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Winterfest 2016 is shaping up to be the biggest, most exciting event in its 42 year history! Included in this guide is much of the information you will need for your unit to have a great experience at the largest Venturing/Exploring event in the United States.

Download the 2016 Winterfest Leader’s Guide

In addition to this information, you will want to reference other guides and information:

Local Gatlinburg, TN Weather

Sevier Smoky Mountains
Special Weather Statement in effect

Issued by The National Weather Service
Knoxville/Tri-Cities, TN

8:10am EST, Fri Feb 12

... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...

* EVENT... SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. THE GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS MORNING. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS WILL LINGER INTO TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS... THE SNOW MAY LEAD TO HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BECOME HAZARDOUS ONCE THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION BEGINS. MOTORISTS NEED TO BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES WHERE SLIPPERY SPOTS OFTEN DEVELOP FIRST.

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... LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED...

A FAST MOVING SYSTEM WILL CROSS THE AREA TODAY. IT WILL PRODUCE SNOW BEGINNING THIS MORNING AND CONTINUING INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. COLDER AIR WILL BUILD IN DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT... AND SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS WILL PERSIST INTO FRIDAY NIGHT MAINLY OVER THE NORMALLY FAVORED HIGHER ELEVATION AREAS.

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