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. Wildfire Watch — May 21, 2014
  2. Mild Weather Continues — May 21, 2014
  3. Temperatures Climbing This Week — May 20, 2014
  4. Dry Week After Monday Showers — May 19, 2014
  5. Almost Back to Normal — May 16, 2014

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Author's posts listings

3 Days of Showers then Sunny, Warm & Dry

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Although we’re not seeing a specific “storm” move through today, we do have a trough of low pressure moving over the Pacific Northwest. This means the jet stream has moved south and we’re seeing colder air moving in which destabilizes the atmosphere (aka, makes it stormy). For western Oregon we’ll … Continue reading »

Dry Sunny and Warm by Next Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: A strong cold front moved across western Oregon early Thursday. This brought with it heavy rain and breezy conditions to most of western Oregon.  Corvallis and Newport have picked up nearly an inch of rain in the past 24 hours. Coos Bay and Roseburg have seen about a half of … Continue reading »

Soggy Weather Continues

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Storms continue to move across western Oregon day after day. We’ve seen rain four out of the last six days, not uncommon for spring, but uncommon for this particular year in Oregon. We’re in between storms to start Wednesday, although with strong on-shore flow and a trough of low pressure overhead … Continue reading »

Rain Showers Continue All Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Monday’s storm brought in another round of rain across western Oregon. The south coast was hit the hardest with nearly an inch in Coos Bay. Eugene picked up a tenth of an inch. A much colder air mass have moved in behind this storm which dropped snow levels below the passes. Santiam … Continue reading »

April Showers in Full Force

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: After seeing a relatively dry start to April, the rain is back as we head into the last two weeks of the month. Storms are lining up about every 24 hours through the weekend, the first of which will arrive Monday afternoon. We’ll see scattered showers around lunch time switching over … Continue reading »

Easter Sunday Staying Dry

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Thursday’s cold front brought in the most rain that we had seen in three weeks! Eugene picked up over 0.40″ of rain which helped to drop our year to date rainfall deficit to 1.7″. That storm has now moved on to the east and we’re sitting under clear skies Friday morning. This … Continue reading »

The Rain is Back

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Monday Forecast Discussion: The rain is back! Up until today Eugene had only picked up 0.14″ of rain this month. As of 9 a.m. we’ve already seen almost a tenth of an inch in Eugene. Rain showers will stick with us through this evening as a cold front makes its way across … Continue reading »

A Few Chances for Rain This Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Monday Forecast Discussion: A warm front moved into northwest Oregon early Wednesday, bringing in overcast skies which helped to keep us warm overnight. The central and north Willamette Valley and Coast picked up light rain showers early, but we stayed dry south and we will all continue to stay dry through the … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Melissa Frey

By morning, I’m a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist who absolutely loves forecasting the weather and delivering it each morning and midday on KEZI 9 News. By afternoon, I’m a busy mom of a 3-year-old with a baby on the way and a happy wife to my high school sweetheart of over 10 years now. My day … Continue reading »

Returning to “Normal”

  Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Monday Forecast Discussion: After nine straight days with above average high temperatures we’re finally starting to return to “normal”. Our average high temperature in Eugene for mid April is 60° we haven’t been that cold in the late afternoon since April 5th! We also haven’t seen much rainfall this month. So … Continue reading »

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