4/07/04 REPORTS - TX, AR, LA

I created this section as many people are reporting from today in South Texas... please feel free to add anything from today's episode in the south!
Arriving in Marshall, TX at 4pm, a rapidly developing storm was observed to the immediate west. The storm quickly became a supercell as it moved to the east around 30mph. We pushed closer along Hwy80 west of Marshall and stopped with a good view to the west. By 4:40pm, we had a clear view of the storm as it moved over Hallsville. The storm structure was quite impressive, complete with a persistent wall cloud and pretty vault. The storm continued to organize and large scale rotation was evident. Unfortunately, a left split from a storm to the south interacted with the supercell which resulted in the slow demise of the overall organization. The storm certainly made for a pleasant chase day across east Texas.

Scott Blair