UPDATE 2:22 pm EST: IT'S BACK! - but with some kinks. Gmail is currently unable to access contacts and Google+ still seems to be down for many users.
It's not just you - Gmail is down for users all over the world. Most users who are experiencing the outage are receiving a temporary (500) error:
"We’re sorry, but your Gmail account is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest trying again in a few minutes," says the message from Google.
By the Twitter reaction, this one looks to be a pretty significant outage.
Also down? Google+.
Sure, this is a problem for a lot of people. But just think, it could be worse...
Gmail is down. In the not-too-distant future, everybody's house will be without heat during a snowstorm because Nest is down.
— Matt Singley (@mattsingley) January 24, 2014