SNYDER, Texas — The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa said the storm damage and widespread power outages from an early Wednesday morning storm could have been caused by powerful straight-lined winds or a tornado.
"As the storm approached there were conflicting forecasts on whether the straight-lined winds or a tornado left parts of Scurry County, damaged," the National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa said.
Peak wind gusts during this time exceeded 70 mph, according to data provided by FOX West Texas Chief Meteorologist Ricky Cody.
During this time, around 1,915 customers were without power according to poweroutage.us/area/state/texas.
Forecasters do survey damage when a tornado is possible in events like this.
The NWS will decide if a tornado damage survey will need to be completed Wednesday.