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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, March 3, 2021:

Today:

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 10am and 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 61. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight:

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 47. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Highs are expected to remain at seasonable levels in the 60s aside from a brief peak on Friday.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1791 Congress passes a resolution authorizing the U.S. Mint; legislation creating the mint will be passed on Apr. 2, 1792.
  • 1803 The first impeachment trial of a U.S. Judge, John Pickering, begins.
  • 1817 The first commercial steamboat route from Louisville to New Orleans is opened.
  • 1845 Florida becomes the 27th U.S. state.
  • 1847 Birth of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the first telephone as well as other devices.
  • 1863 President Abraham Lincoln signs the conscription act compelling U.S. citizens to report for duty in the Civil War or pay $300.00.
  • 1873 Birth of William Green, President of the American Federation of Labor.
  • 1877 Rutherford B. Hayes, the republican governor of Ohio is elected president, his election confirmed by an electoral commission after disputed election the previous November.
  • 1895 Birth of Matthew Ridgway, U.S. Army leader in World War II and Korea.
  • 1919 Boeing flies the first U.S. international airmail from Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle, Washington.
  • 1923 The first issue of Time magazine is published. It’s editor, Henry R. Luce, is just out of Yale.
  • 1931 President Herbert Hoover signs a bill that makes Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner,” the national anthem.
  • 1952 The U.S. Supreme Court upholds New York’s Feinberg Law banning Communist teachers in the United States.
  • 1969 Sirhan Sirhan testifies in a court in Los Angeles that he killed Robert Kennedy.
  • 1999 Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky appears on national television to explain her affair with President Bill Clinton.