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Insider Blog: Low pressure systems

The atmosphere wants to be in equilibrium and will do everything it can to equalize. To accomplish this, air will always flow from high pressure to low pressure. Air flows clockwise around high pressure systems and counterclockwise around low pressure systems.

Credit: NOAA

Air flows into low pressure centers. As the air rises, the water vapor within condenses to form clouds and, eventually, precipitation. This is why low pressure systems are associated with precipitation, fronts, and general bad weather.

Credit: NASA

The First Alert Weather Team will continue to monitor any impacts to the Coachella Valley from low pressure systems.

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Spencer Blum joined KESQ News Channel 3 in 2023 as a member of the First Alert Weather Team.


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