Blue Ridge Parkway Climate

The Parkway ranges from 649 feet above sea level at Virginia's James River to 6,047 feet south of Mount Pisgah in North Carolina, so expect rapidly changing weather conditions. Summer temperatures can reach the 90's and winter can produce extended periods with single digit temperatures, ice, wind, and snow. The park information line at (828) 298 0398 has the updated weather and road closure information, or check your favorite weather-related web sites for some Parkway cities such as Asheville, Boone, Roanoke, or Waynesboro to get an idea of current conditions.

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