Power outages … Continue reading »

1st Round of Winter Weather Hits Oregon

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: There’s no doubt about it now, signs of winter are moving in! Temperatures dropped to freezing again early this morning and with a storm bring in plenty of moisture, it made for an icy start with freezing rain and sleet throughout the central and southern Willamette Valley and snow in the … Continue reading »

Winter Weather Moving In

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Until now fall in western Oregon had been relatively mild. We had yet to dip to freezing and have consistently been above average overnight. That is part of the reason why this chilly air that has settled into Oregon is such a shock. This morning was cold though, even by … Continue reading »

Dry Weather to Kick Off the Weekend

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: High pressure is back and it’s cleared our skies. We’re in store for dry weather all of today and tomorrow, we just have to get through the fog. Fog formed early Thursday throughout the Valley and along the Coast. The National Weather Service issued a Dense Fog Advisory which is … Continue reading »

One Rainy Day then Back to Dry Weather

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: A cold front is moving east across western Oregon early Thursday. Clouds have filled the skies and the rain isn’t far behind. The Coast started seeing rain by 6 a.m. along with strong winds. Winds gusted to 58 mph at Cape Meares, 45 mph in Newport and 73 mph at Mary’s … Continue reading »

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