Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, April 27, 2019:

Today:

Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 70. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light south after midnight.

Highs are expected remain in the 70s across the course of the week, with morning clouds followed by mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1773 British Parliament passes the Tea Act.
  • 1791 Birth of Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph and the code.
  • 1813 American forces capture York (present-day Toronto), the seat of government in Ontario.
  • 1822 Birth of Ulysses S. Grant, Union general during the American Civil War, 18th President of the United States (1869-1877).
  • 1861 West Virginia secedes from Virginia after Virginia secedes from the Union.
  • 1861 President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.
  • 1863 The Army of the Potomac begins marching on Chancellorsville.
  • 1865 The Sultana, a steam-powered riverboat, catches fire and burns after one of its boilers explodes. At least 1,238 of the 2,031 passengers–mostly former Union POWs–are killed.