Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, December 26, 2019

Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, December 25, 2019:

Today:

Showers likely, mainly between 10am and 4pm, then rain after 4pm. High near 58. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight:

Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 45. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Rain will be possible through Thursday evening, with highs dropping into the upper 50s over Christmas.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1621 The governor of New Plymouth prevents newcomers from playing cards.
  • 1651 The General Court of Boston levies a five shilling fine on anyone caught “observing any such day as Christmas.”
  • 1776 Patriot General George Washington crosses the Delaware River with 5,400 troops during the American Revolution. Washington hoped to surprise a Hessian force celebrating Christmas at their winter quarters in Trenton, New Jersey.
  • 1861 Stonewall Jackson spends Christmas with his wife; their last together.
  • 1862 John Hunt Morgan and his raiders clash with Union forces near Bear Wallow, Kentucky.
  • 1862 President and Mrs. Lincoln visit hospitals in the Washington D.C. area on this Christmas Day.
  • 1925 U.S. troops in Nicaragua disarm insurgents in support of the Diaz regime.
  • 1962 The Bay of Pigs captives, upon their return to the United States, vow to return to Cuba and topple Fidel Castro.
  • 1965 Entertainer Chris Noel gives her first performance for the USO at two hospitals in California; became a star on Armed Forces Radio and Television, entertaining troops in Vietnam; in 1984 Veterans Network honored her with a Distinguished Vietnam Veteran award.
  • 1973 U.S. astronauts onboard the Skylab space station take a seven-hour walk in space and photograph the comet Kohoutek.