Scott had also decided to go after the left mover and was near Ft. Smith watching it while I was still getting into position. After deciding to use HWY 22 to track the storm, Scott and I met up near Fort Chaffee and exchanged greetings. We continued on our eastward track along with the storm and pulled off again once we had a decent view. The storm was a beutiful LP with some of the hardest looking convection that I've ever seen. It was high based and obviously wasn't going to produce a tornado, but the LP supercell was a gorgeous sight to behold.
Another highlight of the day came when sevral other chasers pulled up near our location, and a chaser convergance was born. I never thought I would get the chance to see a chaser convergance in Arkansas, but this year has thrown in quite a few suprises. It was a pleasure getting the chance to meet up with Chris Kridler, Dave Lewison, George Kourounis, Dr. Jason Persoff, and David Stillings. After talking with everybody for a while, Scott and I decided to continue east on 22, and we once again decided to pull off again once we got another clear view. At this point, we met up with chasers Chris Sokol and his fiance, and we decided to watch the storm from this location until nightfall.
The supercell was acting strangely as it pulsed several times, and eventually, the anvil left the updraft as it was pushed downstream by the westerlies aloft. After producing another anvil, the storm quickly died after sunset. The day ended up being quite a fun after work chase, and getting to meet several other chasers made the trip well worth it.