The most pleasant months of the year for Fort Smith are May, October and April. In Fort Smith, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. August is the hottest month for Fort Smith with an average high temperature of 93.0°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Arkansas. January is the snowiest month in Fort Smith with 2.0 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June.
Today's Weather - Fort Smith, AR
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Showers And Thunderstorms Likely
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|Overnight||Showers And Thunderstorms Likely||72° / 85°||S 5 mph|
|Sunday Night||Showers And Thunderstorms Likely||69° / 83°||S 0 to 5 mph|
|Monday Night||Showers And Thunderstorms Likely||68° / 87°||S 0 to 5 mph|
|Tuesday Night||Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||70° / 89°||S 0 to 5 mph|
|Wednesday Night||Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||68° / 90°||S 0 to 5 mph|
|Thursday Night||Partly Cloudy then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||71° / 92°||S 0 to 5 mph|
|Friday Night||Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||74° / 90°||S 5 to 10 mph|
Weather Highs & Lows
Summer High: the July high is around 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28
SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Fort Smith ranks 56/100 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.
Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
|Month||Fort Smith, AR|
|January||50° / 28°|
|February||55° / 32°|
|March||64° / 40°|
|April||73° / 49°|
|May||80° / 59°|
|June||88° / 67°|
|July||93° / 71°|
|August||93° / 70°|
|September||85° / 62°|
|October||75° / 50°|
|November||63° / 40°|
|December||51° / 31°|
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Fort Smith
|Month||Hot Days||Freezing Days||Rainy Days||Snowy Days|