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December Rainfall for Fort Smith, Arkansas

All rainfall amounts are in inches

For the 135 year period of December 1882 through December 2016

 

Wettest December was 10.81 recorded in 2015

Driest December was 0.09 recorded in 1908

Difference between the wettest and driest December is 10.72

 

Driest December      Wettest December
RANK YEAR RAIN RANK YEAR RAIN
           
1 1908 0.09 71 2012 2.75
2 1919 0.15 72 1907 2.79
3 1981 0.27 73 2009 2.87
4 1896 0.33 74 1993 2.87
5 1917 0.36 75 1953 3.02
6 2005 0.39 76 1998 3.04
7 1985 0.40 77 2008 3.08
8 1912 0.49 78 1883 3.09
9 1950 0.53 79 1936 3.10
10 1904 0.55 80 1937 3.15
11 1945 0.58 81 2000 3.19
12 1910 0.59 82 1911 3.21
13 1955 0.66 83 1978 3.26
14 1989 0.74 84 1902 3.26
15 2016 0.77 85 1922 3.27
16 1886 0.79 86 1926 3.28
17 1962 0.80 87 2011 3.44
18 1958 0.97 88 1940 3.44
19 1934 1.06 89 1906 3.55
20 1893 1.09 90 2007 3.59
21 1938 1.18 91 1961 3.60
22 1986 1.21 92 1935 3.63
23 1900 1.22 93 1899 3.65
24 1885 1.26 94 1975 3.66
25 1977 1.30 95 1994 3.74
26 1980 1.32 96 1948 3.74
27 1951 1.34 97 1973 3.78
28 1965 1.37 98 1914 4.06
29 1957 1.38 99 2013 4.10
30 1970 1.41 100 1929 4.12
31 1964 1.41 101 1969 4.16
32 1889 1.43 102 1995 4.19
33 1931 1.46 103 1959 4.21
34 2004 1.49 104 1887 4.22
35 1939 1.57 105 1923 4.26
36 1972 1.61 106 1888 4.31
37 1915 1.61 107 1944 4.36
38 1956 1.63 108 1918 4.40
39 1988 1.65 109 1991 4.43
40 1952 1.67 110 1924 4.44
41 1928 1.67 111 1997 4.49
42 1882 1.74 112 1913 4.79
43 1976 1.82 113 1990 4.84
44 2003 1.83 114 1999 5.01
45 1996 1.87 115 1942 5.06
46 1901 1.88 116 1932 5.08
47 1983 1.92 117 1947 5.11
48 1933 1.92 118 2002 5.22
49 1966 1.96 119 1967 5.26
50 1898 1.96 120 1954 5.42
51 1925 2.00 121 1992 5.46
52 2010 2.14 122 1968 5.55
53 1920 2.14 123 1960 5.64
54 1916 2.16 124 2001 5.70
55 1905 2.17 125 1895 6.00
56 1909 2.18 126 1982 6.01
57 1921 2.23 127 1897 6.04
58 1963 2.24 128 1892 6.12
59 1941 2.24 129 1984 6.16
60 2014 2.31 130 1884 6.30
61 1974 2.33 131 1946 6.31
62 1891 2.41 132 1927 7.69
63 1894 2.51 133 1987 8.12
64 1949 2.55 134 1971 10.09
65 1943 2.57 135 2015 10.81
66 1890 2.59      
67 2006 2.62      
68 1903 2.64      
69 1930 2.70      
70 1979 2.74      
           
 
RANK YEAR RAIN RANK YEAR RAIN
           
1 2015 10.81 71 1943 2.57
2 1971 10.09 72 1949 2.55
3 1987 8.12 73 1894 2.51
4 1927 7.69 74 1891 2.41
5 1946 6.31 75 1974 2.33
6 1884 6.30 76 2014 2.31
7 1984 6.16 77 1963 2.24
8 1892 6.12 78 1941 2.24
9 1897 6.04 79 1921 2.23
10 1982 6.01 80 1909 2.18
11 1895 6.00 81 1905 2.17
12 2001 5.70 82 1916 2.16
13 1960 5.64 83 2010 2.14
14 1968 5.55 84 1920 2.14
15 1992 5.46 85 1925 2.00
16 1954 5.42 86 1966 1.96
17 1967 5.26 87 1898 1.96
18 2002 5.22 88 1983 1.92
19 1947 5.11 89 1933 1.92
20 1932 5.08 90 1901 1.88
21 1942 5.06 91 1996 1.87
22 1999 5.01 92 2003 1.83
23 1990 4.84 93 1976 1.82
24 1913 4.79 94 1882 1.74
25 1997 4.49 95 1952 1.67
26 1924 4.44 96 1928 1.67
27 1991 4.43 97 1988 1.65
28 1918 4.40 98 1956 1.63
29 1944 4.36 99 1972 1.61
30 1888 4.31 100 1915 1.61
31 1923 4.26 101 1939 1.57
32 1887 4.22 102 2004 1.49
33 1959 4.21 103 1931 1.46
34 1995 4.19 104 1889 1.43
35 1969 4.16 105 1970 1.41
36 1929 4.12 106 1964 1.41
37 2013 4.10 107 1957 1.38
38 1914 4.06 108 1965 1.37
39 1973 3.78 109 1951 1.34
40 1994 3.74 110 1980 1.32
41 1948 3.74 111 1977 1.30
42 1975 3.66 112 1885 1.26
43 1899 3.65 113 1900 1.22
44 1935 3.63 114 1986 1.21
45 1961 3.60 115 1938 1.18
46 2007 3.59 116 1893 1.09
47 1906 3.55 117 1934 1.06
48 2011 3.44 118 1958 0.97
49 1940 3.44 119 1962 0.80
50 1926 3.28 120 1886 0.79
51 1922 3.27 121 2016 0.77
52 1978 3.26 122 1989 0.74
53 1902 3.26 123 1955 0.66
54 1911 3.21 124 1910 0.59
55 2000 3.19 125 1945 0.58
56 1937 3.15 126 1904 0.55
57 1936 3.10 127 1950 0.53
58 1883 3.09 128 1912 0.49
59 2008 3.08 129 1985 0.40
60 1998 3.04 130 2005 0.39
61 1953 3.02 131 1917 0.36
62 2009 2.87 132 1896 0.33
63 1993 2.87 133 1981 0.27
64 1907 2.79 134 1919 0.15
65 2012 2.75 135 1908 0.09
66 1979 2.74      
67 1930 2.70      
68 1903 2.64      
69 2006 2.62      
70 1890 2.59      
           

 

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Updated: January 13, 2017