Heat Advisory Issued For Much Of Kansas & Nebraska


The 80s music artist Glenn Frey sang it best with his hit from Beverly Hills Cop, “The Heat Is On” as the heat is indeed on across Kansas and Nebraska.

The National Weather Service placed much of both states under a Heat Advisory as daytime temperatures are soaring near 100 degrees today.

It is important to remember to be aware of the signs of heat stroke, and to take frequent breaks if working outside and to drink plenty of water.

Knowing the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke are important, and what to do if you or somebody else exhibits signs of heat stroke. The graphic below explains the signs and what actions to take, and when to call 911.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.