Dolly Sods Wilderness (aka Dolly Sods Wilderness Area)



A tract of land set aside for a specific use (does not include forests, civil divisions, parks).
See also: Dams, Locales, Mines, and Parks
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
39.0170044°, -79.3562275°
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3678 ft. (1121 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. Dolly Sods Wilderness is covered by the Blackbird Knob, WV US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Cities

Davis, WV 10 mi
Harman, WV 11 mi
Thomas, WV 12 mi
Town Hill, WV 12 mi
Petersburg, WV 13 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Left Fork Red Creek Water 0.3 mi
Breathed Mountain Trail Man-made 0.9 mi
Blackbird Knob Land 1.2 mi
Stonecoal Trail Man-made 1.2 mi
Alder Run Water 1.2 mi

Nearby Photos

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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 CANAAN VAL which is approximately 4 miles away and has an elevation of 3,249 feet (429 feet lower than Dolly Sods Wilderness). 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 4.21" 34.1° 14.9°
February 3.75" 37.5° 16.8°
March 4.62" 46.5° 24.3°
April 4.02" 56.2° 32.2°
May 5.21" 66.0° 42.3°
June 5.00" 73.1° 49.4°
July 4.84" 76.8° 53.9°
August 4.54" 75.4° 51.5°
September 3.88" 69.5° 45.4°
October 3.47" 60.0° 35.1°
November 3.98" 48.3° 26.8°
December 3.87" 38.8° 19.7°

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 lower than 64% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 84% of other locations on record.