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Category: Weather on Channel 2

2019 Nebraska Severe Weather Week

It’s Severe Weather Week in Nebraska. While we have definitely had our fair share of severe weather so far this year, Great Plains Communications wants to remind you of some important tips and procedures to help keep you and your loved ones safe during tornado season.

We provide local Weather on Channel 2 through GPC Weather, bringing you 24/7 access to up-to-date information. GPC Weather tracks things at the national and local level via advanced satellite imaging along with the five-day forecast.

One of the most important factors to severe weather safety is understanding and receiving up-to-date warnings. Are you in a Watch or Warning, and what does that mean for you?



A watch is just that, when the conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather and should continue to be tracked. At this time, it would be best to take precautions and make sure you have supplies prepared should bad weather arise.


When a warning is issued, severe weather is either occurring or impending. At this point, you should immediately take action to protect yourself, your family and your property.

To keep you updated, GPC-TV’s Weather on Channel 2 uses an easy to understand color guide alert in the case of severe weather. The feature will shift the general color of the channel to yellow if there is a watch issued in the area, and to red if there is a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning.

You must be a Great Plains Communications Cable subscriber to have access to GPC Weather on Channel 2. Check the GPC-TV website for a list of communities with GPC Weather availability. If you would like to sign-up or have additional questions, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483, and a representative would be happy to help you.

Introducing the New GPC Weather Channel!

Great Plains Communications is excited to announce the upgrade of our local channels across the state, to GPC Weather.  This upgrade brings brand continuity and state-of-the-art automated weather forecasting to all of our previous channel 2, GPC-TV, and Weather on 2 communities.


With the new format of the channel, GPC Weather condenses numerous legacy channels into four distinct channels that are broken into the following regions:

    • NorthWest
      • Chadron – Gordon – Rushville – Hay Springs
    • SouthWest
      • Grant – Venango – Palisade – Hayes Center – Imperial
      • Sutherland
      • McCook
    • Central
      • Broken Bow – Stapleton – Callaway – Oconto – Arnold
    • NorthEast
      • Bloomfield – Center – Creighton – Crofton – Niobrara – Plainview – Ponca – Verdigre – Wausa – Winnetoon – Wynot
      • Elgin – Neligh – Oakdale – Petersburg – Ewing
      • North Bend – Dodge – Scribner – Snyder


This week, we will also be promoting GPC Weather across our social media outlets with #GPCWeatherWeek. The week’s daily post will include topics such as new channel features, severe weather safety, and a weather radio GIVEAWAY.


To view an early access demo, click here to go to our YouTube channel:

It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week

It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week and we’re making sure that our customers know that they have a great option for staying on top of storms and tornadoes.

If you haven’t seen GPC-TV recently, you may have noticed our new weather service.  It’s called Weather on Channel 2 and it provides 24/7 access to up-to-date weather information.  Weather on Channel 2 tracks weather at the national and local level to ensure that residents are able to see severe weather when (and sometimes before) it strikes.

The feature also uses easy to understand color guides to alert viewers of severe weather.  The feature will shift the general color of the channel to yellow if there is a watch issued and also to red if there is a severe thunderstorm warning or tornado warning in the area.

Plus, the weather featured on GPC-TV is the most local weather that you have access to.  We know how important hyper-local weather is during severed weather that may affect a small, but substantial area.

You do have to be a Great Plains Communications Cable subscriber to have access to GPC-TV and Weather on Channel 2.  If you want to sign-up, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.