Weather Forecast on the Web
Get up-to-date weather information and what to expect for your area on the web:
Take weather information with you and get updates on the go with these mobile apps:
For a more in depth look at weather forecasts (including map data), check out these weather blogs from local news teams:
Fox41 Weather Blog
Wave3 Weather Blog
WHAS11 Storm Team Blog
Meteorology is field that relies heavily upon data recorded from Doppler radar stations (pictured above) to forecast weather. Eyewitness accounts are also very important, because they allow meteorologists to verify what data suggests may be happening in an area.
Social media is taking over that process in a very interesting way. Check for your favorite local meteorologist or the National Weather Service on Facebook or Twitter. You can receive updates in your news feed and see photos/video of weather events happening in your area. This may provide for quicker and more direct safety preparedness. You can also contribute as an eyewitness, but make sure that you exercise safety above all else.
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Louisville Metro Site
Healthy Hometown - Find a farmer's market, go on the hike/bike, and read the State of Food report
Bike Louisville - Map a bike route, brush up on bike laws, and see the city's bike plan
City of Parks/ Louisville Loop - Find activities to do all around Louisville, literally
MetroFest Calendar - See what events are going on around town
Get on the spot information, report a problem, and take Louisville Metro on the go with these apps:
Louisville Mobile App
Louisville 311 and MSD
LFPL App - Check on your library account, search for eBooks, find the branch nearest to you and generate a map
KY State Parks App
Louisville is truly a city of parks, 122 in fact. Use the State Parks app to explore more of the parks that the Commonwealth has to offer.
(See if you can find the name of the state park located within Louisville, and post your answer below!)
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This social networking site allows you create an interactive poster complete with various forms of multimedia, like embedding a song or a video clip from YouTube.
This web app is the hip new thing. Prezi allows you to present you thoughts in motion enabling you to tell a more compelling story with you presentation. Unlike PowerPoint (which only allows you to move from point A to point B), Prezi's zooming user interface allows you to display and navigate through your presentation media. It's like giving somebody a map to your ideas, not just directions.
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Planet Earth or Blue Planet or who are interested in learning more about biology and zoology.
Below are various resources that give you a closer look at all life on Earth.
TED speech calling for an online database to catalogue every species currently on the planet. While not the first endeavor to do so, this is the most robust effort complete with various forms of multimedia for each creature.
how-to's and use this powerful resource to its fullest.
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Below are several free resources that can aid you in learning a new language. Each of the resources is interactive and community-based aimed at making a lasting impression on your learning experience.
In Week #12, we learned about downloading audiobooks to your computer or device. Your library has recently added downloadable audiobooks from Pimsleur for dozens of world languages that are now available for check out.
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