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

High Wind Warnings in Effect

High winds have arrived in southern Oregon and are moving north as an area of low pressure makes it’s way up the Oregon Coast Thursday. Here are the impacts by region: COAST: A High Wind Warning in effect until 7 p.m for the Oregon Coast. Gusts from the south of up to 85 mph are possible on the beaches … Continue reading »

Strike Over: UO and GTFF Reach Agreement

EUGENE, Ore. — The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) and the University of Oregon Administration reached a tentative agreement Wednesday morning. The  GTFs were in their eighth day of striking for fair wages and paid sick leave Tuesday. The union includes 1,500 graduate employees. The new agreement includes 5 percent raises to minimum wages retroactive … Continue reading »

High Wind Watches and Warnings in Effect

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: This week includes three storms in three days and today we are on storm number two. Yesterday’s storm delivered high winds to the central and north Coast and Coast Range where winds of over 80 mph were reported. That storm has moved east and overnight we were once again in the … Continue reading »

Storms Lining Up for Western Oregon

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: This day last year looked quite a bit different than how today is shaping up. On December 9th. 2013 we had 6 inches of snow on the ground and were struggling to get above 0°, never making it about freezing. Today, we’ll be close to setting a record warm low … Continue reading »

Wet and Windy Week Ahead

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Happy Monday!  We managed to sneak in a mostly dry weekend and we’re going to add one more day to that today. We’re seeing dense fog in the Willamette Valley with otherwise mostly cloudy skies overhead. It was a relatively warm start with lows only dipping into the upper 30s … Continue reading »

Rain Likely, but Not All Weekend

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Happy Friday! Light rain showers are continuing to fall across western Oregon, still left over from the same storm system which has been slowly moving north along the west Coast. Eugene picked up about a quarter of a inch in the past 24 hours. The showers will taper off somewhat for … Continue reading »

Storms Rolling in Every 24-36 Hours

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Happy Friday Eve! We are warming up! Nothing record setting, but above average for sure. Highs today and most of the next 7 days will be in the low 50s, the average high for Eugene this time of year is only about 47°. Lows will also be above average in … Continue reading »

Showers Return Wednesday Night

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Happy Hump Day! If you were out and about Tuesday, you know it was cold! Our high temperature was only 38°. We warmed right past that by 11 am today. Despite the slightly warmer weather, clouds are increasing from the south and the rain will be here later this afternoon. … Continue reading »

Chilly and Soggy Start Monday

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Temperatures dropped below freezing in the Willamette Valley Sunday night and with rain moving in from the south, some freezing rain is being seen throughout the Willamette Valley and in the neighboring foothills. The National Weather Service issued a Freezing Rain Advisory, which is in effect until noon today for … Continue reading »

Chilly but Dry Sunday

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Temperatures are dropping to the 20s overnight as the Willamette Valley sits under clear skies. We’ll continue to see mostly sunny skies Sunday along with dry conditions, but even despite the sunny weather, temperatures will struggle to even get into the 40s today. The next chance for rain will come from … Continue reading »

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