Great Smoky Mountains Weather & Climate

















































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In-Depth Forecasts
The following weather links provide in-depth current weather and forecasts:
Gatlinburg, TN
Townsend, TN
Cherokee, NC
Newfound Gap / LeConte
GSMNP Road Status

Live Web Cam Views
Live web cam views from various locations in GSMNP:
Clingmans Dome
From Purchase Knob
From Gatlinburg (WBIR)
From Gatlinburg
G-burg Space Needle Cam




Average Monthly Temperatures and Precipitation

Hikers should always be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions while hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Temperatures in the mountains typically fluctuate as weather patterns change, especially at the higher elevations.

During the summer months daytime temperatures usually reach into the mid-80s in the lower elevations of the park, while the higher elevations experience much milder weather, with temperatures typically in the 60s. At any time throughout the year you should automatically expect temperatures to be at least 10 to 15 degrees cooler in the higher elevations.

Below are average monthly temperatures and precipitation amounts for Gatlinburg (elev = 1289 feet) and Clingmans Dome (elev = 6643 feet):

 Gatlinburg Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 Average High Temperature 51 54 61 71 79 86 88 87 83 73 61 52
 Average Low Temperature 28 29 34 42 50 58 59 60 55 43 33 28
 Monthly Precipitation 4.8 4.8 5.3 4.5 4.5 5.2 5.7 5.3 3.0 3.1 3.4 4.5
 Monthly Snowfall 2.3 2.9 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 T 0.7 1.0
 Avg # Days w/Precipitation 9 9 8 8 9 9 10 10 5 6 7 8
     

 Clingmans Dome Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 Average High Temperature 35 35 39 49 57 63 65 64 60 53 42 37
 Average Low Temperature 19 18 24 34 43 49 53 52 47 38 28 21
 Monthly Precipitation 7.0 8.2 8.2 6.5 6.0 6.9 8.3 6.8 5.1 5.4 6.4 7.3
 Monthly Snowfall 18.0 20.0 26.0 5.0 T 0 0 0 T 2.0 5.0 8.0
 Avg # Days w/Precipitation 12 12 12 10 10 11 13 12 8 8 9 10