Backbone Mountain



Prominent elevation rising above the surrounding level of the Earth's surface; does not include pillars, ridges, or ranges.
See also: Ridges
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
34.9167546°, -86.3724887°
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1529 ft. (466 m.)

Topographic Map

US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Backbone Mountain is covered by the King Cove, AL US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Summits

Big Hill 1.6 mi
High Top 2.7 mi
Cedar Gap Mountain 2.8 mi
Bice Mountain 3.0 mi
Graveyard Hill 3.3 mi

Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

Jones Cove Land 1.1 mi
Lickskillet Creek Water 1.2 mi
Smithey Hollow Land 1.2 mi
Jones Cemetery Man-made 1.3 mi
Hereford Cemetery Man-made 1.4 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is FAYETTEVILLE WATER PL which is approximately 19 miles away and has an elevation of 725 feet (804 feet lower than Backbone Mountain). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 5.29" 48.5° 28.5°
February 4.58" 54.2° 31.6°
March 6.41" 62.9° 38.3°
April 4.49" 72.0° 44.4°
May 4.97" 79.4° 53.7°
June 4.70" 86.5° 61.6°
July 4.19" 89.6° 65.8°
August 3.13" 89.3° 64.1°
September 4.12" 83.2° 57.6°
October 3.62" 73.1° 45.1°
November 5.23" 62.0° 37.1°
December 5.63" 52.1° 31.1°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 66% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 74% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 91% of other locations on record.