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Thunderstorms possible across parts of Midwest, Southeast, Interior West on Friday

Thunderstorms are possible Friday across parts of the Midwest, Southeast and Interior West. Thunderstorms that develop in these areas should remain below severe limits, with the possible exception of northeastern North Dakota into northern Minnesota, where there is a Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms on Friday.
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Current conditions at

China Lake, Naval Air Facility (KNID)

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

Fair

73°F

23°C

Humidity 26%
Wind Speed WNW 5 MPH
Barometer 29.97 in (1012.4 mb)
Dewpoint 36°F (2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 28 Aug 4:56 am PDT
Extended Forecast for

Ridgecrest CA

  • Today

    Today: Sunny and hot, with a high near 106. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Hot

    High: 106 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 73. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 73 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny then
    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 101 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Breezy
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 98. South southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 98 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Breezy
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 67 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 99. West wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the morning.

    Sunny

    High: 99 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 67 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 99. West wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast in the morning.

    Sunny

    High: 99 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny and hot, with a high near 106. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 73. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 98. South southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 99. West wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the morning.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 99. West wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast in the morning.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. West southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 98. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 98. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Ridgecrest CA
 35.62°N 117.68°W (Elev. 2293 ft)
4:55 am PDT Aug 28, 2015
5am PDT Aug 28, 2015-6pm PDT Sep 3, 2015
 
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