The fall season is now in full swing here in the Great Smoky Mountains, and with the many colors of leaves right now, it truly makes for some incredible scenery! As we into the more colder months, we will eventually see the first snow of the season. For people of all ages, wintry weather presents a winter wonderland of fun, but it it also important to know what to do if and when wintry weather comes our way, such as snow, ice, or other similar weather. Today, we will present some common-sense tips for handling any winter weather that comes along here in the Great Smoky Mountains, regardless of whether your are living here, or just visiting for the first time.
One of the most important things to always remember while driving in any kind of snow or ice is to make sure to either have a vehicle (car, truck, etc.) that is all-wheel drive (or 4-wheel drive), if possible. If you don’t have a vehicle with all-wheel drive, then it is best to make sure that you have chains of some type for your tires, so you can safely navigate any slick or icy spots during any inclement weather. Also, be sure to place your vehicle in a lower gear (i.e., like 2nd or 3rd gear) when going along the roads, if possible, to avoid any accidents and to keep control of your vehicle while driving. Additional tips include the following, especially during any wintry weather:
- Before any wintry weather, be sure to always check to make sure that you and your family has enough food, firewood, gas/propane, flashlights, and so forth, to make sure that you are prepared, in case of inclement weather;
- Be careful while driving during any inclement weather, and make sure that your vehicle is fully prepared (i.e., has all-wheel drive, chains for tires, etc.);
- If you plan to hike in the Smokies, be sure to check the weather before you go, and make sure that you pay attention to any changing weather, along with staying in close proximity to any marked trails, just to be on the safe side; and
- Be sure to stay tuned to local media (i.e., TV, radio, etc.) for any changes in the weather, and plan accordingly, depending on what the forecast may do.
Most of all, be safe out there! Wintertime is a beautiful time on the Smokies, and seeing snow on Mt. LeConte and Clingman’s Dome is truly a wonderful sight. Stay safe out there, and enjoy the wonder of the Smokies! For more information for staying safe while exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, please visit their website for more information. Also, you can stay in touch with the latest weather updates by going to the National Weather Service’s website, to see the latest weather for the area, along with going to the Great Smoky Mountains Guide website for more information about the area, including what to do during any inclement weather here in the Smokies.
The fall & winter months are truly beautiful here in the Great Smoky Mountains, and it is no wonder that so many people come to our area every year, to see breathtaking landscapes and amazing natural scenery! Why not see what else the Smokies can do for you today? Please feel free to browse our Featured Properties, and see how The Jason White Team can help you realize your home ownership dreams today!
This Week’s Featured Properties:
Spacious, Well-Built, 3 BD/3 BA Log-Style Mountain Chalet Located Only Mins. to Dwtn. Gatlinburg! Has made over $18,000 in rental income in each of the last 2 years; has great rental potential! Home includes a Large Living Room w/vaulted ceilings, a Large Lower Level Great Room w/room for an additional Bedroom, a Spacious Loft w/a Master Suite-Style BD, w/a private Bath, in-room W/P, & balcony, & much more. Only mins. to dwtn. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, the Nat’l Park, & the attractions; a great log-style home in a great location – come see it today! Type: Single-Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, TN Price: $169,900 For more information >
Private, 3 BD/3 BA Chalet Located in Beautiful, Scenic Cobbly Nob! Made over $11K in rental income in each of the last 2 years alone; has great rental potential! Includes Massive Great Rm, each BD having its own Private BA, Large Lower Level Rec Rm, & 2 decks on the main & lower levels, complete w/broad mtn. views of the Smokies. Located in a well-managed subdivision, w/access to many community amenities! Only mins. from dwtn. Gatlinburg, the Nat’l Park & the attractions; a great location & value! Type: Single-Family Residential Location: Gatlinburg, TN Price: $159,900 For more information >
Private, 2 BD/2 BA Mountain Chalet Overlooking the Great Smoky Mtns. & Dwtn. Gatlinburg! Made over $13,000 in rental income in 2012, & over $16,000 in 2013! Has all new flooring, heating & air system, & much more; also has WiFi access, ample parking, Large Great Room, & deck area for seeing the lights of dwtn. Gatlinburg & the Smokies. Private, but also only mins. from dwtn. Gatlinburg, Ober Gatlinburg, & the attractions. Come see it today! Type: Single-Family Residential Location: Gatlinburg, TN Price: $159,900 For more information >
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Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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