Current Observations

Tennessee Side
A Few Clouds and 70 F at Knoxville, McGhee Tyson Airport, TN

A Few Clouds Winds are from the Northeast at 10.4 gusting to 23.0 MPH (9 gusting to 20 KT). The pressure is 1020.0 mb and the humidity is 44%. Last Updated on Sep 24 2021, 1:53 pm EDT.

North Carolina Side
Fair and 66 F at Asheville, Asheville Regional Airport, NC

Fair Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1019.9 mb and the humidity is 45%. Last Updated on Sep 24 2021, 1:54 pm 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: 3:30pm Fri, Sep 24, 2021 -

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.