Cotter, Arkansas 

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Climate in Cotter, Arkansas

Cotter, Arkansas gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Cotter averages 8 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 213 sunny days per year in Cotter. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Cotter gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 93 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 8 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Cotter is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Arkansas.

7.4 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Cotter, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Cotter, ArkansasUnited States
  45.1 in.38.1 in.
  8.0 in.27.8 in.
  92.5 days106.2 days
  213 days205 days
  633 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

August is the hottest month for Cotter with an average high temperature of 90.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Arkansas. In Cotter, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Cotter are May, September and October.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Cotter with an average of 25.5°. This is colder than most places in Arkansas.

In Cotter, there are 48.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Arkansas.

In Cotter, there are 85.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Arkansas.

In Cotter, there are 1.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Arkansas.

November is the wettest month in Cotter with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.1 inches in Cotter means that it is one of the driest places in Arkansas.

May is the rainiest month in Cotter with 10.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 6.4 rainy days. There are 92.5 rainy days annually in Cotter, which is less rainy than most places in Arkansas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 8.0 inches in Cotter means that it is one of the snowiest places in Arkansas. February is the snowiest month in Cotter with 2.7 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Cotter    3 Reviews
    Sasquach Hunting - 1/12/2014
    Staying a night at this location I heard high pitched calls... and was told that this was the call of the Sasquach or "Big Foot." I talked to several residents who... Read More

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    Impressions - 6/5/2007
    Cotter, AR appears to be a poverty stricken hamlet, hapazardly strewn into a semi-valley and hills on the East bank of the White River. It is difficult to imagine any... Read More

    wizgirl - 7/23/2006
    if you like to fish, you have lots to do here. Otherwise, life is... Read More

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