Fort Smith, Arkansas 

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Climate in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Fort Smith, Arkansas gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fort Smith averages 4 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 214 sunny days per year in Fort Smith. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fort Smith gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 89 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 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fort Smith is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Arkansas.

7.1 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Fort Smith, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fort Smith, ArkansasUnited States
  47.7 in.38.1 in.
  4.1 in.27.8 in.
  88.7 days106.2 days
  214 days205 days
  92.6°85.8°
  28.2°21.7°
  7.17
  4.84.3
  440 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 Fort Smith with an average high temperature of 93.0°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Arkansas. In Fort Smith, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fort Smith are May, October and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fort Smith with an average of 28.2°. This is about average compared to other places in Arkansas.


In Fort Smith, there are 64.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arkansas.


In Fort Smith, there are 68.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Arkansas.


In Fort Smith, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Arkansas.


May is the wettest month in Fort Smith with 5.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 2.6 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.7 inches in Fort Smith means that it is drier than most places in Arkansas.


May is the rainiest month in Fort Smith with 9.9 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 5.7 rainy days. There are 88.7 rainy days annually in Fort Smith, 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 Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 4.1 inches in Fort Smith means that it is snowier than most places in Arkansas. January is the snowiest month in Fort Smith with 2.0 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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