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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. 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
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A nice southwesterly wind kicks up this afternoon, piping in much warmer air for the balance of the day. Most folks will see highs in the mid to upper 50s this afternoon but I think we've got a shot at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at Weather Blog
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You'll need the umbrella on this rainy Super Bowl Sunday as quite a bit of rainfall moves in for the afternoon. Cold air plunging in during the overnight hours will trigger a few snow showers and the possibility of a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Data is in even better agreement this morning when it comes to rain vs snow for Sunday. The plain message here is that appreciable snowfall accumulations are going to stay well to our north throughout this event. Winter Storm Watches... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at Weather Blog
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This evening we're still dealing with plain rain as temperatuers begin to fall across the area. As of 7pm we're all still above freezing and that looks to be right on track with the forecast. Areas near Indianapolis, just north... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Here we go again with another rain/snow/slick road headache. This afternoon rain moves in to our counties and stays with us through the evening. The highest chance will be around dinner time tonight as most of our 29 counties will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Some places south of Louisville received upwards of 5-6" of snow last night! A narrow band of very heavy precipitation fell hard enough that it brought enough cold air to the surface for heavy snow. These mesoscale bands where you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2015 at Weather Blog
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We love to see views of the sunrise and sunset from you, our viewers, as well as from our SkyTrack network of cameras! The mostly clear skies made for a gorgeous sunset tonight which you'll see below. James Guest Michael... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Weather Blog
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A cold front bearing a thin, fast-moving line of showers gave us all nearly (and over in some spots) a tenth of an inch or rainfall. Behind the front we're seeing some cooler air filter in, but I wouldn't call... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Weather Blog
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I know the snow-lovers are agonizing over the lack of decent snow as of late but you have to at least acknowledge how awesome today's weather is going to be. Highs top out in the upper 50s this afternoon thanks... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Some folks in Kentuckiana are seeing icy roads, but not everyone. Road temperatures are being slow to catch up with air temperatures so we've got some issues, especially northeast of Louisville. The overall situation should improve through the overnight. Video... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Some folks in Kentuckiana are seeing icy roads, but not everyone. Road temperatures are being slow to catch up with air temperatures so we've got some issues, especially northeast of Louisville. The overall situation should improve through the overnight. Video... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Weather Blog
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We're seeing trends that suggest a much improved forecast for some as we head throughout the evening. Icy roads can't be ruled out in our extreme northern counties and a few slick spots are possible in Southern Indiana and even... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Weather Blog
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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 4pm (east) or 1pm (west) today to 10am Monday in Southern Indiana. This includes Trimble County, KY as well. A Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect from 4pm today to 10am Monday... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Weather Blog