Weathercam of downtown Savannah launches on Courier website
The Courier is partnering with Tennessee Valley Weather Channel to bring a live camera back to downtown Savannah.
“Several years ago the newspaper had a couple of popular webcams. Software changes eventually made those cameras obsolete. This arrangement with Tennessee Valley Weather makes it possible for Courier readers to again see a great view of Main Street,” said Courier Editor Ron Schaming.
Ben Luna, vice-president of the Lawrenceburg-based Tennessee Valley Weather Channel website said, “Not only will the cam be used to show off the beauty of the city’s historic Main Street, it also gives us the ability to see developing weather conditions in real time.”
Tennessee Valley Weather Channel was founded in April 2020 as an effort of WLX Radio to create a local digital television source dedicated to covering the local area. This includes Hardin, Wayne, Lawrence, Lewis, Maury and Giles counties in Tennessee and Lauderdale, Limestone, Colbert, Lawrence and Franklin counties in north Alabama. It also serves Tishomingo County, Mississippi.
Luna said the occurrence of three unwarned tornadoes in Lawrence County last February due to “a lack of necessary lower atmospheric radar along the Tennessee River in southern middle Tennessee” prompted the creation of the new weather outlet.
WLX Radio started a nonprofit organization and working within the area’s business community, money was raised to buy a new “dual polarimetric doppler radar” which came online last May. The radar’s data transmits directly to the National Weather Service to aid in better warnings for the area, he said.
“We are dedicated to Hardin County citizens,” Luna said, “and will always be there to provide not only daily weather updates, but wall-to-wall severe weather coverage during stormy days.”
The new camera can be viewed on The Courier’s homepage. Click on the “Downtown Camera” tab at the top.
Tennessee Valley Weather Channel can be viewed at www.tnvalleyweather.com.