Stormchase 2018 started like all chases should in the homeland of chasing Kansas. After picking up the guests the day before we set off for NW Kansas from Edmond (OK). Marginal non severe storms were expected which was a nice gentle break into chasing for our storm chase newbies. We also had to get to Nebraska and Wyoming for a much better risk on Day 2 of Tour 1 anyway so sampled some of the storms along the way. As expected a few storms erupted NW of Colby and we sat in the core of a few of these taking dime sized hail and strong 60mph winds. We headed off at Sunset to our overnight position of Burlington in readiness for a bigger day further north but not after getting some Mammatus shots on the west side of the storms.