So with this years severe season being over I figured I'd get one of these threads rolling. I think the biggest thing I learned chasing this year is to stick to my forecast. On 2/28 in IL this year my initial target that I waited for initiation at was in Metamora, IL and I let myself get baited 40 miles further northwest by some meh storms(that did at least produce a brief spin up) only to miss the Washburn EF3 tornado, which touched down no more than 10 miles from my initial target. I also learned to not immediately discredit a storm just because it has a big shelf on it. On multiple occasions this year while chasing locally I saw several storms manage to reorganize into supercells, and in one case I actually ended up directly in the path of a tornado after dark near Rockford because of this.