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Friday, May 5th 2023

You control the temperature inside your home or office, but in order to make informed decisions about how to set the thermostat, you need to know what's happening outside!


Today's Weather

About the feels like temperature

Feels Like conveys how warm or cold it feels and can be different from the actual temperature. The Feels Like temperature is affected by humidity and wind.


Today's Weather Summary

Partly sunny conditions with periods of rain expected throughout the day.


Weather Advisory

None.


Air Conditioning Recommendation

Set To: Off.


Heating Recommendation

Set To: Heating mode at your preferred settings.



Today's UV Index

About The UV Index: The World Heath Organization's UV index (UVI) measures ultraviolet radiation. The higher the UVI, the greater the potential for damage, and the faster harm can occur. The UVI can help you decide when to protect yourself from the sun and when to avoid being outside. The WHO recommends using shade, sunscreen, hats, and protective clothing at levels of 3 (Moderate) or higher.



Today's Sun Schedule

Wind

Today, wind speeds are 0 to 5 mph, with gusts up to 11 mph.


Precipitation

Today's total precipitation will be .05".


Humidity

Today, the average humidity is 76%. The dew point is 40° to 47°.


Visibility

Today, the visibility will be perfectly clear, at 8 to 17 mi.


Pressure

Today, the average pressure will be 30.18 inHg, and the lowest pressure will be 30.07 inHg.



Look Ahead



Today Is: Cinco De Mayo

Everyone knows what May 5, or Cinco De Mayo, means tacos, margaritas, fun, and fiesta. But did you know that without what happened on this fateful day, the United States may have not existed as we know it today? What exactly happened on this day of seemingly endless partying and celebration? Let’s take a deep dive into Mexican-American history!


HISTORY OF CINCO DE MAYO

Let’s start by clearing the biggest misconception: No, Cinco de Mayo is not the Mexican Independence Day. But, that does not mean it’s less important or notable than it actually is, for the history behind it dawns on the importance of the landscape of North America as a whole.

An economically struggling Mexico was intervened by the French for the second time, who had the hopes to gain control of the Latin American country under the rule of Napoleon III. The French General, Charles de Lorencez, directed his army towards the capital of Mexico City, with the intent to overthrow the president of Mexico, Benito Juarez.

But things didn’t go as planned, as they encountered heavy resistance, culminating at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Even if their forces had half the numbers of their opponents, the Mexican Army, led by Ignacio Zaragoza, managed to successfully win over the French army at Puebla, a city just 70 miles from Mexico City. Four days later, on May 9, Juárez declared Cinco de Mayo a national holiday.

While the battle in itself was not a major strategic win, and the French took control of Mexico in 1864, it served to lift the spirits of resistance forces and helped them to gain an alliance with the Americans to successfully make Napoleon’s forces withdraw. Since it is believed the French would have likely aided the Confederacy at the Civil War, Mexico’s resistance likely changed the history of the United States.

Pro-Union Mexican citizens in the state of California heavily celebrated the victory at the Battle of Puebla viewing it as a victory for the Union’s cause, later formalizing and spreading the annual celebrations across all of California, and Mexican-Americans all around.


Source: www.nationaltoday.com



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