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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, February 8, 2019:


Sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.


Showers likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Temperatures are expected to remain cool, with rain likely to return in the back half of the new week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1820 Birth of William T. Sherman, Union general in the American Civil War.
  • 1861 Delegates from seceded states adopt a provisional Confederate Constitution.
  • 1862 Union troops under Gen. Ambrose Burnside defeat a Confederate defense force at the Battle of Roanoke Island, North Carolina
  • 1865 Confederate raider William Quantrill and his men attack a group of Federal wagons at New Market, Kentucky.
  • 1887 Congress passes the Dawes Act, which gives citizenship to Indians living apart from their tribe.
  • 1910 The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated.
  • 1924 The gas chamber is used for the first time to execute a murderer.
  • 1962 The US Defense Department reports the creation of the Military Assistance Command in South Vietnam.
  • 1971 South Vietnamese ground forces, backed by American air power, begin Operation Lam Son 719, a 17,000-man incursion into Laos that ends three weeks later in a disaster.
  • 1990 CBS television temporarily suspends Andy Rooney for his anti-gay and anti-black remarks in a magazine interview.