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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, September 21, 2022:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 63. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Highs are expected to gradually rise over the week, hitting the 90s early next week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1673 James Needham returns to Virginia after exploring the land to the west, which would become Tennessee.
  • 1863 Union troops defeated at Chickamauga seek refuge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which is then besieged by Confederate troops.
  • 1866 Birth of H.G. Wells, science fiction writer whose works include The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds.
  • 1902 Birth of Allen Lake, founded Penguin Books in 1935.
  • 1904 Exiled Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph dies of a “broken heart”.
  • 1937 The women’s airspeed record is set at 292 mph by American pilot Jacqueline Cochran.
  • 1937 J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel The Hobbit is published.
  • 1944 U.S. troops of the 7th Army, invading Southern France, cross the Meuse River.
  • 1989 General Colin Powell is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • 2003 Galileo space mission ends as the probe is sent into Jupiter’s atmosphere where it is crushed.

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