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Fall Weather Pattern Arrives

Rain and much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the east coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rains, and very high elevations could receive heavy snow. Wetting rains to the valley floors will spread south Thu and Fri into northern California,where active fires continue. Read More >

Fort Smith, Arkansas
March Climate Data (Page 1)

     |-----Normals 1981-2010------| |--------- Record Temperatures ---------|
     Temperature   Precipitation     Hi        Lo        Hi        Lo
Day  Mx/Mn  Mean  Day  Month  Year   Max Year  Max Year  Min Year  Min Year    Day
 1   60/37   49  0.11  0.11   5.68   86 2006  32 1980  60 1932  15 1890     1 
 2   60/37   49  0.10  0.21   5.78   84 1904  30 1922  65 1976  12 1980     2 
 3   61/38   49  0.11  0.32   5.89   81 1976  26 2002  62 1974   8 2002     3 
 4   61/38   49  0.12  0.44   6.01   84 1938  31 1960  66 1961  11 2002     4 
 5   61/38   50  0.12  0.56   6.13   84 1991  27 1989  58 1961  16 1960     5 
 
 6   62/39   50  0.12  0.68   6.25   85 1956  33 1989  62 2009  17 1943     6 
 7   62/39   50  0.13  0.81   6.38   84 2000  31 1932  63*2012  13 1920     7 
 8   62/39   51  0.12  0.93   6.50   83 1925  29 1932  59 2002  15 1932     8 
 9   63/39   51  0.11  1.04   6.61   91 1911  30 1932  61 1925  13 1932     9 
10   63/40   51  0.12  1.16   6.73   85 1955  34 1932  62 1939  15 1932    10 
 
11   63/40   52  0.12  1.28   6.85   92 1967 (25)1948  67 1917  (7)1948    11 
12   63/40   52  0.12  1.40   6.97   93 1967  30 1891  64 1917   9 1948    12 
13   64/40   52  0.13  1.53   7.10   92 1967  34 1896  70 1918  18 1891    13 
14   64/41   52  0.12  1.65   7.22   84 1938  37 1896  61 2012  17 1993    14 
15   64/41   53  0.13  1.78   7.35   83*2016  33 1913  65*2012  20 1988    15 
 
16   65/41   53  0.13  1.91   7.48   86 1908  32 1892  62 2012  24 1900    16 
17   65/41   53  0.12  2.03   7.60   87*2012  35 1892  66 2012  22 1892    17 
18   65/42   54  0.12  2.15   7.72   88 1908  34 1934  66*2012  15 1923    18 
19   66/42   54  0.12  2.27   7.84   92 1907  30 1965 (71)1907  10 1923    19 
20   66/42   54  0.12  2.39   7.96   91 1907  37 1915 (71)1921  14 1965    20 
 
21   66/42   54  0.13  2.52   8.09   90*2017  36 1915  64 1991  18 1965    21 
22   67/43   55  0.13  2.65   8.22   90 1995  43 1885  68 1907  22 1983    22 
23   67/43   55  0.12  2.77   8.34   87 1929  34 1898  66*2009  26 1968    23 
24   67/43   55  0.13  2.90   8.47   92 1929  36 1965  63 1945  25 1974    24 
25   68/43   56  0.13  3.03   8.60   86*2015  34 1894  70 1907  21 1955    25 
 
26   68/44   56  0.13  3.16   8.73   85*2012  33 1955 (71)1907  15 1955    26 
27   68/44   56  0.14  3.30   8.87   87 1895  40 1937 (71)1907  21 1955    27 
28   69/44   56  0.13  3.43   9.00   89 1963  39 1931 (71)1985  25 1931    28 
29   69/44   57  0.14  3.57   9.14   91 1967  38 1987  61*1998  26 1894    29 
30   69/45   57  0.14  3.71   9.28   92 1946  36 1886  67 1967  25 1975    30 
 
31   69/45   57  0.14  3.85   9.42  (94)1974  44 1926  67 1967  24 1987    31
* Indicates occurrences in previous years     ( ) Indicates monthly extremes
March Monthly Normals 1981-2010: 
 
Normal Max Temperature:   64.7F    Monthly Heating Degree Days:        386 
Normal Min Temperature:   41.1F    Season Total Heating Degree Days:  3059 
Normal Mean Temperature:  52.9F    Monthly Cooling Degree Days:         11 
Normal Monthly Rainfall:  3.85"    Season Total Cooling Degree Days:    12 
Normal Monthly Snowfall:   0.6" 
 
March Monthly Records: 
 
Warmest Month:  63.6F in 2012      Wettest Month:  13.03" in 1945 
Coolest Month:  41.4F in 1960      Driest Month:    0.50" in 2007 
                                   Most Snowfall:   7.5"  in 2010
(Monthly normals are computed by adding all of the daily mean data
 and then dividing by the number of days in the month)

 

Updated: April 3, 2017