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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, August 22, 2020:


Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.


A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Highs are expected to remain fairly level in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1777 With the approach of General Benedict Arnold’s army, British Colonel Barry St. Ledger abandons Fort Stanwix and returns to Canada.
  • 1920 Birth of Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer whose works include Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.
  • 1934 Birth of H. Norman Schwarzkopf, American general and commander of the coalition forces during the Persian Gulf War.
  • 1956 Incumbent US President Dwight D. Eisenhower & Vice President Richard Nixon renominated by Republican convention in San Francisco.
  • 1962 The world’s first nuclear-powered passenger-cargo ship, NS Savannah, completes its maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va., to Savannah, Ga.
  • 1969 Hurricane Camille hits US Gulf Coast, killing 256 and causing $1.421 billion in damages.
  • 1971 FBI arrests members of The Camden 28, an anti-war group, as the group is raiding a draft office in Camden, NJ.
  • 1975 US President Gerald Ford survives second assassination attempt in 17 days, this one by Sarah Jane Moore in San Francisco, Cal.
  • 1995 During 11-day siege at at Ruby Ridge, Id., FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi kills Vicki Weaver while shooting at another target.
  • 2003 Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended for refusing to comply with federal court order to remove the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Supreme Court building’s lobby.
  • 2007 Most runs scored by any team in modern MLB history as the Texas Rangers thump the Baltimore Orioles 30-3.