Possible twisters touch down in West Texas

April 23, 2008 4:01:26 PM PDT
As many as three tornadoes may have touched down briefly in West Texas on Wednesday afternoon as a severe thunderstorm system moved northeast across the region.No injuries were reported.

One possible twister touched down in a park in the southwest part of Snyder in Scurry County about 3 p.m., officials with the National Weather Service said.

But officials with the town's emergency management department later told a meteorologist that damage to roofs nearby Towle Park in Snyder were probably straight-line winds.

"All the damage was in one direction," said David Hennig, a NWS meteorologist in Midland said.

A short time later as many as two twisters reportedly touched down away from populated areas near Patricia in Dawson County, southwest of Lubbock.

"We feel fairly confident on the Patricia one because there was a ... spotter out of Lubbock that was on that storm," Hennig said.

Hail _ some golf-ball sized _ was reported nearby, the weather service said.

Survey teams from the NWS will go out Thursday to assess damages and determine what sort of winds caused damage in Snyder, Hennig said.

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