Experience Winter Storm Jonas In Snowy Photos

Photo: AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast.
If you're on the East Coast, hopefully, you're bundled up and cozy inside, because it is a frozen wasteland out there.

Winter Storm Jonas hit with full force on Friday night, and as of Saturday morning, much of the Eastern Seaboard is coated in snow. New predictions say that the area around Washington, D.C., may see close to three feet and New York City is now likely to get about two. The storm is expected to hit hardest in the mid-Atlantic region and officials up and down the coast have warned residents to stay inside and avoid travel.

If you're not on the East Coast, or if you've thoroughly stocked up and prepared to stay indoors for a few days, it may be easy to brush off the idea of a few inches of snow. But while the glorious opportunity for fun memes can't be overlooked, this storm really is something else.

Because we know how much you don't want to go outside (we don't either!), we've gathered a few photos so you can see how insane this blizzard really is. Remember, pajamas and not leaving your house until Monday is an entirely valid option.
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Photo: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle.
10 year old Bella Fraker, visiting New York from Atlanta, has a rare view from the top of a snow pile of an almost-deserted Times Square.
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Photo: AP Photo/Julio Cortez.
For those who still have to go to work, it may be difficult to find transportation. Driving conditions are dangerous, and many mass transit options have been shut down.
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Photo: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle.
A family on New York City's Upper West side brave the weather in the early hours of the storm. Wind gusts in the area are up to 50 miles per hour.
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Photo: AP Photo/Steve Ruark.
A woman in Parkvale, MD, deals with snow buildup outside her home. The area around Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, including large parts of Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware, are likely to be the hardest hit by the storm.
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Photo: AP Photo/Mel Evans.
Some folks, like delivery guys and this pushcart operator in Atlantic City, still have to work, despite the dangerous weather conditions.
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Photo: AP Photo/Mel Evans.
In total, 10 governors, including those in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina, have declared a state of emergency, according to The Guardian.
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Photo: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey.
A pair of neighbors in Tennessee take their dogs for an evening walk before the brunt of the storm hits.
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Photo: NOAA.
This NOAA satellite image shows the storm early Saturday morning as it bears down over the Eastern seaboard.
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Photo: AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast.
A lone jogger in Chicago gets his last bout of exercise in before the possibility of being snowbound for a few days. While Chicago isn't expected to see the worst of the storm, the area still may be threatened by flooding or ice.
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Photo: AP Photo/Alex Brandon.
A woman walks in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The city declared a state of emergency in advance of the storm, which has the potential to be devastating.
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Photo: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey.
But hey, there's always an upside to anything. These two are doing it right.
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