Benton County, Arkansas 

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Climate in Benton County, Arkansas

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

Benton County averages 10 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 Benton County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Benton County 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 25
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 10 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

Climate Averages
  Benton, ArkansasUnited States
  47.2 in.38.1 in.
  10.2 in.27.8 in.
  92.2 days106.2 days
  217 days205 days
  89.6°85.8°
  24.9°21.7°
  7.47
  4.74.3
  1227 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 Benton County with an average high temperature of 90.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Arkansas. In Benton County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Benton County are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Benton County with an average of 24.9°. This is colder than most places in Arkansas.


In Benton County, there are 39.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Arkansas.


In Benton County, there are 90.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Arkansas.


In Benton County, 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 Benton County with 5.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.6 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 47.2 inches in Benton County means that it is drier than most places in Arkansas.


May is the rainiest month in Benton County with 10.8 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 6.0 rainy days. There are 92.2 rainy days annually in Benton County, 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 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 10.2 inches in Benton County means that it is one of the snowiest places in Arkansas. January is the snowiest month in Benton County with 3.0 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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