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Aeronautical current weather observation and short-term forecast for pilots, flight preparation with the METAR (Meteorological Aerodrome Report : current weather report), and TAF (Terminal Aerodrome Forecast: short-term weather forecast message for aviation). And other resources like VAC (Visual Approach Chart) to prepare a flights.

METAR, TAF, VAC China Lakes NAWS airport (USA) / ICAO KNID

China Lakes NAWS airport (USA) is located close to China Lake, Ridgecrest at 5 mile, China Lake Acres at 5 mile, Inyokern at 7 mile, Spangler at 16 mile, Searles Valley at 17 mile, Talus at 32 mile, Weldon at 34 mile, Kernville at 41 mile, California City at 42 mile, Wofford Heights at 43 mile,

Elevation : 696 m = 2283 ft


weather : sky clear at Ridgecrest

ciel dégagé
55 °F

Wind 19 mph
gusting to 31 mph

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METAR for China Lakes NAWS airport - KNID

KNID 220156Z AUTO 36017G27KT 10SM CLR 13/M09 A3010 RMK AO2 PK WND 36027/0149 SLP196 T01331089 $

Decoded METAR for China Lakes NAWS Airport (USA)

METAR issued by KNID on Saturday 22nd of January 2022 at 01:56 UTC. This is an automatically generated METAR, Warning : this METAR is out of date, issued 4 days and 118 hours and -5757 minutes ago.

Visibility is 16 km = 10 sm.

Temperature is 13 °C = 55 °F and dew point is -9 °C = 16 °F . This correspond to 21% relative humidity.

QNH is 1019 mb = 30.09 inHg

Wind speed is 31 km/h = 17 kt with gusts at 50 km/h = 27 kt, direction is 360°.

Sky clear

Remarks : automatic station with precipitation sensor Peak wind 36027/0149 Sea Level Pressure SLP=196 T01331089 $

TAF for China Lakes NAWS airport - KNID

KNID 2201/2223 36020G30KT 9999 VCBLDU FEW100 QNH3004INS WND 330V040 TEMPO 2215/2220 35025G35KT 3200 BLDU SCT005 SCT100 BECMG 2221/2223 01015G25KT 9999 NSW SKC QNH3002INS WND 340V050 LAST NO AMDS AFT 2202 NEXT 2415 T07/2214Z T20/2223Z AMD 0110

Decoded TAF for China Lakes NAWS Airport (USA)

TAF issued by KNID on Thursday 1st of January 1970 at 00:00 UTC Warning : this TAF is out of date, issued 19018 days and 23 hours and 59 minutes ago. A 22 hour weather forecast that is updated every 6 hours.

from Saturday 22nd of January 2022 à 01:00 heure TU to Sunday 23rd of January 2022 à 23:00 heure UTC

2201/2223 36020G30KT 9999 VCBLDU FEW100 QNH3004INS

Wind 20 kt = 37 km/h with gusts at 30 kt = 56 km/h, direction is 360°

Visibility is greater than 10 km = greater than 6 mile.

VC blowing dust

few clouds at 10000 ft = 3050 m

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