This morning (June 30, 2012) upon awakening, we found our electricity was still out as we embark on one of, if not the, hottest days of the year so far in 2012.
I am reporting this via my iPod Touch while it, and our Verizon Wireless MiFi still has battery to do so.
See ya later when power returns.
EDIT: Yea!!! Our power has been back on since about 5 minutes before 11AM EDT.
This was no small storm. And many across the Midwest to the East Coast were hit by it. About
7 10 deaths (see FOX News article update) as of about 11:15 AM EDT had been attributed to this storm.
Apparently something like this actually has a name: Derecho
A derecho (Spanish: derecho “right”, pronounced [de̞ˈɾe̞tʃo̞]), is a widespread and long-lived, violent convectively induced straight-line windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms in the form of a squall line usually taking the form of a bow echo. Derechos blow in the direction of movement of their associated storms, similar to a gust front, except that the wind is sustained and generally increases in strength behind the “gust” front. A warm weather phenomenon, derechos occur mostly in summer, especially June and July in the Northern Hemisphere. They can occur at any time of the year and occur as frequently at night as in the daylight hours.
Some very interesting examples on the Wikipedia site.