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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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Yesterday evening got active across Kentuckiana as expected. Hail reports were the most common in our area, with the largest hail of tennis ball size falling in Washington County, KY. NWS Louisville has visited Edmonson County, KY (just outside our... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Weather Blog
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Yesterday's storms definitely delivered a punch to areas south of Louisville, as expected. While we did see hail here in the Metro the hail size became an issue down toward Washington County, KY where they saw tennis ball-size hail. Yikes!... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Weather Blog
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Posted 3 days ago at Weather Blog
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While we're waking up to 30s and frost/freeze this morning by tomorrow our attention will be turned to the potential for severe weather. On Saturday a fairly strong area of low pressure moving out of the Plains will push a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Weather Blog
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The forecast is unfolding pretty close to what was expected. Areas along the I-75 corridor did have a couple damage reports from strong to severe storms that fired up just east of us. That was expected given the data this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at Weather Blog
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There's plenty of rain across the region this morning, and at this point that's actually a good thing. The rain during the morning and early afternoon should limit the degree of atmospheric instability that we'll see this afternoon for the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Heading out to Thunder Over Louisville? Expect some FANTASTIC weather! Highs this afternoon top out in the low 80s with a few clouds here and there, otherwise making it a mostly sunny day. Clouds roll in this evening for the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Enjoy Sunday while it lasts! Highs this afternoon will be in the upper 70s with mostly sunny skies. By tonight clouds are on the increase and we should see our first rain drops on Monday, likely after the morning hours.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Now that we're done with the storms for a bit we can focus on some great weather for the weekend! Expect highs in the mid to upper 60s today with plenty of sunshine. Add ten degrees to what we had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Happy Easter! We had a frosty morning but now we're working on warming things up for a sunny day. We've got clouds in here tonight though and that may lead to a few isolated showers here and there by early... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Weather Blog
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The last 48 hours have been anything but good in the world of weather around here. The next 48 hours look a whole lot better though! After a sunny day near 60 we go under a Frost Advisory overnight as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at Weather Blog
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1:31pm - We're going to go ahead and end this LIVE BLOG post. We'll start another one very soon to cover this afternoon and evening's severe weather threat. Check back on the blog and our Facebook page! 1:30pm - Storms... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Just a few notes here this evening... The well-advertised band of showers is moving through the area now ahead of a front. They're running just about on schedule so these will be out of here well before the Monday morning... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Weather Blog
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After this morning's frosty start we're in for a day that may reach 60 degrees! We are tracking a band of showers that will move through this evening and through the overnight hours but before then it'll just be a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Plenty of cold to go around this morning. 23° is the coldest we've seen in Louisville so far this morning and this afternoon won't be that much of a help as temperatures struggle to hit the mid 40s here in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Weather Blog
At 3:42pm EDT Astronaut Scott Kelly will launch into space aboard a Soyuz rocket to begin his year-long stay in space aboard the International Space Station. His identical twin brother Mark will be staying on earth during his stay. Broadcast... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Not bad out there today! We made it up to 61°, which is exactly ten degrees lower than the 71° we enjoyed on Saturday. I spent the early part of the day doing a little landscape work and saw that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Not much to say about today's weather other than this: It will be absolutely beautiful. We'll see filtered sunshine today, but filtered sunshine nonetheless, as temperatures get up to around 70 here in the city. A glancing shot of cooler... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at Weather Blog
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69° today in Louisville! Wow! And if you think that was nice just wait until tomorrow when we hit 77°. Monday is also the day when the Ohio River crests just below Moderate Flood stage. With the 3rd St ramp... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Weather Blog
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The rain is long gone but the flood issues remain since we've not even seen the crest of the Ohio River yet. That happens early Tuesday just below moderate flood stage. Otherwise, the weather is looking great for the start... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Weather Blog
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The rain is going away this afternoon but the flood problems aren't. While stream and creek levels will drop over the weekend, river levels will rise as those creeks and streams deposit the extra water into them. Flood warnings, watches,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Weather Blog
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It's raining. And it's not going to stop raining in quite a few places until sometime tomorrow. We've picked up just over a half inch of rain in Louisville since midnight and it's looking like we'll pick up another inch... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Today was the first day that we've had an at or above normal high temperature in Louisville since Tuesday of last week. We topped out at 55°, which hits our climatological normal temperature spot-on. Tomorrow looks like a fairly calm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Weather Blog
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How about that 49° in Louisville today! Wow! Who knew that temperatures in the 40s could feel so good? We melted a considerable portion of the snow today with the full sunshine and those temperatures. We'll continue to melt that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at Weather Blog
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With the snow out of the way now we focus on the melting that takes place over the next several days. This may cause some flooding in places, which we're already seeing in a few areas. At this point the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at Weather Blog