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The climate of Fort Smith (Arkansas - United States of America)
Fort Smith is a large city located in the western part of Arkansas on the border with the state of Oklahoma. Fort Smith is located in Sebastian County where the Arkansas River and the Poteau River flow into each other. Fort Smith is the largest city in the Arkansas-Oklahoma urban area. The city was founded in the 19th century on the spot where an 18th century military fort was situated. Just outside the city Fort Smith Regional Airport can be found.
Fort Smith has a warm maritime climate with influences of a warm continental climate. Because of these influences more extremes in weather occur here than in other places with a warm maritime climate. The highest temperature on record is 47 degrees Celsius (117 degrees Fahrenheit). The lowest temperature on record is -23 degrees Celsius (-9.40 degrees Fahrenheit). Precipitation is quite evenly spread out over the year. Fort Smith sits on the edge of Tornado Alley. During tornado season there is a small risk of a tornado in Fort Smith.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Fort Smith:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 9 -4 6 7 n/a
February 12 -1 6 8 n/a
March 18 4 7 9 n/a
April 23 9 8 10 n/a
May 27 14 9 10 n/a
June 31 19 10 8 n/a
July 34 21 11 7 n/a
August 34 20 10 7 n/a
September 29 16 8 8 n/a
October 24 9 7 7 n/a
November 17 3 5 8 n/a
December 11 -2 5 7 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

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December
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