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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The radar is lit up to our west as the band of rain with some thunder arrives. For folks at the Cards game, it will be around around 10am and last until after kickoff likely. The good news is that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday's front is well to our southeast now and the cooler, drier air that has been long-promised is filtering in behind it. We'll only be in the 70s today for highs and overnight lows tonight will dip into the 50s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Weather Blog
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It's not going to storm all day. It's not going to storm everywhere. But where it does storm there could be gusty, damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. That's the main message today as a cold front moves in.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Not a bad start to Sunday. Not a bad Sunday either. Expect a warmer day in the mid 80s but with continued low humidity. Tomorrow on Labor Day you'll really start to feel the return of that humid air as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at Weather Blog
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This is amazing weather! High pressure centered over the Great Lakes is protecting us from the heat, humidity, and storms this weekend. We will be warming into the mid 80s this afternoon with upper 80s on Sunday, but at least... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We're starting out on a calmer note than yesterday but we're still on track to see some additional scattered storms this afternoon. Like yesterday, an isolated severe thunderstorm warning can't be ruled out due to a brief burst of gusty... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Hot, hot, hot! And it's not going to get any better until late next week. We do have some isolated downpours that are sparking up to our west this morning and these may affect some of our counties west of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2016 at Weather Blog
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This morning's cold front is continuing to push the rain south of our area. As of this writing (just before 8:45a) we still have a few showers in our very southern counties down toward Campbellsville and Columbia. The rain should... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at Weather Blog
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It's a good thing that the Kentucky State Fair is "America's largest indoor fair". Otherwise we'd have a problem for WAVE 3 News Day! Storms are on the increase this afternoon and evening, and some of them could be strong... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at Weather Blog
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WAVE 3 News Day at the Kentucky State Fair is this Saturday, August 20th in the South Wing A lobby of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. Our booth will be set up from 10am to 5:30pm. Check out when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Whew! We've dodged a bullet here, folks. The front bringing us our forecast rain has stalled about 50 miles north of where it should have, leading to heavy rain being focused on Central Indiana and not Southern Indiana. Folks around... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Weather Blog
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First off, the latest data is promising for those who have outdoor plans this morning through the afternoon. We're already picking up a few isolated showers in our very northern counties and through the afternoon scattered showers and thunderstorms will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Weather Blog
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The high humidity as of late has been shoved southward as a front moved through yesterday. We'll enjoy lower (not low) humidity for the next couple of days, with plenty of sunshine to boot! It'll still be very warm with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at Weather Blog
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It's coming. Lower humidity. Not LOW humidity, but lower. Put your pumpkin spice-flavored things away kids, we're not quite there yet. Dew points will drop into the low to mid 60s at times from Sunday to Monday, which is a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Hopefully you'll have time to enjoy our mostly dry weather today, now that the fog is gone. We're expecting just a few isolated downpours and thunderstorms this afternoon, mainly south of I-64. We've already got a few on radar west... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Folks in southern Oldham County have been telling us all week about how they've been targeted so heavily by scattered thunderstorms this week. And they're right... the latest (estimated) rainfall totals from Sunday all the way through today show up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We just closed the books on day 8 in a row in the 90s here in Louisville. We may very well go for 9 straight tomorrow if afternoon scattered storms don't move over the airport before we reach 90°. By... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at Weather Blog