We were in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg for a few days last week to enjoy all the Christmas festivities there. On Thursday night, the Weather Channel said there was zero percent chance of precipitation. The local news said maybe a dusting of snow. When we got up on Friday morning, it had started to snow, and it snowed all day. The temperature stayed around 32-34 degrees, so there was none on the roads. It was a rare treat for us to be in and out of the snow, which was sometimes blowing like a blizzard. All these photos were taken early Saturday morning.
The photos above were taken from our balcony at Mountain Loft resort in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The ones below were taken on the road going from Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge. You can see in some of the ones below that the sun was breaking through the clouds.
We have been blessed to enjoy Christmas in the Smokies many times, but this was the first time we have seen snow like this. Thank you, Father, for this early Christmas gift.