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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, December 8, 2021:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Rain, mainly after 4am. Low around 54. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Highs temperatures are forecast to remain in the 60s for the coming week, with a chance of precipitation.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1765 Birth of Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin.
  • 1861 CSS Sumter captures the whaler Eben Dodge in the Atlantic. The American Civil War is now affecting the Northern whaling industry.
  • 1863 Union General William Averell’s cavalry destroys railroads in the southwestern part of West Virginia.
  • 1894 Birth of James Thurber, American writer, cartoonist and editor (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty).
  • 1920 President Woodrow Wilson declines to send a representative to the League of Nations in Geneva.
  • 1925 Birth of Sammy Davis Jr., singer (“The Candy Man”), dancer, actor (Ocean’s 11); member of the “Rat Pack”.
  • 1943 U.S. carrier-based planes sink two cruisers and down 72 planes in the Marshall Islands.
  • 1944 The United States conducts the longest, most effective air raid on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima.
  • 1980 John Lennon is shot to death outside his Manhattan apartment building.
  • 1982 The Washington, D.C., police shoot and kill a man threatening to blow up the Washington Monument.
  • 1987 The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed.
  • 2010 SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.