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Windy across Arizona

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Wednesday afternoon we had some high winds blow across the state of Arizona bringing some major changes to our weather.  Low pressure dropped in from the Pacific northwest tightening the pressure gradient between that low and a high to our south. Winds are generally created by two pressure systems wanting to balance each other out, high pressure flowing into a low pressure to equalize the two. The greater the pressure gradient the stronger the winds.

Here are the latest wind reports from Wednesday across the state of Arizona, these are the peak wind gusts for the day.

City     Gust (mph)
Pinal Peak 68
Mt. Hopkins 66
Kitt Peak 58
Bartlett Lake 55
Flagstaff 54
Show Low 51
Winslow 49
Sedona 46
Grand Canyon 45
Sasabe 43
Tucson 41
Nogales 41
Sierra Vista 40
Prescott 40
Payson 40
Bisbee 37
Douglas 37
Phoenix 37
Safford 35
Sells 34
Benson 27
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