Backus Mountain (aka War Ridge)
Part of New River Gorge National River



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

Latitude, Longitude:
37.8476161°, -80.967316°
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2818 ft. (859 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. Backus Mountain is covered by the Meadow Creek, WV US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Summits

Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

Harrah Cemetery Man-made 0.1 mi
Camp Branch Water 1.1 mi
New River Gorge National River Man-made 1.3 mi
Laurel Creek Water 1.3 mi
Tank Hollow Land 1.7 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 BECKLEY AP which is approximately 9 miles away and has an elevation of 2,504 feet (314 feet lower than Backus 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 3.23" 38.8° 22.1°
February 2.96" 42.8° 24.9°
March 3.63" 51.9° 32.4°
April 3.43" 62.5° 40.6°
May 4.39" 70.6° 49.2°
June 3.92" 77.0° 57.0°
July 4.78" 80.2° 61.1°
August 3.45" 78.9° 59.8°
September 3.23" 72.6° 53.5°
October 2.64" 63.1° 42.4°
November 2.88" 52.4° 34.4°
December 3.09" 43.1° 26.5°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 84% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 59% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 63% of other locations on record.