Ouachita County, Arkansas 

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Climate in Ouachita County, Arkansas

Ouachita County, Arkansas gets 53 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Ouachita County averages 1 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 Ouachita County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Ouachita County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 95 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 30
Rain: averages 53 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.2 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Ouachita County, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Ouachita, ArkansasUnited States
  53.2 in.38.1 in.
  1.4 in.27.8 in.
  95.3 days106.2 days
  217 days205 days
  92.3°85.8°
  30.4°21.7°
  7.27
  4.94.3
  187 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 Ouachita County with an average high temperature of 92.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Arkansas. In Ouachita County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ouachita County are October, April and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Ouachita County with an average of 30.4°. This is warmer than most places in Arkansas.


In Ouachita County, there are 68.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arkansas.


In Ouachita County, there are 63.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Arkansas.


In Ouachita County, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Arkansas.


December is the wettest month in Ouachita County with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 53.2 inches in Ouachita County means that it is wetter than most places in Arkansas.


May is the rainiest month in Ouachita County with 9.4 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 6.1 rainy days. There are 95.3 rainy days annually in Ouachita County, which is about average compared to other places in Arkansas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 1.4 inches in Ouachita County means that it is one of the least snowy places in Arkansas. January is the snowiest month in Ouachita County with 0.8 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.





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