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. 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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Another Spring Heat Wave!

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will be the story this week bringing a repeat weather pattern that we saw two weeks ago with sunny, dry weather and record breaking heat likely! Temperatures will climb and peak Wednesday and Thursday for inland areas, and Tuesday and Wednesday for the coast. Onshore flow will return to the coast … Continue reading »

Fire Season Begins in Siskiyou County

FIRE SEASON BEGINS YREKA, CALIF. — CAL FIRE officials announced Monday that due to dry weather conditions and increased flammability of forest fuels and grasses, they are declaring fire season in Siskiyou County as well as Butte, Tehama, Glenn, Shasta, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties as of midnight May 12th. Other areas of Northern … Continue reading »

Winter Weather into Saturday Morning

WEATHER DISCUSSION An upper level low will continue to dive south into Saturday bringing showers and colder air to the region. Snow levels will drop to 4,000 feet by Saturday morning and winter travel will be an issue. Above 4,500 feet we could see 3 to 7 inches of snow is possible with locally heavier … Continue reading »

Wintry Travel and Frost this Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front will bring rain and wind to the region tonight with showers easing up after the cold front passes overnight. Showers will persist into Friday, mainly at the coast and Cascades as an upper level low digs south into our area. Siskiyou county will only see isolated early morning showers with … Continue reading »

Rain Returns Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front will bringing showers to the coast by Thursday morning and a chance for a few light showers inland during the morning hours. The heavier rain will arrive in the afternoon and evening as the cold front pushes through. The heaviest rain will be at the coast and the Cascades where … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist – Hurricanes

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How does a hurricane form?” Cydney Marley Kennedy Elementary School Hurricanes are the most violent storms on Earth and have a variety of names from typhoon in Japan to willy-willy in Australia, the scientific term for all is a tropical cyclone. Tropical cyclones are like giant engines that use warm, moist air … Continue reading »

Frost Advisory Wednesday Morning

WEATHER DISCUSSION Skies will continue to clear tonight which will allow temperatures to drop quickly by Wednesday morning. A Frost Advisory has been issued for west side valleys for temperatures dropping to the mid-30s in the colder spots of the Rogue Valley, Illinois Valley and the Umpqua Basin. Medford will likely stay in the upper-30s, … Continue reading »

Rain Returns Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION This afternoon brought rain, hail and lightning to several locations and the threat for lightning will persist until the sunset mainly in northern California and east of the Cascades. Showers will taper off tonight, most areas dry by midnight with clouds decreasing tonight and through the day Tuesday. The low pressure system that … Continue reading »

Cooling Continues this Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Another warm day today but it was 10-20 degrees cooler compared to the last couple of days. The cooling trend will continue into the weekend with below average temperatures by Sunday! Temperatures will be fairly mild overnight yet again and Saturday afternoon highs will be in the low 70s for west side valleys, … Continue reading »

The Cooling Trend Begins

WEATHER DISCUSSION Today was another one for the record books with broken records in Grants Pass, Ashland, Klamath Falls, North Bend and Brookings while the following cities were only 1 to 2 degrees shy of tying a record: Medford, Lakeview, Montague, Roseburg and Alturas. The cooling trend begins Friday into the weekend with temperatures dropping … Continue reading »

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