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. High Winds and Heavy Rain Hits Oregon — October 22, 2014
  2. Stormy Weather Headed to Western Oregon — October 21, 2014
  3. Soggy Week Ahead — October 20, 2014
  4. Dry Weather Returns for the Weekend — October 17, 2014
  5. The Roller Coaster of Fall Continues — October 16, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Attempted Kidnapper At Large — 6 comments
  2. School Closures and Delays: December 19 — 5 comments
  3. Snow Likely in Western Oregon — 5 comments
  4. Historic Winter Weather Continues — 4 comments
  5. Prop 8 Goes Before Supreme Court — 4 comments

Author's posts listings

One “Normal” Day Before the Heat Returns

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: A trough of low pressure allowed on-shore flow, northwest winds and cooler air to move into western Oregon this morning. The clouds will clear for the second half of the day, but highs will stay in the upper 70s. 79° is our average high for this time of year, but this will only be … Continue reading »

Unseasonably Warm Weather Continues

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: High temperatures “only” reached the mid 80s Sunday and will stay in the low 80s Monday, which all seems considerably cooler than what we’ve been used to this summer! We’ve been at or above 90° 32 times this summer and at or above 80° 66 times! Our normal for this … Continue reading »

Record Breaking Heat for Duck Game

EUGENE, Ore. — We all know it never rains at Autzen, but this weekend perhaps just a drop or two would be nice. Saturday will likely be the 32nd time we’ve been at or above 90­° this summer, which we’ve never seen happen in Eugene. With a ridge of high pressure overhead, there isn’t a … Continue reading »

Critical Fire Danger Across Oregon

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: School may have started and some of the leaves are starting to change, but summer is far from over! We still have 18 days left in the season and at least the next seven are going to look like it! A ridge of high pressure is moving into the Pacific … Continue reading »

Record Breaking Heat on the Way

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: One more “cool” day and then the heat is on! Here’s the records we’ve broken or about to break: -Eugene is on track for 2014 to be the hottest summer on record! So far our average temperature this summer (including highs and lows) is 70.1°. The previous record was set … Continue reading »

Heating Up Again This Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Despite the cooler weather this weekend, Eugene is on track for 2014 to be the hottest summer on record! So far our average temperature this summer (including highs and lows) is 70.1°. The previous record was set back in 1967 of 69.8° This is also the hottest July through August … Continue reading »

Summer Is Not Over Just Yet

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: After a cool and somewhat drizzly weekend, the clouds have cleared and full sunshine overhead means a warm afternoon is on tap. We dropped to the 40s this morning in Eugene, but will top out in the low to mid 80s this afternoon. We’ll see on-shore flow bring in morning … Continue reading »

Cottage Grove H.S. Vandalized Overnight

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Early Friday morning a golf cart was stolen from the Hidden Valley Golf Course and used to vandalize Cottage Grove High School. The communications director for the South Lane School District, Garrett Bridgens, said at about 4 a.m. Friday an alarm notified the school district of a break in. A golf … Continue reading »

Cooler for Labor Day Weekend

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: It was back to 95° Wednesday in Eugene.  This was the 29th time we’ve been above 90° this summer. Typically we only hit 90° about 15 times, if we see  just 3 more days at 90° or above that would set a new record in Eugene. One of those may happen … Continue reading »

Cooling Off This Weekend

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Eugene topped out at 96° Tuesday, setting a new record. The previous record was 94° which was set 30 years ago in 1984. This was also the 28th time we’ve been above 90° this summer. Typically we only hit 90° about 15 times, if we see  just 3 more days at … Continue reading »

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