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East Tennessee Closings and Cancellations

They’ve hollered “snow” and the closings begin (so far it’s just Anderson and Scott County schools):

WBIR Severe Weather Closings And Cancellations

 

Blessings and stay safe,

Denese

Smoky Mountains Area News: Sevierville Road Construction Updates On Twitter, Smokies Road Closures

66 through Sevierville is being widened to six lanes.

Widening of ‘billion-dollar highway’ to the Smokies begins

Now you can get updates on the road construction in Sevierville…on Twitter.

Info on Highway 66 project available by Twitter

@Improving66

There will be several roads, parking areas, picnic areas and trails closed in The Great Smoky Mountains Newfound Gap/Clingmans Dome area for the September 2nd 75th Anniversary celebration.

Closures are scheduled for August 31 through September 3. Backcountry campsites and shelters will remain open.

Smokies announces closures for 75th anniversary bash

 

Blessings and travel safely,

Denese

Missing Woman In The Smoky Mountains Is Safe

The woman who was missing in The Great Smoky Mountains, after having jumped or fell in the Little River, was found this morning in good condition.

Woman missing overnight in Smokies found, ‘physically fine’

Praise God!

 

Blessings,

Denese

Travel Alert: Another Flood Watch For East Tennessee Including The Smoky Mountains

We dried out a little today from the flooding yesterday, but…

Flooding July 31 2009

another flood watch has been issued!

A flood watch is in effect through Sunday afternoon for parts of East Tennessee, including The Great Smoky Mountains. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to move into the area tonight through Sunday and rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches or more are possible. Due to the already saturated ground, quickly rising streams and flooding of low lying areas is expected.

East Tennessee Flood Watch

Smoky mountains Radar

Monday is forecast to be dry, but a slight chance of rain is possible the rest of next week.

Smoky Mountains Forecast

 

 

Blessings and travel safely,

Denese

Smoky Mountains And Townsend Area Flooding And Severe Weather Update

The flood watch has been lifted for the Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas in Tennessee but we are still under a hazardous weather outlook. Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for the weekend and into next week.

Smoky Mountains Forecast

Earlier today we had flooded roads all over the area, there was a power outage near Townsend and a landslide on Wears Valley Road.

A man was removed from an overturned car in Sevier County during a swift water rescue operation and authorities will resume their search in the morning for a woman who went in the river near Metcalf Bottoms picnic area in the Park.

Little River Road is closed between Townsend and Metcalf Bottoms picnic area.

Authorities continue to close roads due to floods

1 pulled to safety in Sevier County swift water rescue operation

Search underway for woman missing in Little River near Townsend

Some flood pictures:

Mountain stream river!

July Flooding In The Holler 

Smoky Mountain Flooding

Our roads:

Flooding In The Holler

Flood In The Holler

Reagan Springs Flooding_2 

Flood Damage_2 

Little River in the Smoky Mountains.

Little River  Smoky Mountains July 31 2009

Little River At The GSMNP Line July 31 2009

Little River at the swingin’ bridge on old 73 in Townsend.

Little River At The Swingin' Bridge July 31 2009

View upstream of Dark Island from the swingin’ bridge.

Little River Dark Island From Swingin' Bridge_2 July 31 2009

Downstream

Little River July 31 2009 

At the picnic area on 321 in Townsend.

Little River AT Picnic Area_2 July 31 2009

Little River AT Picnic Area_3 July 31 2009

 

Please be safe and don’t get in the creek or river during a flood and if the water is over the road, don’t drive through it-running water is powerful enough to roll boulders down creeks, and overturn cars!

 

Updates:

 

Blessings,

Denese

Flood Warning Issued For The Smoky Mountains

A flood warning has been issued for Blount, Monroe and Sevier counties in Eastern Tennessee, including the Smoky Mountains.

Smoky Mountains Flood Warning

And it is flooding!

2200 ft. elevation, 100 feet from Foothills Parkway at the Blount/Sevier county line…

July Flood

It is also flooding in parts of Townsend and the power is out in the Rudd Holler area.

Our 3 foot creek bed is now a 10 foot wide river!

July Flood_2

 

Weather updates:

Smoky Mountains Forecast

Smoky Mountains Radar

 

Updates:

Smoky Mountains And Townsend Area Flooding And Severe Weather Update

Latest: Travel Alert: Another Flood Watch For East Tennessee Including The Smoky Mountains

 

Blessings and stay safe,

Denese

Flood Advisory And Watch For The Great Smoky Mountains

A flood advisory is in effect this morning for The Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee until 10:15am due to extremely heavy rain that has moved into the area. Some areas are receiving 1-2 inches per hour which will cause flooding of small streams and low lying areas.

Flood Advisory For The Smoky Mountains

Heavy rain is expected throughout the day and a flood watch continues through this evening.

Flood Watch For The Smoky Mountains

Radar For The Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains 7 Day Forecast

Updates:

Flood Warning Issued For The Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains And Townsend Area Flooding And Severe Weather Update

Latest: Travel Alert: Another Flood Watch For East Tennessee Including The Smoky Mountains

 

Blessings and stay safe,

Denese

Smoky Mountains Severe Weather Alert

July View Smoky Mountains_small

There is a hazardous weather outlook for parts of Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia, including the Smoky Mountains.

We have had hard rain showers over the past two days and it’s supposed to rain today through the weekend with very heavy rain possible tonight and tomorrow. Flooding is also possible.

Smoky Mountains Forecast

Smoky Mountains Radar

Updates:

Flood Advisory And Watch For The Great Smoky Mountains

Flood Warning Issued For The Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains And Townsend Area Flooding And Severe Weather Update

Latest: Travel Alert: Another Flood Watch For East Tennessee Including The Smoky Mountains

 

Please travel safely.

Blessings,

Denese

Global Warming In The Smoky Mountains

According to Great Smoky Mountains National Park spokesman, Bob Miller, record low temperatures have been broken twice this month in the park. It was 33 degrees on Mount LeConte last Wednesday!

Low temperature record in Smokies

Reckon it’ll snow? ;)

Smoky Mountain News, Events And Weather

Mountain Laurel 1 (2)a

Heading to the Smokies soon?

News and Events

There are more bears than usual this spring and some campsites have been closed:

  • Park officials close 5 backcountry campsites due to aggressive bears

Tall tales will be told in Pigeon Forge:

The second annual Smoky Mountains Pottery Festival in Townsend is coming up soon:

Firefly Time at Elkmont -Elkmont entrance road will be closed nightly June 6th-14th for the fireflies (lightnin’ bugs):

  • Elkmont Entrance Road Closed/Synchronous Firefly Viewing Information June 6-14, 2009 -$1 per person to ride the trolley from Sugarlands Visitor’s Center
  • Firefly Festival at The Happy Hiker in Gatlinburg, June 6th -free

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra performing in Cades Cove -Laurel Creek and Cades Cove Loop roads will be closed on June 13th for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concert:

  • Cades Cove Loop Road and Laurel Creek Road to be Closed for Concert On Saturday, June 13, 2009
  • 75th Anniversary Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Outdoor Concert in Cades Cove, June 13, 2009

For the full schedule of the Great Smoky Mountains 75th Anniversary Celebration:

Weather

After all the rain and storms we’ve had this month, there is finally some dry weather in the forecast –just a slight chance of rain today and partly sunny over the weekend:

Smoky Mountains Weather Forecast

Foggy May Mornin'

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Happy traveling,

Denese