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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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Buckle up. We've got a pattern that's going to take us from shorts and t-shirts tomorrow to winter coats by the end of the week if all goes as forecast. Halloween night looks to be one in the 50s and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Weather Blog
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It would be a crime if you didn't get outside this weekend. Temperatures will be topping out in the mid 70s both today and tomorrow! We'll start today with a few clouds but things should begin to clear out somewhat... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Weather Blog
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Temperatures tonight will be dropping down into the upper 30s here in Louisville with mid 30s possible in the suburbs and outlying areas. This presents a threat for patchy frost in those areas that get cool enough. So far a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Weather Blog
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When we present our severe weather forecasts to you on-air and online we usually include the Storm Prediction Center's covective outlook, which indicates where storms will be severe based on Slight, Moderate, and High risk categories. After 35 years the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Weather Blog
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A thin band of showers moved through Louisville this morning right as the morning rush was at its peak, which probably didn't help drivers involved in multiple backups and accidents. Most of the activity is south of the Metro as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Weather Blog
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One of the perils of forecasting morning low temperatures is cloud cover. Yesterday it appeared that yesterday's clouds would be outta here late last night before we got into the maximum cooling of the morning near 5-7am. The NWS office... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Weather Blog
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We were spoiled yesterday by a 75-degree high temperature but today will definitely bring us down to earth again. Highs this afternoon will have trouble getting above 60 degrees, with a high of 61 pegged here in the city. A... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Yuck. This is, at best, good napping weather. Why is it so showery and cool? We're under the influence of a slow-moving cut-off low pressure that got left behind from the storms that moved through Monday night. What's going on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Things are relatively quiet this morning across the area save for a small shower or two. We'll continue to be quiet through the early to mid afternoon before scattered storms begin to move into the area. So, if you're heading... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Today is going to be a quiet, but dreary one. Clouds will hang tough and temperatures should only make it into the lower 60s. There may be a few showers over the very southern edge of our counties down toward... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Rain showers are once again moving into WAVE Country after a relative lull in the action this morning. At the moment they're not particularly heavy but south of the stationary front there are thunderstorms. Claps of thunder are possible in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Weather Blog
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The surveys of Tuesday's storms are complete and we now know that nine tornadoes touched down across the Commonwealth. Here locally we had a touchdown about a mile south of Westport, KY in Oldham County. You'll find the preliminary report... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Weather Blog
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We're well on track for showers and storms to arrive in Kentuckiana very late tonight, mostly into early tomorrow morning. The Storm Prediction Center does have the very western fringe of the area under a Slight Risk of severe weather... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Just a quick update here... We're on-target to see a storm chance early Friday morning as a cold front approaches. That's some good news because it's been 20 days since we've had measurable rainfall in Louisville. That's the longest stretch... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Weather Blog
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The Weather Channel has released the set of names they'll use for winter storms this upcoming 2014-2015 winter season. These are strictly names that they'll use on their TV and web outlets and are not "official" names since they are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Rain. It's something we've not seen a measurable amount of in Louisville for 16 straight days now. This is the driest stretch of weather we've had since 2008 and, should we not see any rain over the airport this afternoon,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at Weather Blog
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We have a few cirrus clouds streaming in from the south this morning but the day looks more sunny than cloudy around here as highs push into the lower to mid 80s area wide. How about that for the first... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Weather Blog
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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 Sep 21, 2014 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 Sep 20, 2014 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 Sep 19, 2014 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 Sep 14, 2014 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