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Arctic Air Plunges into the Great Lakes, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Arctic air dropping through the northern and eastern U.S. and a storm off the east coast will bring periods of snow, very cold wind chills and hazardous traveling conditions from the Upper Great Lakes to the Northeast. Meanwhile in southern California, Santa Ana winds will decrease but hot, dry air will remain over the area with elevated fire weather conditions. Read More >

 

Average December Temperatures for Fort Smith, Arkansas

All temperatures in °F

For the 135 year period of December 1882 through December 2016

  

Warmest December was 57.7 recorded in 1889

Coldest December was 28.9 recorded in 1983

Difference between the warmest and coldest December was 28.8

 

 

Coldest December      Warmest December
RANK YEAR TEMP RANK YEAR TEMP
           
1 1983 28.9 71 2004 42.2
2 2000 31.5 72 1979 42.2
3 1989 33.1 73 1992 42.3
4 1909 34.1 74 2016 42.4
5 1963 34.2 75 2007 42.4
6 1917 35.0 76 1988 42.4
7 1985 35.2 77 1980 42.4
8 1914 35.8 78 1913 42.5
9 1972 36.1 79 1954 42.6
10 1945 36.3 80 1895 42.6
11 1886 37.2 81 1942 42.9
12 2009 37.7 82 1987 43.0
13 1976 37.8 83 1928 43.1
14 1950 37.8 84 1920 43.1
15 1935 37.8 85 1998 43.2
16 1884 37.8 86 2002 43.3
17 1958 38.1 87 2003 43.4
18 1944 38.1 88 2014 43.5
19 1924 38.4 89 1947 43.6
20 1960 38.7 90 1938 43.6
21 2013 39.0 91 1894 43.6
22 1990 39.1 92 1993 43.7
23 1981 39.1 93 1949 43.8
24 1968 39.1 94 1948 43.8
25 1925 39.1 95 1888 43.9
26 1897 39.1 96 1996 44.1
27 1892 39.1 97 1994 44.1
28 1887 39.1 98 1970 44.2
29 1927 39.2 99 1915 44.2
30 1919 39.3 100 1907 44.4
31 1916 39.4 101 2001 44.5
32 1905 39.5 102 1929 44.5
33 1902 39.5 103 1982 44.7
34 1898 39.5 104 2011 44.8
35 1901 39.7 105 1890 44.8
36 1977 39.8 106 1999 44.9
37 1978 39.9 107 1959 45.2
38 1961 39.9 108 1921 45.2
39 1955 39.9 109 1991 45.4
40 1943 40.0 110 1956 45.6
41 1932 40.0 111 1941 45.6
42 1995 40.1 112 1883 45.6
43 1973 40.1 113 1908 45.7
44 1974 40.2 114 1893 45.7
45 2005 40.3 115 1900 45.8
46 1953 40.3 116 1936 45.9
47 1899 40.3 117 1906 45.9
48 1997 40.4 118 1940 46.0
49 1966 40.4 119 1891 46.0
50 1903 40.6 120 1918 46.1
51 2008 40.7 121 2012 46.2
52 1952 40.7 122 1896 46.2
53 1975 40.9 123 1971 46.4
54 1964 41.1 124 1965 46.4
55 1934 41.1 125 1939 46.5
56 2010 41.2 126 1957 46.7
57 1969 41.2 127 1922 46.7
58 1967 41.3 128 2006 47.4
59 1912 41.4 129 1946 47.9
60 1986 41.5 130 1931 48.3
61 1910 41.5 131 1923 48.3
62 1904 41.5 132 1984 48.4
63 1937 41.7 133 1933 48.4
64 1930 41.9 134 2015 49.3
65 1882 41.9 135 1889 57.7
66 1951 42.0      
67 1885 42.0      
68 1962 42.1      
69 1926 42.1      
70 1911 42.1      
           
 
RANK YEAR TEMP RANK YEAR TEMP
           
1 1889 57.7 71 1930 41.9
2 2015 49.3 72 1882 41.9
3 1984 48.4 73 1937 41.7
4 1933 48.4 74 1986 41.5
5 1931 48.3 75 1910 41.5
6 1923 48.3 76 1904 41.5
7 1946 47.9 77 1912 41.4
8 2006 47.4 78 1967 41.3
9 1957 46.7 79 2010 41.2
10 1922 46.7 80 1969 41.2
11 1939 46.5 81 1964 41.1
12 1971 46.4 82 1934 41.1
13 1965 46.4 83 1975 40.9
14 2012 46.2 84 2008 40.7
15 1896 46.2 85 1952 40.7
16 1918 46.1 86 1903 40.6
17 1940 46.0 87 1997 40.4
18 1891 46.0 88 1966 40.4
19 1936 45.9 89 2005 40.3
20 1906 45.9 90 1953 40.3
21 1900 45.8 91 1899 40.3
22 1908 45.7 92 1974 40.2
23 1893 45.7 93 1995 40.1
24 1956 45.6 94 1973 40.1
25 1941 45.6 95 1943 40.0
26 1883 45.6 96 1932 40.0
27 1991 45.4 97 1978 39.9
28 1959 45.2 98 1961 39.9
29 1921 45.2 99 1955 39.9
30 1999 44.9 100 1977 39.8
31 2011 44.8 101 1901 39.7
32 1890 44.8 102 1905 39.5
33 1982 44.7 103 1902 39.5
34 2001 44.5 104 1898 39.5
35 1929 44.5 105 1916 39.4
36 1907 44.4 106 1919 39.3
37 1970 44.2 107 1927 39.2
38 1915 44.2 108 1990 39.1
39 1996 44.1 109 1981 39.1
40 1994 44.1 110 1968 39.1
41 1888 43.9 111 1925 39.1
42 1949 43.8 112 1897 39.1
43 1948 43.8 113 1892 39.1
44 1993 43.7 114 1887 39.1
45 1947 43.6 115 2013 39.0
46 1938 43.6 116 1960 38.7
47 1894 43.6 117 1924 38.4
48 2014 43.5 118 1958 38.1
49 2003 43.4 119 1944 38.1
50 2002 43.3 120 1976 37.8
51 1998 43.2 121 1950 37.8
52 1928 43.1 122 1935 37.8
53 1920 43.1 123 1884 37.8
54 1987 43.0 124 2009 37.7
55 1942 42.9 125 1886 37.2
56 1954 42.6 126 1945 36.3
57 1895 42.6 127 1972 36.1
58 1913 42.5 128 1914 35.8
59 2016 42.4 129 1985 35.2
60 2007 42.4 130 1917 35.0
61 1988 42.4 131 1963 34.2
62 1980 42.4 132 1909 34.1
63 1992 42.3 133 1989 33.1
64 2004 42.2 134 2000 31.5
65 1979 42.2 135 1983 28.9
66 1962 42.1      
67 1926 42.1      
68 1911 42.1      
69 1951 42.0      
70 1885 42.0      
           

 

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Updated: January 12, 2017