Central U.S. Severe Storms and Heavy Rain; Western Fire Weather Threats

A strong system will produce a swath of impacts. Severe storms with large hail, damaging winds, and a couple of tornadoes will be possible in the south and central Plains. Heavy rain could cause flash flooding in the Mid Mississippi Valley. Mountain snow will develop in the Rockies. Critical fire weather threats are expected across northern California and the Southwest. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

China Lake, Naval Air Facility (KNID)

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

Clear

73°F

23°C

Humidity 23%
Wind Speed S 6 MPH
Barometer 29.78 in (1008.47 mb)
Dewpoint 33°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 07 May 09:56 PM PDT
Extended Forecast for

Ridgecrest CA

Wind Advisory until May 8, 04:00am
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Wind Advisory
  •  
    Wind Advisory until May 8, 04:00am

    NOW until
    4:00am Sat

    Wind Advisory

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 59 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 90. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable.

    Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 56 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west northwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 57. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Breezy
    then Clear

    Low: 57 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 90. Northwest wind around 10 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 58. South southwest wind around 10 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 58 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 91. North northwest wind around 10 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 91 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 59. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 90. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 56. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west northwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Night
Clear, with a low around 57. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 90. Northwest wind around 10 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Monday Night
Clear, with a low around 58. South southwest wind around 10 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 91. North northwest wind around 10 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday Night
Clear, with a low around 61. South southeast wind around 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 96. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday Night
Clear, with a low around 63. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 98. West wind around 10 mph becoming south southeast in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Thursday Night
Clear, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 97. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Ridgecrest CA
 35.62°N 117.68°W (Elev. 2293 ft)
10:56 pm PDT May 7, 2021
11pm PDT May 7, 2021-6pm PDT May 14, 2021
 
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