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. Dry Weekend After Light Showers — March 27, 2015
  2. Near Record Setting Heat Thursday — March 26, 2015
  3. Showers Today but Warm Tomorrow — March 25, 2015
  4. Big Warm-Up Later This Week — March 24, 2015
  5. High Winds, Heavy Rain & Mountain Snow — March 23, 2015

Most commented posts

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  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

Rain Returns after 15 Straight Dry Days

It was another chilly start in Western Oregon today with temperatures dropping to the mid 20s in the Willamette Valley for the second day in a row. Tuesday will be the last day this week with completely clear skies and high temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. As the high pressure which has kept … Continue reading »

Not a Cloud in the Sky

  This morning was the coldest morning we had seen in 51 days! We dropped to 26° in Eugene under clear skies. Just as soon as the sun rose the temperatures did as well, climbing 21 degrees in just about 4 hours. High pressure will keep us clear and dry today, Tuesday and most of … Continue reading »

Sunny but Cool & Windy this Weekend

We’re well over half way through February and the time is ticking for any significant winter weather, although we will see some of our chilliest nights of the year this weekend and next week. Friday is starting out mostly cloudy, but will finish mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 50s. Another ridge … Continue reading »

Warm Start to 2015 in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — 2015 has been anything but normal in Western Oregon when it comes to the weather. One word pretty much sums it up: MILD! Here’s a look at the numbers: Our temperatures have been extremely warm this year. 39 out of the last 50 days had an above average high temperature. We’ve had 6 … Continue reading »

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 »

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