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. Easter Sunday Staying Dry — April 18, 2014
  2. The Rain is Back — April 17, 2014
  3. A Few Chances for Rain This Week — April 16, 2014
  4. Returning to “Normal” — April 15, 2014
  5. Few Chances for April Showers — April 14, 2014

Most commented posts

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  2. School Closures and Delays: December 19 — 5 comments
  3. Snow Likely in Western Oregon — 5 comments
  4. Prop 8 Goes Before Supreme Court — 4 comments
  5. Historic Winter Weather Continues — 4 comments

Author's posts listings

Warm Humid Air Staying in Oregon

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Despite the rain showers Monday, it was still warm! High temperatures reached the low 60s in the southern Willamette Valley and Umpqua Basin and the freezing level is up to 5,500’. With winds out of the south and a jet stream coming to Oregon by way of the tropical Pacific, … Continue reading »

March: In Like a Lion

 Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: We’re barely over two days into March and we we’ve already seen over half of an inch of rain. Weather folklore says: “March comes in like a lion, but out like a lamb.” Meaning the first half of the month is still known for its winter storms, but the second … Continue reading »

Plenty More Rain to Come

 Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Friday will be the 22nd day of rain out of the 28 days this month. We’ve seen 7.87″ of precipitation, which is the more than any other month since March of 2012, but still 2.62″ less than normal for this point in February. Not only will see rain on the … Continue reading »

Ask The Meteorologist: Green Screen

Ask The Meteorologist McKayla Nicholas from Applegate Elementary School in Eugene wants to know, “How the green screen works?” Check out the video above to see how Chroma Key technology is used to put weather graphics behind meteorologists, without having to use a projector.

Eugene Students Learn About Weather

EUGENE, Ore. — The sixth graders in Ms. Bloom’s class at Applegate Elementary have been studying weather this year and had a few questions they needed answered by a meteorologist. We couldn’t let those questions go unanswered, so KEZI 9 Meteorologist Melissa Frey stopped by to give them a weather lesson first hand. They learned … Continue reading »

Off and On Showers to End February

 Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: A storm is moving up the Oregon Coast Wednesday morning. This is spreading in scattered showers across western Oregon. They will be heavier in the morning and should taper off into the afternoon. Highs will stay in the low to mid-50s for the Valley and mid-upper 50s for the Coast … Continue reading »

Showers Return to Western Oregon

 Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: After two mostly sunny, warm, and dry days, it’s time to return to some more typical February weather. A storm is moving into southern Oregon Wednesday morning. This storm, like all storms, wants to travel to wherever the jet stream will take it. The problem is though, the jet stream … Continue reading »

Warm Weather Sticks Around

 Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: After a rainy start to the day Monday, Eugenians felt the warmest temperature they’ve seen since November 6, 2013 when the high was 64°. Thanks to a warm front bringing in a warmer air-mass, Eugene hit a high of 63° and we will see that same warmth again on Tuesday. … Continue reading »

Mild Weather to Wrap up February

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: The rain that we picked up Sunday night in Eugene pushed us up to 7.63” of precipitation in February. This is the most rain/snow we’ve seen in any one month since March of 2012 when we got 9.94” (some of which was snow as well). The month’s not over yet … Continue reading »

Drying Out for the Weekend

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: This month of February has brought in more rain to Eugene than any other month since November of 2012. We’re up to 7.51″ for the month so far, and if we pick up another tenth of an inch, which is likely next week, you’d have to go back almost two … Continue reading »

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