Sierra Parks…over and out!
Wow, SWIFT is coming to a close and it seems unreal! I am going to have to go back to normal life soon not revolved around hourly HRRR model updates, mesoscale discussions, and living in a van with 11 other people. It is nice to think that I will not be sitting for 10+ hours a day, but I will miss SWIFT nonetheless! This has been an amazing experience, one I will never forget. I have learned so much in such a short time, about both the weather and the logistics (and pleasing the Queen). Two tornadoes and countless storms later I feel qualified as an experienced storm chaser.
I could not have asked for a better group of mids to be stuck in a van with, it is amazing how cohesive we became. Personally I am amazed by the lack of friction there was between us, we were warned about how everyone gets flustered and tension builds in the group. But it was a pleasure to work with these mids!
Thanks for everything team SWIFT! And remember to always chase in May!!
- 2/C Sierra Parks