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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
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We're seeing a few light showers being generated this morning as warm air flows northward into the region. Even though that warmer air is flowing in we won't see temperatures quite as warm as yesterday when we got to 65... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Weather Blog
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We've dealt with a few showers this morning but those are on the downward trend as we head toward the afternoon. We've been fortunate to have temperatures above freezing with those showers. Northen Kentucky and the Cincinnati area haven't been... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Weather Blog
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After a clear Friday we'll begin to see clouds roll in tonight, leading to a few rain showers toward very early Saturday. This will mainly be for our Southern Indiana counties. Earlier we were thinking that some of this could... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Weather Blog
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The National Weather Service in Louisville has opted to expand the Winter Weather Advisory to include most of our counties in Kentucky. This runs through noon tomorrow. Carroll County, Kentucky still remains under a Winter Storm Warning through the same... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Weather Blog
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Over the past 24 hours we've seen the models begin to converge on a more concrete solution for tonight's snow event. There are still some issues to be ironed out, including exactly when we change from rain to snow overnight... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Weather Blog
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The 12z suite of models has arrived and with it some interesting trends when it comes to our snow on Sunday night. Below is the snowfall accumulation output from each model and a quick commentary. You can click on each... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Data continues to converge on the possibility of our first accumulating snow of the season on Sunday night into early Monday. There has been some waffling on the models but the data that has been consistent up to this point... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Check out the video below for a look at the latest data for our next couple of snow chances coming up this weekend and into early next week. At this point Saturday night's snow chance is pretty insignificant but Sunday... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Weather Blog
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While we'll be a couple degrees cooler today than yesterday we're still on track for highs in the mid 60s by tomorrow afternoon. This gives way to a shower chance with the cold front that will eventually lead to the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Weather Blog
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To sum up this weekend: Calm and cool. That's about it. Monday is warm and sunny. After that? Rain chances arrive with a front and a few snowflakes are not out of the question by Wednesday morning. The big Arctic... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Weather Blog
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For now things look fairly quiet. Temperatures will warm into the mid 50s this weekend with a very small shower chance and clouds on Saturday as a front rolls through. The front will only take temperatures down a degree or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Weather Blog
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This morning we went below freezing in Metro Louisville for the first time this season. It was a hard, deep freeze as many folks got into the mid to lower 20s area wide. It wasn't just here though as temperatures... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Weather Blog
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What the snow? Last night's trace of snow in Louisville was the first trace we've had on Halloween in the city since 1993. That's 21 years! Many folks were out at high school football games and got to see the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Buckle up. We've got a pattern that's going to take us from shorts and t-shirts tomorrow to winter coats by the end of the week if all goes as forecast. Halloween night looks to be one in the 50s and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Weather Blog
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It would be a crime if you didn't get outside this weekend. Temperatures will be topping out in the mid 70s both today and tomorrow! We'll start today with a few clouds but things should begin to clear out somewhat... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Temperatures tonight will be dropping down into the upper 30s here in Louisville with mid 30s possible in the suburbs and outlying areas. This presents a threat for patchy frost in those areas that get cool enough. So far a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Weather Blog
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When we present our severe weather forecasts to you on-air and online we usually include the Storm Prediction Center's covective outlook, which indicates where storms will be severe based on Slight, Moderate, and High risk categories. After 35 years the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Weather Blog
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A thin band of showers moved through Louisville this morning right as the morning rush was at its peak, which probably didn't help drivers involved in multiple backups and accidents. Most of the activity is south of the Metro as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Weather Blog
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One of the perils of forecasting morning low temperatures is cloud cover. Yesterday it appeared that yesterday's clouds would be outta here late last night before we got into the maximum cooling of the morning near 5-7am. The NWS office... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Weather Blog
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We were spoiled yesterday by a 75-degree high temperature but today will definitely bring us down to earth again. Highs this afternoon will have trouble getting above 60 degrees, with a high of 61 pegged here in the city. A... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Yuck. This is, at best, good napping weather. Why is it so showery and cool? We're under the influence of a slow-moving cut-off low pressure that got left behind from the storms that moved through Monday night. What's going on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Things are relatively quiet this morning across the area save for a small shower or two. We'll continue to be quiet through the early to mid afternoon before scattered storms begin to move into the area. So, if you're heading... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Today is going to be a quiet, but dreary one. Clouds will hang tough and temperatures should only make it into the lower 60s. There may be a few showers over the very southern edge of our counties down toward... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Rain showers are once again moving into WAVE Country after a relative lull in the action this morning. At the moment they're not particularly heavy but south of the stationary front there are thunderstorms. Claps of thunder are possible in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Weather Blog
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The surveys of Tuesday's storms are complete and we now know that nine tornadoes touched down across the Commonwealth. Here locally we had a touchdown about a mile south of Westport, KY in Oldham County. You'll find the preliminary report... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Weather Blog