Chris is back with another myth, and this time, it's the RAW Myth. RAW is the entire image, uncompressed that has been saved to a file. The myth is that you can't get professional results unless you shoot RAW. The more things you get right in camera, the less you need RAW. In fact, many pros use JPEG (a compressed, lossy format) because they know how to set up their camera to get the shot they're looking for. So, RAW is less an issue for them. RAW will always give you more options, though, but you have to process it. The RAW file saves a JPEG anyway.
If you need images right away, JPEG is the way to go. If you are into post processing, then go for RAW. Regardless, set your image at the highest resolution.
Don't forget out assignment - STORM! Take a photo of something with the concept of "storm" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word storm, and if Chris likes it, it could end up on our next photo segment!