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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, February 8, 2023:


Sunny, with a high near 74. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.


Clear, with a low around 49. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Highs are expected to rise well above normal, peaking on Thursday and dropping sharply back to the 60s on Saturday.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1820 Birth of William T. Sherman, Union general in the American Civil War.
  • 1861 Delegates from seceded states adopt a provisional Confederate Constitution.
  • 1862 Union troops under Gen. Ambrose Burnside defeat a Confederate defense force at the Battle of Roanoke Island, N.C.
  • 1865 Confederate raider William Quantrill and men attack a group of Federal wagons at New Market, Kentucky.
  • 1887 Congress passes the Dawes Act, which gives citizenship to Indians living apart from their tribe.
  • 1906 Birth of Chester F. Carlson, physicist, inventor of xerography, the electrostatic dry-copy process.
  • 1910 The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated.
  • 1924 The gas chamber is used for the first time to execute a murderer.
  • 1931 Birth of James Dean, film actor and 1950s teenage icon (Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant).
  • 1962 The U.S. Defense Department reports the creation of the Military Assistance Command in South Vietnam.
  • 1990 CBS television temporarily suspends Andy Rooney for his anti-gay and ant-black remarks in a magazine interview.