Great Smoky Mountains Weather Station

WeatherWe introduce our new weather page for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

This site aggregates the best weather data and maps for the national park and surrounding mountain area. Maps are from the National Weather Service (NWS) and composited with the national park boundary for easy location. The data is fed from real-time NWS observations and watches, warnings, & advisories.

We think this is the best page for your weather needs if you plan to visit the smokies or long to be there now. For example, the map at left shows the visible satellite of the region centered on the park, shown in the yellow polygon. Cloud cover is good to consider for photographic trips. If the map is dark, well…you’ll need a flash or long exposure.

Other weather information and tidbits we include are links to the official NWS forecast page, which is an excellent site, and webcams for Look Rock and Purchase Knob. We have a link to the high & low temperatures, precipitation, and snow depth for the Sugarland Center, Newfound Gap, Cades Cove, Oconaluftee, & Mt. LeConte.

You can visit the page here: http://www.outrageGIS.com/weather/grsm. We also constructed a page that has current radar, visible satellite, and weather statements here.

Map Atlas of the Great Smoky Mountains

Bird's Eye ViewHiker Hiker The Great Smoky Mountains Trail Atlas
Over the past few months, we’ve been designing this new map/atlas of the Great Smoky Mountains. The atlas will contain 1:96,500 scale full-color maps that show all trails, high points, low points, waterfalls, forest cover, spot elevations, backcountry campsites, and a UTM grid and GEO graticule for use with GPS. A companion booklet and insets will discuss trail statistics, such cumulative elevation gain/loss and start/end points, climate for different elevations, park amenities, and historic structures found along the trails. [Read more…]