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. Cottage Grove H.S. Vandalized Overnight — August 29, 2014
  2. Cooler for Labor Day Weekend — August 28, 2014
  3. Cooling Off This Weekend — August 27, 2014
  4. Hot Weather Continues — August 26, 2014
  5. Wrapping up Summer Break with a Hot Week — August 25, 2014

Most commented posts

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  3. School Closures and Delays: December 19 — 5 comments
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  5. Historic Winter Weather Continues — 4 comments

Author's posts listings

Slowly Getting Back to Normal

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: After two days of record breaking high temperatures across western Oregon, this weekend is going to feel practically like winter! On-shore flow has returned and is bringing in some milder air off from the Pacific. Temperatures will still climb about 10 degrees above average for most spots in western Oregon, but not to … Continue reading »

Hot Weather Continues Inland

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: The last day of April brought in weather that would be extreme even for the hottest part of the Oregon summer season. Records were broken all over western Oregon, most impressively at the Oregon Coast. North Bend set a new record high temperature of 91°. This smashed their old record … Continue reading »

Record Heat Likely

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: The record breaking has begun! North Bend made it to 77° Tuesday, smashing their old record of 74° set in 1981 and this morning they made it to 81° by 10 a.m. breaking the previous record of 72 set in 1931. The record high for Eugene today is 81°and in … Continue reading »

Heating up Quickly

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: High pressure is in full force and our temperatures are climbing fast. Despite starting out in the 30s in the Valley, Eugene was up to 52° by 9 a.m. High temperatures will top out in the mid 70s in the Valley, upper 60s and low 70s at the Coast and … Continue reading »

Hot Hot Hot in Oregon This Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend, rain or shine! This week is going to contain a lot more “shine” and heat than any other week this year. Before a strong ridge of high pressure sets up shop early Tuesday, we’ll see one last warm front sneak through … Continue reading »

3 Days of Showers then Sunny, Warm & Dry

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Although we’re not seeing a specific “storm” move through today, we do have a trough of low pressure moving over the Pacific Northwest. This means the jet stream has moved south and we’re seeing colder air moving in which destabilizes the atmosphere (aka, makes it stormy). For western Oregon we’ll … Continue reading »

Dry Sunny and Warm by Next Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: A strong cold front moved across western Oregon early Thursday. This brought with it heavy rain and breezy conditions to most of western Oregon.  Corvallis and Newport have picked up nearly an inch of rain in the past 24 hours. Coos Bay and Roseburg have seen about a half of … Continue reading »

Soggy Weather Continues

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Storms continue to move across western Oregon day after day. We’ve seen rain four out of the last six days, not uncommon for spring, but uncommon for this particular year in Oregon. We’re in between storms to start Wednesday, although with strong on-shore flow and a trough of low pressure overhead … Continue reading »

Rain Showers Continue All Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Monday’s storm brought in another round of rain across western Oregon. The south coast was hit the hardest with nearly an inch in Coos Bay. Eugene picked up a tenth of an inch. A much colder air mass have moved in behind this storm which dropped snow levels below the passes. Santiam … Continue reading »

April Showers in Full Force

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: After seeing a relatively dry start to April, the rain is back as we head into the last two weeks of the month. Storms are lining up about every 24 hours through the weekend, the first of which will arrive Monday afternoon. We’ll see scattered showers around lunch time switching over … Continue reading »

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