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. Soggy Weather Sticking Around — November 20, 2014
  2. Rain and Warmer Weather Returns Today — November 19, 2014
  3. Cold Snap Coming to an End — November 18, 2014
  4. Still Chilly, But Drying Out — November 14, 2014
  5. 1st Round of Winter Weather Hits Oregon — November 13, 2014

Most commented posts

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  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

Dry, Sunny & Warmer for the Weekend

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: High pressure is in full force and is continuing to block any other storms from moving in for at least the next 7 days. This means the first nine days of October will be dry. This has only happened nine other times in the last 75 years. The longest dry … Continue reading »

No Rain in Sight

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: High pressure is in full force and will block any other storms from moving in for at least the next 7 days. Clear skies last night allowed some patchy fog to form in the Willamette Valley and along parts of the Coast. It was a chilly start as well, with … Continue reading »

Dry First Week of October

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: September ended with only seven days of rainfall in the entire month and October will begin with at least seven dry days on the books. There’s only been one other time in the past 20 years that the first week of October was dry. Low pressure is on its way out and high … Continue reading »

Kicking Off October Sunny and Dry

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: It’s beginning to look a lot like….fall….everywhere you look! A trough of low pressure remains over the Pacific Northwest along with a very chilly air mass. Western Oregon is seeing a combination of morning fog, sun breaks and isolated showers. We’ll continue to see isolated showers through the evening, although … Continue reading »

September Wraps with Typical Fall Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: After a mostly sunny and relatively warm weekend, the showers are returning today. A small cold front will move through western Oregon tonight. This will mean increasing clouds this afternoon, showers after lunch time at the Coast and in the later afternoon in the Valley. Highs will stay in the … Continue reading »

Dry Weekend on the Way

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Today is the last chance for showers from this storm which has been producing rain across Oregon since Wednesday. So far we’ve received 1.08″ of rain this week and we’re not out of the woods just yet. Although skies are mostly clear this morning, showers will begin to develop across … Continue reading »

Chilly, Showery Week Ahead

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: The front that brought in record rainfall across western and southern Oregon is now moving east of the Cascades. The clouds are starting to clear and we should get some sun breaks this morning and afternoon. We’re not out of the woods just yet though. We still have a large … Continue reading »

Record Rainfall in Eugene

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: What a storm! The rain started falling just before 11 p.m. in the Valley and didn’t let up until after 11 a.m.! The Eugene Airport picked up 1.06″ of rainfall in that 12 hour period, setting a new record. The record period goes from midnight to midnight, so in that … Continue reading »

Power Line Falls, Hits Vehicle

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Traffic was blocked on Highway 99 this morning, south of Junction City after a power line fell. A vehicle passing underneath was hit, breaking the windshield. There were no injuries. EPUD says an insulator broke due to old age. About 10 customers were without power. Crews were able to repair the line … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain Arrives Tonight

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Welcome to fall! The small front that moved through yesterday brought in .06″ of rain, which isn’t much, but is more than we’ve seen in over a month. This isn’t the largest storm we’ll see this week though, in fact, the storm that’s already arrived at the coast will deliver … Continue reading »

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