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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Cooler Day on Tap

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures today will be 10 to 15 degrees cooler than the last several days with mid to upper 60s for west side valleys and upper 50s and mid 60s for the east side and coast! Winds will pick up again this afternoon with gusty conditions at the coast and east side and breezy … Continue reading »

Last Warm, Sunny Day

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front will skirt to our north overnight tonight and for the most part will bring increasing clouds and wind across the region as we head into the afternoon and evening. Tonight will bring partly cloudy conditions to the region, though with almost a full moon tonight, all areas should be able … Continue reading »

Pleasant for Pear Blossom

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will continue to usher in sunny, warm and dry conditions all weekend long! Offshore flow will return to the coast on Sunday and expect very warm temperatures along the Chetco River and in Gold Beach and Brookings. If you’re headed to the Pear Blossom Festival or anything fun outdoors make sure … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week – Beatrice

MEDFORD, Ore.–Beatrice is our NewsWatch 12 Pet of the Week! She is a pit-bull mix that is a little older than a year old. She is very friendly and laid-back, as you tell from the video she sits on command and loves to stretch out! She would fit well in a family that will give … Continue reading »

Warm & Sunny through the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will persist through the weekend bringing sunny, warm and dry conditions with it. Pear Blossom will be absolutely pleasant again this year and I hope to see you there! Highs will be in the mid to upper-70s in the valleys through Monday with more seasonal temperatures returning Tuesday into next week. … Continue reading »

More Warm Weather Ahead!

WEATHER DISCUSSION The sunny, warm and dry conditions will persist into the weekend with highs remaining about 10-20 degrees above average! High pressure will be the reason for the sunshine which also means pollen will likely worsen through the weekend as well. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist – Fog

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What causes ground fog?” Riley Valle Rogue River Fog is actually more difficult to forecast than a cold front or a warm front. Fog forms when the air temperature drops to the dewpoint, which is the temperature at which condensation can form. It is easier to form fog with a higher dewpoint … Continue reading »

Opposition – Earth, Mars & Sun Align

MEDFORD, Ore.– Tonight the Earth, Mars and Sun will all align in what is called the “Opposition.” This event happens about every two years and with clear skies in the forecast you will be able to see it all week! Look to the skies for a very bright orange dot, that’s Mars, and it’s about … Continue reading »

Weak Cold Front Tonight

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak cold front will bring a slight chance for very light isolated showers tonight into Wednesday morning for the coast and Cascades, with dry conditions persisting elsewhere. The biggest impact this front will bring is to provide more sunshine and less marine layer at the coast for the second half of the … Continue reading »

Warm Week Ahead

WEATHER DISCUSSION We have a  fairly quite weather week ahead! A weak cold front will skirt bringing a slight chance for isolated light showers to the coast and Cascades late Tuesday into Wednesday, with dry conditions elsewhere. The biggest change this front will provide is cooler temperatures by about 5 degrees and bring more sunshine … Continue reading »

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