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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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Storms this morning caused a ruckus across the area once again but will they be enough to stave off any sort of severe weather threat this afternoon? Possibly, but the speed at which the atmosphere has been recovering in the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Weather Blog
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We can't rule out a shower or storm this morning, especially in northeast portions of our viewing area. Most of the day should be dry, though. It's tonight that we need to be concerned about. A line of storms will... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Weather Blog
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Each year we receive dozens of comments and messages asking why our forecast is different than another TV station, the National Weather Service, a website, or even a mobile app. This comes up the most during the winter season when... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Weather Blog
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Clouds are breaking up somewhat to our north this afternoon and that may lead to a few storms by the evening. But, what about the big cool-down we've been talking about? More on that in the video below. Ryan Hoke Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Weather Blog
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It's the final day of Forecastle! If you're heading out there to see Beck or any one of the acts performing you may just get away with not toting a poncho along. Rain showers will be very light today and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday was downright cool in the city of Louisville. People were wearing jackets to Forecastle! Today will be a few degrees warmer but still very cool for this time of year. Shower chances are small but they are in play... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Weather Blog
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It's going to be a loud and rainy evening across parts of WAVE Country tonight. Storms look to fire up in Indiana after 3pm today and they'll slowly drop toward Louisville during the late afternoon and evening. Gusty, damaging winds,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Weather Blog
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We can't rule out some showers and storms across our far northern counties this morning thanks to a very slow moving complex of storms out in Illinois. Should this area of storms dissipate today we'll see the chance for an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Weather Blog
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With the increase in heat and humidity that's coming down the tubes for us we're also looking at scattered storms, just in time for the start of the workweek. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Slight Risk of severe... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Weather Blog
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We've been absolutely spoiled! You can't beat lower 80s and low humidity for the Fourth of July. Today will be very similar with only a small increase in temperature. Tomorrow is when the heat and humidity begin to creep back... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Ahhh... doesn't that feel good? The drier air behind yesterday's cold front is making for a wonderful afternoon temperature-wise with readings not making it out of the 70s. It's a bit cloudy out there but I think we'll take the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Weather Blog
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A big batch of flooding rain and storms moving through the Memphis area is creating some forecast headaches for us here in Kentuckiana. While I don't think we'll have quite the myriad of issues they're seeing down there, it appears... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Weather Blog
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A series of upper-level disturbances will move through this weekend, triggering a decent chance of scattered storms both today and tomorrow. Some of these storms could put down some very heavy rain, and that means the potential for isolated instances... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Weather Blog
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After spending a day only in the 80s on Wednesday the 90s are making a comeback today. Hot, humid conditions will lead to a few isolated thunderstorms as we head throughout the afternoon. Not everyone's going to get wet and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Once again today we'll be dealing with highs topping 90 degrees and some humidity. Isolated storms will be a bit more widespread than they were yesterday and some of them could carry heavy rain and wind gusts that approach severe... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Weather Blog
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The first day of summer is in progress as we had the summer solstice take place at 6:51am. It won't be quite as humid as it was yesterday but we're still looking for a muggy day with highs near 90.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Storms are developing over portions of Southern Indiana and a Slight Risk of severe weather has been issued for areas just northeast of our area where a warm front is sitting. The severe weather risk locally is very low, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Weather Blog
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It's hot. It's humid. Storms are in our future. That's good news because some folks do need the rain! Louisville is just over two inches behind on rainfall for the year while other areas to our east and west are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Weather Blog
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The process by which we get to a hot and humid workweek begins today as southerly flow cranks up this afternoon. Thta will mean more humidity than yesterday but I doubt we'll hit oppressive levels. Enough dry air aloft will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at Weather Blog
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The National Weather Service office in Louisville put 0ut an interesting note in their forecast discussion earlier this morning: In an interesting note, the June 14th 00z NAM model forecasts total precipitable water (PWATs) for Louisville for early this morning... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Weather Blog
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For the past seven years I've been fortunate enough to be able to chase storms out in the Great Plains as a severe weather expert for Storm Chasing Adventure Tours. Last week's 2,463-mile chase through Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at Weather Blog
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After a few isolated showers this morning and afternoon we'll begin to see some sunshine later today. The humidity today will also be on the downward trend, at least slightly, as a cold front moves through. I've got the latest... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday's upslope storm potential delivered in spectacular fashion as we intercepted a supercell storm near Limon, CO that had moved east from the front range of the Rockies. We chased this storm for 5 hours and in that time it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday's storms didn't materialize in Southern Kansas even though it appeared we were close to that happening. The gathering bunch of cumulus clouds near a boundary simply didn't have enough energy to overcome the cap of warm air aloft and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday didn't quite go as planned since an outflow boundary from the storms in Northern Nebraska spread southward. We identified this issue early via satellite imagery and headed toward the western part of the state. The reason this was bad... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at Weather Blog