Fayetteville, Arkansas 

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Climate in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fayetteville averages 7 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 217 sunny days per year in Fayetteville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fayetteville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 100 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 7 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fayetteville 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 Fayetteville, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fayetteville, ArkansasUnited States
  47.0 in.38.1 in.
  6.6 in.27.8 in.
  100.3 days106.2 days
  217 days205 days
  88.7°85.8°
  25.2°21.7°
  7.47
  4.74.3
  1401 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

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 Fayetteville with an average high temperature of 89.1°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Arkansas. In Fayetteville, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fayetteville are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fayetteville with an average of 25.2°. This is colder than most places in Arkansas.


In Fayetteville, there are 34.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Arkansas.


In Fayetteville, there are 90.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Arkansas.


In Fayetteville, there are 1.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Arkansas.


May is the wettest month in Fayetteville with 5.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.0 inches in Fayetteville means that it is drier than most places in Arkansas.


May is the rainiest month in Fayetteville with 12.0 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 6.5 rainy days. There are 100.3 rainy days annually in Fayetteville, which is rainier 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 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 6.6 inches in Fayetteville means that it is snowier than most places in Arkansas. January is the snowiest month in Fayetteville with 2.3 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Fayetteville    46 Reviews
    Add on to my previous review. - 4/3/2020
    I forgot to add to my prior review that another con is Fayetteville is too car dependant aside from the "core" of the city which is not a large area. Not much public... Read More

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    Don't get the hype. - 4/3/2020
    Native of Fayetteville that moved away in 2017. Yes, I understand that Northwest Arkansas has experienced a big boom and I will admit the NWA area is now SO much better... Read More

    Not a good place for non-whites, overrated. - 8/2/2019
    I've lived in Fayetteville for the past 10.5 years - went to college here, worked here, recently moved to Bentonville. Fayetteville is way overrated, whatever you read... Read More


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