Melissa Frey

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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 Weekend After Light Showers — March 27, 2015
  2. Near Record Setting Heat Thursday — March 26, 2015
  3. Showers Today but Warm Tomorrow — March 25, 2015
  4. Big Warm-Up Later This Week — March 24, 2015
  5. High Winds, Heavy Rain & Mountain Snow — March 23, 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

Author's posts listings

Mild Weather Ahead for Western Oregon

Happy Wednesday! We made it through any major storms this week and are basically in the clear through the middle part of next week! High pressure is forming over the west coast, this will block any major storms from moving into western Oregon for at least the next eight days. High temperatures will climb to … Continue reading »

Damaging Winds & Heavy Rain Hitting OR

Monday is day five of stormy weather in western Oregon. We’ve picked up over two inches of rain with this series of storms in Eugene. Roseburg is approaching three inches and North Bend has seen over four inches. We’ll all see another 0.5 to 1″ of rain today in addition to high winds. An area … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain and High Winds Hitting Oregon

Heavy rain and breezy conditions moved in overnight and will stick with us most of today. Here’s what we’ve seen so far: Newport: 2.28″ of rain, peak wind gust 47 mph Florence: 3.38″ of rain, peak wind gust 29 mph North Bend: 1.46″ of rain, peak wind gust 44 mph Corvallis: 0.63″ of rain, peak wind gust 33 mph Eugene: 0.44″ … Continue reading »

Wet and Windy Next Five Days

The first storm in a long series of storms is moving through western Oregon this morning. Winds were high along the coast just before sunrise. The highest wind recorded in Oregon was at Cape Meares where the wind gusted to 82 mph. Here’s some of the other peak wind gusts from this morning: Mary’s Peak: … Continue reading »

Wet and Windy Starting Wednesday Night

  Today will be our only extended dry break before the rain returns Thursday and stays through Monday. The jet stream is shooting straight into western Oregon, bringing tropical moisture our way. It’s not cold though, highs will stay in the mid to upper 50s today and all week. The first in a series of storms … Continue reading »

Soggy Weather Continues

It’s only the 3rd day of the month, but we’re already on our second storm of February with several more headed our way over the next week. The jet stream is shooting straight into western Oregon, bringing tropical moisture our way all week. Showers will continue off and on through Tuesday afternoon. It’s not cold though! … Continue reading »

The Rain is Back

After wrapping up January with nearly four and half inches below average in rainfall, we’re starting February on a very soggy note. Eugene picked up nearly half an inch in the past 24 hours with at least another half of an inch in the next 24 hours. The jet stream is shooting straight into western Oregon, … Continue reading »

Dry and Mild to End January

We made it through the only “storm” western Oregon will see this week and it’s back to mild weather to wrap up the January. So far this month we’ve had 11 days at or above 55° in Eugene, including one record high of 68°. We’re over three inches below average in rainfall and we’re not … Continue reading »

Cloudy but Mild Next Two Days

While the East Coast is shoveling snow, the west Coast continues to see spring-like conditions.  We won’t set any new records though, as a weak disturbance is bringing back clouds, some rain and keeping our temperatures slightly cooler. A small cold front is going to swing across the northwest corner of Oregon tonight. This will … Continue reading »

Mild Weather Continues

While the East Coast is bracing for a historic snow storm the West Coast is setting record high temperatures! Three records were broken in western Oregon this weekend. On Saturday Eugene set a new record for high temperature by hitting 68°, beating the old record of 65° set back in 1935. On Sunday North Bend and … Continue reading »

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