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Weather in Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park weather is controlled by its elevation as well as its location. The lower areas of the park have generally pleasant springs and falls, moderate winters, and hot and humid summers. Temperatures can be up to 20°F cooler in the upper mountain reaches. Precipitation is high virtually all year at all elevations, with even higher levels at the higher elevations. Most falls as rain, with snows generally not occurring at the lower elevations. The statistics below are taken from Gatlinburg, immediately north of the park.

Averages and Records at Great Smoky Mountains

MonthAvg HighAvg LowRecord HighRecord LowAvg Precip
January482581-184.56
February522685-134.50
March613386-64.74
April693992194.22
May764998265.88
June8257106335.52
July8562105435.82
August8460100404.57
September7954101274.35
October704294152.67
November60338524.13
December512880-124.32

All temperatures are reported in Fahrenheit. All precipitation is reported in inches.

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