Strong to severe storms will be possible across the eastern Tennessee Valley Saturday afternoon and evening. The main threats with these storms will be damaging winds, hail, and locally heavy rainfall. However, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, mainly along the southern plateau and southeast Tennessee.
Each observation point is apart of our COOP program (Cooperative Observer Program). Each site has a 24 hour observation period that ends and begins at 8 am local time. Each site records temperature, precipitation, and snowfall data. More information about the COOP program can be found here www.nws.noaa.gov/om/coop/ Data began being collected at: Cades Cover on 01/01/1999 || Mount LeConte on 07/01/1987 || Newfound Gap on 01/01/1991 || Sugarlands Visitor Center on 12/01/1921