Another Week, Another Winter Storm Set To Strike Area

Snow overspreads the area late Saturday afternoon and evening, with the heaviest snow occurring between midnight and sunrise early Sunday morning. A widespread 3 to 6 inches of snow is forecast by the time the system ends midday Sunday, with the heaviest snow along and south of Interstate 70.

Winds of 20 to 30 mph, combined with the falling snow, will lead to reduced visibilities and drifting of snow. Colder air also arrives with this storm, pushing wind chill values down well below zero by Sunday morning. Be prepared and bundle up as you go out to shovel snow!

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.