Megan Parry

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Name: Megan Parry
Date registered: June 1, 2012

Biography

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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Another Round of Rain Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Another cold front will bring another round of rain Wednesday morning with the heaviest rain falling along the coast and coastal mountains, the Mt Shasta area and Cascades. Snow levels will start around 4,000 feet Wednesday then drop to 3,500′ Wednesday night and potentially down to 3,000′ at times and this could cause … Continue reading »

Transition to Stormy Weather

WEATHER DISCUSSION The warm, sunny and dry weather ends tomorrow as we transition to stormy weather through the weekend. A series of cold fronts will bring periods of moderate to heavy rain to the coast and coastal mountains, rain at times inland, mountain snow and gusty winds. There is also a threat for isolated thunderstorms … Continue reading »

First Day of Spring Arrives Thursday!

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak cold front will pass by to our north tonight bringing a chance for isolated light showers from Crater Lake north in the Cascades. Showers will end before dawn breaks on the first day of Spring tomorrow, which officially begins for us here on the west coast at 9:57AM. After the cold … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist – Snow Levels

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why does Medford get rain while Chiloquin gets snow?” Zack Chapman Chiloquin The answer to this question has to do with snow levels and the elevations of these two areas. The snow level is the level precipitation is able to fall to in the form of snow, snow levels are determined by … Continue reading »

Freezing Mornings with Warm Afternoons

WEATHER DISCUSSION With clear skies tonight temperatures will dip below freezing for many inland areas, including some western valleys. A Freeze Warning is in effect until early Wednesday morning for the Rogue and Shasta valleys. Temperatures could potentially drop as low as 25 to 27 degrees especially in the typically colder spots including the cities … Continue reading »

Spring-Like Weekend On Tap

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure returns this weekend bringing sunny, warm and dry conditions back to the region. Mornings will be cool but temperatures will climb quickly into the 70s for west side valleys and mid-60s on the east side! Low clouds could persist at the coast Saturday but inland sunshine will be abundant besides some … Continue reading »

A Few Showers then Sunny & Warm Again

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak front will slide through our area tonight bringing light isolated showers after midnight into Friday morning. Most activity will be along and west of the Cascades with only a slight chance elsewhere, and even some ares on the west side may stay dry. This weak disturbance will quickly exit the area … Continue reading »

Local Woman Helps Hard-to-Adopt Animals

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jennifer Bynum is a local woman with a passion for animals and decided to be pro-active in helping two local animal shelter get “hard to place” dogs and cats adopted. These types of dogs include certain breeds like Pitbulls and Chihuahuas, elder animals that may require more and unforseen medical costs compared … Continue reading »

Sunny, Mild & Warm Week Ahead

WEATHER DISCUSSION Sunday brought record breaking rain to Medford with a daily total of 1.38 inches, shattering the old record of 0.59 inches set all the way back in 1947! Several areas saw flooding and even snow in the mountains, as of this morning 2 inches at Mt. Ashland, 1 inch at Mt Shasta ski … Continue reading »

Rain Returns Late Saturday

WEATHER DISCUSSION The quite weather from today is short-lived as a cold front will bring rain and wind to the coast late Saturday afternoon with rain pushing inland overnight Saturday. Rain will be heavy at times Saturday night into Sunday night and could lead to localized street and stream flooding. Winds will also be on … Continue reading »

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