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9th Driest Winter in Forth Smith Arkansas Since Record Keeping Began in 1900 and 4th Warmest January

 

The winter of 2005-2006 will go down in the record books as being the 9th driest ever in Fort Smith Arkansas. Only 4.11 inches of precipitation fell during the meteorological winter months of December, January and Febuary.. On average 8.07" of precipitation falls during the winter months in Fort Smith.

 

Driest Winters (Dec-Feb)
1.
1962-63
2.56"
2.
1958-59
2.94"
3.
1900-01
2.96"
4.
1966-67
3.52"
5.
1908-09
3.55"
6.
1916-17
3.57"
7.
1951-52
3.91"
8.
1957-58
3.99"
9.
2005-06
4.11"
10.
1985-86
4.15"
     
Avg. Rainfall 8.07"
winter precip

 

Monthly Precip. for the Winter of 2005-06
Dec. 2005
0.39"
5th driest Dec.
Jan. 2006
3.09"
75th driest Jan.
Feb. 2006
0.63"
4th driest Feb.

 

4th Warmest January on Record for Fort Smith
 
Warmer than normal conditions prevailed in January 2006 at Fort Smith Arkansas with an average monthly temperature of 47.7 degrees. This was 9.7 degrees above normal, and ranks as the 4th warmest January on record at Fort Smith since 1901. The top 3 warmest Januarys on record are:
 
1. 48.9 Set in 1923
2. 48.6 Set in 1933
3. 48.0 Set in 1907

 

Page last updated April 11, 2006