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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've had a few downpours and showers this morning move through Southern Indiana and our northernmost counties in Kentucky. As expected, these were not terribly widespread and only harbored a few lightning strikes as they moved toward the river in... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Weather Blog
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It's a beautiful morning across WAVE Country but there are a few clouds streaming in from the north. So few of these will do so that I think we can still call today mostly sunny. The cold front that's waiting... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Weather Blog
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The weather out there today is just awesome. Plenty of sunshine, temperatures in the 70s, a bit of a breeze... Need I say more? If you're heading out to high school football games tonight you'll want to take a light... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Weather Blog
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This morning's sunrise was one to get up early for. Cirrus clouds combined with a deep blue sky (thanks to lower humidity) to create quite the scene from our TowerCam along with our SkyTrack network of cameras. We also had... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Weather Blog
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We're still cloudy this morning but the well-advertised sunshine is in store for this afternoon and early evening. High pressure out to our west will be moving up toward the Great Lakes, which should lead to that clearing trend as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Overcast skies are making for quite the dreary day throughout the area. It's not just us, either. The cool air and another disturbance diving out of Canada are spreading clouds across much of the central and eastern US. These will... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Weather Blog
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It just doesn't get any better than this! Now that the cold front is through and we have cooler, drier air filtering in we're setting the stage for what looks to be a great day of weather across the area.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Weather Blog
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We're looking at two bouts of cooler air over the next week, with the first one arriving today. We can't rule out a few showers, maybe even a storm, thorugh the morning and early afternoon but by this evening we'll... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at Weather Blog
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It's another quiet, but hot day across WAVE Country. In fact, this may very well be the last 90 degree+ day of the year based on the pattern over the next couple weeks plus climatology as we head toward October.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Weather Blog
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We've got another 90 degree day on our hands now and tomorrow looks about the same. Could tomorrow be the last 90 degree day we get this year? It's possible. Storms increase tomorrow night but it's looking more and more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Weather Blog
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This morning many people around WAVE Country woke up to fog in their neighborhood. We were even able to catch it with a time lapse video from our SkyTrack Camera in Jeffersonville! The fog has since mixed out and we're... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Weather Blog
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A few downpours are tracking through the northwestern portion of our viewing area now and will continue to do so through the morning. By this afternoon scattered storms will overspread the entire area before heavy rains set in this evening... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Heat and humidity will be on the rise once again this afternoon but it won't be bad enough to keep a Heat Advisory in place. With the soupy air around we'll see a risk for a few scattered storms through... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Weather Blog
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What a mess. Once a few downpours got going along a boundary north of the Ohio River around 6pm last night the whole thing lit up with strong thunderstorms all at once, postponing many high school football games until today.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Weather Blog
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It's the start of the high school football season across Kentuckiana and, just in time, the heat and humidity will become a concern. Keep those kiddos hydrated! We do have a few small storm chances to contend with alongside the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Weather Blog
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A new report from Climate Central pegs Louisville as being one of the worst cities for the Heat Island effect. We've known about this for years but lately this difference in temperature between the center city and the suburbs has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Weather Blog
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A few folks are seeing some showers and downpours but most of the action is in Eastern Kentucky where a disturbance is moving through. While we're technically underneath a Slight Risk of severe weather today across the very northeastern tip... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Heavy rain is already traversing the area this morning and it will affect Louisville after 9am. After a break early this afternoon we'll see another round move in for the late afternoon/early evening. All of this rainfall could put down... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Weather Blog
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After a shower or two in Southern Indiana today, the latest data is suggesting that showers and storms could move into the Louisville area after 8am or so tomorrow. Storms will still develop during the afternoon and especially the evening,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Weather Blog
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After a few showers and downpours this morning we're looking at a setup that brings more scattered showers and storms to the area this afternoon. The latest trends in the model data says that we here in Louisville could very... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Heading to the PGA Championship today? There's rain in the forecast today and we can't even rule out some bolts of lightning. Heavy rain could fall at times in places. It won't be a washout all over today but multiple... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Weather Blog
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While the next several days look pleasant we do need rain. Louisville needs more than three inches of rain to recover from our deficit while some areas likely need more, especially to the southeast of the city. There are rain... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Storms are moving through the northwestern and southwestern tips of our viewing area this morning with the heaviest activity situated across Lawrence County. These storms will continue the downward trend in their strength and coverage through the morning and I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Weather Blog
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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 Jul 27, 2014 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 Jul 26, 2014 at Weather Blog