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. March: In like a Lamb in Oregon — March 2, 2015
  2. Record Low Cascade Snow — February 27, 2015
  3. Winter Making a Comeback (For Now) — February 26, 2015
  4. Rain and Mountain Snow on the Way — February 25, 2015
  5. Rain Returns after 15 Straight Dry Days — February 24, 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

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Rain Returns to Western Oregon

A few light rain showers moved through early Thursday, just a taste of what is to come tonight. The ridge of high pressure which has kept us dry most of this week is breaking down and the jet stream is moving south. Storms are lining up back to back,headed our way. The first front will deliver … Continue reading »

Rain Returns to Western Oregon Thursday

Temperatures are chilly on this Wednesday morning. The Eugene area dropped below freezing just after midnight, staying there ever since. The fog is also dense in the valley with visibility as low as a tenth of a mile. Most of the central and southern Willamette Valley should stay in the mid to upper 40s. The coast … Continue reading »

Foggy but Dry through Thursday Morning

After two quick days of light rain it’s back to dry weather for at least the next 48 hours. Another ridge of high pressure is sitting over the Pacific Northwest, blocking any other storms from moving in and keeping our skies clear. Temperatures are mild on this Tuesday morning, only dropping into the mid 40s … Continue reading »

Fog Returns Tuesday, Rain by Thursday

Happy Monday! Showers continued overnight and through the morning commute for western Oregon. As of 9 a.m. Eugene had picked up over a quarter of an inch of rain, Corvallis and the central Coast have seen almost double that and less rainfall was seen in Douglas and Coos counties. These showers will taper off as … Continue reading »

Showers Return This Weekend

The ridge of high pressure that has kept us dry all week is starting to break down and move south. This will allow the jet stream to also move south, bringing the storm train back to western Oregon. Although we’ll be right in the main path for any storms developing in the Pacific, there’s not … Continue reading »

Dense Fog Persists in the Valley/Umpqua

With a strong ridge of high pressure in place, Oregon is still sitting under a clear sky with very mild conditions. Those clear skies will be hard to see again in the valley though, as most of us are stuck in the fog. Visibility was reduced to a half of a mile this morning throughout … Continue reading »

Valley Stuck in Fog, Otherwise Clear

With a strong ridge of high pressure in place, Oregon is sitting under a clear sky with very mild conditions. Those clear skies will be hard to see in the valley though, as most of us are stuck in the fog. Visibility was reduced to a tenth to half of a mile this morning throughout … Continue reading »

Foggy But Dry Most of This Week

It was a cooler start this morning as temperatures dropped 15 degrees from where they were Monday morning. We’re seeing only some very high cirrus clouds, but otherwise clear and dry, with the exception of the fog that has formed in the Willamette Valley and Umpqua Basin. It’s going to be a battle to break … Continue reading »

Warm and Dry Weather This Week

Although last week was some of the coldest weather we had seen in over a year, our weather patterns can change fast and we’re kicking off this first Monday of 2015 well above average. Temperatures only dropped to the upper 40s and low 50s across western Oregon this morning, which is about 10 degrees above … Continue reading »

2014 Weather in Review

EUGENE, Ore. — Here’s a look back at Eugene’s weather in 2014. Eugene set 24 new records, including two for record snowfall and 16 about historically warm weather. 2014 also had the most number of days in the 90s, second most number of days in the 70s and tied for the third warmest year on record! … Continue reading »

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