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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
It's weird having the eclipse all done with, isn't it? We're so happy that the weather cooperated! If the storms to our west had fired up a couple hours earlier, we would've been in trouble, viewing wise. By the way,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Weather Blog
A line of storms and even a front-running supercell storm or two will threaten our area between 6pm and midnight tonight. You'll note on the radar view to the right how active things are in Central Indiana as of 5pm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at Weather Blog
A complex of storms in Middle Tennessee is one to watch tonight as it may clip some of our Southern Kentucky counties. By and large the main threats of heavy rain and wind will stay south of us, but it's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Weather Blog
A "vort max", or small disturbance in the atmosphere, is moving toward Southern Kentucky this evening and will roll through overnight into early Tuesday morning. While rain chances look slim tonight, we have to increase them tomorrow morning in Southern... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Weather Blog
Thursday was our last day of storm chasing as storm formation will be squelched by high pressure moving in. Thursday had to be a good chase day. Thursday had to be our grand finale. Thursday delivered. We drove from Limon,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Weather Blog
Yesterday's chase in Western Nebraska and Northeast Colorado was an active one! Storms formed over Western Nebraska early in the afternoon and slid south into Northeast Colorado where additional storms formed, making the whole setup clustered and messy. Before that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Weather Blog
Yesterday's 500+ mile drive from Hot Springs, South Dakota to just north of Lamar, Colorado was a long one that took us through South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado. Scattered storms had already developed ahead of the front down near... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Weather Blog
Yesterday's chase in South Dakota was a memorable one to say the least. A cluster of storms blew up right over the Black Hills as forecast and we were able to chase it as it moved very slowly to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Weather Blog
Yesterday we made the drive from Denver, Colorado to Hot Springs, SD in preparation for today's chase in the SD/WY border region. Along the way we stopped in Alliance, Nebraska at Carhenge, a replica of Stonehenge in the UK made... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Weather Blog
Prospects for storms here the Great Plains today are very low as a lack of ingredients and lack of a trigger for storms stick around. A big ridge of high pressure over the Southwest certainly isn't helping either. What we'll... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Weather Blog
Good morning from the Louisville International Airport! I'm traveling to Denver this morning for my 10th season of storm chasing. This evening in Denver I'll meet up with Storm Chasing Adventure Tours, an outfit that I've chased with since 2008,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Weather Blog
NWS Louisville is holding a conference call today at 1:00pm EDT to discuss Saturday night/early Sunday's severe risk. Hit Refresh (F5) to see new updates posted below. 1:21pm - Conference call has come to an end. 1:21pm - Last call... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Weather Blog
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 Apr 28, 2017 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