Summary of Daily Weather
Date Being Summarized:  8 June 1995

This really should be National Tornado Day. (OK '74, WI '85, LA '89,
and now TX '95.)  Pattern continued much as it has been, with an upper 
low over the central/northern Rockies and decent SW flow over the central
states.  An unseasonably strong push of cold air continued spreading
south across the northern and central US. By the morning of the 8th,
the front extended from extreme northeast NM across southern KS and MO
to New England. Very muggy air persisted south of the front, with
surface dewpoints in the 70s over virtually all of OK AR and LA and all
but extreme western TX. Meanwhile temperatures dropped into the 40s north
of the front across the central and northern Plains. The result was an MCC
that rolled E across KS into MO during the morning, which laid out a
boundary across outheastern KS into southern and eastern MO.  Back west,
the dryline was poised from near AMA to west of INK.  

Mesoscale features figured prominently in the events later in the day.
New convection developed in southern KS near the intersection of the 
front and outflow boundary, and moved E to ESE. The area along the front
in northwest OK appeared to be primed for significant convective development,
with surface-based CAPES rising into the 5000-7000 range by late afternoon 
and shear profiles remaining favorable for rotation. However, the surface
boundary moved south into northern - and eventually central - OK by evening,
while remaining nearly stationary across far northwest OK.  The dryline 
showed little movement during the day, remaining just east of AMA. 

The first storm went up near the alleged location of the front/dryline
triple point, in the far northern TX panhandle.  The first warning on it
from AMA was a tornado warning.  This storm eventually got into northwest
OK, but crossed into more stable air north of the boundary and thus did
not become tornadic in OK. The main show was in the eastern TX panhandle
as several supercells developed southward along the dryline and produced
several large and long-lived supercells. These storms remained tornadic
at least until sunset as they approached the western OK border.

This turned out to be the "grand finale" for VORTEX-95 -- the final day of
full-scale field operations.