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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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Air with higher moisture levels is moving in from the southwest this morning, and that will serve as fuel for a few isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon in WAVE Country. Given the location of the axis of moisture this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Air with higher moisture levels is moving in from the southwest this morning, and that will serve as fuel for a few isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon in WAVE Country. Given the location of the axis of moisture this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Hopefully you enjoyed yesterday's cooler air because we're turning on the furnace again. Expect highs today near 90 with 90 or better for highs through Sunday and Monday. Humidity won't be too terrible for the weekend, but I think you'll... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Weather Blog
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If we hit 95° that will be the hottest we've seen here in Louisville since September 5th of last year. Shoo! Dew points in the 60s will mean heat index values near or above 100° today. Make sure to stay... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday we spent a few hours visiting the Mount Rushmore area before storms began to form. While the environment wasn't as good for severe weather as it was in Montana, we did see a severe storm that gave us quite... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We're on our way to Mount Rushmore this morning after waking up in Valentine, NE. We'll do some sightseeing there before storms begin to form this afternoon. Get ready for an influx of Mount Rushmore photos on my social media... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We had some excitement today in the Black Hills of South Dakota as a severe storm blew up near Custer, SD and stayed nearly stationary for quite some time. It contained large hail and heavy rain. Unfortunately other storms that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Last night we stayed in Scottsbluff, NE after our chase in Wyoming finished up. This morning we ate a nice breakfast down the street (image to the right courtesy Cindy Dewees) and now we're on our way north to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Weather Blog
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After starting in Colby, KS this morning, we went into Northeast Colorado where we waited around for a bit before making the decision to go north into Nebraska and eventually Southeast Wyoming. There we saw a cluster of storms near... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We just left Colby, Kansas this morning and are heading westward toward Northeast Colorado. Today will feature more upslope wind-driven thunderstorm development in the Rockies that drifts southeastward into the Plains. One minor difference is that a weak front stalled... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Weather Blog
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For an environment that wasn't that great for storms to develop in, today's chase was awesome! We were able to latch on to a severe storm early on in its life cycle and it put on quite a show just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We're on the road toward Southeast Colorado this morning after spending the night in Raton, New Mexico. Cumulus clouds are already going up in this area and storms will likely be on the radar by early afternoon, mountain time. Damaging... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We weren't expecting much today so it was nice to chase two good storms in Colorado and New Mexico! The first one in Colorado east of Trinidad, near the New Mexico border, had a nice structure and some large hail.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We're just waking up in Denver this morning, getting ready for our first chase day! After a quick trip to the store to get some snacks and supplies, we'll likely jump on I-25 south toward New Mexico after making a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Weather Blog
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This morning I'm heading to Denver to embark on my 2016 Great Plains Storm Chase! This evening I'll be meeting up with Storm Chasing Adventure Tours, the outfit I've worked with for nine years now. Folks from all over the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Just a quick update as I'll be leaving for my Great Plains Storm Chasing trip shortly... We have a few showers around this morning, with the heaviest activity in Southern Indiana so far. It looks like we'll see a break... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at Weather Blog
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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 May 29, 2016 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 May 28, 2016 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