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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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After a calm, sunny, and cold Saturday we'll start to pick up light snow by Sunday morning. Snow increases during the afternoon and evening hours, leading to snowy roads and hazardous driving if you're taking your sweetheart out to a... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Weather Blog
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Rain showers moving in tonight will be the leading edge of the big Arctic blast that we've been talking about for quite some time. Showers will arrive in a couple waves overnight but we should see a "lull" in precipitation... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Weather Blog
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What a nice weekend! A mix of sun and clouds, temps in the 50s... Doesn't get much better than that in early February. We'll see showers move in generally after the dinner timeframe on Sunday evening and those will be... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Weather Blog
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Yesterday we hit 68° for a high temperature and missed a record by only 3°. A renewed surge of southwesterly flow will send us to 70° this afternoon and that will beat the record of 67° set back in 1989... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Weather Blog
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A warm front is surging in from the west this morning and that will send our temperatures into the lower 60s this afternoon! Expect mostly sunny skies and a breeze as we head through the day. Sunday is even windier... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We mentioned this morning how freezing fog might be an issue as we head toward Sunday morning. That potential is growing and new data is in this evening detailing the threat. Freezing fog causes BLACK ICE and that's very, very... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We're done. The snow is over aside from a few flurries this morning and we won't see any more precipitation for the entire weekend here in WAVE Country. Some folks picked up over a foot of snow yesterday in our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Snow Showers Today We're starting to see some clearer skies now but that won't last for long. Snow showers move in this afternoon and will generally affect areas north and northeast of Louisville the most. This is the area where... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Watch out for a few slick spots this morning. Few isolated areas of drizzle combined with temps below freezing in areas may create a few slick spots mainly on bridges and overpasses. Lexington and Indianapolis have dealt with this considerably... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Aside from a few light snow showers putting down a tenth of an inch more of snow in places before the end of the afternoon, we're done with snow for the day. Most amounts in Louisville were between 1-2", as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Weather Blog
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The latest models are coming into line with our thinking for our snow shower event early Sunday morning. At this point it looks like a windy transition from rain to snow around 4am here in Louisville tomorrow morning. This comes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Showers are increasing from the southwest this evening and we'll see those in here during the early morning hours of Friday morning. That means it'll be a rainy Friday commute to work and a mostly dry one home. Highs soar... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Let's start off with the short-term. Tonight we've got some clear skies intermingled with high, thin cirrus clouds. These clouds, though thin, should increase somewhat overnight and keep temps a bit warmer than last night. Expect lows in the lower... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Cooler air is moving in this evening with a system arriving from the north. That system is also why clouds increased during the evening and why we'll have a few flurries tomorrow mainly northeast and east of Louisville, especially early... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Weather Blog
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This weekend won't be a problem. Sunshine and mid 40s for highs is pretty seasonable around here this time of year. Monday gets somewhat interesting as an upper-level disturbance diving down from the Great Lakes may spread some lake-effect snow... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at Weather Blog
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This is quite the active pattern we're in. A line of thunderstorms is scraping through the area this morning and with it we could have some gusty winds, flash flooding, and even small hail at times. The SPC has even... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Just what you wanted to hear: lots of rain! A warm front moving through right now is spreading a band of showers and thunderstorms into our southern counties. While some of these have bordered on strong at times, severe weather... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Multiple waves of rain will affect the area this week, all beginning tonight. Rainfall totals of an inch or better are likely through early Christmas Eve. There's potential for a firehose of heavy rain for the start of next weekend,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at Weather Blog
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It's a dry weekend. A cool start to it, too. Expect highs in the 40s today and the 50s tomorrow. The warming continues into Christmas week as highs will largely be in the 60s! A wave of rain moves in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2015 at Weather Blog
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We already met the record high for today when we hit 68° after midnight. We're close to that now and will rise as we head through the afternoon! Records WILL be broken. Here's a rundown of that... SATURDAY - Forecast... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2015 at Weather Blog
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The freezing fog is outta here. We did have some patchy, dense freezing fog near rivers and in valleys this morning but it has now dissipated. Expect mostly sunny skies this afternoon with highs back into the mid 50s. A... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Freezing fog is a problem this morning. Slick roads have been reported due to icy spots in Washington Co, IN and it's likely that we're seeing that across Southern Indiana and North Central Kentucky. Air and road surface temperatures are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Most of the showers have cleared out of the area this morning so we'll be dealing with cloudy skies for the majority of the day. Highs will struggle back into the lower 50s, which is actually where we should be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Showers moving in from the west represent the leading edge of additional rainfall today. Rain this morning won't be heavy but it will definitely take down temperatures very slowly and steadily during the day. Expect 50s by the afternoon with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2015 at Weather Blog
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It's cold. Wind chills have been in the teens in some Southern Indiana communities with raw air temperatures in the 20s! We've even had some snow showers reported in the Lexington area thanks to upsloping winds on the higher elevations... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at Weather Blog