Fort Smith Metro Area, Arkansas gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Fort Smith Metro Area averages 4 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 Fort Smith Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Fort Smith Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 88 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 Highs & Lows
Summer High: the July high is around 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Fort Smith Metro Area ranks 54/100 for Comfort Index
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.
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.