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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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A few downpours are tracking through the northwestern portion of our viewing area now and will continue to do so through the morning. By this afternoon scattered storms will overspread the entire area before heavy rains set in this evening... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Weather Blog
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Heat and humidity will be on the rise once again this afternoon but it won't be bad enough to keep a Heat Advisory in place. With the soupy air around we'll see a risk for a few scattered storms through... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Weather Blog
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What a mess. Once a few downpours got going along a boundary north of the Ohio River around 6pm last night the whole thing lit up with strong thunderstorms all at once, postponing many high school football games until today.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Weather Blog
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It's the start of the high school football season across Kentuckiana and, just in time, the heat and humidity will become a concern. Keep those kiddos hydrated! We do have a few small storm chances to contend with alongside the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Weather Blog
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A new report from Climate Central pegs Louisville as being one of the worst cities for the Heat Island effect. We've known about this for years but lately this difference in temperature between the center city and the suburbs has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Weather Blog
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A few folks are seeing some showers and downpours but most of the action is in Eastern Kentucky where a disturbance is moving through. While we're technically underneath a Slight Risk of severe weather today across the very northeastern tip... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Heavy rain is already traversing the area this morning and it will affect Louisville after 9am. After a break early this afternoon we'll see another round move in for the late afternoon/early evening. All of this rainfall could put down... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Weather Blog
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After a shower or two in Southern Indiana today, the latest data is suggesting that showers and storms could move into the Louisville area after 8am or so tomorrow. Storms will still develop during the afternoon and especially the evening,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Weather Blog
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After a few showers and downpours this morning we're looking at a setup that brings more scattered showers and storms to the area this afternoon. The latest trends in the model data says that we here in Louisville could very... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Heading to the PGA Championship today? There's rain in the forecast today and we can't even rule out some bolts of lightning. Heavy rain could fall at times in places. It won't be a washout all over today but multiple... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Weather Blog
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While the next several days look pleasant we do need rain. Louisville needs more than three inches of rain to recover from our deficit while some areas likely need more, especially to the southeast of the city. There are rain... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Storms are moving through the northwestern and southwestern tips of our viewing area this morning with the heaviest activity situated across Lawrence County. These storms will continue the downward trend in their strength and coverage through the morning and I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Storms this morning caused a ruckus across the area once again but will they be enough to stave off any sort of severe weather threat this afternoon? Possibly, but the speed at which the atmosphere has been recovering in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at Weather Blog
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We can't rule out a shower or storm this morning, especially in northeast portions of our viewing area. Most of the day should be dry, though. It's tonight that we need to be concerned about. A line of storms will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Each year we receive dozens of comments and messages asking why our forecast is different than another TV station, the National Weather Service, a website, or even a mobile app. This comes up the most during the winter season when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Clouds are breaking up somewhat to our north this afternoon and that may lead to a few storms by the evening. But, what about the big cool-down we've been talking about? More on that in the video below. Ryan Hoke Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Weather Blog
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It's the final day of Forecastle! If you're heading out there to see Beck or any one of the acts performing you may just get away with not toting a poncho along. Rain showers will be very light today and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday was downright cool in the city of Louisville. People were wearing jackets to Forecastle! Today will be a few degrees warmer but still very cool for this time of year. Shower chances are small but they are in play... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Weather Blog
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It's going to be a loud and rainy evening across parts of WAVE Country tonight. Storms look to fire up in Indiana after 3pm today and they'll slowly drop toward Louisville during the late afternoon and evening. Gusty, damaging winds,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Weather Blog
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We can't rule out some showers and storms across our far northern counties this morning thanks to a very slow moving complex of storms out in Illinois. Should this area of storms dissipate today we'll see the chance for an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Weather Blog
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With the increase in heat and humidity that's coming down the tubes for us we're also looking at scattered storms, just in time for the start of the workweek. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Slight Risk of severe... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Weather Blog
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We've been absolutely spoiled! You can't beat lower 80s and low humidity for the Fourth of July. Today will be very similar with only a small increase in temperature. Tomorrow is when the heat and humidity begin to creep back... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Ahhh... doesn't that feel good? The drier air behind yesterday's cold front is making for a wonderful afternoon temperature-wise with readings not making it out of the 70s. It's a bit cloudy out there but I think we'll take the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Weather Blog
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A big batch of flooding rain and storms moving through the Memphis area is creating some forecast headaches for us here in Kentuckiana. While I don't think we'll have quite the myriad of issues they're seeing down there, it appears... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Weather Blog
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A series of upper-level disturbances will move through this weekend, triggering a decent chance of scattered storms both today and tomorrow. Some of these storms could put down some very heavy rain, and that means the potential for isolated instances... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Weather Blog