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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 >

 

Spring (March, April, May) Rainfall for Fort Smith, Arkansas

All rainfall amounts are in inches

For the 135 year period of Spring 1883 through Spring 2017

 

Wettest Spring was 28.64 recorded in 2015

Driest Spring was 3.44 recorded in 1936

Difference between the wettest and driest Spring was 25.20

 

Driest Spring      Wettest Spring
RANK YEAR RAIN RANK YEAR RAIN
           
1 1936 3.44 71 1965 12.08
2 1951 6.11 72 2001 12.18
3 1972 6.23 73 2012 12.20
4 1962 6.29 74 1961 12.20
5 1917 6.69 75 1955 12.46
6 1932 7.07 76 2013 12.55
7 1925 7.30 77 1924 12.59
8 1941 7.33 78 1933 12.80
9 1926 7.52 79 1966 12.81
10 1969 7.66 80 1976 12.88
11 1911 7.73 81 2014 12.97
12 1910 7.91 82 1959 12.99
13 1895 7.93 83 1899 13.14
14 1956 7.95 84 2004 13.41
15 1971 8.04 85 1970 13.43
16 2003 8.05 86 1903 13.55
17 1913 8.12 87 1967 13.81
18 1916 8.16 88 1996 13.92
19 2005 8.27 89 1947 14.06
20 2010 8.45 90 1928 14.08
21 1884 8.60 91 1986 14.10
22 1998 8.62 92 1995 14.21
23 1919 8.85 93 1952 14.21
24 1963 8.87 94 1982 14.49
25 1954 8.89 95 1942 14.50
26 2000 8.96 96 1993 14.54
27 1939 9.02 97 1958 14.58
28 2007 9.05 98 1985 14.67
29 1937 9.11 99 1994 14.72
30 1902 9.26 100 1991 14.72
31 1901 9.31 101 1938 14.82
32 1934 9.32 102 2016 15.06
33 1912 9.35 103 1923 15.11
34 1896 9.40 104 1915 15.34
35 1997 9.42 105 1975 15.70
36 1920 9.42 106 1888 15.82
37 1918 9.45 107 1894 15.91
38 1977 9.50 108 1944 16.02
39 1900 9.52 109 1929 16.33
40 1940 9.75 110 1989 16.76
41 1914 9.77 111 2006 17.03
42 1980 9.83 112 2017 17.26
43 1931 10.01 113 2009 17.33
44 1948 10.03 114 1935 17.38
45 1930 10.04 115 1893 17.78
46 1887 10.35 116 1892 18.21
47 1983 10.36 117 1946 18.43
48 1921 10.39 118 1979 18.58
49 1904 10.52 119 2002 18.76
50 1891 10.66 120 1973 18.80
51 1950 10.67 121 1999 18.94
52 1886 10.69 122 1927 19.01
53 1906 10.74 123 1908 19.41
54 1974 10.98 124 1890 19.52
55 1984 10.99 125 1953 19.75
56 1889 11.06 126 1964 20.41
57 1883 11.18 127 1898 20.74
58 1978 11.30 128 1943 21.59
59 1981 11.41 129 2011 22.26
60 1922 11.43 130 1968 23.06
61 1905 11.43 131 2008 23.66
62 1949 11.48 132 1957 24.81
63 1907 11.48 133 1945 26.10
64 1987 11.49 134 1990 26.54
65 1992 11.76 135 2015 28.64
66 1909 11.79      
67 1897 11.79      
68 1988 11.86      
69 1885 11.90      
70 1960 11.92      
           
 
RANK YEAR RAIN RANK YEAR RAIN
           
1 2015 28.64 71 1992 11.76
2 1990 26.54 72 1987 11.49
3 1945 26.10 73 1949 11.48
4 1957 24.81 74 1907 11.48
5 2008 23.66 75 1922 11.43
6 1968 23.06 76 1905 11.43
7 2011 22.26 77 1981 11.41
8 1943 21.59 78 1978 11.30
9 1898 20.74 79 1883 11.18
10 1964 20.41 80 1889 11.06
11 1953 19.75 81 1984 10.99
12 1890 19.52 82 1974 10.98
13 1908 19.41 83 1906 10.74
14 1927 19.01 84 1886 10.69
15 1999 18.94 85 1950 10.67
16 1973 18.80 86 1891 10.66
17 2002 18.76 87 1904 10.52
18 1979 18.58 88 1921 10.39
19 1946 18.43 89 1983 10.36
20 1892 18.21 90 1887 10.35
21 1893 17.78 91 1930 10.04
22 1935 17.38 92 1948 10.03
23 2009 17.33 93 1931 10.01
24 2017 17.26 94 1980 9.83
25 2006 17.03 95 1914 9.77
26 1989 16.76 96 1940 9.75
27 1929 16.33 97 1900 9.52
28 1944 16.02 98 1977 9.50
29 1894 15.91 99 1918 9.45
30 1888 15.82 100 1997 9.42
31 1975 15.70 101 1920 9.42
32 1915 15.34 102 1896 9.40
33 1923 15.11 103 1912 9.35
34 2016 15.06 104 1934 9.32
35 1938 14.82 105 1901 9.31
36 1994 14.72 106 1902 9.26
37 1991 14.72 107 1937 9.11
38 1985 14.67 108 2007 9.05
39 1958 14.58 109 1939 9.02
40 1993 14.54 110 2000 8.96
41 1942 14.50 111 1954 8.89
42 1982 14.49 112 1963 8.87
43 1995 14.21 113 1919 8.85
44 1952 14.21 114 1998 8.62
45 1986 14.10 115 1884 8.60
46 1928 14.08 116 2010 8.45
47 1947 14.06 117 2005 8.27
48 1996 13.92 118 1916 8.16
49 1967 13.81 119 1913 8.12
50 1903 13.55 120 2003 8.05
51 1970 13.43 121 1971 8.04
52 2004 13.41 122 1956 7.95
53 1899 13.14 123 1895 7.93
54 1959 12.99 124 1910 7.91
55 2014 12.97 125 1911 7.73
56 1976 12.88 126 1969 7.66
57 1966 12.81 127 1926 7.52
58 1933 12.80 128 1941 7.33
59 1924 12.59 129 1925 7.30
60 2013 12.55 130 1932 7.07
61 1955 12.46 131 1917 6.69
62 2012 12.20 132 1962 6.29
63 1961 12.20 133 1972 6.23
64 2001 12.18 134 1951 6.11
65 1965 12.08 135 1936 3.44
66 1960 11.92      
67 1885 11.90      
68 1988 11.86      
69 1909 11.79      
70 1897 11.79      
           

 

 

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Updated: June 26, 2017