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Fort Smith, Arkansas
Snowfall Normals (1981-2010), Totals (1950-Present),
and All-Time Records

Snowfall data includes amounts recorded for both snow and ice pellets (sleet). Hail was included in the official totals in years before 1956 and again from 1989 to the present, but for the purpose of this data has been removed from the totals.

 

Snowfall Normals by Month and Year
Normals Max Months Max/Min Years Max/Min Seasons Christmas

 

Snowfall Totals by Month and Year
The 2010s The 2000s The 1990s The 1980s The 1970s The 1960s
The 1950s

 

Snowfall Totals by Month and Season
The 2020s The 2010s The 2000s The 1990s The 1980s The 1970s The 1960s
The 1950s            

 


 

Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Normals by Month and Year (1991-2020)
                   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Annual 
Normal   1.4  0.6  0.3   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.6   2.9
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Fort Smith, AR - Highest Monthly Snowfall **
  Rank  October   November    December     January     February       March       April
   1    T/1993   4.7/1976    8.3/1916    13.6/1918    18.3/1924     7.5/2010    0.7/1933 
   2    -        3.9/1952    8.0/1902    13.0/1977    15.0/1905     5.3/1968    0.3/1885
   3    -        2.8/1971    7.2/1975    12.4/1894    11.5/1960     5.1/1890     T /1957
   4    -        2.7/1951    5.8/1935    12.3/1988    11.4/1929     4.0/1967     T /1971
   5    -        2.7/1975    5.4/1913    11.8/1979    10.3/1944     4.0/2008     T /1973
   6    -        2.0/1974    5.3/1990    11.7/1978    10.0/1978     3.3/1989     -
   7    -        1.7/1972    5.0/2013    11.0/2000     9.3/2011     3.2/1891     -
   8    -        0.8/1894    5.0/1958    10.5/1892     8.0/1885     3.0/1982     -
   9    -        0.8/1955    4.2/2000     9.4/1940     7.0/1913     3.0/1988     -
  10    -        0.7/1980    4.0/2012     8.8/1944     6.7/1982     2.6/1994     -
                             4.0/1963                          

    ** - Snow has never occurred in Fort Smith during the months of May, June,
        July, August, or September.  Records began in October 1883.

 

Fort Smith, AR - Maximum and Minimum Snowfall by Year*
                       Rank         Maximum Year         Minimum Year
              1           22.6   1921           0.0   1889
              2           21.9   1978           0.0   1908
              3           20.1   1902           0.0   1928
              4           19.5   1960            T    1991
              5           19.3   1944            T    1992
              6           18.0   1905            T    1998
              7           17.5   1975            T    2002
              8           16.2   1979            T    2005
              9           15.8   1988            T    2016
             10           15.5   2010            T    2018
  *Due to missing data, the following seasons are not included:
   1883, 1900, 1995.  Records began October 1883.

 

Fort Smith, AR - Maximum and Minimum Snowfall by Season*
             Rank         Maximum Season       Minimum Season
            1           22.6   1920-21        0.0   1888-89
            2           21.9   1977-78        0.0   1907-08
            3           19.5   1959-60        0.0   1927-28
            4           19.3   1943-44        0.0   2005-06
            5           19.2   1904-05         T    1956-57
            6           18.5   2009-10         T    1962-63
            7           17.7   1976-77         T    1991-92
            8           16.2   1978-79         T    1992-93
            9           16.2   1984-85         T    1997-98
           10           16.0   1917-18         T    2001-02
                                               T    2003-04
                                               T    2005-06
                                               T    2008-09
                                               T    2015-16
                                               T    2017-18
  *Due to missing data, the following seasons are not included:
   1883-84, 1899-00, 1900-01, 1994-95. Records began October 1883.
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Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Totals by Month and Year - The 2020s
  YEAR  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Annual 
  2029
  2028
  2027
  2026 
  2025
  2024
  2023
  2022  2.0  3.0  1.5   0    0
  2021   T   6.0   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0     0    6.0
  2020  0.5   T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.5    1.0
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Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Totals by Month and Year - The 2010s
  YEAR  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Annual 
  2019  1.0   T    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T    0     1.0
  2018   T    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0      T
  2017  2.0   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T     2.0
  2016   T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T      T 
  2015   T   5.6  1.0   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0     6.6
  2014   T   5.2  0.5   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T    T     5.7
  2013   T   4.0   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T   5.0    9.0
  2012   T   2.0   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   4.0    6.0
  2011  2.8  9.3   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T    12.1
  2010  4.0  4.0  7.5   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    15.5
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Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Totals by Month and Year - The 2000s
  YEAR   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Annual 

  2009    T    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   3.0    3.0
  2008   0.8  0.0  4.0   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T    0     4.8
  2007   0.8  0.7   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0     1.5 
  2006    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.5   0     0.5
  2005    0    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T      T
  2004    T    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   1.5    1.5
  2003   1.0  3.5   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T     4.5
  2002    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T      T  
  2001   0.4   T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T    T     0.4
  2000  11.0   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T   4.2   15.2
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Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Totals by Month and Year - The 1990s
  YEAR   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Annual 
  1999    T   0.4   0   0.2   T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0     0.6
  1998    0    0    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0      T
  1997   3.2   T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T     3.2
  1996   2.0   T    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T    T     2.0
  1995   4.7   -   0.6   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T    T     ---
  1994   2.4  0.7  2.6   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0     5.7
  1993    T    T    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    T   0.2   0     0.2
  1992    T    T    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T    T      T
  1991    0    T    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T    0      T
  1990    T    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   5.3    5.3
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Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Totals by Month and Year - The 1980s
   YEAR   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Annual 
  1989   0.5  0.3  3.3   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.2    1.3
  1988  12.3   T   3.0   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.5   15.9
  1987   1.4  1.6  0.4   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.5    2.9
  1986    0   6.1   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0     6.1
  1985   8.1  5.0   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   2.0   15.1
  1984   1.9  1.8  0.4   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   3.1    7.2
  1983    T   1.0   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T   0.9    1.9
  1982   3.6  6.7  3.0   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    13.3
  1981   3.2   T    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T     3.2
  1980   1.0  1.6  0.1   0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.7   0     3.4
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Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Totals by Month and Year - The 1970s
   YEAR   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Annual 
  1979  11.8  4.4   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T    0    16.2
  1978  11.7 10.0  0.2   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T    21.9
  1977  13.0   T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T    T    13.0
  1976    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   4.7   0     4.7
  1975    0   5.8  1.8   0    0    0    0    0    0    0   2.7  7.2   17.5
  1974    T   0.3   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   2.0   T     2.3
  1973   4.4   T    0    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   1.8    6.2
  1972   0.3  0.5   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   1.7  0.7    3.2
  1971    T   0.3  1.6   T    0    0    0    0    0    0   2.8  2.0    6.7
  1970   5.2   T   0.2   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0     5.4
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Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Totals by Month and Year - The 1960s
   YEAR   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Annual 
  1969    0   3.7   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T   2.4    6.1
  1968   0.3  3.0  5.3   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T    T     8.6
  1967   0.1   T   4.0   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T   2.0    6.1
  1966   5.8  1.9   T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   1.0    8.7
  1965   0.1   T    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0     0.1
  1964   0.8   0    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T     0.8
  1963    T    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   4.0    4.0
  1962   3.9   T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T     3.9
  1961   0.4  6.5   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T     6.9
  1960   5.5 11.5  2.5   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T    17.5
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Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Totals by Month and Year - The 1950s
   YEAR   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Annual 
  1959   1.3  0.5   T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T    T     1.8
  1958   1.0  3.8  2.0   0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.4  5.0   12.2
  1957    T    0    T    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    T    T      T
  1956   3.0  0.9   T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0     3.9
  1955   5.5   0    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.8  0.6    6.9
  1954   6.3   0    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T     6.3
  1953   0.6   0    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    T     0.6
  1952    0   3.7   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   3.9   T     7.6
  1951   2.4   T    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   2.7   T     5.1
  1950   0.5   T    T    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.8    1.3
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Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Totals by Month and Season - The 2020s
  SEASON  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun Season 
  2021-22  0    0    0    0    0    0   2.0  3.0  1.5   0    0
  2020-21  0    0    0    0    0   0.5   T   6.0   0    0    0    0    6.5
  2019-20  0    0    0    0    T    0   0.5   T    0    0    0    0    0.5

  

    

   

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Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Totals by Month and Season - The 2010s
  SEASON  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun Season 
  2018-19  0    0    0    0    0    0   1.0   T    T    0    0    0    1.0
  2017-18  0    0    0    0    0    T    T    T    0    0    0    0     T  
  2016-17  0    0    0    0    0    T   2.0   0    0    0    0    0    2.0  
  2015-16  0    0    0    0    0    0    T    0    0    0    0    0     T 
  2014-15  0    0    0    0    T    T    T   5.6  1.0   0    0    0    6.6
  2013-14  0    0    0    0    T   5.0   T   5.2  0.5   0    0    0   10.7
  2012-13  0    0    0    0    0   4.0   T   4.0   0    0    0    0    8.0
  2011-12  0    0    0    0    0    T    T   2.0   T    0    0    0    2.0
  2010-11  0    0    0    0    0    0   2.8  9.3   0    0    0    0   12.1
  2009-10  0    0    0    0    0   3.0  4.0  4.0  7.5   0    0    0   18.5
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Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Totals by Month and Season - The 2000s
  SEASON  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun Season 
  2008-09  0    0    0    0    T    0    T    T    0    0    0    0     T
  2007-08  0    0    0    0    0    0   0.8  0.0  4.0   0    0    0    4.8
  2006-07  0    0    0    0   0.5   0   0.8  0.7   0    0    0    0    2.0
  2005-06  0    0    0    0    0    T    0    0    0    0    0    0     T
  2004-05  0    0    0    0    0   1.5   0    T    0    0    0    0    1.5
  2003-04  0    0    0    0    0    T    T    T    0    0    0    0     T
  2002-03  0    0    0    0    0    T   1.0  3.5   0    0    0    0    4.5 
  2001-02  0    0    0    0    T    T    T    0    0    0    0    0     T
  2000-01  0    0    0    0    T   4.2  0.4   T    0    0    0    0    4.6
  1999-00  0    0    0    0    0    0  11.0   0    0    0    0    0   11.0
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Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Totals by Month and Season - The 1990s
  SEASON  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May Jun Season 
  1998-99  0    0    0    0    0    T   0.4   0   0.2   0    0   0     0.6
  1997-98  0    0    0    0    0    T    0    0    T    0    0   0      T
  1996-97  0    0    0    0    T    T   3.2   T    0    0    0   0     3.2
  1995-96  0    0    0    0    T    T   2.0   T    T    0    0   0     2.0
  1994-95  0    0    0    0    0    0   4.7   -   0.6   0    0   0     ---
  1993-94  0    0    0    T   0.2   0   2.4  0.7  2.6   0    0   0     5.9
  1992-93  0    0    0    0    T    T    T    T    T    0    0   0      T
  1991-92  0    0    0    0    T    0    T    T    T    0    0   0      T
  1990-91  0    0    0    0    0   5.3   0    T    T    0    0   0     5.3
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Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Totals by Month and Season - The 1980s
   SEASON  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun Season 
  1989-90  0    0    0    0    0   0.2   T    T    0    0    0    0    0.2
  1988-89  0    0    0    0    0   0.5  0.5  0.3  3.3   0    0    0    4.6
  1987-88  0    0    0    0    0   0.5 12.3   T   3.0   0    0    0   15.8
  1986-87  0    0    0    0    0    0   1.4  1.6  0.4   0    0    0    3.4
  1985-86  0    0    0    0    0   2.0   0   6.1   0    0    0    0    8.1
  1984-85  0    0    0    0    0   3.1  8.1  5.0   0    0    0    0   16.2
  1983-84  0    0    0    0    T   0.9  1.9  1.8  0.4   0    0    0    5.0
  1982-83  0    0    0    0    0    0    T   1.0   0    0    0    0    1.0
  1981-82  0    0    0    0    0    T   3.6  6.7  3.0   0    0    0   13.3
  1980-81  0    0    0    0   0.7   0   3.2   T    T    0    0    0    3.9
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Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Totals by Month and Season - The 1970s
  SEASON  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun Season 
  1979-80  0    0    0    0    T    0   1.0  1.6  0.1   0    0    0    2.7
  1978-79  0    0    0    0    0    T  11.8  4.4   0    0    0    0   16.2
  1977-78  0    0    0    0    T    T  11.7 10.0  0.2   0    0    0   21.9
  1976-77  0    0    0    0   4.7   0  13.0   T    0    0    0    0   17.7
  1975-76  0    0    0    0   2.7  7.2   T    0    0    0    0    0    9.9
  1974-75  0    0    0    0   2.0   T    0   5.8  1.8   0    0    0    9.6
  1973-74  0    0    0    0    0   1.8   T   0.3   0    0    0    0    2.1
  1972-73  0    0    0    0   1.7  0.7  4.4   T    0    T    0    0    6.8
  1971-72  0    0    0    0   2.8  2.0  0.3  0.5   0    0    0    0    5.6
  1970-71  0    0    0    0    0    0    T   0.3  1.6   T    0    0    1.9
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Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Totals by Month and Season - The 1960s
  SEASON  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun Season 
  1969-70  0    0    0    0    T   2.4  5.2   T   0.2   0    0    0    7.8
  1968-69  0    0    0    0    T    T    0   3.7   0    0    0    0    3.7
  1967-68  0    0    0    0    T   2.0  0.3  3.0  5.3   0    0    0   10.6
  1966-67  0    0    0    0    0   1.0  0.1   T   4.0   0    0    0    5.1
  1965-66  0    0    0    0    0    0   5.8  1.9   T    0    0    0    7.7
  1964-65  0    0    0    0    0    T   0.1   T    T    0    0    0    0.1
  1963-64  0    0    0    0    0   4.0  0.8   0    T    0    0    0    4.8
  1962-63  0    0    0    0    0    T    T    T    0    0    0    0     T
  1961-62  0    0    0    0    0    T   3.9   T    0    0    0    0    3.9
  1960-61  0    0    0    0    0    T   0.4  6.5   0    0    0    0    6.9
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Fort Smith, AR - Snowfall Totals by Month and Season - The 1950s
  SEASON  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun Season 
  1959-60  0    0    0    0    T    T   5.5 11.5  2.5   0    0    0   19.5
  1958-59  0    0    0    0   0.4  5.0  1.3  0.5   T    0    0    0    7.2
  1957-58  0    0    0    0    T    T   1.0  3.8  2.0   0    0    0    6.8
  1956-57  0    0    0    0    0    0    T    0    T    T    0    0     T
  1955-56  0    0    0    0   0.8  0.6  3.0  0.9   T    0    0    0    5.3
  1954-55  0    0    0    0    0    T   5.5   0    T    0    0    0    5.5
  1953-54  0    0    0    0    0    T   6.3   0    T    0    0    0    6.3
  1952-53  0    0    0    0   3.9   T   0.6   0    T    0    0    0    4.5
  1951-52  0    0    0    0   2.7   T    0   3.7   0    0    0    0    6.4
  1950-51  0    0    0    0    0   0.8  2.4   T    T    0    0    0    3.2
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Updated:  June 4, 2022