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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, March 9, 2021:


Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.


Showers likely, mainly after 4am. The rain could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Highs are expected to remain at seasonable levels in the 60s, with a chance of precipitation in the middle of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1451 Birth of Amerigo Vespucci, Italian navigator.
  • 1788 Connecticut becomes the 5th state.
  • 1820 Congress passes the Land Act, paving the way for westward expansion.
  • 1824 Birth of Leland Stanford, railroad builder, founder of Stanford University.
  • 1841 The rebel slaves who seized a Spanish slave ship, the Amistad, in 1839 are freed by the Supreme Court despite Spanish demands for extradition.
  • 1862 The first and last battle between the ironclads U.S.S. Monitor and C.S.S. Virginia ends in a draw.
  • 1864 General Ulysses Grant is appointed commander-in-chief of the Union forces.
  • 1910 Birth of Samuel Barber, American composer (“Adagio for Strings,” Vanessa).
  • 1916 Mexican bandit Pancho Villa leads 1,500 horsemen on a raid of Columbus, N.M. killing 17 U.S. soldiers and citizens.
  • 1959 The Barbie doll is unveiled at a toy fair in New York City.
  • 1964 The first Ford Mustang rolls off the Ford assembly line.
  • 1968 General William Westmoreland asks for 206,000 more troops in Vietnam.
  • 1986 Navy divers find the crew compartment of the space shuttle Challenger along with the remains of the astronauts.