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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
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We just closed the books on day 8 in a row in the 90s here in Louisville. We may very well go for 9 straight tomorrow if afternoon scattered storms don't move over the airport before we reach 90°. By... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Weather Blog
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The main part of our heat wave may be wrapping up after today but storm chances are going up in its wake. The Heat Advisory has been extended another day for some of us, including in Louisville, until 8pm. Heat... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Weather Blog
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Well, it's going to be hot again today. But at least we have an end to the heat in sight. This weekend we're talking about highs in the mid 90s here in the city. Today's heat index will be around... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Weather Blog
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It's a quiet morning across WAVE Country. Aside from an isolated pop-up storm this afternoon, we'll be dry and hot. I think today's storm risk is very, very low since there's no real trigger in the atmosphere to get things... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Showers and even a few rumbles of thunder are moving through south of Louisville this morning with a disturbance that moved in overnight. Most of the short-range models indicate that this activity should dissipate around midday, which matches up with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at Weather Blog
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The lower humidity, afternoon sunshine, and slightly cooler temperatures won't last forever, so sip and savor today! Clouds this morning are hanging tough on the Kentucky side of things but by this afternoon we'll see more sunshine in this area.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Thank goodness. It's about time we had nice weather hit on a weekend! A cold front moving through this morning will bring in lower humidity for the next couple days. When you couple that with mostly sunny skies (after some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Air with higher moisture levels is moving in from the southwest this morning, and that will serve as fuel for a few isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon in WAVE Country. Given the location of the axis of moisture this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Air with higher moisture levels is moving in from the southwest this morning, and that will serve as fuel for a few isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon in WAVE Country. Given the location of the axis of moisture this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Hopefully you enjoyed yesterday's cooler air because we're turning on the furnace again. Expect highs today near 90 with 90 or better for highs through Sunday and Monday. Humidity won't be too terrible for the weekend, but I think you'll... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Weather Blog
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If we hit 95° that will be the hottest we've seen here in Louisville since September 5th of last year. Shoo! Dew points in the 60s will mean heat index values near or above 100° today. Make sure to stay... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday we spent a few hours visiting the Mount Rushmore area before storms began to form. While the environment wasn't as good for severe weather as it was in Montana, we did see a severe storm that gave us quite... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We're on our way to Mount Rushmore this morning after waking up in Valentine, NE. We'll do some sightseeing there before storms begin to form this afternoon. Get ready for an influx of Mount Rushmore photos on my social media... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We had some excitement today in the Black Hills of South Dakota as a severe storm blew up near Custer, SD and stayed nearly stationary for quite some time. It contained large hail and heavy rain. Unfortunately other storms that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Last night we stayed in Scottsbluff, NE after our chase in Wyoming finished up. This morning we ate a nice breakfast down the street (image to the right courtesy Cindy Dewees) and now we're on our way north to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Weather Blog
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After starting in Colby, KS this morning, we went into Northeast Colorado where we waited around for a bit before making the decision to go north into Nebraska and eventually Southeast Wyoming. There we saw a cluster of storms near... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We just left Colby, Kansas this morning and are heading westward toward Northeast Colorado. Today will feature more upslope wind-driven thunderstorm development in the Rockies that drifts southeastward into the Plains. One minor difference is that a weak front stalled... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Weather Blog
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For an environment that wasn't that great for storms to develop in, today's chase was awesome! We were able to latch on to a severe storm early on in its life cycle and it put on quite a show just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We're on the road toward Southeast Colorado this morning after spending the night in Raton, New Mexico. Cumulus clouds are already going up in this area and storms will likely be on the radar by early afternoon, mountain time. Damaging... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We weren't expecting much today so it was nice to chase two good storms in Colorado and New Mexico! The first one in Colorado east of Trinidad, near the New Mexico border, had a nice structure and some large hail.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We're just waking up in Denver this morning, getting ready for our first chase day! After a quick trip to the store to get some snacks and supplies, we'll likely jump on I-25 south toward New Mexico after making a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Weather Blog
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This morning I'm heading to Denver to embark on my 2016 Great Plains Storm Chase! This evening I'll be meeting up with Storm Chasing Adventure Tours, the outfit I've worked with for nine years now. Folks from all over the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Just a quick update as I'll be leaving for my Great Plains Storm Chasing trip shortly... We have a few showers around this morning, with the heaviest activity in Southern Indiana so far. It looks like we'll see a break... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at Weather Blog
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REMINDER! This Saturday I'll be leaving for Denver, CO to start my 9th annual storm chasing trip in the Great Plains with Storm Chasing Adventure Tours. Our chase days, depending on the weather, will be June 5-10. I'll be covering... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at Weather Blog
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JUST ONE WEEK AWAY! Next Saturday I'll be leaving for Denver, CO to start my 9th annual storm chasing trip in the Great Plains with Storm Chasing Adventure Tours. Our chase days, depending on the weather, will be June 5-10.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2016 at Weather Blog