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Knoxville's Climate

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The Greater Knoxville area is approximately 1,000 feet above sea level and lies between the Cumberland Plateau nearly 3,000 feet high and the Great Smoky Mountains with a maximum elevation of 6,642 feet. Our latitude lets this area experience four very distinct seasons of the year.

Winter in the Knoxville area is primarily from January to mid-February. It's a marvelous time to visit the Great Smoky Mountains or Big South Fork, most of the crowds are gone during this time and you sometimes have the trails to yourself. Highs are in the 40's to 50's with lows typically in the upper 20's to 30's. Occasional snowfalls are usually 1 to 3 inches with an average annual snowfall of 12 inches.

Spring is a wonderful time around here. Afternoons warm regularly by the end of April into the 70's. Snow rarely falls after mid March. There are LOTS of blooming flowers and trees in April highlighted by the Dogwood Arts Festival in Mid-April. Springtime is spectacular in East Tennessee.

Summer is a great time here also. Characterized by warm, humid days, highs are usually in the 80's and occasionally low 90's with lows in the 70's. Prime weather to enjoy the many lakes and mountains nearby.

Fall is my favorite time of year in East Tennessee. People come from all over to admire the fall foliage, it's particularly beautiful in the Smokies but it's not bad right here in Knoxville. Temperatures are typically in the mid 80's down to the mid 60's. First frosts are typically in mid to late November.

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