Are you as smart as a caveman?
Nature is as unforgiving in the 21st century as it was 10,000 years ago.
Most of the Natchez Trace Parkway runs through natural areas that demand attention to all of the elements. It is easy to enjoy a fun and safe trip, but if mother nature is having a bad day, you need to be prepared.
The best way to keep up with weather conditions on the Parkway is to listen to a weather radio, or a local radio, or TV station. You can also track a storm on your cell phone. No matter how you track the weather, the important thing is that you do.
To report an emergency, call 911 and tell them you are on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Knowing the closest milepost is extremely helpful when reporting emergencies.
Storm Shelter List - Click here
Listed tornado shelters may be off the Parkway. Listed buildings may be hard structures but not shelters.
Links to Counties and Weather Radio Stations
Counties: click here to determine what county you are in.
(You will need to know what milepost you are near.)
Below are links to NOAA lists of weather radio stations
Click here for Mississippi counties and cities.
Click here for Tennessee counties and cities.
Click here for Alabama counties and cities.
What's the Weather Normally Like?
Some like it hot. Some like it cold. Planning your visit: Everyone has their favorite type of weather. Predicting the weather is the biggest vacation challenge. Remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes. Check your weather radio or cell phone app regularly while you are visiting!
Temperatures throughout the Year
One website that shows monthly high and low average temperatures and precipitation is www.usclimatedata.com. First select the state you are visiting and then the city closest to where you are visiting.
Click here for a more complicated, but more thorough website - Click on the tab View Selected Records and change the Location Category to "state".