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Ryan Hoke
Louisville, Kentucky
Ryan is a member of the WAVE 3 News 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 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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Quick update... Not looking for any issues out of tomorrow's snowflakes and snow showers. These will essentially be "glorified flurries". They'll move in early to mid morning and be largely out of here during the mid afternoon. I toyed with... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Weather Blog
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It's cold out there! Highs over the next several days through the weekend will be in the 30s. Get ready for some frigid nights in the 20s and even teens for some. Saturday's snow shower chance faded quite a bit... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Weather Blog
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Highs near 50 today will be a nice treat compared to the rest of the week. A small bubble of slightly warmer air will be overhead this afternoon, helping to keep those temperatures at a reasonable level. The cold air... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Weather Blog
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Quick update... We've been able to narrow the timing of the late-week snow potential down to Saturday during the day. Both the GFS and Euro models are in agreement on that. Both are also putting down light accumulations. I will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Weather Blog
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This is the pattern you want to see if you're a snow lover. After today's near-record or record high temperatures around 70° we're going to settle into the deep freeze for quite some time. Before we get there, we have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Weather Blog
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High pressure moving in today means dry weather will stick around for a week (or longer!). Highs today will be in the lower to mid 60s, way cooler than yesterday's highs near 80°. We'll get back into the 70s by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Weather Blog
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High pressure moving in today means dry weather will stick around for a week (or longer!). Highs today will be in the lower to mid 60s, way cooler than yesterday's highs near 80°. We'll get back into the 70s by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Weather Blog
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NWS Louisville is holding a conference call today at 2:30pm EDT to discuss the late week heavy rain threat from the remnants of Harvey. Hit Refresh (F5) to see new updates posted below. 2:56pm - The conference call has ended.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Weather Blog
NWS Louisville is holding a conference call today at 2:00pm EDT to discuss the late week heavy rain threat from the remnants of Harvey. Hit Refresh (F5) to see new updates posted below. 2:23pm - The conference call has ended.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Weather Blog
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It's weird having the eclipse all done with, isn't it? We're so happy that the weather cooperated! If the storms to our west had fired up a couple hours earlier, we would've been in trouble, viewing wise. By the way,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at Weather Blog
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A line of storms and even a front-running supercell storm or two will threaten our area between 6pm and midnight tonight. You'll note on the radar view to the right how active things are in Central Indiana as of 5pm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at Weather Blog
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A complex of storms in Middle Tennessee is one to watch tonight as it may clip some of our Southern Kentucky counties. By and large the main threats of heavy rain and wind will stay south of us, but it's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Weather Blog
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A "vort max", or small disturbance in the atmosphere, is moving toward Southern Kentucky this evening and will roll through overnight into early Tuesday morning. While rain chances look slim tonight, we have to increase them tomorrow morning in Southern... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Weather Blog
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Thursday was our last day of storm chasing as storm formation will be squelched by high pressure moving in. Thursday had to be a good chase day. Thursday had to be our grand finale. Thursday delivered. We drove from Limon,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday's chase in Western Nebraska and Northeast Colorado was an active one! Storms formed over Western Nebraska early in the afternoon and slid south into Northeast Colorado where additional storms formed, making the whole setup clustered and messy. Before that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday's 500+ mile drive from Hot Springs, South Dakota to just north of Lamar, Colorado was a long one that took us through South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado. Scattered storms had already developed ahead of the front down near... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday's chase in South Dakota was a memorable one to say the least. A cluster of storms blew up right over the Black Hills as forecast and we were able to chase it as it moved very slowly to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Weather Blog
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Yesterday we made the drive from Denver, Colorado to Hot Springs, SD in preparation for today's chase in the SD/WY border region. Along the way we stopped in Alliance, Nebraska at Carhenge, a replica of Stonehenge in the UK made... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Weather Blog
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Prospects for storms here the Great Plains today are very low as a lack of ingredients and lack of a trigger for storms stick around. A big ridge of high pressure over the Southwest certainly isn't helping either. What we'll... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Weather Blog
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Good morning from the Louisville International Airport! I'm traveling to Denver this morning for my 10th season of storm chasing. This evening in Denver I'll meet up with Storm Chasing Adventure Tours, an outfit that I've chased with since 2008,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Weather Blog
NWS Louisville is holding a conference call today at 1:00pm EDT to discuss Saturday night/early Sunday's severe risk. Hit Refresh (F5) to see new updates posted below. 1:21pm - Conference call has come to an end. 1:21pm - Last call... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Weather Blog
NWS Louisville is holding a conference call today at 1:30pm EDT to discuss tonight's severe weather risk. Hit Refresh (F5) to see new updates posted below. 1:50pm - The call has ended. 1:49pm - 170 folks on the call today.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Weather Blog
NWS Louisville is holding a conference call today at 2:30pm EDT to discuss Wednesday's severe weather risk. Hit Refresh (F5) to see new updates posted below. 3:17pm - Conference call is ending. 3:15pm - Storms may try to form east... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Weather Blog
The conference call is being led by John Gordon, meteorologist in charge at NWS Louisville. High confidence that storms will form, maybe 1-2 Severe T-Storm Watches. Lower confidence on overall severe weather setup. There's a Severe T-Storm Watch to our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Weather Blog
NWS Louisville held a conference call at 1pm regarding severe weather potential over the next 24 hours. Below are some brief post-call notes. - Call has started and John Gordon (Meteorologist-in-Charge at NWS Louisville) is leading it. - Few isolated... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Weather Blog