Weather  In Smoky Mountains In January

Planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains in January? Knowing what to expect weather-wise is essential for making sure you have an enjoyable experience.

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YES! While the temperature can be quite cold, there are still plenty of outdoor and indoor attractions to explore.

Is January a good time to visit Smoky Mountains?

Skiing, Snowboarding & Snow Tubing 

Winter Hike

Christmas lights are still up!

Indoor attractions like the Riple'y's aquarum are open.

Weather In Smoky Mountains in January

 Average temperature range  from the mid-20s °F to low 40s °F during the day, with freezing temperature at night.

Additionally, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees 11 days of rainfall in January with a total accumulation amounting to 6.22″ on average.

Temperatures tend to be colder at higher elevations, so visitors should come prepared and dress in layers.

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Does it snow in the Smoky Mountains in January?

Yes. The National Park Service reports that most of the snow storms in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains occur between December and February

If you’re planning a winter getaway to see snow, head for the hills! Higher elevations will give you more chances at seeing snow and it’ll stick around much longer than in low-lying areas.

Is The Smoky Mountain National Park Open In January?

YES. However, some areas may be closed due to hazardous weather conditions or maintenance work, 

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