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Active weather from Northern Rockies to Upper Midwest

A storm system in the northern U.S. will bring a variety of weather across several states from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Midwest on Saturday. Several inches of early-season snow are forecast in the higher elevations of Idaho and western Montana. Locally-heavy rain will accompany strong thunderstorms in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
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Current conditions at

China Lake, Naval Air Facility (KNID)

Lat: 35.68639°NLon: 117.69°WElev: 2283ft.

Fair

23°C

74°F

Humidity 28%
Wind Speed SSW 22 G 29 MPH
Barometer 29.78 in (1006.5 mb)
Dewpoint 4°C (39°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 04 Sep 9:56 pm PDT
Extended Forecast for

Ridgecrest CA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 16. West southwest wind 15 to 25 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 16 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 33. South southwest wind 5 to 15 km/h increasing to 15 to 25 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.

    Sunny

    High: 33 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 16. Southwest wind 20 to 30 km/h becoming west northwest 10 to 20 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.

    Clear

    Low: 16 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 35. Northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming east southeast in the morning.

    Sunny

    High: 35 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 17. South wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming west northwest in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 17 °C

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Sunny, with a high near 36. West northwest wind around 10 km/h becoming south southeast in the morning.

    Sunny

    High: 36 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 17. West southwest wind 20 to 25 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 17 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 37. Northwest wind around 10 km/h becoming east southeast in the morning.

    Sunny

    High: 37 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 20. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 km/h after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 20 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 16. West southwest wind 15 to 25 km/h.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 33. South southwest wind 5 to 15 km/h increasing to 15 to 25 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.
Saturday Night
Clear, with a low around 16. Southwest wind 20 to 30 km/h becoming west northwest 10 to 20 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 35. Northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming east southeast in the morning.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 17. South wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming west northwest in the evening.
Labor Day
Sunny, with a high near 36. West northwest wind around 10 km/h becoming south southeast in the morning.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 17. West southwest wind 20 to 25 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 37. Northwest wind around 10 km/h becoming east southeast in the morning.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 20. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 km/h after midnight.
Wednesday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 38. Northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming east in the morning.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 10 km/h after midnight.
Thursday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 39. Northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming east southeast in the morning.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Southwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming west northwest in the evening.
Friday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 39. Northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming east southeast in the morning.
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Point Forecast:
Ridgecrest CA
 35.62°N 117.68°W (Elev. 699 m)
9:55 pm PDT Sep 4, 2015
10pm PDT Sep 4, 2015-6pm PDT Sep 11, 2015
 
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