Poorly drained wetland, fresh or saltwater, wooded or grassy, possibly covered with open water.
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
34.4132256°, -78.5013969°
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85 ft. (26 m.)

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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. Big Bay is covered by the Emerson, NC US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Swamps

Webb Bay 2.4 mi
Meares Bay 2.4 mi
Drinking Pond 2.5 mi
Chancy Bay 2.7 mi
Hasket Bay 2.8 mi

Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

Holy Cross Cemetery Man-made 0.6 mi
Blank Cemetery Man-made 0.6 mi
Buie Cemetery Man-made 0.8 mi
Dam Branch Water 1.2 mi
Boggy Branch Water 1.3 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 ELIZABETHTOWN LOCK 2 which is approximately 16 miles away and has an elevation of 60 feet (25 feet lower than Big Bay). 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 4.37" 54.1° 31.6°
February 3.32" 57.9° 33.4°
March 4.52" 66.4° 41.2°
April 3.06" 73.9° 48.0°
May 3.54" 80.3° 57.5°
June 4.10" 86.0° 64.7°
July 5.78" 89.4° 69.6°
August 6.15" 87.8° 68.2°
September 5.35" 83.1° 62.3°
October 3.14" 74.4° 50.3°
November 2.68" 65.9° 41.1°
December 3.42" 57.7° 34.0°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 65% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 80% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 81% of other locations on record.