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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, April 22, 2022:

Today:

A slight chance of showers before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. West wind 15 to 20 mph becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Highs are expected to rise, peaking in the upper 80s on Monday before dropping again to the mid-70s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1792 President George Washington proclaims American neutrality in the war in Europe.
  • 1861 Robert E. Lee is named commander of Virginia forces.
  • 1873 Birth of Ellen Glasgow, American novelist.
  • 1889 The Oklahoma land rush officially starts at noon as thousands of Americans race for new, unclaimed land.
  • 1898 In the first action of the Spanish-American War, the USS Nashville takes on a Spanish ship.
  • 1904 Birth of J. Robert Oppenheimer, physicist, director of the Manhattan Project.
  • 1954 The Senate Army-McCarthy hearings begin. They are broadcast on television.
  • 1955 Congress orders all U.S. coins to bear the motto “In God We Trust.”
  • 1976 Barbara Walters becomes the first female nightly news anchor on network television.