Ridgecrest, CA

101.7°F / 38.7°C
Heat Index: 100°F / 38°C
Humidity: 20%
Dew Point: 53°F / 12°C
Wind: NNE at 7 mph / 11.3 km/h
Wind Gust: 11.0 mph / 17.7 km/h
Pressure: 29.87 in / 1011 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
Clouds: Clear (CLR) : -
Yesterday's Maximum: 102.6°F / 39.2°C
Yesterday's Minimum: 80.1°F / 26.7°C
UV: 1 out of 16
Sunrise:5:51 AM PDT
Sunset:8:02 PM PDT
Moon Rise:4:01 PM PDT
Moon Set:1:57 AM PDT
Moon Phase Waxing Gibbous
NOAA Weather Radio
METAR KNID 230156Z AUTO 23009G16KT 10SM CLR 40/08 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP114 T04000078 $
As of: 7:18 PM PDT on July 22, 2018
Observed at: Ridgecrest Heights, Ridgecrest, CA

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108° | 79°F
42° | 26°C
110° | 78°F
43° | 26°C
112° | 77°F
44° | 25°C
Tomorrow is forecast to be
nearly the same temperature as today.
Excessive heat watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday evening...
Mostly clear. Lows 77 to 83. West winds 10 to 20 mph.
Sunny. Highs 100 to 110. West winds 10 to 15 mph in the morning becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Mostly clear. Lows 78 to 84. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunny. Highs 104 to 114. Northwest winds up to 10 mph in the morning becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear. Lows 79 to 85. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Heat index readings around 108 in the evening.
Sunny. Highs 105 to 115.
Wednesday Night through Sunday
Mostly clear. Lows 75 to 84. Highs 102 to 112.
As of: 7:00 PM PDT on July 22, 2018 from station 93555
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Scientific Forecaster Discussion

Warnings & Notices

Excessive Heat Watch

Expires 11:00 PM PDT on July 26, 2018
Statement as of 12:57 PM PDT on July 22, 2018

... Excessive heat watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon
through Thursday evening...

* timing... Tuesday afternoon through Thursday evening. At this
time, the highest temperatures expected will be on Wednesday.

* Temperature... in the San Joaquin Valley and Kern County
mountains below 4000 feet... high temperatures will range from
103 to 108. Low temperatures in the lower 70s to low 80s. In
the Kern County desert... high temperatures will range from 105
to 115 degrees with lows between 75 and 85 degrees.

* Impacts... this excessive heat watch includes the Sierra
foothill locations, including the Ferguson wildfire area of
operations. Heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and
heat stroke will be possible. Stay hydrated and take more
frequent breaks from activities. People most vulnerable
include those who are spending lots of time outdoors... those
who do not have air conditioning... Young children... the
elderly... and those with chronic ailments.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of hot
temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and
high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in
which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay
in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on
relatives and neighbors.


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