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Above-normal temperatures continue across much of U.S.

Temperatures will once again be above-normal, in some cases by as much as 15-20 degrees, across much of the contiguous U.S. on Wednesday. Afternoon highs are forecast to reach into the mid to upper 90s across the Great Plains, as well as parts of the southern U.S. and mid-Atlantic. Take precautions if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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Current conditions at

China Lake, Naval Air Facility (KNID)

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

A Few Clouds

31°C

88°F

Humidity 9%
Wind Speed S 17 G 29 MPH
Barometer 29.81 in (1007.5 mb)
Dewpoint -6°C (22°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index29°C (84°F)
Last update 02 Sep 6:56 pm PDT
Extended Forecast for

Ridgecrest CA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. Southwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 18 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 34. South wind 10 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 km/h.

    Sunny

    High: 34 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 17. South wind 25 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 50 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 17 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 33. South wind 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.

    Sunny

    High: 33 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 16. South wind 25 to 30 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 16 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 33. South southwest wind around 15 km/h, with gusts as high as 25 km/h.

    Sunny

    High: 33 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 15. West northwest wind 20 to 25 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 15 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 35. Northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming northeast in the morning.

    Sunny

    High: 35 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 18. East wind 5 to 15 km/h becoming northwest in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 18 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. Southwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 34. South wind 10 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 km/h.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 17. South wind 25 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 50 km/h.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 33. South wind 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 16. South wind 25 to 30 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 33. South southwest wind around 15 km/h, with gusts as high as 25 km/h.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 15. West northwest wind 20 to 25 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 35. Northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming northeast in the morning.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 18. East wind 5 to 15 km/h becoming northwest in the evening.
Labor Day
Sunny, with a high near 37. Northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming east southeast in the morning.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 20. South southwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming west northwest in the evening.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 37. Northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming southeast in the morning.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21. West wind 20 to 25 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h in the evening.
Wednesday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 38. South southwest wind 5 to 15 km/h.
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Point Forecast:
Ridgecrest CA
 35.62°N 117.68°W (Elev. 699 m)
6:55 pm PDT Sep 2, 2015
7pm PDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm PDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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