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Fort Smith, Arkansas
December 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   56/35   45  0.13  0.13  42.30   78  1883  33  1955  57  1933  15  2006    1 
 2   55/34   45  0.13  0.26  42.43   78  2012  29  1929  57 *2012  15  1985    2 
 3   55/34   44  0.12  0.38  42.55   80  2012  30  1893  59  1920  15  1895    3 
 4   54/34   44  0.12  0.50  42.67   79  2001  25  1886  56  1998  14  1897    4 
 5   54/33   44  0.13  0.63  42.80   79  1998  32  1886  59  1956   8  1886    5 
 
 6   54/33   43  0.12  0.75  42.92   77  1932  19  1950  66  1966   9  1950    6 
 7   53/33   43  0.12  0.87  43.04   81  1966  24  1950 (70) 1966   6  1950    7 
 8   53/33   43  0.12  0.99  43.16   80  1991  21  1917  65  1918   3  1917    8 
 9   53/32   43  0.11  1.10  43.27   75  1940  24  1937  58  1946   2  1917    9 
10   52/32   42  0.11  1.21  43.38   74  1929  22  1917  57  1965   7  1917   10 
 
11   52/32   42  0.11  1.32  43.49   77  1949  27  1972  61  1965  15  1917   11 
12   52/32   42  0.11  1.43  43.60   75 *2015  23  1962  60  1929  13 *2000   12 
13   52/31   42  0.12  1.55  43.72   80  1948  24  1917  63  1929  10  1917   13 
14   51/31   41  0.10  1.65  43.82   76  1889  24  1914  61  1929   6  1958   14 
15   51/31   41  0.11  1.76  43.93   79  1948  20  1901  56  1929   1  1916   15 
 
16   51/31   41  0.10  1.86  44.03   77  1924  22  1932  62  2006   5  1989   16 
17   51/31   41  0.10  1.96  44.13   77  1908  26  1901  60  1895   9  1901   17 
18   51/31   41  0.10  2.06  44.23   74  1889  26  1909  59  1895   8  1964   18 
19   50/30   40  0.10  2.16  44.33   77  1978  18  1924  52  1889   7  1929   19 
20   50/30   40  0.09  2.25  44.42   71  1949  21  1983  59  1949   8  1901   20 
 
21   50/30   40  0.10  2.35  44.52   76  1889  21  1916  54  1923   4  1989   21 
22   50/30   40  0.11  2.46  44.63   73  1996  16  1989  59  1996   1  1989   22 
23   50/30   40  0.10  2.56  44.73   75  1889  20  1983  56  1904 (-5) 1989   23 
24   50/30   40  0.10  2.66  44.83   80  1955  (8) 1983  57  1893   0  1983   24 
25   50/30   40  0.09  2.75  44.92   75  1889  10  1983  61  1889  -1  1983   25 
 
26   50/30   40  0.10  2.85  45.02   79  1889  19  1892  58  1942   2  1892   26 
27   50/30   40  0.09  2.94  45.11   76 *2005  23  1894  61  1907   8  1892   27 
28   49/29   39  0.09  3.03  45.20   74  1928  23  1894  57  1984   3  1894   28 
29   49/29   39  0.09  3.12  45.29   77  1984  24  1917  64  1984   5  1983   29 
30   49/29   39  0.09  3.21  45.38   79  1951  27  1983  59  1992   2  1983   30 
 
31   49/29   39  0.08  3.29  45.46  (82) 1951  21  1927  66  1951   6  1927   31
* Indicates occurrences in previous years    ( ) Indicates monthly extremes
December Monthly Normals 1981-2010:
Normal Max Temperature:   51.5F    Monthly Heating Degree Days:       734 
Normal Min Temperature:   31.2F    Season Total Heating Degree Days: 1299 
Normal Mean Temperature:  41.3F    Monthly Cooling Degree Days:         1 
Normal Monthly Rainfall:  3.29"    Season Total Cooling Degree Days: 2053 
Normal Monthly Snowfall:   0.8" 
 
December Monthly Records:
Warmest Month:  57.8F in 1889      Wettest Month: 10.81" in 2015 
Coolest Month:  28.9F in 1983      Driest Month:   0.09" in 1908 
                                   Most Snowfall:   8.3" in 1916
(Monthly normals are computed by adding all of the daily mean data
 and then dividing by the number of days in the month)

 

Updated: January 12, 2017