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Isolated Severe Thunderstorms Will Continue

Isolated severe thunderstorms will continue from Minnesota to southwestern Kansas and vicinity. Within that swath, the most probable area for greater concentrations of severe weather is from eastern Nebraska across parts of Iowa. A marginal risk for severe thunderstorms also exists over eastern New England.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

China Lake, Naval Air Facility (KNID)

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

Mostly Cloudy

103°F

39°C

Humidity 10%
Wind Speed VRBL 6 MPH
Barometer 30.00 in (1012.9 mb)
Dewpoint 35°F (2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index98°F (37°C)
Last update 29 Jul 12:56 pm PDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles S Ridgecrest CA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 103. East northeast wind around 10 mph becoming south southeast. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

    Hot

    High: 103 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy and hot, with a high near 100. Light and variable wind becoming east northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 100 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 100 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 76 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 102. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 102 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind around 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 75 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 103. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the morning.

    Hot

    High: 103 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 103. East northeast wind around 10 mph becoming south southeast. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy and hot, with a high near 100. Light and variable wind becoming east northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. West southwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 102. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind around 10 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 103. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 103. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 103. West wind around 5 mph becoming south in the morning.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles S Ridgecrest CA
 35.57°N 117.67°W (Elev. 2648 ft)
12:55 pm PDT Jul 29, 2015
1pm PDT Jul 29, 2015-6pm PDT Aug 4, 2015
 
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