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. Fall Kicks off with Back to Back Storms — September 22, 2014
  2. Sunny & Warm for Final Weekend of Summer — September 19, 2014
  3. Chances for Rain Ending, Heat Returning — September 18, 2014
  4. Rain is on the Way! — September 17, 2014
  5. Could We See 90° Again in 2014? — September 16, 2014

Most commented posts

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  3. School Closures and Delays: December 19 — 5 comments
  4. Prop 8 Goes Before Supreme Court — 4 comments
  5. Historic Winter Weather Continues — 4 comments

Author's posts listings

Staying Slightly Cooler

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Happy Hump Day! If you enjoyed the slightly cooler day Tuesday, you’re likely to enjoy today as well! Clouds filled in early Wednesday along the coast and began pushing east overnight. The folks that did see clouds inland early this morning are already back so sunny skies. The coast will hang on … Continue reading »

Wildfire Watch

EUGENE, Ore.– There are only 30 days left until summer officially begins and as we wrap up spring, this roller coaster year leaves us with one main question: Will this summer be as harsh as last year? Meteorologist Melissa Frey dives into the current drought conditions, what effect a dry winter and wet spring might … Continue reading »

Mild Weather Continues

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Wednesday is going to be a rinse and repeat kind of day. Just like Tuesday, on-shore flow has allowed the marine layer to move into the Willamette Valley. Those clouds will clear quickly today and we’ll be right back to mostly sunny skies this afternoon with highs in the mid … Continue reading »

Temperatures Climbing This Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: The area of low pressure that brought in the scattered showers Monday is now long gone and the clouds cleared overnight. Despite seeing clear skies before sunrise, we’re still seeing on-shore flow which allowed some cloud cover to move in early this morning. Those clouds will clear quickly today and … Continue reading »

Dry Week After Monday Showers

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: The showers returned this weekend and temperatures dropped about 20 degrees from where we were mid-week. Monday will continue to be on the soggy side as an area of low pressure continues to make its way down the Oregon Coast. We’ll see showers off and on mixed with sun breaks … Continue reading »

Almost Back to Normal

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: The ridge of high pressure that brought in the heat this week is sliding east. This means changing weather across the Pacific Northwest. You may have noticed the extra clouds this morning and the cooler temperatures. We’ll still see partly sunny skies today and dry conditions along with temperatures 5-10° … Continue reading »

Cost of Baby Sitting Going Up

Have you seen this report on the price of babysitting these days? I’m shocked to hear that the average cost of babysitting is up to $14.97! How much do you pay for babysitting? Do you tip? How often do you hire a baby sitter? You can check out the full story below: (CNN) If it … Continue reading »

Starting to Cool Down Day by Day

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: New record high temperatures were set across western Oregon Wednesday. Roseburg, North Bend, Portland and Newport all broke their previous high temperature records by climbing into the 80s and 90s. Roseburg was the hottest spot in the state at 97°. The ridge of high pressure that brought in the heat … Continue reading »

Record-Setting Heat Across Oregon

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: It was a warm start Wednesday, and it’s going to be a warm finish as well! High pressure will be at its strongest today, and several records are in jeopardy of being broken, especially in the southern part of the state. High temperatures will be 5-10° warmer than Tuesday. The … Continue reading »

Temperatures Continue to Climb

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Early summer-like weather continues across the Pacific Northwest! High pressure is strengthening over the area and cranking up the heat. We’ll see temperatures reach the mid 60s around lunch time, which is the normal high temperature for this time of year. We’ll continue to climb another 15+ degrees from there … Continue reading »

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