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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
Did you enjoy yesterday's weather during Thunder? You'll like today's! We'll also be windy like we were yesterday as well. Then things take a tumble... Ryan Hoke Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Weather Blog
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The Thunder Over Louisville forecast is always one of the most important of the year. Hundreds of thousands of people outside all day. Aircraft flying through the sky at high speed. People out on the river on boats. Thousands of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Weather Blog
Rain, rain... Go away! Believe it or not, we're actually about 2.5" behind on rain as of yesterday. That seems counterintuitive with all the snow we've had this year but snow doesn't hold nearly as much water as liquid rain... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Overnight we saw a line of storms move through that weakened considerably as they pushed eastward. Those are now out of the picture but we may see an isolated brief shower or two through the remainder of the morning before... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Did you see sleet? Many along and north of the river did this morning, including here in Louisville. Thankfully all we'll continue to see for the rest of this morning is plain rain, and not much more of it at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Weather Blog
Colder temperatures will be with us for the next few days as northerly winds continue to pipe in Canadian air. With that cold air in place there is a snow chance to talk about though. Details are in the video... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Weather Blog
Hopefully you enjoyed our 73 degree high temperature yesterday! We won't be seeing anything like that anytime soon. Details in the video below... Ryan Hoke Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at Weather Blog
Rain will change to sleet and snow this afternoon and could present a few slick spots this evening as temperatures fall below freezing. Check out the latest in the video below! Ryan Hoke Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Enjoy today. Get outside. Soak up the sun (wear sunscreen!). Take a walk around the neighborhood. With highs in the 60s how can you not? Tomorrow will be a different story. While we're not staring down the barrel of a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Ready for 70? It's in the forecast along with some rain as we move toward midweek. More details in the video below! Why is the sky blue? The atmosphere scatters shorter-wave blue light more than any other color. When the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Weather Blog
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We're not done with the cold weather yet but the upcoming week certainly does look spring-like for quite a portion of it. I'm not seeing any appreciable snow chances in the forecast but ther are a couple of things we're... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at Weather Blog
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1. The potholes are getting as wide as a Louisville Slugger 2. Bread and milk stocks are frequently low at the store (image: Michael Carson) 3. 40 degrees is the new 70 4. The meteorologists have lost their minds 5.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Weather Blog
Click REFRESH (F5) for updates on this page throughout the call 3:22pm - No more questions. The conference call will now end. 3:18pm - Marion County: We're on the edge between two forecast areas from you guys, more detail? Changeover... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Much to talk about today as a major winter storm begins maneuvering its way toward WAVE Country. You'll see a detailed look at the setup in the video but I do want to share our ice and snow accumulation forecast... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Hope you enjoyed the 64-degree high temperature yesterday! We won't be seeing weather like that for a while. Check out the video below for an update on today's rain and snow chances along with what we'll see ahead this week.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at Weather Blog
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A day in the 60s during the first part of the weekend. How about that? A cold front moving through tonight into tomorrow puts a damper on that though. Thankfully this time the rain and snow chance is a small... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at Weather Blog
Click REFRESH (F5) for updates on this page throughout the call 3:33pm - The conference call has concluded. 3:32pm - Timing of severe storms for Louisville tomorrow evening? 6-8pm, but could be pushed earlier due to initiation of storms ahead... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Last night's snow didn't cause too many problems but folks woke up to a trace up to a few tenths of an inch of snow, especially in Louisivlle and to the north and east. It's time to warm things up!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at Weather Blog
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You're sick of it. I'm sick of it. Brian "BOTS-master G" Goode is even sick of it I think. Snow. It's a dirty four letter word that we'll have to contend with yet again tonight. Thankfully it won't be as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2014 at Weather Blog
Be careful on area roads this morning. Wet roads coupled with temperatures well below freezing are making for a dangerous black ice situation in many places! Check out the video below for my latest thoughts on tonight's snow and our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Snow is moving into Kentuckiana as I type this and it'll be sticking around for the morning hours. By this afternoon it's gone but we can't rule out a flurry or two. Temperatures only improve into the lower 30s by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2014 at Weather Blog
Click REFRESH (F5) for updates on this page throughout the call 11:22am - The call has concluded. 11:20am -Kevin Harned: Is there more of an impact outside of driving due to the weight of the ice? Some isolated to localized... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Weather Blog
Click REFRESH (F5) for updates on this page throughout the call 1:36pm - The conference call has concluded. 1:34pm - Media question: RUC model has total snow in Louisville at 8-10" with 6-8" in Southern Indiana. Is this out of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at Weather Blog
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Below is 10 minutes of pure winter storm discussion for tonight. While we do have a few travel issues in extreme northern parts of our area the more widespread issues arrive this evening. It's very fitting that world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at Weather Blog
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This forecast will make your head spin. Up to near 60 degrees today, rain tonight, and then accumulating snow tomorrow night? It's a tricky forecast and I have the latest in the video below! We're set to see some snowflakes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at Weather Blog