Fort Smith, Arkansas
December Climate Data (Page 1)


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     |-----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 1929 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 11 1901 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 ( ) 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: 10.09" in 1971
Coolest Month: 28.9F in 1983 Driest Month: 0.09" in 1908
Most Sunshine: 69% in 1928
Peak Wind Gust: 58 mph on 12/14/1971 Least Sunshine: 27% in 1937

Highest Sea Level Pressure: 30.97" on 12/20/1924
Lowest Sea Level Pressure: 29.24" on 12/23/1964
(Monthly temperature records are computed by adding all of the daily mean
temperatures and then dividing by the number of days in the month.)

 

Updated: January 7, 2014

 


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