CADES COVE – The National Park Service plans to conduct controlled burns covering 1000 acres in Cades Cove at Great Smoky Mountains National Park by the end of March, with operations potentially starting on February 3. Monitoring conditions like vegetation, weather, and moisture, crews aim to ensure safety. Visitors can expect closures, delays, and precautions due to smoke. The burns aim to maintain native plant species, reduce fuels, and support wildlife, with previous burns proving successful in preserving the landscape and biodiversity.
Cades Cove Planned Burn
Warmer weather to continue this week
CPC – High pressure will continue to have a hold across the area this week with temperatures remaining above average according to the Climate Prediction Center. Showers will move into…
Severe storms possible on Saturday
The SPC has issued a level 1 severe risk for the lower Southern Valley on Saturday due to the potential for damaging winds and a low (but not zero) chance…