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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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Have you been enjoying this nearly picture-perfect weather this weekend? Enjoy it today while you can as storm chances will be on the increase this week. Early Monday morning a complex of storms moving in from Central Indiana may make... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Weather Blog
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Sunshine, low humidity... what's not to like? While highs today and tomorrow will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s respectively it won't feel all too bad with the dry air in place. On Sunday evening a storm chance... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Weather Blog
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There's a bit of uncertainty regarding the afternoon forecast. Clouds are moving in to some of our area now and a line of storms in Illinois is moving southeastward toward Western Kentucky. The wave of energy causing these storms will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at Weather Blog
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It's late July. We're supposed to be hot and humid this time of year but that doesn't make anticipating another heat wave coming our way any better. The good news at least is that heat index values won't be out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Get ready for a hot one. Should we hit 95° this afternoon that will be the hottest we've been in 2015 so far. Heat index values may reach 108° in spots, especially in the city. Drink plenty of water and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Weather Blog
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This is an ugly weather setup. If the storms don't affect you (they won't hit everyone) the heat certainly will. We have a Heat Advisory in effect for the afternoons of today and Sunday as heat index values could reach... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at Weather Blog
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We've been tracking severe storms with flash flooding, damaging winds, and even a possible tornado down in Green County on Monday. Additional storms are moving through Southern Indiana at this hour and that will certainly aggravate flash flooding concerns. While... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Weather Blog
Press REFRESH to get updates on this live blog. 7:00pm - The conference call has concluded. 6:59pm - Training of storms would lead to numerous flash flood warnings and high water issues. 6:58pm - Spencer County timing? 1-5am is prime... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Click REFRESH for updates. 6:29pm - We're ending the live blog for now. More to come tonight! 6:27pm - Tornado Warning has been allowed to expire for Green County. A new Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for portions of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Weather Blog
WAVE 3 Weather FACEBOOK WAVE 3 Weather TWITTER Make sure to click REFRESH to see the latest info. 3:19pm - Conference call has ended. 3:18pm - Storms tomorrow will start in the Chicago area and make it to Louisville during... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Another major flash flooding event in Louisville. Sheesh! 5.75" of rain was reported in Windy Hills this morning with 5.21" in St. Matthews. MSD gauges picked up a few of these higher totals as well (see right). The line of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Have something to do outside today? Do it. This is your one-shot at a (mostly) rain-free day over the next several. Storms arrive on Sunday morning, redevelop again in a scattered fashion on Sunday afternoon, and then become quite widespread... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Flooding has been quite an issue over the past 48 hours, especially south of Louisville where flash flooding has occurred in places from Hodgenville to Campbellsville. The Louisville International Airport has received 2.61" of rain since July 1st. What a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at Weather Blog
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The atmosphere is pretty juicy today and that's a problem because the ground is saturated from all the rain we've had lately. Any sort of heavy downpour that lasts more than just a few minutes this afternoon may trigger some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Cool, crisp air that settled in behind a cold front last night has taken temperatures down into the 50s outside the city this morning. Get ready for a mostly sunny day with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday's storms provided damaging winds and flooding for many locations across WAVE Country. Plenty of folks chimed in on social media with their reports of downed trees, flying yard furniture, and streets filling up with water. A 58 mph wind... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Severe storms are possible this afternoon and evening across WAVE Country. An area of low pressure moving toward areas of Southern Indiana will be the culprit today, as well as a front that extends south of it. I'm a bit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Did you see the big shelf cloud that moved through the area this morning? A shelf cloud, or arcus cloud, forms when the cold air of the outflow of a storm undercuts the warm air rising into it. Makes for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Happy Father's Day! A front sagging in from the north coupled with a disturbance moving through above our heads will interact with the day's heating to fire off clusters of storms across WAVE Country. There's a Slight Risk of severe... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Weather Blog
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NWS Louisville has confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touched down yesterday around 4:40pm just east of Troy, Indiana in Perry County. This is the same tornado that we showed video of from Tracy Nugent in our newscasts last night and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Many of our counties in Southern Indiana are under Flash Flood Warnings this morning as the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill move through. So far we haven't had many reports of flash flooding and we're hoping to keep it that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at Weather Blog
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We're not officially into summer yet but we might as well be. The current heat wave, the first one of the year, now extends to 4 days of consecutive 90°+ temperatures and I think we could have 6 by the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday was a bit of a trip for some. Scattered strong storms led to some minor damage across the area, including power outages. There was a 56 mph wind gust reported at the Louisville International Airport just minutes after I... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Weather Blog
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I'm heading home to Louisville this afternoon from Denver! This has been quite a week of storm chasing that included 2,700 miles of travel across Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Colorado. While we weren't able to chase any storms on our... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Today's chase went about as expected. We started off in Dodge City, KS this morning and went westward, almost leisurely, to where the proper shear and lack of cloud cover was setting up for explosive storm development. We locked on... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Weather Blog