Blue Norther Moves In

AMARILLO (April 23, 2013)--A strong cold front pushing south through Texas produced record low temperatures in the Panhandle along with high winds and power outages.

The National Weather Service recorded a low of 30 degrees in Amarillo on Tuesday morning, which ties the low set on April 23, 1909, in the city.

Wind gusts overnight were in excess of 60 miles per hour and light rain or snow was possible Tuesday in parts of West Texas.

The winds combined with icy conditions resulted in power outages for about of 10,000 Xcel Energy customers in the Panhandle.

The cold front will continue to move southward Tuesday, dropping temperatures in North and East Texas into the 40s.

More moderate temperatures are expected in Central and South Texas.

Temperatures in Central Texas will fall into the mid-50s Tuesday afternoon as winds shift and into the mid-40s overnight.

There’s a slight chance of showers.

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