Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake

Airport
ICAO code: 
KNID
Summary
ICAO Region: 
NAM
Territory: 
Location: 
Ridgecrest, California,
Coordinates: 
Aerial View: 
35° 41' 20.08" N, 117° 41' 14.942" W
Metar
Observation
KNID 020756Z AUTO 24003KT CLR 08/M11 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP212 T00781106 402560011 $
Station
China Lake, Naval Air Facility
Date/Time
2021-12-02 07:56:00
Wind direction
240°
Wind speed
03 kts
Lowest cloud amount
n/a
Temperature
7.8°C
Dew point
-10.6°C
Humidity
25%
Weather condition
n/a

Description

Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake is a military airport serving the USN China Lake weapons and armaments research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation (RDAT&E) faciltiies and ranges. Ir is located in the Western Mojave Desert region of California, just to the north of the town of Ridgecrest.

Climatology

Desert climate (Köppen climate classification Bwh), with only a few inches of precipitation year-round. Summers are very hot with temperatures frequently exceeding 110 °F (43 °C) in July and August and heat waves involving temperatures above 120 °F (49 °C) are not uncommon. Winters are mild with daytime high temperatures typically between 65–75 °F (18–24 °C) degrees in January and February.

Runways

Designator Length Width Surface Rops
8/26 2347 61 PEM No/No
14/32 2747 61 PEM No/No
3/21 3045 61 PEM No/No
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