The climate of Arkansas (United
States of America)
Arkansas is one of the states of the United States of America. Two
important rivers flow through Arkansas: the Mississippi and the
Arkansas River. The state can be divided into two zones. The
mountainous west and north and the flat lands in the south and east.
Magazine Mountain is the highest point in Arkansas with an altitude of
839 meters. Bill Clinton was born in Arkansas. He was the 42nd
president of the United States of America. Bill Clinton was president
from 20 January 1993 to 20 January 2001.
Arkansas is located in a zone where a warm maritime
climate (type Cfa) changes into a more unstable warm continental
climate. Summers in Arkansas are warm and wet and winters are dry and
cool. The Gulf of Mexico influences the climate in the southern and
eastern parts of Arkansas. Because of this winters are milder.
However, under the influence of a northern current it may get cold and
hailstorms and snowfall are not uncommon. Arkansas is known because of
the intense severe weather events that occur in this state. Arkansas
is located in Tornado Alley which is a region that frequently gets hit
by heavy storms. When a tornado passes and travels further to the
north heavy rainfall is not uncommon. Other phenomena that may occur
are: snowstorms, glazed frost, heavy snowfall and (very) heavy thunder
Climate information of places in Arkansas
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Throughout Arkansas several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for Little Rock and cannot be seen as
an average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in Arkansas please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Little Rock. For
climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the
relevant individual climate pages
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