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Dangerous heat continues across parts of the Pacific Northwest

Unusually hot weather will persist on Friday and into the weekend across parts of the Pacific Northwest, with high temperatures on Friday in the 90s to around 100 degrees for many locations. Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect across the region. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside, and know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Current conditions at

Essex (EXCC1)

Lat: 34.6667°NLon: 115.1667°WElev: 2644ft.

NA

88°F

31°C

Humidity 34%
Wind Speed WNW 3 G 7 MPH
Barometer NA
Dewpoint 56°F (13°C)
Visibility NA
Heat Index86°F (30°C)
Last update 31 Jul 10:00 am PDT
Extended Forecast for

20 Miles WNW Needles Airport CA

Flash Flood Watch July 31, 11:00 AM until Friday 09:00pm
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Flash Flood Watch
  • Today

    Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 102. Light southeast wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 102 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 80. South southwest wind 7 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 80 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 102. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 102 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 80. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 8 mph after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 80 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 102. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south in the morning.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 102 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 80.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 80 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 104.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 104 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 80.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 80 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 104.

    Sunny

    High: 104 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 102. Light southeast wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 80. South southwest wind 7 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 102. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 80. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 8 mph after midnight.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 102. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south in the morning.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 80.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 104.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 80.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 104.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 79.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 104.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 78.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 102.
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Point Forecast:
20 Miles WNW Needles Airport CA
 34.85°N 114.97°W (Elev. 2126 ft)
2:48 am PDT Jul 31, 2015
10am PDT Jul 31, 2015-6pm PDT Aug 6, 2015
 
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