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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, February 21, 2023:


Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 64. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 42. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west 20 to 25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

Highs are to drop sharply accompanying a weather system moving through the region, with a chance of rain starting late Wednesday.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1775 As troubles with Great Britain increase, colonists in Massachusetts vote to buy military equipment for 15,000 men.
  • 1828 The first issue of the Cherokee Phoenix is printed, both in English and in the newly invented Cherokee alphabet.
  • 1862 The Texas Rangers win a Confederate victory in the Battle of Val Verde, New Mexico.
  • 1878 The world’s first telephone book is issued by the New Haven Connecticut Telephone Company containing the names of its 50 subscribers.
  • 1885 The Washington Monument is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 1920 Birth of Robert S. Johnson, American World War II fighter ace who shot down 27 German planes.
  • 1951 The U.S. Eighth Army launches Operation Killer, a counterattack to push Chinese forces north of the Han River in Korea.
  • 1956 A grand jury in Montgomery, Alabama indicts 115 in a Negro bus boycott.
  • 1972 Richard Nixon arrives in Beijing, China, becoming the first U.S. president to visit a country not diplomatically recognized by the U.S.
  • 1974 A report claims that the use of defoliants by the U.S. has scarred Vietnam for a century.