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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, January 5, 2023

Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, January 5, 2023:

Today:

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 62. Breezy, with a southeast wind 20 to 25 mph becoming southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight:

A chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Partly sunny skies are expected Friday and Saturday, with a chance of more showers early in the next week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1779 Birth of Stephen Decatur, American naval hero during actions against the Barbary pirates and the War of 1812.
  • 1815 Federalists from all over New England, angered over the War of 1812, draw up the Hartford Convention, demanding several important changes in the U.S. Constitution.
  • 1861 The merchant vessel Star of the West sets sail from New York to Fort Sumter, in response to rebel attack, carrying supplies and 250 troops.
  • 1904 American Marines arrive in Seoul, Korea, to guard the U.S. legation there.
  • 1914 Henry Ford astounds the world as he announces that he will pay a minimum wage of $5 a day and will share with employees $10 million in the previous year’s profits.
  • 1920 GOP women demand equal representation at the Republican National Convention in June.
  • 1923 The U.S. Senate debates the benefits of Peyote for the American Indian.
  • 1925 Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is sworn in as the first woman governor in the United States.
  • 1928 Birth of Walter Mondale, 42nd Vice President of the United States, Democratic presidential nominee who lost to Ronald Reagan in 1984, and Ambassador to Japan.
  • 1951 Inchon, South Korea, the site of General Douglas MacArthur’s amphibious flanking maneuver, is abandoned by United Nations force to the advancing Chinese Army.
  • 1952 Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Washington to confer with President Harry S. Truman.
  • 1968 U.S. forces in Vietnam launch Operation Niagara I to locate enemy units around the Marine base at Khe Sanh.
  • 1969 President Richard M. Nixon appoints Henry Cabot Lodge as negotiator at the Paris Peace Talks.
  • 1971 President Richard M. Nixon names Robert Dole as chairman of the Republican National Party.
  • 1979 Ohio officials approve an out-of-court settlement awarding $675,000 to the victims and families in the 1970 shootings at Kent State University, in which four students were killed and nine wounded by National Guard troops.
  • 1982 A Federal judge voids a state law requiring balanced classroom treatment of evolution and creationism.