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East Coast

Saturday afternoon, and it's blue sky. Temp is supposed to be 30°F outside... I wouldn't know.

It's my day off from therapy, though I did wheel myself to/fro the dining room for lunch.

Winter Storm Jonas, however, is making a hash of things elsewhere. Started in Arkansas, buried Tennessee and Kentucky. Invaded the Carolinas, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland. Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia... New York...

Funny thing was Thursday evening, D.C. was planning for two feet of snow at the weekend and missed the one inch for rush hour. Sliding everywhere.

4400+ flights cancelled. Huge pileup on various Interstates. Several places where motorists are stranded -- though what the hell they're doing on I-75 or the Pennsylvania Turnpike in a blizzard, I'll never know.

A report I saw from Philadelphia said the two feet was fluff. Video of a wide avenue being plowed by two plows was interesting -- usually the plow lines aren't that clean, especially with that big a cut. But it was like gone. Then the second plow at speed did a similar cut. Clean. Amazing.

The shelves of store were cleaned by locusts yesterday, as people at the last minute tried to stock up. One man was shown leaving a grocery store only with chips and popcorn. Which he bought so he could buy something. Unbelievable -- and normal.

Stay safe. Stay home.

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