Melissa Frey

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Name: Melissa Frey
Date registered: April 11, 2012


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 Continues — April 23, 2014
  2. Rain Showers Continue All Week — April 22, 2014
  3. April Showers in Full Force — April 21, 2014
  4. Easter Sunday Staying Dry — April 18, 2014
  5. The Rain is Back — April 17, 2014

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Author's posts listings

Early Spring-Like Weather This Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: The storm that moved through this weekend brought in nearly an inch of rainfall to the southern Willamette Valley. This brings in our monthly total in Eugene to 2.96″ which is 1.39″ above average month to date and we’re now only 0.36″ below average for the calendar year. We’ve moved … Continue reading »

A Break from the Rain

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: The clouds are clearing and the blue skies are back! A ridge of high pressure will keep us mostly sunny and dry Friday. Highs will return to the low 60s. The next storm moves in Saturday night. We’ll likely start the day with some low fog to be replaced by clouds … Continue reading »

Stormy Weather Continues

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Back to back storms Wednesday brought in heavy rain across western Oregon. Eugene picked up over half an inch while most coastal locations picked up over an inch. Portland and Salem both set new records for daily rainfall. We’re going to continue to add to those rainfall totals today as … Continue reading »

Warm Humid Air Staying in Oregon

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Despite the rain showers Monday, it was still warm! High temperatures reached the low 60s in the southern Willamette Valley and Umpqua Basin and the freezing level is up to 5,500’. With winds out of the south and a jet stream coming to Oregon by way of the tropical Pacific, … Continue reading »

March: In Like a Lion

 Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: We’re barely over two days into March and we we’ve already seen over half of an inch of rain. Weather folklore says: “March comes in like a lion, but out like a lamb.” Meaning the first half of the month is still known for its winter storms, but the second … Continue reading »

Plenty More Rain to Come

 Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Friday will be the 22nd day of rain out of the 28 days this month. We’ve seen 7.87″ of precipitation, which is the more than any other month since March of 2012, but still 2.62″ less than normal for this point in February. Not only will see rain on the … Continue reading »

Ask The Meteorologist: Green Screen

Ask The Meteorologist McKayla Nicholas from Applegate Elementary School in Eugene wants to know, “How the green screen works?” Check out the video above to see how Chroma Key technology is used to put weather graphics behind meteorologists, without having to use a projector.

Eugene Students Learn About Weather

EUGENE, Ore. — The sixth graders in Ms. Bloom’s class at Applegate Elementary have been studying weather this year and had a few questions they needed answered by a meteorologist. We couldn’t let those questions go unanswered, so KEZI 9 Meteorologist Melissa Frey stopped by to give them a weather lesson first hand. They learned … Continue reading »

Off and On Showers to End February

 Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: A storm is moving up the Oregon Coast Wednesday morning. This is spreading in scattered showers across western Oregon. They will be heavier in the morning and should taper off into the afternoon. Highs will stay in the low to mid-50s for the Valley and mid-upper 50s for the Coast … Continue reading »

Showers Return to Western Oregon

 Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: After two mostly sunny, warm, and dry days, it’s time to return to some more typical February weather. A storm is moving into southern Oregon Wednesday morning. This storm, like all storms, wants to travel to wherever the jet stream will take it. The problem is though, the jet stream … Continue reading »

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