Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
Today is Monday, Aug. 27. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Partly sunny, warm: Looks like a pretty nice day today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect partly sunny skies with a high near 85 degrees. Showers likely tonight and thunderstorms possible with a low around 69.
- Scout presentation: The is hosting a public presentation of Girl Scout Gold Award project by Kristina Ryan. Free and all are welcome.
- Open house: The is at 6:30 p.m. this evening. Meet the rabbi, religious school principal, president, staff, temple members and learn about the temple. There will also be a sundae bar and games for children.
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- The most powerful eruption: On this day in 1883, the most powerful volcanic eruption occurred on Krakatau, a small island in Indonesia. The eruption killed 36,000 people, and was heard thousands of miles away. The volcano had begun to simmer in May, but completely blew apart on Aug. 27. Although thousands were killed, many were killed by the resulting tsunamis and not the actual explosion. Krakatau is still active today, as well as 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia.