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Heat Wave in Central U.S.

Dangerous heat will continue in the Nation's mid-section on Tuesday. Combined with high humidity, this will lead to Heat Index temperatures ranging from 100 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit across parts of the Plains and mid-South. Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect. If you must be outside, slow down and drink plenty of water.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

China Lake, Naval Air Facility (KNID)

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

A Few Clouds

33°C

92°F

Humidity 13%
Wind Speed SSW 14 MPH
Barometer 29.81 in (1007.0 mb)
Dewpoint 1°C (33°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index31°C (88°F)
Last update 27 Jul 7:56 pm PDT
Extended Forecast for

Ridgecrest CA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around 19. West wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming south southwest in the evening.

    Clear

    Low: 19 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 38. Light and variable wind becoming east 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon.

    Hot

    High: 38 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21. East southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming light and variable  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 21 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 39. Southwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming east in the morning.

    Hot

    High: 39 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 10 km/h after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 25 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 38. Northwest wind around 10 km/h becoming southeast in the morning.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 38 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. West northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 24 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 38. Northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming east in the morning.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 38 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. West northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 24 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Clear, with a low around 19. West wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming south southwest in the evening.
Tuesday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 38. Light and variable wind becoming east 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21. East southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming light and variable in the evening.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 39. Southwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming east in the morning.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 10 km/h after midnight.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 38. Northwest wind around 10 km/h becoming southeast in the morning.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. West northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 38. Northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming east in the morning.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. West northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 38. West northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming southeast in the morning.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. West southwest wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 39. West wind around 10 km/h becoming south in the morning.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. West southwest wind 15 to 25 km/h.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 38. West southwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming south in the morning.
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Point Forecast:
Ridgecrest CA
 35.62°N 117.68°W (Elev. 699 m)
7:55 pm PDT Jul 27, 2015
8pm PDT Jul 27, 2015-6pm PDT Aug 3, 2015
 
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