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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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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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
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Our storm chase today took us up to just south of Dighton, KS where we chased multiple supercells that merged together at times. Within minutes of arriving on the scene a very brief tornado touchdown occurred in the distance (see... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday's chase proved to be better than the two days of blue skies we faced earlier in the week. We intercepted a supercell near Breckenridge, TX that had a Tornado Warning on it for a considerable amount of time. The... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Weather Blog
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We're on day 3 of this week of storm chasing and we've yet to have a storm to chase. That all looks to change today as we have the best chance of storms that we've seen so far. For those... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday's storm threat never really materialized on the dryline in the Texas Panhandle. You may remember how I said in previous blog posts how dryline setups can sometimes just not fire off storms. This was one of those instances. Overnight... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Before we get to the forecast, let's back up to last night. I got in to Oklahoma City at 3am this morning after a series of air travel-related snafus that included aircraft mechanical problems, logistical issues, and most prominently, a... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2015 at Weather Blog
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It's here! My 2015 Great Plains storm chase begins today as I travel to Oklahoma City where I'll meet up with the group that I chase with. Since 2008 I've been chasing storms with Storm Chasing Adventure Tours, an outfit... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Check out this über-awesome time lapse video from our SkyTrack Camera in Jeffersonville! It shows a storm smacking Downtown Louisville around 3pm today. We've got a shot at a few more scattered storms this evening so watch out for heavy... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Weather Blog
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An increasing storm chance will be the theme for this afternoon and evening across WAVE Country. The first wave of storms will likely develop during the early afternoon as a gust front from storms earlier this morning in Missouri approaches.... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Storms are likely today. That's the long and short of the forecast. It won't be a wall-to-wall rainfall today but waves of storms will be moving through from the mid morning through about the mid afternoon. Severe weather isn't likely... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Weather Blog
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We've had one rogue severe thunderstorm this evening that trekked from Paoli to northern Washington County but the rest of the downpours and storms we've seen have been weaker as expected. The storm in Paoli did knock down a few... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Happy Mother's Day! Thanks to all the moms out there for the hard work that you do. :) If you're taking mom out to brunch or dinner today the weather should be in fairly good shape. We have a chance... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Weather Blog
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We've had a few showers and downpours this morning but those have largely faded away. This afternoon it's a scattered storm chance that will be pretty widespread. Beginning around 1-2pm storms pop on radar and they'll carry some heavy rain... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Weather Blog
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The weather is taking a break for a while. No massive rain episodes, no severe weather, and not even chilly temperatures for the next week! It's almost like Mother Nature knew we were having Derby and then needed a nap... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday evening got active across Kentuckiana as expected. Hail reports were the most common in our area, with the largest hail of tennis ball size falling in Washington County, KY. NWS Louisville has visited Edmonson County, KY (just outside our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at Weather Blog