Western Heat Wave Continues; Watching the Gulf of Mexico

A dangerous heat wave will continue to bring record temperatures to much of the West through this week. A tropical disturbance in the southwest Gulf of Mexico will likely form into a tropical depression late this week over the central or northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Heavy rain could begin to impact portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Friday. Read More >

Current conditions at

China Lake, Naval Air Facility (KNID)

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

Mostly Clear

114°F

46°C

Humidity 5%
Wind Speed S 9 MPH
Barometer 29.8 in (1009.14 mb)
Dewpoint 28°F (-2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index105°F (41°C)
Last update 16 Jun 04:56 PM PDT
Extended Forecast for

19 Miles S Ridgecrest CA

Excessive Heat Warning until June 19, 09:00pm
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Excessive Heat Warning
  •  
    Excessive Heat Warning until June 19, 09:00pm

    NOW until
    9:00pm Sat

    Excessive Heat Warning

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 106. South southwest wind around 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Hot

    High: 106 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 79. West northwest wind 8 to 13 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 79 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 104. North wind 7 to 16 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 104 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 79. West southwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 79 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 104. West southwest wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 104 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 80.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 80 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 103. Breezy.

    Sunny then
    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 103 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 77. Breezy.

    Clear and
    Breezy then
    Clear

    Low: 77 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 106. South southwest wind around 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 79. West northwest wind 8 to 13 mph.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 104. North wind 7 to 16 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 79. West southwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 104. West southwest wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 80.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 103. Breezy.
Saturday Night
Clear, with a low around 77. Breezy.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 100. Breezy.
Sunday Night
Clear, with a low around 72. Breezy.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 96. Breezy.
Monday Night
Clear, with a low around 69. Breezy.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 92.
Tuesday Night
Clear, with a low around 66. Breezy.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 90.
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Point Forecast:
19 Miles S Ridgecrest CA
 35.35°N 117.63°W (Elev. 3753 ft)
12:44 pm PDT Jun 16, 2021
5pm PDT Jun 16, 2021-6pm PDT Jun 23, 2021
 
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