March 15th, 2008

hitchhiker's guide: towel

If I could, then I would

Well, Pi Day is over, but I hope you've had a good one.

I took my modeling midterm last night, which wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

My last analysis assignment, however, was. Dr. Lewin gave mine back while I was in the math center and she stopped by. I had only a brief chance to peek at it before some Math 101 students came in for help with their newest assignment, which took up most of the time I was working. During this time Dr. Lewin slipped me a note, which I glanced at after they left. She'd be around after I got out of the math center, it said. For what?

Then I looked at the assignment. She didn't put a grade on top, but instead wrote that she wanted me to rethink it before she gave me a grade.

Well, that was encouraging.

So after work I went up to her office, and we talked the assignment. I swear, my paper must bleed green; there's no way it could have done that on its own. In the end she said that I could turn in the actual assignment tomorrow before opening my midterm envelope. Whew.

I worked at that all day today between classes and afterward Friday, and finally turned that in around four. I got it back around six and didn't bomb it too badly. Whew. Unfortunately, I still messed up some stuff I'll likely need for the midterm. Zut.

I should probably open that envelope tomorrow morning.
astronomy: spiral galaxy

Oh, lovely. The emergency siren just went off again.

Courtesy of Weather.com:

TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA 355 PM EDT SAT MAR 15 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR... DEKALB COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA

* UNTIL 430 PM EDT

* AT 353 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 13 MILES WEST OF DRUID HILLS...MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH. THIS STORM IS ALSO CAPABLE OF PRODUCING BASEBALL SIZED HALL.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO GRESHAM PARK...DECATUR...NORTH DECATUR...PANTHERSVILLE... CANDLER- MCAFEE...AVONDALE ESTATES... SCOTTDALE...BELVEDERE PARK... CLARKSTON...PINE LAKE...STONE MOUNTAIN...REDAN AND LITHONIA.

WHEN A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED BASED ON DOPPLER RADAR...IT MEANS THAT STRONG ROTATION HAS BEEN DETECTED IN THE STORM. A TORNADO MAY ALREADY BE ON THE GROUND...OR IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SHORTLY. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS DANGEROUS STORM...MOVE INDOORS AND TO A BASEMENT OR INTERIOR ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF DRIVING...DO NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER A HIGHWAY OVERPASS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM EDT SATURDAY EVENING FOR NORTHERN GEORGIA.

IF YOU SEE WIND DAMAGE...LARGE HAIL OR SIGNIFICANT FLOODING...WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE STORM HAS PASSED...AND THEN CALL THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOLL FREE AT 1 8 6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6.

LAT...LON 3363 8412 3364 8415 3364 8422 3363 8424 3365 8426 3366 8434 3382 8434 3380 8409 3375 8403 TIME...MOT...LOC 1955Z 273DEG 45KT 3373 8451

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And the siren is going off.

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ETA: AT 411 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED JUST SOUTH OF PANTHERSVILLE...MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH. IN ADDITION...BASEBALL SIZE HAIL HAS BEEN REPORTED IN ATLANTA WITH THIS STORM. TAKE SHELTER NOW!

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Edited to add:
Lovely. Another funky siren, and this.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA 426 PM EDT SAT MAR 15 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... CLAYTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA SOUTHERN DEKALB COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA NORTHERN HENRY COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN NEWTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA ROCKDALE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA

* UNTIL 545 PM EDT

* AT 425 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL...AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS UP TO 70 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 8 MILES WEST OF ATLANTA HARTSFIELD-JACKSON AIRPORT... MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO RIVERDALE...JONESBORO...FOREST PARK... MORROW...LAKE CITY... CONLEY...DRUID HILLS...GRESHAM PARK...DECATUR... PANTHERSVILLE... CANDLER-MCAFEE... AVONDALE ESTATES...SCOTTDALE... BELVEDERE PARK... STOCKBRIDGE...PINE LAKE...PANOLA MOUNTAIN STATE PARK... REDAN... LITHONIA...LAKEVIEW ESTATES...CONYERS...MILSTEAD... ALMON... PORTERDALE...OXFORD AND COVINGTON.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM EDT SATURDAY EVENING FOR NORTHERN GEORGIA.

IF YOU SEE WIND DAMAGE...LARGE HAIL OR SIGNIFICANT FLOODING...WAIT UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED...AND THEN CALL THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOLL FREE AT 1 8 6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6.

LAT...LON 3352 8384 3352 8442 3356 8446 3364 8446 3364 8436 3366 8434 3380 8433 3379 8408 3375 8404 3378 8400 3369 8382 TIME...MOT... LOC 2026Z 267DEG 31KT 3365 8458

I repeat, the emergency is over.