Current Observations

Tennessee Side
Partly Cloudy and 87 F at Knoxville, McGhee Tyson Airport, TN

Partly Cloudy Winds are from the Southwest at 10.4 gusting to 20.7 MPH (9 gusting to 18 KT). The pressure is 1014.3 mb and the humidity is 55%. The heat index is 91. Last Updated on Jul 20 2018, 1:53 pm EDT.

North Carolina Side
Overcast and 77 F at Asheville, Asheville Regional Airport, NC

Overcast Winds are Southeast at 5.8 MPH (5 KT). The pressure is 1017.1 mb and the humidity is 62%. Last Updated on Jul 20 2018, 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

Current webcam for Cold Mountain, Tennessee.
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5,001ft elevation
East of park looking west

Current webcam for Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wilderness, North Carolina.
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4,700ft elevation
South of park looking west

Last update local time: 7:30pm Fri, Jul 20, 2018 -

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.