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5 Things You Need to Know Today, Aug. 16

The rain will continue until this afternoon.

Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the  feature in the comments section.

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 16. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • More rain: Looks like the wet weather will continue for most of today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect showers, mainly before 3 p.m. There will be a high temperature near 72 degrees. It is supposed to clear up overnight and the temperature will drop to about 61 degrees. 
  • Pressure check:  offers free  every Tuesday morning from 8 to 10 a.m. at the . Come down and get your pressure reading. Even if you feel healthy, it is always best to get checked occasionally.
  • New career help: The  is hosting a  program from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today. This is a networking and workshop dedicated to providing a 'roadmap to re-employment' for transitioning professionals. It is free and all are welcome.
  • Lose weight with support: The group (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is holding a weekly Tuesday meeting today. The group will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the . New members are always welcome to join this supportive and friendly group.
  • Geronimo!: We have an extreme fun fact for you today. On this day in 1960, United States Air Force member Joseph William Kittinger II set the free-fall world record when he fell more than 16 miles (roughly 84,000 feet) before opening his parachute and landing in New Mexico. Kittinger has other extreme feathers in his cap; he also held the records for the fastest and longest skydive and was the first man to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a gas balloon. 

For more things to do today, check out our Events page.


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