Big Smoky Valley

Also Known As: Smoky Valley, Smokey Valley, Big Smokey Valley, Great Smoky Valley, Wen-A-No-Nu-Fee Valley, and Won-A-No-Nu-Fee Valley.



Linear depression in the Earth's surface that generally slopes from one end to the other.
See also: Basins
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
37.9332641°, -117.7509314°
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4839 ft. (1475 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. Big Smoky Valley is covered by the Rhyolite Ridge NE, NV US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Valleys

Black Canyon 5.5 mi
Eagle Nest Canyon 7.2 mi
New York Canyon 8.4 mi
Echo Canyon 8.4 mi
Eagle Canyon 9.5 mi

Nearby Cities

Silver Peak, NV 14 mi
Dyer, NV 25 mi
Tonopah, NV 30 mi
Goldfield, NV 32 mi
Mina, NV 37 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Griffing and Wynants Borax Works (historical) Man-made 1.8 mi
Minnesota Well Man-made 2.3 mi
Wood Yard Man-made 2.4 mi
Alum Well Man-made 3.3 mi
Emigrant Well Man-made 4.1 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 SILVERP which is approximately 15 miles away and has an elevation of 4,260 feet (579 feet lower than Big Smoky Valley). 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 .35" 47.3° 19.4°
February .34" 55.1° 25.1°
March .64" 61.8° 32.5°
April .36" 70.2° 38.8°
May .40" 79.5° 48.2°
June .27" 90.5° 57.0°
July .39" 97.3° 62.4°
August .47" 95.4° 59.7°
September .52" 86.4° 50.9°
October .55" 73.4° 38.1°
November .27" 57.4° 27.0°
December .16" 47.0° 18.1°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 97% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 53% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 99% of other locations on record.