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Above-normal temperatures continue across much of U.S.

Temperatures will once again be above-normal, in some cases by as much as 15-20 degrees, across much of the contiguous U.S. on Wednesday. Afternoon highs are forecast to reach into the mid to upper 90s across the Great Plains, as well as parts of the southern U.S. and mid-Atlantic. Take precautions if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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Current conditions at

China Lake, Naval Air Facility (KNID)

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

Mostly Cloudy

80°F

27°C

Humidity 21%
Wind Speed SW 7 MPH
Barometer 29.95 in (1012.2 mb)
Dewpoint 37°F (3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 02 Sep 8:56 am PDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles S Ridgecrest CA

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 97. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 97 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 65 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Sunny then
    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 93 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Breezy
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 63 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 91. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Breezy
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 61 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Breezy
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 61 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 95. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the morning.

    Sunny

    High: 95 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 97. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 65. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 93. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 91. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 95. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the morning.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the evening.
Labor Day
Sunny, with a high near 98. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east in the morning.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 98. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the morning.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles S Ridgecrest CA
 35.57°N 117.67°W (Elev. 2648 ft)
8:55 am PDT Sep 2, 2015
9am PDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm PDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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