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Winter (December, January, February) Rainfall for Fort Smith, Arkansas

All rainfall amounts are in inches

For the 135 year period of Winter 1882-83 through Winter 2016-17

 

Wettest Winter was 21.06 recorded in 1948-49

Driest Winter was 2.56 recorded in 1962-63

Difference between the wettest and driest Winter was 18.50

 

Driest Winter      Wettest Winter
RANK YEAR RAIN RANK YEAR RAIN
           
1 1962-63 2.56 71 2008-09 8.07
2 1958-59 2.94 72 1918-19 8.08
3 1900-01 2.96 73 1960-61 8.25
4 1966-67 3.52 74 1974-75 8.31
5 1908-09 3.55 75 1965-66 8.39
6 1916-17 3.57 76 1936-37 8.40
7 1951-52 3.91 77 1912-13 8.42
8 1957-58 3.99 78 1953-54 8.44
9 2005-06 4.11 79 1995-96 8.59
10 1985-86 4.15 80 1928-29 8.59
11 1917-18 4.17 81 1893-94 8.59
12 1934-35 4.39 82 1922-23 8.66
13 1979-80 4.47 83 1996-97 8.93
14 1939-40 4.57 84 2002-03 8.94
15 1975-76 4.69 85 1982-83 8.96
16 1935-36 4.72 86 1905-06 9.00
17 1933-34 4.73 87 1938-39 9.03
18 1919-20 4.78 88 1932-33 9.05
19 1894-95 4.95 89 1930-31 9.15
20 1909-10 5.18 90 1967-68 9.18
21 1976-77 5.21 91 1959-60 9.30
22 1983-84 5.32 92 1899-00 9.39
23 1970-71 5.51 93 1961-62 9.68
24 1980-81 5.54 94 1915-16 9.70
25 1910-11 5.56 95 1895-96 9.77
26 2016-17 5.59 96 1897-98 9.82
27 1901-02 5.61 97 1884-85 9.98
28 1896-97 5.61 98 1929-30 9.99
29 1904-05 5.67 99 1956-57 10.02
30 1981-82 5.75 100 1926-27 10.03
31 2010-11 5.83 101 2011-12 10.04
32 1898-99 5.83 102 1882-83 10.07
33 2013-14 5.87 103 1931-32 10.08
34 1886-87 5.97 104 1914-15 10.09
35 1963-64 6.08 105 1902-03 10.11
36 1977-78 6.11 106 1993-94 10.28
37 1911-12 6.15 107 1945-46 10.31
38 1885-86 6.16 108 1892-93 10.32
39 1964-65 6.18 109 1943-44 10.44
40 1952-53 6.18 110 1978-79 10.48
41 1972-73 6.27 111 1947-48 10.58
42 1998-99 6.33 112 1954-55 10.68
43 1942-43 6.35 113 2001-02 10.71
44 2003-04 6.40 114 2012-13 11.18
45 1973-74 6.54 115 1968-69 11.26
46 1920-21 6.56 116 2006-07 11.27
47 1941-42 6.70 117 1940-41 11.27
48 1969-70 6.89 118 1949-50 11.31
49 1891-92 6.90 119 1927-28 11.54
50 1946-47 6.91 120 1888-89 11.59
51 2014-15 6.92 121 1988-89 11.61
52 1903-04 6.97 122 1889-90 11.67
53 1925-26 6.99 123 1971-72 11.78
54 1890-91 7.03 124 1989-90 11.82
55 1906-07 7.10 125 1987-88 11.83
56 1921-22 7.11 126 1950-51 12.28
57 1986-87 7.16 127 1992-93 12.61
58 1907-08 7.18 128 2000-01 12.69
59 1887-88 7.21 129 2015-16 12.96
60 1991-92 7.34 130 1984-85 13.52
61 2009-10 7.49 131 1944-45 13.93
62 1924-25 7.51 132 1883-84 15.16
63 1955-56 7.56 133 1997-98 15.27
64 2007-08 7.79 134 1937-38 15.87
65 1923-24 7.83 135 1948-49 21.06
66 1990-91 7.87      
67 1913-14 7.93      
68 1999-00 8.01      
69 2004-05 8.03      
70 1994-95 8.03      
           
 
RANK YEAR RAIN RANK YEAR RAIN
           
1 1948-49 21.06 71 1923-24 7.83
2 1937-38 15.87 72 2007-08 7.79
3 1997-98 15.27 73 1955-56 7.56
4 1883-84 15.16 74 1924-25 7.51
5 1944-45 13.93 75 2009-10 7.49
6 1984-85 13.52 76 1991-92 7.34
7 2015-16 12.96 77 1887-88 7.21
8 2000-01 12.69 78 1907-08 7.18
9 1992-93 12.61 79 1986-87 7.16
10 1950-51 12.28 80 1921-22 7.11
11 1987-88 11.83 81 1906-07 7.10
12 1989-90 11.82 82 1890-91 7.03
13 1971-72 11.78 83 1925-26 6.99
14 1889-90 11.67 84 1903-04 6.97
15 1988-89 11.61 85 2014-15 6.92
16 1888-89 11.59 86 1946-47 6.91
17 1927-28 11.54 87 1891-92 6.90
18 1949-50 11.31 88 1969-70 6.89
19 2006-07 11.27 89 1941-42 6.70
20 1940-41 11.27 90 1920-21 6.56
21 1968-69 11.26 91 1973-74 6.54
22 2012-13 11.18 92 2003-04 6.40
23 2001-02 10.71 93 1942-43 6.35
24 1954-55 10.68 94 1998-99 6.33
25 1947-48 10.58 95 1972-73 6.27
26 1978-79 10.48 96 1964-65 6.18
27 1943-44 10.44 97 1952-53 6.18
28 1892-93 10.32 98 1885-86 6.16
29 1945-46 10.31 99 1911-12 6.15
30 1993-94 10.28 100 1977-78 6.11
31 1902-03 10.11 101 1963-64 6.08
32 1914-15 10.09 102 1886-87 5.97
33 1931-32 10.08 103 2013-14 5.87
34 1882-83 10.07 104 2010-11 5.83
35 2011-12 10.04 105 1898-99 5.83
36 1926-27 10.03 106 1981-82 5.75
37 1956-57 10.02 107 1904-05 5.67
38 1929-30 9.99 108 1901-02 5.61
39 1884-85 9.98 109 1896-97 5.61
40 1897-98 9.82 110 2016-17 5.59
41 1895-96 9.77 111 1910-11 5.56
42 1915-16 9.70 112 1980-81 5.54
43 1961-62 9.68 113 1970-71 5.51
44 1899-00 9.39 114 1983-84 5.32
45 1959-60 9.30 115 1976-77 5.21
46 1967-68 9.18 116 1909-10 5.18
47 1930-31 9.15 117 1894-95 4.95
48 1932-33 9.05 118 1919-20 4.78
49 1938-39 9.03 119 1933-34 4.73
50 1905-06 9.00 120 1935-36 4.72
51 1982-83 8.96 121 1975-76 4.69
52 2002-03 8.94 122 1939-40 4.57
53 1996-97 8.93 123 1979-80 4.47
54 1922-23 8.66 124 1934-35 4.39
55 1995-96 8.59 125 1917-18 4.17
56 1928-29 8.59 126 1985-86 4.15
57 1893-94 8.59 127 2005-06 4.11
58 1953-54 8.44 128 1957-58 3.99
59 1912-13 8.42 129 1951-52 3.91
60 1936-37 8.40 130 1916-17 3.57
61 1965-66 8.39 131 1908-09 3.55
62 1974-75 8.31 132 1966-67 3.52
63 1960-61 8.25 133 1900-01 2.96
64 1918-19 8.08 134 1958-59 2.94
65 2008-09 8.07 135 1962-63 2.56
66 2004-05 8.03      
67 1994-95 8.03      
68 1999-00 8.01      
69 1913-14 7.93      
70 1990-91 7.87      
           

 

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Updated: March 17, 2017