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 and Mild to End January — January 28, 2015
  2. Cloudy but Mild Next Two Days — January 27, 2015
  3. Mild Weather Continues — January 26, 2015
  4. Oregon Warming Up This Weekend — January 22, 2015
  5. A Few Light Showers Return Thursday — January 21, 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. 2014 Winter Forecast Special — 4 comments

Author's posts listings

A Cold End to a Warm 2014

Eugene dropped to 20 degrees this morning, tying for the coldest temperature of 2014. It’s likely that we’ll drop to the teens tonight, and if that happens before midnight, we will set our coldest temperature of the year in the final minutes of the year. The warmest temperature Eugene saw this year was 101°, but we were … Continue reading »

Final Days of 2014 Below Freezing

Temperatures have dropped about 20 degrees in 24 hours across western Oregon as a cold front brought in an arctic air mass Monday. The coldest temperatures of 2014 are likely to fall on the last two days of the year. After dropping to the 20s overnight, the Valley will struggle to even make it to … Continue reading »

Arctic Blast Moving In

The coldest temperatures of 2014 are likely to fall on the last day of the year as a cold front brings in a frigid arctic air mass tonight. The snow level dropped to 1,500 feet early Monday morning and will fall to 1,000 feet by this afternoon. Showers will continue to move across western Oregon … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain This Weekend

A cold front moved through overnight, delivering a third to half of an inch of rain to the valley and over an inch to the coast. The storm also produced several lightning strikes along the Coast. That front is now moving east of the Cascades and we’ll see just scattered showers through the afternoon. Highs … Continue reading »

Soggy Weekend Ahead

Thursday is starting out mild, as we’re in between storms, but stormy weather is on the way as the jet stream returns to western Oregon and brings a long line of tropical moisture our way. A cold front is on track to deliver rain and breezy winds to all of western Oregon late Thursday in … Continue reading »

Weather Books Delivered to Students

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — If you have a fifth, sixth or seventh grader in your home, you may have seen the Stormtracker 9 weather books that are being distributed to all western Oregon schools. I was in Junction City on Friday to deliver those books to all of the fifth graders at Oaklea Middle School. … Continue reading »

Warm but Wet Wrap up to Fall

Wednesday is looking much like Tuesday, a foggy, drizzly start, but the next batch of showers are on there way an we’ll see soggy conditions for the second half of the day. Highs will continue to be slightly above average in the upper 40s. Thursday will stay fairly quiet, as we’re in between storms, but … Continue reading »

Mild Final 5 Days of Fall

The jet stream is still heading to Northern California, taking any storm in the eastern Pacific south, but Oregon is seeing the top edge of these storms as a small branch of the jet stream is headed north. We’re seeing a few lingering showers from a storm system that brought nearly an inch and a … Continue reading »

Showery Week Ahead

After a dry weekend the rain is back and we’ll continue to see chances for rain most days this week. The jet stream is still heading to Northern California, but a small branch of it is bringing some of the rain from California to Oregon with storm systems both today and tomorrow. We’ll see scattered … Continue reading »

Dry Weekend On Tap

The storm that brought in the high winds to western Oregon Thursday is now north of Washington and there is no threat for damaging winds today. The storm is still close enough that we are seeing on-shore flow and scattered showers will continue, especially in the second half of the day. Temperatures will stay mild … Continue reading »

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