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Climate in Arkansas

Arkansas, Arkansas gets 51 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Arkansas averages 4 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 Arkansas. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Arkansas 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 Highs & Lows

Summer High: the July high is around 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Arkansas 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
  Arkansas, ArkansasUnited States
  50.5 in.38.1 in.
  4.0 in.27.8 in.
  95.3 days106.2 days
  217 days205 days
  91.1°85.8°
  28.1°21.7°
  5454
  54.3
  518 ft.2443 ft.

August is the hottest month for Arkansas with an average high temperature of 91.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most states. In Arkansas, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Arkansas are May, October and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Arkansas with an average of 28.1°. This is warmer than most of the U.S. states.


Arkansas has 55.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most states in the U.S.


Arkansas has 70.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most states in the U.S.


Arkansas averages 0.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most states in the U.S.


May is the wettest month in Arkansas with 5.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season.


Arkansas's average annual rainfall of 50.5 inches indicates that it is wetter than most states in the United States.


With an average annual snowfall of 4.0 inches, Arkansas is one of the least snowy states in the United States.



January is the snowiest month in Arkansas with 1.6 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Reviews for Arkansas    28 Reviews
    Depends on where you live - 4/4/2017
    I live in a small town at the very edge of Little Rock and I love where I live. Having said that, there are places in Arkansas (especially in LR) that I would not live,... Read More

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    School Districts - 1/6/2016
    I am seeing some reviews that Arkansas is the worst place to be for jobs, and out of all the cities Springdale is the absolute worse, the school district is made up of... Read More

    Ozark Mountains of Arkansas - 8/27/2015
    The Ozark Mountains are incredibly beautiful with abundant wildlife, rivers, creeks and lakes.... Read More


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