Optimistic Progression

On Saturday morning, January 23, 2016, Winter Storm Jonas had already slammed much of the East Coast with record snowfall, but in Orange County, NY it was just beginning. This is where I live. It was the very edge of the storm.

The area just fifteen miles due south of my home was buried in snow, and fifty miles south-east, Manhattan was crippled.  However, less than thirty miles north there was no snow. None at all. That’s where we my husband and I headed in our four-wheel drive Dodge Ram Truck.

At about 12:30 pm on Saturday the 23rd it looked like this traveling east on Route 17 near Monroe, NY.
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As we approached the Harriman toll booths, which had become invisible, it looked like this. DSC07397-2-rt17-harriman-ny-blizzard-1-23-2016-wm
Behind a bus and a couple of cars, in the photo below we were about twelve miles from home and headed north on the New York State Thruway.
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