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Ryan Hoke
Louisville, Kentucky
Ryan is a member of the WAVE 3 Storm Tracking Team in Louisville, Kentucky. He earned his degree in meteorology from Mississippi State University and has previously been a weathercaster at a TV station in Jackson, Tennessee. Ryan's on-air work has received award recognition from the National Weather Association, American Meteorological Society, and Broadcast Education Association. As a Louisville native he's thrilled to be back home forecasting weather in his home town!
Interests: weather, weather forecasting, computers, gadgets, technology, digital video, world travel, photography, storm chasing
Recent Activity
NWS Louisville is holding a conference call today at 1:30pm EDT to discuss tonight's severe weather risk. Hit Refresh (F5) to see new updates posted below. 1:50pm - The call has ended. 1:49pm - 170 folks on the call today.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Weather Blog
NWS Louisville is holding a conference call today at 2:30pm EDT to discuss Wednesday's severe weather risk. Hit Refresh (F5) to see new updates posted below. 3:17pm - Conference call is ending. 3:15pm - Storms may try to form east... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Weather Blog
The conference call is being led by John Gordon, meteorologist in charge at NWS Louisville. High confidence that storms will form, maybe 1-2 Severe T-Storm Watches. Lower confidence on overall severe weather setup. There's a Severe T-Storm Watch to our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Weather Blog
NWS Louisville held a conference call at 1pm regarding severe weather potential over the next 24 hours. Below are some brief post-call notes. - Call has started and John Gordon (Meteorologist-in-Charge at NWS Louisville) is leading it. - Few isolated... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Weather Blog
76° yesterday felt good, but we'll likely not see anything THAT warm as we head through the next couple weeks. Let's talk about what's on the table in the short-term real quick before we dive into the flip back to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at Weather Blog
Get ready for a windy day! Gusts of 25-30 mph are possible in the afternoon here in Louisville. Hold on to your... cats! :) Highs will be in the lower 80s, possibly meeting or even exceeding our record high for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2016 at Weather Blog
This warmth is going to be substantial. We'll be around 80° this afternoon, but we could get somewhat close to 90° by Tuesday! If we reach 90° in Louisville on Tuesday, that would be the latest in the year on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at Weather Blog
Hurricane Matthew is a Category 2 storm this morning, very close to landfall in southern South Carolina. Storm surge and inland flooding continue to be some of the worst threats from this storm as it moves in. 90 mph+ wind... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2016 at Weather Blog
Sick and tired of the dreary, rainy, cool weather we've had as of late? It's coming to an end! After the fog outside of Louisville mixes out by late morning we'll be left with a mostly cloudy day and a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Weather Blog
It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I'll be wearing pink on TV every day this month in support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. After losing my mom to breast cancer when I was 14, this disease hits home. In my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at Weather Blog
This might be it. Our high of 90° this afternoon (as long as we reach it) could mark the last day in the 90s for the year. Given the forecast over the next couple weeks and how tough it is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2016 at Weather Blog
This mid-August type of weather pattern continues for another couple days in WAVE Country. A ridge of high pressure above our heads over the Southeast keeps the hot, muggy air over us. 90s in late September definitely aren't unheard of,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at Weather Blog
We woke up to some patchy fog outside of Louisville this morning, but that has since mixed out in most locations. Paoli (see right) had the densest fog of our 10 SkyTrack Camera locations, putting on quite a show! We're... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Weather Blog
The radar is lit up to our west as the band of rain with some thunder arrives. For folks at the Cards game, it will be around around 10am and last until after kickoff likely. The good news is that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at Weather Blog
Yesterday's front is well to our southeast now and the cooler, drier air that has been long-promised is filtering in behind it. We'll only be in the 70s today for highs and overnight lows tonight will dip into the 50s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Weather Blog
It's not going to storm all day. It's not going to storm everywhere. But where it does storm there could be gusty, damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. That's the main message today as a cold front moves in.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Weather Blog
Not a bad start to Sunday. Not a bad Sunday either. Expect a warmer day in the mid 80s but with continued low humidity. Tomorrow on Labor Day you'll really start to feel the return of that humid air as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at Weather Blog
This is amazing weather! High pressure centered over the Great Lakes is protecting us from the heat, humidity, and storms this weekend. We will be warming into the mid 80s this afternoon with upper 80s on Sunday, but at least... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at Weather Blog
We're starting out on a calmer note than yesterday but we're still on track to see some additional scattered storms this afternoon. Like yesterday, an isolated severe thunderstorm warning can't be ruled out due to a brief burst of gusty... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at Weather Blog
Hot, hot, hot! And it's not going to get any better until late next week. We do have some isolated downpours that are sparking up to our west this morning and these may affect some of our counties west of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2016 at Weather Blog
This morning's cold front is continuing to push the rain south of our area. As of this writing (just before 8:45a) we still have a few showers in our very southern counties down toward Campbellsville and Columbia. The rain should... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at Weather Blog
It's a good thing that the Kentucky State Fair is "America's largest indoor fair". Otherwise we'd have a problem for WAVE 3 News Day! Storms are on the increase this afternoon and evening, and some of them could be strong... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at Weather Blog
WAVE 3 News Day at the Kentucky State Fair is this Saturday, August 20th in the South Wing A lobby of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. Our booth will be set up from 10am to 5:30pm. Check out when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Weather Blog
Whew! We've dodged a bullet here, folks. The front bringing us our forecast rain has stalled about 50 miles north of where it should have, leading to heavy rain being focused on Central Indiana and not Southern Indiana. Folks around... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Weather Blog
First off, the latest data is promising for those who have outdoor plans this morning through the afternoon. We're already picking up a few isolated showers in our very northern counties and through the afternoon scattered showers and thunderstorms will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Weather Blog