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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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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago at Weather Blog
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We woke up with quite a bit of fog this morning, both in areas south of Louisville and for those along the Ohio River. The Dense Fog Advisory has expired and now we're left with a perfect day! Expect highs... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at Weather Blog
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This morning has been a foggy one! Visibilities down to as low as 1/4 of a mile have been measured but the fog is now mixing out as the sun continues to rise. Highs in the lower 70s will likely... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Brrr! What a chilly morning it has been! Many outside the city got down into the 30s as the clouds cleared just before sunrise. So far we've not received any reports of frost in those spots that saw morning lows... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Weather Blog
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The rain is already exiting this morning, as forecast. While we may see a few peeks of blue sky this morning, a cloud deck redevelops this afternoon as the sun hits the cooler air that's moving in behind this morning's... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Enjoy today. Really, enjoy it. Highs will be in the mid 70s with abundant sunshine, making this the warmest and most pleasant day of the next three. A cold front moving through tonight will have some weakening showers that arrive... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Last night was LOUD. Plenty of thunder as storms roared through the Metro. That initial wave of thunderstorms that hit Louisville and Churchill Downs closer to 5pm was unfortunate, especialy when you consider that we could've avoided rain at Churchill... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at Weather Blog
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After a pre-dawn round of showers and thunderstorms with some fog this morning, we're clearing out. The satellite view to the right shows the clearing skies and that will help us build instability this afternoon for additional storm development. Outflow... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Rain is moving into Louisville as of this writing and it will really put a damper on the KDF Marathon/miniMarathon this morning. The Great Balloon Race has already been canceled. There may be thunder at times, so be listening for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Today and Monday look great. High pressure anchored over Eastern Canada keeps us sunny to mostly sunny with a southwesterly flow. That flow helps our temps reach into the lower 80s today and mid to upper 80s tomorrow. Enjoy this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Be thankful for this weekend's weather for Thunder Over Louisville! It looks perfect. Highs this afternoon will be in the mid 70s while the fireworks tonight go off with temps in the mid 60s. Expect plenty of sunshine, so use... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at Weather Blog
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How do we pay for a nice Thunder Over Louisville forecast? With real thunder this afternoon! Scattered showers and thunderstorms are already beginning to "pop" on radar and they'll be with us through the afternoon, hit or miss. By this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Weather Blog
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First off, today is looking good. We'll be in the lower 80s today, about 3° warmer than yesterday's upper 70s. Expect sunshine to hang around like yesterday with not one cloud in the sky! We'll do the same on Monday... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Did you see it last night? A meteor streaked through the sky over Louisville and it was caught LIVE on WAVE 3 News last night at 11:16 during reporter William Joy's live shot. What a lucky sight! Be sure to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Showers this afternoon and especially this evening along a cold front won't be overly heavy, but winds will gust to 30-35 mph at times. Temps top out in the mid 60s here in the city before getting knocked down with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at Weather Blog
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This is miserable. Temps around freezing with wind chills in the 20s in April? No bueno. By this afternoon we only see highs in the 40s with sunshine. No snow showers for us today but areas to our north and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday's winds were something else. The front that moved through during the afternoon had exceptionally high winds just a few thousand feet above our heads. When the sun heated up the ground, and in turn the air right above it,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Wind gusts up to 50 mph? It's possible in Southern Indiana this afternoon! Areas near Louisville and south into Kentucky could see 45 mph gusts at times. This is all thanks to a batch of winds moving through this afternoon... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at Weather Blog
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The National Weather Service office in Louisville has confirmed that 50-60 mph straight-line winds hit the Harned, KY area of Breckinridge County yesterday afternoon. This was not a tornado. NWS also did a survey in an area that spans from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We're in for a dry start to Easter before thunderstorms begin moving in this evening. Have an egg hunt planned outside today? Most will stay dry through the morning and early afternoon! Some isolated storms may try to develop out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at Weather Blog
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It's frosty! Temps in the 20s and 30s this morning have lead to widespread frost. A Frost Advisory for our area expires at 10am. By this afternoon we're in fine shape with sunshine and highs in the upper 60s here... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Southern Indiana has seen the brunt of the showers this morning and that looks to be the case for areas along and north of I-64 until about midday. You'll notice how rain has gotten heavier toward Evansville as this deformation... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Scattered showers are still roaming through the area this morning but we'll see some dry time toward late morning and midday. That allows the atmosphere to reload for a few additional scattered showers and even thunderstorms through the afternoon. These... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at Weather Blog
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It's an active weekend event-wise and weather-wise! A few showers are moving through mainly west of I-65 this morning and by this afternoon we'll have scattered showers and thunderstorms thanks to a warm front. If you're heading out to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2016 at Weather Blog