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. No Rain in Sight — March 3, 2015
  2. March: In like a Lamb in Oregon — March 2, 2015
  3. Record Low Cascade Snow — February 27, 2015
  4. Winter Making a Comeback (For Now) — February 26, 2015
  5. Rain and Mountain Snow on the Way — February 25, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Attempted Kidnapper At Large — 6 comments
  2. Snow Likely in Western Oregon — 5 comments
  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

Soggy Weather Continues

It’s only the 3rd day of the month, but we’re already on our second storm of February with several more headed our way over the next week. The jet stream is shooting straight into western Oregon, bringing tropical moisture our way all week. Showers will continue off and on through Tuesday afternoon. It’s not cold though! … Continue reading »

The Rain is Back

After wrapping up January with nearly four and half inches below average in rainfall, we’re starting February on a very soggy note. Eugene picked up nearly half an inch in the past 24 hours with at least another half of an inch in the next 24 hours. The jet stream is shooting straight into western Oregon, … Continue reading »

Dry and Mild to End January

We made it through the only “storm” western Oregon will see this week and it’s back to mild weather to wrap up the January. So far this month we’ve had 11 days at or above 55° in Eugene, including one record high of 68°. We’re over three inches below average in rainfall and we’re not … Continue reading »

Cloudy but Mild Next Two Days

While the East Coast is shoveling snow, the west Coast continues to see spring-like conditions.  We won’t set any new records though, as a weak disturbance is bringing back clouds, some rain and keeping our temperatures slightly cooler. A small cold front is going to swing across the northwest corner of Oregon tonight. This will … Continue reading »

Mild Weather Continues

While the East Coast is bracing for a historic snow storm the West Coast is setting record high temperatures! Three records were broken in western Oregon this weekend. On Saturday Eugene set a new record for high temperature by hitting 68°, beating the old record of 65° set back in 1935. On Sunday North Bend and … Continue reading »

Oregon Warming Up This Weekend

The ridge of high pressure that kept us dry this week and will again this weekend is buckling just enough to allow two weak disturbances to move across western Oregon Thursday and Friday. Last  night the clouds moved on-shore and delivered a few light rain showers across western Oregon early this morning. The showers have already … Continue reading »

A Few Light Showers Return Thursday

The sunny dry weather continues over the Pacific Northwest as does the fog in the valley. The Coast and Cascades will see sunny skies through this afternoon. Highs will climb into the mid 50s at the Coast and into the 40s in the Cascades. The Willamette Valley will likely stay stuck in the fog through … Continue reading »

Valley Fog is Back, Sunny at the Coast

High pressure is back and our skies are clear because of it…but for the valley, this also means the fog has returned! It’s going to really depend on where you are today in terms of what kind of weather you’ll see. The Coast and Cascades will see sunny skies through sunset. Highs will climb into … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: We Need to Get Out!

You only need two words to describe winters in Oregon: wet and cold! Not exactly ideal park weather with the kids. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve longed for a covered park within walking distance from my house…scratch that…I’d drive 20 miles for a covered park! A place where we could get outside, … Continue reading »

Mild Week Ahead

After a soggy weekend, high pressure is moving in and the clouds are clearing. A few isolated showers remain early this Monday morning, mainly confined to the Coast Range, foothills, central Willamette Valley and Cascades where snow is falling above 4,000′. The clouds will continue to clear as we head into this afternoon and highs will climb … Continue reading »

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