Van Buren, Arkansas 

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Climate in Van Buren, Arkansas

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

Van Buren averages 5 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 220 sunny days per year in Van Buren. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Van Buren 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 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 5 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Van Buren 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 Van Buren, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Van Buren, ArkansasUnited States
  49.2 in.38.1 in.
  4.6 in.27.8 in.
  92.4 days106.2 days
  220 days205 days
  92.0°85.8°
  27.4°21.7°
  7.17
  54.3
  413 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 Van Buren with an average high temperature of 92.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Arkansas. In Van Buren, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Van Buren are May, October and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Van Buren with an average of 27.4°. This is colder than most places in Arkansas.


In Van Buren, there are 59.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Arkansas.


In Van Buren, there are 73.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Arkansas.


In Van Buren, 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 Van Buren with 5.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 3.0 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 49.2 inches in Van Buren means that it is drier than most places in Arkansas.


May is the rainiest month in Van Buren with 10.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 5.9 rainy days. There are 92.4 rainy days annually in Van Buren, 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 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 4.6 inches in Van Buren means that it is snowier than most places in Arkansas. January is the snowiest month in Van Buren with 2.2 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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