American Lake



Natural body of inland water.
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
47.1298577°, -122.5630201°
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239 ft. (73 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. American Lake is covered by the Steilacoom, WA US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Lakes

Emerson Lake 1.3 mi
Sears Lake 1.4 mi
Carp Lake 1.5 mi
Carter Lake 1.8 mi
Lost Lake 1.8 mi

Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

Silcox Island Land 0.1 mi
American Lake South County Park Man-made 0.4 mi
Beard Island Land 0.7 mi
Short Island Land 0.7 mi
Murray Creek Water 0.8 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 TACOMA 1 which is approximately 11 miles away and has an elevation of 25 feet (214 feet lower than American Lake). 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 5.38" 46.9° 35.1°
February 4.44" 50.3° 36.4°
March 4.18" 54.6° 38.7°
April 2.87" 60.2° 42.0°
May 2.01" 66.1° 47.1°
June 1.58" 71.0° 51.5°
July .86" 76.1° 55.0°
August .83" 76.6° 54.8°
September 1.42" 71.3° 50.7°
October 3.39" 61.4° 44.7°
November 6.10" 52.2° 39.6°
December 5.89" 46.6° 35.4°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 93% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 87% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 57% of other locations on record.