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71 mph winds topple power lines in northern AZ

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(Source: Flagstaff Fire Department) (Source: Flagstaff Fire Department)
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (CBS5) -

Extremely windy conditions in northern Arizona the past few days have left their mark with downed power lines, poles and trees.

While gusts in the Phoenix area topped 30 mph on Tuesday afternoon, Winslow east of Flagstaff, recorded a 71 mph gust.

The Flagstaff Fire Department said it has received reports of multiple downed power lines. There have been no injuries or damage reported.

The windy, dry conditions are resulting in high fire danger and a number of wildfires have popped up around the state.

Flagstaff firefighters sent their Technical Rescue Team to stage near Mt. Elden while a hot shot crew hiked in to fight a quarter-acre fire sparked by a fallen power line.

The team was on hand to assist the hot shots in the event of a medical emergency due to the extreme rocky and steep terrain.

A large low pressure trough is digging into the western U.S., bringing Arizona the wind and cooler-than-normal temperatures the next few days. That cool-down includes a sub-100 degree forecast high temperature of 99 degrees on Wednesday.

There isn't any indication of any moisture for the next week ahead around the Valley.  While technically the season known as the monsoon has begun, in reality we don't really start to see changes in our weather until the first or second week of July.

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