National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

 

Annual Rainfall for Fort Smith, Arkansas

All rainfall amounts are in inches

For the 134 year period of January 1882 through December 2016

 

Wettest Year was 73.93 recorded in 2015

Driest Year was 19.80 recorded in 1917

Difference between the wettest and driest Years was 54.13

 

Driest Year      Wettest Year
RANK YEAR RAIN RANK YEAR RAIN
           
1 1917 19.80 71 1894 41.22
2 1936 24.94 72 1931 41.51
3 1910 25.39 73 1897 41.91
4 1896 25.70 74 1943 42.13
5 1980 26.46 75 2014 42.14
6 1963 27.09 76 1970 42.21
7 1912 27.46 77 1971 42.26
8 1920 28.97 78 1906 42.50
9 1901 29.65 79 1905 42.50
10 1916 29.68 80 1987 42.74
11 1914 30.13 81 1889 43.20
12 2003 30.28 82 1941 43.25
13 1954 30.57 83 1926 43.54
14 1956 30.68 84 2002 43.68
15 2005 30.72 85 1923 43.81
16 1965 30.88 86 1998 43.94
17 1930 30.94 87 1999 44.15
18 1919 31.08 88 1975 44.50
19 2016 31.20 89 1974 44.66
20 1909 31.37 90 1893 44.70
21 1904 31.39 91 1929 44.71
22 1948 31.46 92 2007 45.94
23 1955 31.47 93 1938 46.23
24 1978 31.51 94 1991 46.24
25 1966 31.60 95 1959 46.36
26 1885 31.61 96 1949 46.39
27 1952 32.14 97 2011 46.56
28 1977 32.29 98 1883 46.65
29 1939 32.54 99 1961 46.70
30 1924 33.17 100 2013 47.05
31 1922 33.21 101 1942 47.29
32 1976 33.55 102 1989 47.41
33 1972 33.55 103 1915 47.47
34 2012 33.94 104 1993 47.56
35 1934 34.04 105 1982 47.99
36 1988 35.03 106 1935 48.25
37 1983 35.06 107 1992 48.67
38 1902 35.12 108 1958 48.74
39 1947 35.16 109 1944 48.85
40 2010 35.27 110 1892 49.35
41 1886 35.33 111 1979 49.78
42 1903 35.46 112 1895 49.87
43 1918 35.56 113 1985 50.01
44 1932 35.58 114 2004 50.07
45 1907 35.58 115 2006 50.26
46 1911 35.67 116 1884 50.62
47 1962 35.72 117 1888 50.97
48 1925 36.05 118 1898 51.12
49 1913 36.86 119 1968 51.74
50 1967 37.51 120 1908 52.68
51 1940 37.62 121 1984 53.06
52 1986 37.64 122 2009 56.46
53 1921 37.73 123 1996 57.01
54 1937 37.82 124 1927 57.07
55 1969 38.26 125 1973 57.33
56 1887 38.72 126 1951 57.85
57 2000 38.78 127 1946 57.88
58 1900 39.05 128 1994 60.21
59 1950 39.27 129 1957 60.78
60 1964 39.66 130 2008 61.02
61 1933 39.68 131 1990 61.22
62 1995 39.77 132 1890 64.63
63 1899 40.27 133 1945 71.81
64 1928 40.48 134 2015 73.93
65 1960 40.51      
66 1981 40.53      
67 2001 40.63      
68 1891 40.67      
69 1997 40.88      
70 1953 40.91      
           
 
RANK YEAR RAIN RANK YEAR RAIN
           
1 2015 73.93 71 1928 40.48
2 1945 71.81 72 1899 40.27
3 1890 64.63 73 1995 39.77
4 1990 61.22 74 1933 39.68
5 2008 61.02 75 1964 39.66
6 1957 60.78 76 1950 39.27
7 1994 60.21 77 1900 39.05
8 1946 57.88 78 2000 38.78
9 1951 57.85 79 1887 38.72
10 1973 57.33 80 1969 38.26
11 1927 57.07 81 1937 37.82
12 1996 57.01 82 1921 37.73
13 2009 56.46 83 1986 37.64
14 1984 53.06 84 1940 37.62
15 1908 52.68 85 1967 37.51
16 1968 51.74 86 1913 36.86
17 1898 51.12 87 1925 36.05
18 1888 50.97 88 1962 35.72
19 1884 50.62 89 1911 35.67
20 2006 50.26 90 1932 35.58
21 2004 50.07 91 1907 35.58
22 1985 50.01 92 1918 35.56
23 1895 49.87 93 1903 35.46
24 1979 49.78 94 1886 35.33
25 1892 49.35 95 2010 35.27
26 1944 48.85 96 1947 35.16
27 1958 48.74 97 1902 35.12
28 1992 48.67 98 1983 35.06
29 1935 48.25 99 1988 35.03
30 1982 47.99 100 1934 34.04
31 1993 47.56 101 2012 33.94
32 1915 47.47 102 1976 33.55
33 1989 47.41 103 1972 33.55
34 1942 47.29 104 1922 33.21
35 2013 47.05 105 1924 33.17
36 1961 46.70 106 1939 32.54
37 1883 46.65 107 1977 32.29
38 2011 46.56 108 1952 32.14
39 1949 46.39 109 1885 31.61
40 1959 46.36 110 1966 31.60
41 1991 46.24 111 1978 31.51
42 1938 46.23 112 1955 31.47
43 2007 45.94 113 1948 31.46
44 1929 44.71 114 1904 31.39
45 1893 44.70 115 1909 31.37
46 1974 44.66 116 2016 31.20
47 1975 44.50 117 1919 31.08
48 1999 44.15 118 1930 30.94
49 1998 43.94 119 1965 30.88
50 1923 43.81 120 2005 30.72
51 2002 43.68 121 1956 30.68
52 1926 43.54 122 1954 30.57
53 1941 43.25 123 2003 30.28
54 1889 43.20 124 1914 30.13
55 1987 42.74 125 1916 29.68
56 1906 42.50 126 1901 29.65
57 1905 42.50 127 1920 28.97
58 1971 42.26 128 1912 27.46
59 1970 42.21 129 1963 27.09
60 2014 42.14 130 1980 26.46
61 1943 42.13 131 1896 25.70
62 1897 41.91 132 1910 25.39
63 1931 41.51 133 1936 24.94
64 1894 41.22 134 1917 19.80
65 1953 40.91      
66 1997 40.88      
67 1891 40.67      
68 2001 40.63      
69 1981 40.53      
70 1960 40.51      
           

 

Updated: January 13, 2017