(Ben Yakas) Have surface low pressure systems got you down today? That's to be expected when the skies over NYC are overtaken by the Smoke Monster from Lost and the gods start weeping uncontrollably. It's not just here though: the entire East Coast is going to be hit by a rare “derecho” storm today. In case you have no idea what we're talking about, we've answered some pertinent questions about today's weather below.

What is a "derecho"? It's a really, really, really big thunderstorm. We don't know whether we are emphasizing the "really big" part of it enough, but we're being quite literal: it's a storm that stretches out over large portions of land. And with it comes winds that could reach up to 100 MPH!

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