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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NOAA Issues El Nino Watch

The Climate Prediction Center announced Thursday that there is a 50% chance for ENSO-neutral to end and El Nino to develop during the summer or fall. ENSO-neutral is forecast to remain though spring 2014, but if westerly winds continue to emerge in the western equatorial Pacific, the development of El Nino would become more likely.  … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week – Dazzle

MEDFORD, Ore. — Dazzle, our NewsWatch 12 Pet of the Week, is a 4-month-old tortoise shell cat from C.A.T.S., the Committed Alliance to Strays . To adopt Dazzle or any of her friends, call C.A.T.S. at 541-779-2196. It’s located at 104 N. Ross Lane in Medford. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. … Continue reading »

Showers Taper Off Tonight

WEATHER DISCUSSION Overnight tonight showers will taper off and shortly after midnight showers will end in full across the region. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the Cascades and Siskiyous due to snow and winter driving conditions near Crater Lake, Diamond Lake and at times over Lake of the Woods. Temperatures tonight will … Continue reading »

Another Round of Rain Early Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front will bring moderate to heavy rain over the next couple of hours before showers become lighter and more scattered overnight tonight. Wind will peak tonight into Thursday morning and ease up through the day as the disturbance moves out of the region. Several Wind Adivsories and High Wind Warnings are … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist – Meteorologist

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How can I become a Newswatch12 weather person?” Alexus Bittinger North Medford HS Newswatch12 requires our weather team to not just be weather people but to be degreed meteorologists. This means you’ll have to go to college! My path to becoming a Newswatch12 weather person included going to UC Irvine for my … Continue reading »

A Few Weekend Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION Overnight snow levels will drop to 4,500′ which will bring the chance for some light snow showers along and east of the Cascades and while Crater Lake and Diamond Lake could pick up 1 to 2 inches, on the east side it will be closer to a dusting up to an inch in … Continue reading »

Break Tonight then More Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION Showers taper off tonight and clouds will clear into the overnight hours only to quickly return as will the showers. The majority of the precipitation will be in northern California with peak storm activity further south in southern California. Southern Oregon will be on the northern fringe of shower activity and most will … Continue reading »

North of Main Action this Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION The bulk of the rain today was well to our south in central California though we picked up a few hundredths to a few tenths of rain at the coast and Siskiyou county, while most other areas were fairly dry. While shower activity is going to pick up tonight, rain totals will not … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist – Acid Snow

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Has there ever been acid snow and is it possible?” Garret Marcoulier Applegate School Acid precipitation can occur in any form of precipitation: rain, snow, sleet, etc. Acid precipitation forms from acidic gases (sulfur dioxide and sulfuric acid) released into the atmosphere from natural and non-natural sources such as volcanoes and wildfires … Continue reading »

From Warm Back to Wet

WEATHER DISCUSSION Today was the warmest day of the year for Medford, Roseburg and Alturas; while it wasn’t the warmest day of the year in Klamath Falls we did tie a record high hitting 66 degrees today. Temperatures for inland areas ran 10 to 15 degrees above average making highs closer to records than normals! … Continue reading »

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