Megan Parry

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Name: Megan Parry
Date registered: June 1, 2012


Megan Parry joined the KDRV NewsWatch12 team in April of 2012 after graduating with a Master's Degree in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. While earning her degree she worked as a weekend meteorologist at an ABC station in Meridian, MS Megan is from San Diego, California and earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Earth and Environmental Science from the University of California at Irvine. During her studies she had an internship at KABC in Los Angeles, WTVA in Tupelo, MS and just months after the tornado outbreak on April 27th interned in the heart of the damaged city of Tuscaloosa, AL. After earning her B.S. She worked as an environmental scientist for the California Environmental Protection Agency before deciding to return to school to follow her passion of weather. While at Mississippi State University she was able to storm chase during the school year as well as during the spring in the Great Plains. She witnessed first hand the destruction of the Joplin, MO tornado just minutes after it hit the city. Megan has had a love for weather since she was a child and picking up her life to move across the country to Mississippi to pursue her career goals was the best decision. Her short time in the South gave her a great appreciation for the power of weather, experiencing everything from tornadoes to hurricanes. She is happy to be back on the West coast and finds forecasting for micro-climates enjoyable and challenging in a whole new way.

Latest posts

  1. Summer Forecast — May 21, 2014
  2. Heat Peaks Thursday — May 21, 2014
  3. Warmer & Drier Wednesday — May 20, 2014
  4. Thunderstorms & Showers — May 19, 2014
  5. Showers & Thunderstorms this Weekend — May 16, 2014

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Summer Forecast

SUMMER SPECIAL Long-range forecasting, like seasonal forecasting, meteorologists no longer look at weather models like we do for the day to day forecast, we look at teleconnections. Two of the best known teleconnections are El Niño and La Niña which are part of the El Niño Southern Oscillation or ENSO. We have been in the neutral phase of … Continue reading »

Heat Peaks Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday will bring mostly sunny skies to the coast and west side valleys with clouds increasing during the afternoon, especially along and east of the Cascades and Siskiyou county. There will be some weak instability Thursday afternoon in the later areas as well, this is just a slight chance with the best chance … Continue reading »

Warmer & Drier Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Through this evening there is the potential for a few rumbles of thunder along and east of the Cascades with peak activity in Siskiyou county. Any thunderstorms that do form will quickly diminish after sunset and shower activity in these areas will end by midnight. Wednesday will bring warm and sunny conditions across … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms & Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION A low pressure offshore is digging south bringing widespread thunderstorms in east Siskiyou county and Modoc, Lake and Klamath counties. Thunderstorms will diminish from west to east overnight with showers continuing into early Tuesday morning for the Cascades and Siskiyou county. Tuesday afternoon the threat for thunderstorms returns along and east of the … Continue reading »

Showers & Thunderstorms this Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION The high pressure ridge will continue to flatten this weekend which means the cooling trend continues with highs dropping below average Sunday and Monday, that’s 20 to 30 degrees cooler than the heat this week! A weak front will bring a chance for isolated showers Saturday afternoon, mainly in the Cascades and Siskiyous … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week – Charlotte

MEDFORD, Ore. — Charlotte, our NewsWatch 12 Pet of the Week, is a 9-month-old cat from C.A.T.S., the Committed Alliance to Strays . She’s had a rough start to life and is looking and deserves to find her forever home! C.A.T.S. is in need of donations if you can help, any little bit can help! … Continue reading »

Cooler & Wetter Weather Ahead

WEATHER DISCUSSION The high pressure ridge that brought the record breaking heat this week is slowing shifting east and the jet-stream will continue to flatten to a more zonal flow into the weekend. This will bring cooler temperatures into the weekend with slightly below average temperatures expected Sunday and Monday, that’s a drop of 2o … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist – Measuring Rain

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How do you know how much it rains? Do you guess or go outside and measure it?” Michael Hogue South Medford High School We have many tools at our disposal to find out how much it has rained in many locations. Since we can’t go outside and measure the rain ourselves in … Continue reading »

Record Breaking Wednesday, Cooler Ahead

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST Several record were broken on Wednesday, including North Bend and Brookings at the coast from earlier today before onshore flow cooled temperatures there this afternoon. Brookings hit 81, breaking the old record of 73 from 1995 and North Bend hit 82, breaking the old record of 75 set back all the way … Continue reading »

Near Record Highs Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Today was the warmest day at the coast, for inland areas that day will be Wednesday with many locations likely tying or breaking records. Record highs for Montague, Medford and Klamath Falls are all within reach on Wednesday with mid-90s for west side valleys and mid-80s for the east side. The ridge will … Continue reading »

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