Cherokee National Forest (aka Unaka National Forest)



Bounded area of woods, forest, or grassland under the administration of a political agency.
See also: Dams, Locales, Mines, and Parks
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
35.8665186°, -83.0637131°
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2096 ft. (639 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. Cherokee National Forest is covered by the Waterville, NC US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

Raven Mountain Land 0.7 mi
Raven Gap Land 0.8 mi
Piney Branch Water 0.9 mi
Pauldo Branch Water 0.9 mi
Piney Grove Ridge Land 0.9 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 WATERVILLE 2 which is approximately 7 miles away and has an elevation of 1,440 feet (656 feet lower than Cherokee National Forest). 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 3.96" 47.6° 27.5°
February 3.81" 51.9° 29.9°
March 4.75" 60.5° 36.8°
April 4.06" 69.5° 43.9°
May 4.99" 76.4° 52.5°
June 5.45" 83.2° 60.3°
July 5.26" 86.2° 64.3°
August 4.22" 84.4° 63.5°
September 3.88" 78.3° 57.8°
October 2.43" 68.5° 45.9°
November 3.16" 58.9° 37.2°
December 3.63" 50.4° 30.5°

Summer High Temps

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

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 72% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

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