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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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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 2 hours ago at Weather Blog
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Rain is moving into Louisville as of this writing and it will really put a damper on the KDF Marathon/miniMarathon this morning. The Great Balloon Race has already been canceled. There may be thunder at times, so be listening for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Weather Blog
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Today and Monday look great. High pressure anchored over Eastern Canada keeps us sunny to mostly sunny with a southwesterly flow. That flow helps our temps reach into the lower 80s today and mid to upper 80s tomorrow. Enjoy this... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Weather Blog
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Be thankful for this weekend's weather for Thunder Over Louisville! It looks perfect. Highs this afternoon will be in the mid 70s while the fireworks tonight go off with temps in the mid 60s. Expect plenty of sunshine, so use... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at Weather Blog
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How do we pay for a nice Thunder Over Louisville forecast? With real thunder this afternoon! Scattered showers and thunderstorms are already beginning to "pop" on radar and they'll be with us through the afternoon, hit or miss. By this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Weather Blog
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First off, today is looking good. We'll be in the lower 80s today, about 3° warmer than yesterday's upper 70s. Expect sunshine to hang around like yesterday with not one cloud in the sky! We'll do the same on Monday... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Did you see it last night? A meteor streaked through the sky over Louisville and it was caught LIVE on WAVE 3 News last night at 11:16 during reporter William Joy's live shot. What a lucky sight! Be sure to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Showers this afternoon and especially this evening along a cold front won't be overly heavy, but winds will gust to 30-35 mph at times. Temps top out in the mid 60s here in the city before getting knocked down with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at Weather Blog
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This is miserable. Temps around freezing with wind chills in the 20s in April? No bueno. By this afternoon we only see highs in the 40s with sunshine. No snow showers for us today but areas to our north and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday's winds were something else. The front that moved through during the afternoon had exceptionally high winds just a few thousand feet above our heads. When the sun heated up the ground, and in turn the air right above it,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Wind gusts up to 50 mph? It's possible in Southern Indiana this afternoon! Areas near Louisville and south into Kentucky could see 45 mph gusts at times. This is all thanks to a batch of winds moving through this afternoon... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at Weather Blog
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The National Weather Service office in Louisville has confirmed that 50-60 mph straight-line winds hit the Harned, KY area of Breckinridge County yesterday afternoon. This was not a tornado. NWS also did a survey in an area that spans from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We're in for a dry start to Easter before thunderstorms begin moving in this evening. Have an egg hunt planned outside today? Most will stay dry through the morning and early afternoon! Some isolated storms may try to develop out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at Weather Blog
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It's frosty! Temps in the 20s and 30s this morning have lead to widespread frost. A Frost Advisory for our area expires at 10am. By this afternoon we're in fine shape with sunshine and highs in the upper 60s here... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Southern Indiana has seen the brunt of the showers this morning and that looks to be the case for areas along and north of I-64 until about midday. You'll notice how rain has gotten heavier toward Evansville as this deformation... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Scattered showers are still roaming through the area this morning but we'll see some dry time toward late morning and midday. That allows the atmosphere to reload for a few additional scattered showers and even thunderstorms through the afternoon. These... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at Weather Blog
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It's an active weekend event-wise and weather-wise! A few showers are moving through mainly west of I-65 this morning and by this afternoon we'll have scattered showers and thunderstorms thanks to a warm front. If you're heading out to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2016 at Weather Blog
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This week is going to look and feel like spring. If we just said it was spring already and didn't wait 13 more days to do so, would anybody notice? :) Monday and Tuesday look good. Highs near 70 on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We've had rain and snow showers this morning but rising temperatures means any remaining precipitation will be all rain until it all shuts down this afternoon. Pavement and air temperatures have been at or above freezing so travel problems haven't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Winds this afternoon gust up to 40 mph at times as temperatures soar into the lower 70s here in Louisville. 71° looks to be a good bet for the high today. By tonight a few scattered showers move in, but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Highs in the upper 50s this afternoon will make for a warmer day than yesterday. Enjoy all the sunshine! Tomorrow we'll get back into the lower 70s as winds crank up. Wind gusts up to 40 mph are possible during... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday we hit 76° in Louisville, breaking a 125-year-old record of 74° for the date set back in 1891! No records will be broken today as a cold front is pushing through with rain and thunderstorms. As of this writing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at Weather Blog
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Shout it from the rooftops! We'll be getting into the 70s this afternoon! We'll only be 2° off the record high of 74° (1891) with our forecast high of 72°. Clouds will be more numerous in our southern counties with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at Weather Blog
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We're still on-track for Sunday's snow here in WAVE Country. Lots of folks have been asking about timing, and rightly so with so many heading out for Valentine's Day! Snow moves in generally around midday tomorrow and falls heavily at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2016 at Weather Blog
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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 Feb 13, 2016 at Weather Blog