Fort Smith Metro Area, Arkansas 

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Climate in Fort Smith Metro Area, Arkansas

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.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Fort Smith, ArkansasUnited States
  49.0 in.38.1 in.
  3.7 in.27.8 in.
  88.3 days106.2 days
  220 days205 days
  92.3°85.8°
  27.1°21.7°
  5454
  4.94.3
  781 ft.2443 ft.

August is the hottest month for the Fort Smith metro area with an average high temperature of 92.8°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Arkansas. In the Fort Smith metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Fort Smith metro area are May, October and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Fort Smith metro area with an average of 27.1°. This is colder than most places in Arkansas.


In the Fort Smith metro area, there are 61.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arkansas.


In the Fort Smith metro area, there are 76.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Arkansas.


In the Fort Smith metro area, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Arkansas.


May is the wettest month in the Fort Smith metro area with 5.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 2.9 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 49.0 inches in the Fort Smith metro area means that it is drier than most places in Arkansas.


An annual snowfall of 3.7 inches in the Fort Smith metro area means that it is snowier than most places in Arkansas.



January is the snowiest month in the Fort Smith metro area with 1.7 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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