Current Observations

Tennessee Side
Mostly Cloudy and 44 F at Knoxville, McGhee Tyson Airport, TN

Mostly Cloudy Winds are from the North at 11.5 gusting to 24.2 MPH (10 gusting to 21 KT). The pressure is 1025.5 mb and the humidity is 60%. The wind chill is 38. Last Updated on Dec 6 2023, 12:53 pm EST.

North Carolina Side
Mostly Cloudy and Breezy and 42 F at Asheville, Asheville Regional Airport, NC

Mostly Cloudy and Breezy Winds are from the Northwest at 20.7 gusting to 33.4 MPH (18 gusting to 29 KT). The pressure is 1021.9 mb and the humidity is 65%. The wind chill is 33. Last Updated on Dec 6 2023, 12:54 pm EST.

Current visible satellite for the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Current doppler radar for the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Images dark? It's night in the mountains.


Current webcam for Look Rock Overlook, Tennessee.
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2,891ft elevation
West park looking east

Current webcam for Purchase Knob, North Carolina.
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4,911ft elevation
East park looking east

5.046ft elevation, Newfound Gap looking southeast

Last update local time: 1:45pm Wed, Dec 06, 2023 -

Yesterday's webcam animations

Look Rock, 1,600px x 1,232px

Newfound Gap, 2m560px x 1,472px

National Maps & A Bird's Eye View

Current surface observations
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Precipitation forecast maps for next few days.
Alternate page for storm tracking.

Current National Weather Service watches and warnings.
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Great Smokies Weather on NOAA's website 

Bird's Eye View of the Smokies
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A zoomable map. Part of our printed hiking map.