National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

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