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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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Before we get to the forecast, let's back up to last night. I got in to Oklahoma City at 3am this morning after a series of air travel-related snafus that included aircraft mechanical problems, logistical issues, and most prominently, a... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Weather Blog
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It's here! My 2015 Great Plains storm chase begins today as I travel to Oklahoma City where I'll meet up with the group that I chase with. Since 2008 I've been chasing storms with Storm Chasing Adventure Tours, an outfit... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Weather Blog
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Check out this über-awesome time lapse video from our SkyTrack Camera in Jeffersonville! It shows a storm smacking Downtown Louisville around 3pm today. We've got a shot at a few more scattered storms this evening so watch out for heavy... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Weather Blog
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An increasing storm chance will be the theme for this afternoon and evening across WAVE Country. The first wave of storms will likely develop during the early afternoon as a gust front from storms earlier this morning in Missouri approaches.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Weather Blog
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Storms are likely today. That's the long and short of the forecast. It won't be a wall-to-wall rainfall today but waves of storms will be moving through from the mid morning through about the mid afternoon. Severe weather isn't likely... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Weather Blog
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We've had one rogue severe thunderstorm this evening that trekked from Paoli to northern Washington County but the rest of the downpours and storms we've seen have been weaker as expected. The storm in Paoli did knock down a few... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Happy Mother's Day! Thanks to all the moms out there for the hard work that you do. :) If you're taking mom out to brunch or dinner today the weather should be in fairly good shape. We have a chance... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Weather Blog
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We've had a few showers and downpours this morning but those have largely faded away. This afternoon it's a scattered storm chance that will be pretty widespread. Beginning around 1-2pm storms pop on radar and they'll carry some heavy rain... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Weather Blog
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The weather is taking a break for a while. No massive rain episodes, no severe weather, and not even chilly temperatures for the next week! It's almost like Mother Nature knew we were having Derby and then needed a nap... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Weather Blog
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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 Apr 26, 2015 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 Apr 26, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Posted Apr 25, 2015 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 Apr 24, 2015 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