Current Observations

Tennessee Side
Mostly Cloudy and 85 F at Knoxville, McGhee Tyson Airport, TN

Mostly Cloudy Winds are North at 5.8 MPH (5 KT). The pressure is 1013.3 mb and the humidity is 45%. The heat index is 85. Last Updated on Sep 17 2019, 7:53 pm EDT.

North Carolina Side
Overcast and 78 F at Asheville, Asheville Regional Airport, NC

Overcast Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1015.7 mb and the humidity is 71%. Last Updated on Sep 17 2019, 8:54 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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4,801ft elevation
South of park looking west

5.046ft elevation, Newfound Gap looking southeast

Last update local time: 2:45am Wed, Sep 18, 2019 -

Yesterday's webcam animations

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

Cold Mountain, 648px x 518px

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.