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Slight risk of severe weather on Monday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center expects a slight risk of severe weather on Monday. The area of greatest concern extends from western Maine to eastern Ohio. The main threats with these storms will be damaging winds and large hail, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
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Current conditions at

China Lake, Naval Air Facility (KNID)

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

Fair

99°F

37°C

Humidity 13%
Wind Speed SSW 20 G 28 MPH
Barometer 29.79 in (1006.2 mb)
Dewpoint 39°F (4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index94°F (34°C)
Last update 02 Aug 6:56 pm PDT
Extended Forecast for

Ridgecrest CA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 72. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 72 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

    Hot

    High: 103 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 72. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 72 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 103. South wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Hot

    High: 103 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 73. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 73 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. Light west southwest wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Hot

    High: 103 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 72 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 102. West wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the morning.

    Hot

    High: 102 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 72 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 72. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Monday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 72. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 103. South wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 73. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. Light west southwest wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 102. West wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the morning.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 99. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 97. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 96. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the morning.
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Point Forecast:
Ridgecrest CA
 35.62°N 117.68°W (Elev. 2293 ft)
6:55 pm PDT Aug 2, 2015
7pm PDT Aug 2, 2015-6pm PDT Aug 9, 2015
 
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