Blizzard Conditions Over the Sierra Nevada Mountains; Critical Fire Weather in the High Plains

A significant winter storm continues to impact much of the West with heavy mountain snow and widespread damaging winds, including dangerous, blizzard conditions in the Sierra Nevada. In the Central and Southern High Plains, an expansive area of warm, dry, and windy conditions is leading to a large area of elevated to high-end critical fire-weather conditions. Read More >

Current conditions at

China Lake, Naval Air Facility (KNID)

Lat: 35.68639°NLon: 117.69°WElev: 2283.0ft.

Clear

50°F

10°C

Humidity 49%
Wind Speed SSW 33 MPH
Barometer 29.78 in (1008.47 mb)
Dewpoint 32°F (0°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill42°F (6°C)
Last update 03 Mar 12:56 AM PST
Extended Forecast for

20 Miles SSE Ridgecrest CA

Wind Advisory March 3, 10:00am until March 3, 10:00pm
High Wind Warning until March 3, 10:00am
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Wind Advisory
High Wind Warning
  •  
    High Wind Warning until March 3, 10:00am

    NOW until
    10:00am Sun

    High Wind Warning

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Patchy blowing dust after 3am. Mostly clear, with a low around 42. West southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Patchy
    Blowing Dust

    Low: 42 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Patchy blowing dust. Sunny, with a high near 50. Windy, with a west southwest wind 28 to 36 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph.

    Patchy
    Blowing Dust
    and Windy

    High: 50 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Patchy blowing dust. Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Windy, with a west wind 26 to 34 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.

    Patchy
    Blowing Dust
    and Windy

    Low: 38 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 55. West southwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 55 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. West southwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 39 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 60.

    Sunny

    High: 60 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 43 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 58 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Patchy blowing dust after 3am. Mostly clear, with a low around 42. West southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Sunday
Patchy blowing dust. Sunny, with a high near 50. Windy, with a west southwest wind 28 to 36 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph.
Sunday Night
Patchy blowing dust. Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Windy, with a west wind 26 to 34 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 55. West southwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. West southwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 60.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 43.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 59.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 42.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 61.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 64.
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Point Forecast:
20 Miles SSE Ridgecrest CA
 35.36°N 117.57°W (Elev. 3927 ft)
11:53 pm PST Mar 2, 2024
1am PST Mar 3, 2024-6pm PST Mar 9, 2024
 
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