The two University of Oklahoma (OU) C-band Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research and Teaching (SMART) radars were deployed north of Shreveport in a quasi-linear, three-radar network spaced about 45 km apart, with the NWS WSR-88D forming the southern radar. The University of Louisiana-Monroe deployed a mobile iMet sounding system in the eastern lobe of the two southern Doppler radars. Several soundings were taken ahead of the QLCS. Mobile Doppler radar data were collected over a nine-hour period, including 2.5-minute temporal resolution during the two-hour passage of the convective line.
The paths of all three shear zones nearly intersected each one of the radars in the network. Hence, both multi-Doppler and high-resolution single-Doppler analyses will be shown to document the persistence of the shear zone and the role of vertical drafts and enhanced rear-inflow on the development of the tornadic stage of the vorticity regions. The analyses will be related to the NWS damage survey of the event.