Jonesboro, Arkansas 

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Climate in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. Thunderstorms are common during the summer months, while snowfall is infrequent during the winter.

Jonesboro, Arkansas gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 218 sunny days per year in Jonesboro. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Jonesboro gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 92 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Jonesboro is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Arkansas.

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May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Jonesboro, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Jonesboro, ArkansasUnited States
  48.7 in.38.1 in.
  4.1 in.27.8 in.
  92.2 days106.2 days
  218 days205 days
  325 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.

July is the hottest month for Jonesboro with an average high temperature of 90.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Arkansas. In Jonesboro, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Jonesboro are May, September and October.

In Jonesboro, there are 50.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Arkansas.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Jonesboro with an average of 27.2°. This is colder than most places in Arkansas.

In Jonesboro, there are 72.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Arkansas.

In Jonesboro, there are 0.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Arkansas.

Humidity in Jonesboro can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from June-September and the most comfortable months are October-May.

November is the wettest month in Jonesboro with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 29% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.7 inches in Jonesboro means that it is drier than most places in Arkansas.

May is the rainiest month in Jonesboro with 9.4 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 5.8 rainy days. There are 92.2 rainy days annually in Jonesboro, which is less rainy than most places in Arkansas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 4.1 inches in Jonesboro means that it is snowier than most places in Arkansas. January is the snowiest month in Jonesboro with 1.8 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Jonesboro    18 Reviews
    Great community to raise a family! - 7/10/2021
    I have lived in Jonesboro for 25 years and have enjoyed seeing the economic growth of this community. My children are able to attend a great public school and my wife... Read More
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    Be Wary - 5/6/2020
    Yikes, this is one of those places that used to have sundown town policies in place well into the 20th century. Welcome to the conservative, baptist South.... Read More

    Making Jonesboro a better place to live - 5/27/2014
    Ashamed of Jonesboro! I was born and raised there back in the late 70's and 80's We never heard of killings, not much of drugs, we were able to play outside, Nettleton... Read More

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