4/23/2014

Currently

63°F

Clear
Humidity: 35%
Pressure: 30.10 in

KBAK Weather

4/23/2014

Currently

63°F

Clear
Humidity: 35%
Pressure: 30.10 in

10 Day Forecast

Wednesday Sunny Day: 73° Night: 46°
Thursday Partly Cloudy Day: 80° Night: 51°
Friday Mostly Cloudy, Light Showers Day: 75° Night: 57°
Saturday Mostly Cloudy Day: 67° Night: 46°
Sunday Partly Cloudy Day: 75° Night: 46°
Monday Sunny Day: 83° Night: 54°
Tuesday Sunny Day: 91° Night: 61°
Wednesday Sunny Day: 98° Night: 67°
Thursday Sunny Day: 96° Night: 68°
Friday Sunny Day: 91° Night: 66°

Today's Forecast

Fair Cool Weather- Not As Windy     

Sharply cooler weather came to town on Tuesday with the backing of strong winds out of the northwest. Gusts to 24 MPH were reported at the airport in Bakersfield. Some dust arrived from Kings County, but there was no major dust issues. Nevertheless, a Blowing Dust Advisory remains in effect for the south valley through 9 tonight. In the mountains and desert areas it was windier. Gusts to 59 MPH were observed at Kernville Tuesday afternoon. Gusts to 55 came to Mojave and the usually reliable windiest spot in Kern County, Jawbone Canyon, did not disappoint. Gusts to nearly 70 MPH were buffeting that spot through Tuesday early evening. A Wind Advisory is posted in the mountains and desert until 9 PM this evening. Skies will be mostly clear on Wednesday with continued cool afternoons. Temperatures in the low to mid 70s will mark a second day of sub-normal daytime readings. We moderate to 80° on Thursday, but another sharp cold front blows by Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning. The chance for rain is set at 50% in the south valley and 60% in the mountains for that period. Snow levels will briefly dip to around 5,000 feet Saturday morning, but only minor amounts of precipitation are expected. Generally less than .10" in the valley and a bit more in the foothills. An inch of snow is not out of the question in our mountains above 6,000' Saturday morning. After highs in the mid 60s for Bakersfield on Saturday, and only the upper 40s in our mountain towns, a major warm up is forecast for next week. Each day after Saturday will be noticeably warmer with sunny skies. By Tuesday we are up into the low 90s. Wednesday forecast high temperature in the south valley reaches the upper 90s. Hot weather persists through next Friday with gradual cooling into the following weekend. An isolated location next Wednesday may actually reach 100°. The earliest occurrence of 100 is tomorrow, April 23rd, 1910. However, it hit 98° only 2 years ago on this date. It is the record high for today. Get ready for massive swings in temperature over the next 10 days.nbsp; 

6:26 PM 4-22-14      Chief Meteorologist MILES MUZIO

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