Powerful Storm to Impact the West; Fire Weather Concerns for Areas of the Plains

A powerful winter storm is underway across the west bringing heavy higher elevation mountain snow, dangerous blizzard for the Sierra Nevada Mountains, damaging winds, hazardous sea conditions and cold temperatures to much of the West through this weekend. Meanwhile, critical fire weather concerns increase this weekend for portions of the central and southern High Plains. Read More >

Current conditions at

China Lake, Naval Air Facility (KNID)

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

Clear

58°F

14°C

Humidity 45%
Wind Speed S 18 MPH
Barometer 29.98 in (1015.24 mb)
Dewpoint 37°F (3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 01 Mar 08:56 AM PST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SSW Ridgecrest CA

High Wind Warning March 1, 08:00pm until March 3, 08:00pm
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High Wind Warning
  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 65 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of rain after 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Windy, with a south southwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Rain and
    Windy

    Low: 47 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 50 percent chance of rain.  Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Windy, with a southwest wind 35 to 40 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance Rain
    and Windy

    High: 58 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Windy, with a southwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.

    Chance Rain
    and Windy

    Low: 45 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 59. Windy, with a west southwest wind around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

    Sunny and
    Windy

    High: 59 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Breezy

    Low: 36 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 61. West southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 61 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. West southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 36 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 63. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 63 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of rain after 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Windy, with a south southwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
Saturday
A 50 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Windy, with a southwest wind 35 to 40 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Windy, with a southwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 59. Windy, with a west southwest wind around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 61. West southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. West southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 63. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. West southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 62. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SSW Ridgecrest CA
 35.59°N 117.68°W (Elev. 2313 ft)
8:59 am PST Mar 1, 2024
9am PST Mar 1, 2024-6pm PST Mar 7, 2024
 
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