SWIFT was a great experience for me, and I really enjoyed these past 2 weeks of storm chasing. It was fun and I learned a lot more than I expected. Having only taken one semester of meteorology, my knowledge of severe weather was small. I didn't really understand how a tornado formed and what environmental parameters are needed for this process to occur. However, I can now say that after these 2 weeks, my knowledge of supercell and tornado formation has grown exponentially, and I now have a firm grasp on this process. It was really cool to apply what I had been learning in the classroom this past semester. Being able to visually see the whole tornado formation process was very important to my understanding of tornadoes. I really enjoyed this experience and am sad that it is coming to an end!