Big Ridge



Elevation with a narrow, elongated crest which can be part of a hill or mountain.
See also: Ranges and Summits
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
37.6609473°, -81.3523249°
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2559 ft. (780 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 Ridge is covered by the Lester, WV US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Ridges

Horsepen Ridge 2.5 mi
Burnt Ridge 2.9 mi
Bearwallow Ridge 3.6 mi
Acord Ridge 3.7 mi

Nearby Cities

Helen, WV 3 mi
Rhodell, WV 4 mi
Nuriva, WV 5 mi
Mullens, WV 6 mi
Lester, WV 6 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Grave Fork Water 1.2 mi
Slickrock Hollow Land 1.3 mi
Burnt Fork Water 1.4 mi
Old Slab Fork Water 1.8 mi
Mill Branch Water 2.0 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 VA HOSPI which is approximately 11 miles away and has an elevation of 2,330 feet (229 feet lower than Big Ridge). 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 3.14" 38.9° 18.1°
February 2.68" 43.3° 19.6°
March 3.17" 52.3° 26.7°
April 3.37" 62.3° 34.9°
May 4.17" 70.3° 45.1°
June 3.47" 75.2° 53.5°
July 4.53" 78.2° 58.0°
August 3.52" 77.2° 56.3°
September 3.20" 71.3° 49.8°
October 2.52" 62.2° 37.6°
November 2.84" 52.5° 29.0°
December 2.91" 43.1° 22.3°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 90% 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 higher than 58% of other locations on record.