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Locally Heavy Snow and Rain In A Few Spots

A few locations will see heavy snowfall today, including the northern California mountains and Sierra and across the northern Rockies into eastern Montana. Meanwhile, locally heavy to excessive rainfall is possible across southern Tennessee into northern Alabama and Georgia. A more organized and widespread heavy rainfall threat may be possible midweek for the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. Read More >

Fort Smith, Arkansas
All-Time Weather Extremes

 
TEMPERATURE:
Record High 115°F (46°C) August 3, 2011
Record Low -15°F (-26°C) February 12, 1899
     
Lowest High 3°F (-16°C) January 8, 1886
Highest Low 85°F (29°C) August 2, 1934
     
Highest Mean 100°F (38°C) August 3, 2011
Lowest Mean -4°F (-20°C) February 12, 1899
PRECIPITATION:
Max in one calendar day 6.81" (172.97 mm) November 24, 1973
Max in one month 19.85" (504.19 mm) May 2015
Least in one month Trace September 2017, August 2000, October 1964
Max in one year 73.93" (1877.82 mm) 2015
Least in one year 19.89" (505.21 mm) 1917
SNOWFALL:
Max in one calendar day 11.0" (27.94 cm) January 27, 2000, January 6, 1988
Max in one month 18.3" (46.48 cm) February 1921
Max in one season 22.6" (57.40 cm) 1920-21
Max in one year 22.6" (57.40 cm) 1921
Max depth 16" (40.64 cm) February 19, 1921
Earliest snow Trace October 29, 1993
Earliest measurable snow 2.0" (5.08 cm) November 2, 1951
Latest snow Trace April 24, 1910
Latest measurable snow 0.7" (1.78 cm) April 15, 1933
PERIOD OF RECORD:
Temperature: June 1882 - Present  
Precipitation: June 1882 - Present  
Snowfall: October 1883 - Present  
Note: These records were compiled using data provided by the National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, NC, and the local climatological data base maintained by the National Weather Service in Tulsa, OK.

 

Updated: June 4, 2022