Heat Advisory For Nebraska and Kansas Through Thursday

A heat advisory is in effect for south central Nebraska and north central Kansas from 1pm today through 9pm Thursday. Heat index values of 100 to 110 degrees are expected each day across the area. The highest heat index values are expected to be across north central Kansas, and locations south of highway 6 in Nebraska.

With an extended period of hot weather expected, make sure to take adequate precautions when going outdoors!


  • WHAT: Heat index values up to 100 to 110 degrees expected each afternoon through Thursday.
  • WHERE: Portions of north central Kansas and central, east central and south central Nebraska.
  • WHEN: Until 9 PM CDT Thursday.
  • IMPACTS: Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS: The highest heat indices are expected to occur in northern Kansas and mostly south of Highway 6 in Nebraska. These areas may see 3 to 4 days of afternoon heat index values in excess of 105 degrees. Winds will be 5 to 15 MPH each day, only providing minor relief from the heat.


Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911.

Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttp://www.sunflowerstateradio.com
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.


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