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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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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 19 minutes ago 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 13 hours ago 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 yesterday 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 2 days ago at Weather Blog
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Not bad out there today! We made it up to 61°, which is exactly ten degrees lower than the 71° we enjoyed on Saturday. I spent the early part of the day doing a little landscape work and saw that... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Weather Blog
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Not much to say about today's weather other than this: It will be absolutely beautiful. We'll see filtered sunshine today, but filtered sunshine nonetheless, as temperatures get up to around 70 here in the city. A glancing shot of cooler... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at Weather Blog
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69° today in Louisville! Wow! And if you think that was nice just wait until tomorrow when we hit 77°. Monday is also the day when the Ohio River crests just below Moderate Flood stage. With the 3rd St ramp... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Weather Blog
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The rain is long gone but the flood issues remain since we've not even seen the crest of the Ohio River yet. That happens early Tuesday just below moderate flood stage. Otherwise, the weather is looking great for the start... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Weather Blog
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The rain is going away this afternoon but the flood problems aren't. While stream and creek levels will drop over the weekend, river levels will rise as those creeks and streams deposit the extra water into them. Flood warnings, watches,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Weather Blog
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It's raining. And it's not going to stop raining in quite a few places until sometime tomorrow. We've picked up just over a half inch of rain in Louisville since midnight and it's looking like we'll pick up another inch... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Today was the first day that we've had an at or above normal high temperature in Louisville since Tuesday of last week. We topped out at 55°, which hits our climatological normal temperature spot-on. Tomorrow looks like a fairly calm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Weather Blog
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How about that 49° in Louisville today! Wow! Who knew that temperatures in the 40s could feel so good? We melted a considerable portion of the snow today with the full sunshine and those temperatures. We'll continue to melt that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at Weather Blog
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With the snow out of the way now we focus on the melting that takes place over the next several days. This may cause some flooding in places, which we're already seeing in a few areas. At this point the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Get ready. Instead of any gradual pattern change we're going to get rocked by some abrupt events in our weather over the next 72 hours. While we could see some isolated slick spots tonight and the possibility of some freezing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Snow is beginning to move into our Southern Indiana counties. There's some dry air to overcome initially here but reports of snow falling are coming in now from the south side of Indianapolis so it looks like the saturation required... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Weather Blog
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This is one of the more turbulent forecasts I've had to put together. It starts tonight as we see the potential for an accumulating snow in our Southern Indiana Counties. A Winter Weather Advisory begins at 7pm and extends until... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Weather Blog
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We've got about four weeks left of winter and it looks like Mother Nature isn't going to let up much in that time. A surge of Arctic air is arriving overnight, taking our temperatures down into the teens by early... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Weather Blog
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With another winter storm now in our rear-view mirror we can now focus on the issues at hand: Refreezing road potential tonight, fog, and Arctic cold moving back in next week. While it was primarily rain and sleet here in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at Weather Blog
Please hit REFRESH (F5) to see the latest information on this live blog. 2:15pm - We'll have the latest updates posted here from the NWS conference call coming up at 2:30pm EST. 2:31pm - Call starts in a moment. 2:34pm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Weather Blog
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KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST WAVE 3 Weather on Facebook WAVE 3 Weather on Twitter WAVE 3 Weather Page Warnings & Watches WAVE 3 Weather Radar Interactive Radar SkyTrack Cameras Personal Forecast SNOW FORECAST UPDATE (7:45pm): JCPS has closed tomorrow,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Weather Blog
CLICK REFRESH (F5) FOR THE LATEST UPDATES 2:00pm - The call will begin shortly. 2:01pm - The call is beginning... Meteorologist Ted Funk is leading the call 2:02pm - The call actually starts at 2:30 now. Please stand by. NWS... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Weather Blog
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My how things change over so little time. We told you yesterday that we were watching for a possible northward shift in Monday's winter storm and indeed that has happened. This puts heavy snow into Louisville and especially areas to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Weather Blog
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An Arctic front is plunging toward Kentuckiana this morning. Not only will it bring frigid temperatures by tonight, but we'll also see gusty snow showers this afternoon. Wind gusts up to 35 mph with this front will blow the snow... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at Weather Blog
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There's a cold front knocking on our door this evening. Some light sprinkles and showers have broken out ahead of it, as expected. We've had some of that light drizzle/mist this evening here in the city already but we could... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Weather Blog
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64° sure felt nice yesterday, didn't it? My Facebook news feed was filled up with people out and about enjoying the weather, especially down on the Waterfront and at area parks! A cold front approaching this evening will spread a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Weather Blog