Megan Parry

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Name: Megan Parry
Date registered: June 1, 2012

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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. Cooler Day on Tap — April 15, 2014
  2. Last Warm, Sunny Day — April 14, 2014
  3. Pleasant for Pear Blossom — April 11, 2014
  4. Pet of the Week – Beatrice — April 11, 2014
  5. Warm & Sunny through the Weekend — April 10, 2014

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Drier into Sunday and Warmer Too!

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front will bring isolated showers tonight to the coast and Cascades, with only a slight chance elsewhere. Showers will increase Saturday afternoon as a warm front moves through the region with peak activity again at the coast and Cascades. Snow levels Saturday will be close to 4,000 feet in the morning … Continue reading »

Spotty Showers into Saturday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front will continue to bring showers to the area tonight into tomorrow morning with showers tapering off during the day. A warm front will approach Friday evening bringing showers back to the area as we head into overnight Friday into Saturday morning. Showers with this next system will be light and … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist – Tornadoes

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why does Oregon not get tornadoes?” Aleah Tobey Grants Pass New Hope Christian School As far back as reporting goes there has never been a tornado in Josephine or Jackson County, but there have been tornados in Oregon. In fact there have been 403 tornadoes in the Northwest and 102 have occurred … Continue reading »

Showers Return Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Clouds will be increasing tonight into tomorrow ahead of a cold front that will bring showers to the coast tomorrow spreading inland during the afternoon on Thursday. Showers will mainly impact the coast and the Cascades with isolated light shower activity for inland areas. Spotty showers will be possible into the weekend though … Continue reading »

Winter Weather Advisory Tonight

WEATHER DISCUSSION Showers will persist into this evening with snow falling on the east side and a chance for isolated thunderstorms at the coast and over the Siskiyous. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued until 9 Wednesday morning for east Klamath and Lake counties for a trace up to 4 inches of snow tonight. … Continue reading »

Spotty Showers this Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION A low pressure offshore will usher rain and snow tonight with the heaviest snow falling in Siskiyou county that will likely impact travel into the morning hours. The low dives south into southern California the next few days with a few light isolated showers possible on Tuesday with the wrap around moisture moving … Continue reading »

Isolated Thunderstorms Saturday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front will bring rain, snow and wind to the area through tonight that will be heavy at times. Snow levels will drop to 4,000 feet late tonight and travel will be impacted above this especially along highways 66, 140, 62 and 138 above 4,000 feet. A Winter Weather Advisory is … Continue reading »

Tropical Moisture Arrives Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION The last week we’ve seen several cold front bring rain, wind and snow to the region but these systems have come from a cooler and drier air mass than the one that’s arriving overnight into Friday. This next storm system is taping into sub-tropical moisture which will provide higher rain totals, gusty winds … Continue reading »

Heaviest Rain Yet to Come

WEATHER DISCUSSION Showers will persist tonight with a chance for isolated thunderstorms; after midnight shower activity will become more light and isolated and the thunderstorm threat will diminish. Thursday will bring mainly isolated shower activity for inland areas with scattered showers at the coast and Cascades. Snow levels will drop to 3,500 feet by Thursday … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist – Green Screen

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How do you know what is on the green screen?” Carly Knecht Ashland Middle School This is a question I often get on school visits and it’s always fun to explain. When I stand in front of the green wall I have a camera in front of me and two monitors on … Continue reading »

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