NWS Issues High Wind Warning and Flash Flood Watch for Smokies

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Great Smoky Mountain National Park officials posted this on their Facebook page earlier this afternoon:

NWS has issued a high wind warning in effect from 4:00 p.m. today through 4:00 a.m. tomorrow for sustained winds of 40 mph and gusts over 58 mph. The park is also under a flash flood watch in effect from 8:00 p.m. through 8:00 a.m. with between 4 to 8 inches of rain possible.

Heavy winds and rains can cause trees to fall, localized flooding, and debris movement along banks and roadways.

Consider limiting your outdoor activities in the park during this hazardous weather due to increased risk for high stream crossings and down trees throughout the park.

Park roads and areas may close due to hazardous conditions. Follow SmokiesRoadsNPS on Twitter for the latest information on main road closures in the park. For the latest weather updates, please click here.


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