Bitterly Cold & Snow This Weekend; Travel Will Be Hazardous

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A storm system is shaping up to move across the region from Friday through Saturday. The storm is likely to bring some very cold air to the area along with accumulating snowfall. The strong winds could pose a couple problems. First, any tree limbs loaded with snow could break off and cause power outages. Second, blowing and drifting of snow could make travel treacherous. Very cold temperatures will also pose a hazard, especially if there are power outages. People are advised to look over their severe winter weather plans and make preparations for a possible winter storm on Friday and Saturday.

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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 2021 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.