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Severe Storms; Fire Danger; and Strong Pacific Storms

More strong storms on tap for the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Heavy rains could produce flooding and mudslides. Saturday, a cold front moving into the central U.S. will bring potential for severe thunderstorms containing damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes; and localized flooding potential. Dry winds in southwestern California will keep fire weather threats high. Read More >

 

Average Annual Temperatures for Fort Smith, Arkansas

All temperatures in °F

For the 134 year period of January 1883 through December 2016

 

Warmest Year was 66.2 recorded in 2012

Coldest Year was 57.9 recorded in 1979

Difference between the warmest and coldest Years was 8.3

 

Coldest Year      Warmest Year
RANK YEAR TEMP RANK YEAR TEMP
           
1 1979 57.9 71 1963 61.6
2 1976 58.4 72 1928 61.6
3 1895 58.5 73 1965 61.7
4 1983 59.2 74 1957 61.7
5 1886 59.2 75 1949 61.7
6 1885 59.3 76 1942 61.7
7 1972 59.5 77 1913 61.7
8 1975 59.6 78 1898 61.7
9 1917 59.6 79 1889 61.7
10 1978 59.7 80 2013 61.8
11 1903 59.7 81 1994 61.8
12 1892 59.7 82 1955 61.8
13 1891 59.7 83 1941 61.8
14 1996 59.9 84 1914 61.8
15 1982 59.9 85 1883 61.8
16 1893 59.9 86 2000 61.9
17 1989 60.0 87 1918 61.9
18 1974 60.0 88 1910 61.9
19 1966 60.0 89 1890 61.9
20 1961 60.0 90 1987 62.0
21 1905 60.0 91 1919 62.0
22 1958 60.1 92 1901 62.0
23 1940 60.1 93 1897 62.0
24 1985 60.2 94 2004 62.1
25 1973 60.2 95 1991 62.1
26 1960 60.2 96 1953 62.1
27 1912 60.2 97 1923 62.1
28 1968 60.3 98 1908 62.2
29 1906 60.3 99 1907 62.2
30 1924 60.4 100 1986 62.3
31 1997 60.5 101 1930 62.3
32 1984 60.5 102 1916 62.3
33 1929 60.5 103 1909 62.3
34 1888 60.5 104 2001 62.5
35 1993 60.6 105 1956 62.5
36 1950 60.6 106 1944 62.6
37 2014 60.7 107 1943 62.6
38 1981 60.7 108 1932 62.6
39 1967 60.7 109 1900 62.6
40 1951 60.7 110 2007 62.7
41 1995 60.8 111 1990 62.7
42 1948 60.8 112 2010 62.8
43 1894 60.8 113 1927 62.8
44 1971 60.9 114 1925 62.8
45 1969 60.9 115 1946 63.0
46 1992 61.0 116 2015 63.1
47 1959 61.0 117 1936 63.1
48 1904 61.0 118 2005 63.2
49 1887 61.0 119 1999 63.2
50 1970 61.1 120 1896 63.2
51 1920 61.1 121 1931 63.3
52 1915 61.1 122 1911 63.3
53 1902 61.1 123 1922 63.4
54 1899 61.1 124 1939 63.6
55 2009 61.2 125 1954 63.7
56 2008 61.2 126 1934 63.7
57 1980 61.2 127 2006 63.8
58 1947 61.2 128 1933 63.9
59 1945 61.2 129 1998 64.1
60 1977 61.3 130 1921 64.3
61 2002 61.4 131 2016 64.4
62 1964 61.4 132 2011 64.4
63 1926 61.4 133 1938 64.5
64 1884 61.4 134 2012 66.1
65 2003 61.5      
66 1988 61.5      
67 1962 61.5      
68 1952 61.5      
69 1937 61.5      
70 1935 61.5      
           
 
RANK YEAR TEMP RANK YEAR TEMP
           
1 2012 66.2 71 2002 61.4
2 1938 64.5 72 1964 61.4
3 2016 64.4 73 1926 61.4
4 2011 64.4 74 1884 61.4
5 1921 64.3 75 2009 61.3
6 1998 64.1 76 2008 61.3
7 2006 64.0 77 1980 61.2
8 1933 63.9 78 1977 61.2
9 1934 63.7 79 1947 61.2
10 1954 63.6 80 1945 61.2
11 1939 63.6 81 1970 61.1
12 1931 63.3 82 1915 61.1
13 1922 63.3 83 1902 61.1
14 1911 63.3 84 1899 61.1
15 2005 63.2 85 1992 61.0
16 1999 63.2 86 1959 61.0
17 1896 63.2 87 1920 61.0
18 2015 63.1 88 1904 61.0
19 1936 63.1 89 1887 61.0
20 1946 63.0 90 1971 60.9
21 2010 62.9 91 1969 60.9
22 2007 62.8 92 2014 60.8
23 1927 62.8 93 1995 60.8
24 1925 62.8 94 1948 60.8
25 1990 62.7 95 1894 60.8
26 1943 62.6 96 1981 60.7
27 1932 62.6 97 1967 60.7
28 1900 62.6 98 1951 60.7
29 2001 62.5 99 1993 60.6
30 1956 62.5 100 1997 60.5
31 1944 62.5 101 1984 60.5
32 1986 62.3 102 1950 60.5
33 1930 62.3 103 1929 60.5
34 1916 62.3 104 1888 60.5
35 1909 62.3 105 1924 60.4
36 2004 62.2 106 1968 60.3
37 1908 62.2 107 1906 60.3
38 1907 62.2 108 1985 60.2
39 1991 62.1 109 1973 60.2
40 1953 62.1 110 1960 60.2
41 1923 62.1 111 1912 60.2
42 1987 62.0 112 1958 60.1
43 1919 62.0 113 1940 60.1
44 1901 62.0 114 1989 60.0
45 1897 62.0 115 1974 60.0
46 2013 61.9 116 1966 60.0
47 2000 61.9 117 1961 60.0
48 1918 61.9 118 1905 60.0
49 1910 61.9 119 1996 59.9
50 1890 61.9 120 1982 59.9
51 1955 61.8 121 1893 59.9
52 1941 61.8 122 1978 59.7
53 1914 61.8 123 1903 59.7
54 1883 61.8 124 1892 59.7
55 1994 61.7 125 1891 59.7
56 1965 61.7 126 1975 59.6
57 1957 61.7 127 1917 59.6
58 1949 61.7 128 1972 59.5
59 1942 61.7 129 1885 59.3
60 1913 61.7 130 1983 59.2
61 1898 61.7 131 1886 59.2
62 2003 61.6 132 1895 58.5
63 1963 61.6 133 1976 58.4
64 1928 61.6 134 1979 57.9
65 1889 61.6      
66 1988 61.5      
67 1962 61.5      
68 1952 61.5      
69 1937 61.5      
70 1935 61.5      
           

 

Updated: January 13, 2017

Annual temperature calculated using a weighted monthly average.