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Rain for the Northwest

An unseasonably cool weather pattern is predicted for the remainder of the work week for portions of the Northwest. This will bring welcomed rain showers to portions of this region of the country as crews continue to fight large wildfires.
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Current conditions at

China Lake, Naval Air Facility (KNID)

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

Fair

81°F

27°C

Humidity 19%
Wind Speed S 16 MPH
Barometer 29.84 in (1008.3 mb)
Dewpoint 35°F (2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 02 Sep 8:56 pm PDT
Extended Forecast for

18 Miles S Ridgecrest CA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Breezy, with a southwest wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.

    Sunny then
    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 87 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West southwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 59 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 56 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

    Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 60 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

    Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 65 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 87. Breezy, with a southwest wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West southwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 91.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Labor Day
Sunny, with a high near 93.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 94.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 95.
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Point Forecast:
18 Miles S Ridgecrest CA
 35.38°N 117.6°W (Elev. 3461 ft)
2:28 pm PDT Sep 2, 2015
9pm PDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm PDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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