Current Observations

Tennessee Side
Fog/Mist and 66 F at Knoxville, McGhee Tyson Airport, TN

Fog/Mist Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1015.0 mb and the humidity is 96%. Last Updated on May 28 2020, 6:53 am EDT.

North Carolina Side
Overcast and 64 F at Asheville, Asheville Regional Airport, NC

Overcast Winds are Southeast at 4.6 MPH (4 KT). The pressure is 1017.4 mb and the humidity is 93%. Last Updated on May 28 2020, 6:54 am EDT.

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: 12:30pm Thu, May 28, 2020 -

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.