2004 April 9
Copyright 2004 Eric Nguyen
 
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Chase Area:  Southeast Oklahoma
Scott Currens and I departed around 1pm to Ardmore, Oklahoma.  We watched towering cu form and die and finally we got a persistent updraft just east of Ardmore.  It quickly organized into a decent supercell in the vicinity of an old boundary.
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Rapid Upward Motion
We got under the updraft and observed rapidly lifting scud in the vicinity of a rotating wallcloud.  We could see short-lived thin funnel tubes embedded in the wallcloud.  Despite how organized it looked, it eventually lifted and the base got higher with time.
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Road Closed
We chased this storm as long as we could until we hit a road that was blocked.  The road likely ended in the red river a half mile down the road.  It was getting late anyway so we observed what was left of the storm with an intense core and rainfoot.
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