Current Observations

Tennessee Side
A Few Clouds and 79 F at Knoxville, McGhee Tyson Airport, TN

A Few Clouds Winds are Southwest at 16.1 MPH (14 KT). The pressure is 1009.9 mb and the humidity is 67%. Last Updated on May 27 2024, 2:53 pm EDT.

North Carolina Side
Fair and 81 F at Asheville, Asheville Regional Airport, NC

Fair Winds are from the Northwest at 18.4 gusting to 31.1 MPH (16 gusting to 27 KT). The pressure is 1008.9 mb and the humidity is 47%. The heat index is 81. Last Updated on May 27 2024, 2:54 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: 10:15pm Mon, May 27, 2024 -

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.