AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – According to an announcement from Potter County Judge Nancy Tanner, all Potter County buildings except for the jail will close Thursday, “because of the severe cold temps and wind chills.”

As previously reported on, a Wind Chill Warning has been issued across the Texas Panhandle for Thursday morning, with temperatures expected to drop to single digits in the afternoon and possible wind chill values down as low as -30.

The Texas Department of Transportation Amarillo District, Xcel Energy, Atmos Energy, and others have advised caution and preparation regarding travel, supplies, and energy use while anticipating brutal temperatures.

Other closures for the area

  • The city of Amarillo said that the Amarillo Public Health Department’s COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will be closed tomorrow.
  • All Panhandle Community Services Offices will be closed today. The offices are expected to reopen on Dec. 27. 

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