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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Heat Wave Ends Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION The warming trend for inland areas will end tomorrow with the warmest day of the week and the year so far! Today North Bend saw one of the warmest spring days ever climbing into the 90s! Brookings, North Bend, Medford, Grants Pass, Ashland, and Roseburg all broke record highs today and Montague tied … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist – Chetco Effect

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “I’ve been hearing a lot about the Chetco Effect, what is it?” Eric Knox SOU The Chetco Effect is a term to define the phenomenon in which dry adiabatic heating increases the temperature of an air mass as it descends the slopes where the Chetco River creates a valley and to a … Continue reading »

Record Highs Fall this Week!

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will continue to usher in hot weather this week with continued warming into Thursday. Many cities will break records before the week is out with the best chance to break records on Thursday as highs will be the warmest while the records are the lowest of the next few days. Brookings … Continue reading »

Challenging Record Highs this Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Record highs will be challenged this week due to a mid-Spring heat wave! A warming trend will continue into Thursday with temperatures climbing into the 90s for west side valleys and upper-70s for the coast and east side. Several locations will break records before the week is out due to high pressure building … Continue reading »

Goodwill’s Business Awards Banquet

MEDFORD, Ore.– Goodwill Industries of Southern Oregon told the “stories behind the stores” Friday night at the organizations annual awards banquet. NewsWatch 12′s Erin Maxson had the honor of announcing Goodwill’s Business Award winners. The Southern Oregon Humane Society took home the recognition for Jackson County.  Business partner of the year in Josephine County is … Continue reading »

Break Saturday then More Wintry Travel

WEATHER DISCUSSION Another day of a mix of weather including rain, snow and hail with a threat for isolated thunderstorms until the sunsets, mainly at the coast, Siskiyou county and east side. Peak thunderstorm activity will be further to the south or our area, but we could see a few lightning strikes. Things quite down … Continue reading »

Drought Conditions Now Severe & Extreme

The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that drought conditions have worsened over our region, even climbing to ‘extreme’ in some areas. While 3 to 5 inches of rain was reported along the Oregon Coast only an inch or two of precipitation was widespread over Western Oregon, and the week ended up drier … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms into Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Isolated thunderstorms have been popping up this afternoon and will continue into this evening ending shortly after sunset. The threat for thunderstorms will be more widespread Friday though coverage will be isolated. Thunderstorms may produce heavy rain, gusty winds and small hail. Overnight into Friday morning snow levels will be between 3,500 and … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist – Cloud Seeding

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What is cloud seeding?” Janine Muse Connections Academy Gold Hill There are several types of cloud seeding, but the one done at the Rogue Valley International Medford Airport involves releasing a balloon that disperses crushed dry ice. Other ways include shooting a canister into the fog/clouds with silver iodide or dry ice … Continue reading »

Snow Levels Drop Late Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front is bringing increasing rain and wind to the region this evening with the heaviest rain falling overnight into tomorrow morning ahead of a cold front. While in the warm sector tonight and Thursday morning snow levels will climb to 6,000 to 7,000 feet, so this will mainly be a rain … Continue reading »

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