Cold front brings frigid conditions to West Texas

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Associated Press

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 12:03 PM

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A strong cold front moving south through Texas has brought record low temperatures to the Panhandle along with high winds and power outages.

The Amarillo Globe-News reports (http://bit.ly/17fYgp4 ) the National Weather Service recorded a low of 30 degrees in Amarillo on Tuesday morning. That ties the low set on April 23, 1909, in that city.

Wind gusts overnight were in excess of 60 mph and light rain or snow is possible Tuesday for parts of West Texas. The winds combined with icy conditions resulted in power outages for upward 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 as far as the 40s. More moderate temperatures are being forecast for Central and South Texas.

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