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Elevated fire weather conditions persist on Tuesday

The risk for wildfires is elevated on Tuesday in portions of the Northwest. The combination of warm, windy and dry conditions will cause any fire that develops to potentially spread rapidly. These conditions are expected to persist through Tuesday evening. Numerous Red Flag Warnings have been issued.
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Current conditions at

China Lake, Naval Air Facility (KNID)

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

A Few Clouds

100°F

38°C

Humidity 7%
Wind Speed SW 16 MPH
Barometer 29.79 in (1006.1 mb)
Dewpoint 24°F (-4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index94°F (34°C)
Last update 03 Aug 5:56 pm PDT
Extended Forecast for

18 Miles S Ridgecrest CA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 70. West southwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 70 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 98. West southwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 98 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70. West southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 70 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 99. West southwest wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 99 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Southwest wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 70 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 98.

    Sunny

    High: 98 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 68 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Breezy.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Breezy
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 64 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 70. West southwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 98. West southwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 70. West southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 99. West southwest wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Southwest wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 98.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 68.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Breezy.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 94.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 95.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 94.
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Point Forecast:
18 Miles S Ridgecrest CA
 35.38°N 117.6°W (Elev. 3461 ft)
2:18 pm PDT Aug 3, 2015
6pm PDT Aug 3, 2015-6pm PDT Aug 10, 2015
 
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