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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, October 30, 2019:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with an east wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

Tonight:

Clear, with a low around 44. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

High Wind Watch in effect from October 29, 11:00 PM PDT until October 31, 06:00 PM PDT
Red Flag Warning in effect from October 29, 11:00 PM PDT until October 31, 06:00 PM PDT

Highs are expected to rise into the upper 70s to low 80s by the end of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1735 Birth of John Adams, second president of the United States who helped draft the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris, ending the American Revolution.
  • 1838 Oberlin Collegiate Institute in Lorian County, Ohio becomes the first college in the U.S. to admit female students.
  • 1882 Birth of William F. “Bull” Halsey, Jr., American admiral who played an instrumental role in the defeat of Japan during World War II. The Japanese surrender was signed on his flagship, the USS Missouri.
  • 1885 Birth of Ezra Pound, American poet who promoted Imagism, a poetic movement stressing free phrase rather than forced metric. He was imprisoned for his pro-Fascist radio broadcasts.
  • 1938 H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds is broadcast over the radio by Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre. Many panic believing it is an actual newscast about a Martian invasion.
  • 1941 The U.S. destroyer Reuben James, on convoy duty off Iceland, is sunk by a German U-boat with the loss of 96 Americans.
  • 1950 The First Marine Division is ordered to replace the entire South Korean I Corps at the Chosin Reservoir area.
  • 1953 US Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower formally approves a top secret document to maintain and expand the country’s nuclear arsenal.
  • 1965 US Marines repeal multiple-wave attacks by Viet Cong within a few miles of Da Nang where the Marines were based; a sketch of Marine positions was found on the body of a 13-year-old boy who had been selling the Americans drinks the previous day.
  • 1974 The “Rumble in the Jungle,” a boxing match in Zaire that many regard as the greatest sporting event of the 20th century, saw challenger Muhammad Ali knock out previously undefeated World Heavyweight Champion George Foreman.
  • 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for its final successful mission.
  • 1991 BET Holdings Inc., becomes the first African-American company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.