Arkansas Annual Temperatures and Records
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Arkansas Temperature Records
- Hottest temperature ever recorded: 120 F, Ozark, northwest Arkansas, 8/10/1936
- Coldest temperature ever recorded: -29 F, Pond, northeast Arkansas, 2/13/1905
- Hottest city ranked by highest average annual temperature: Texarkana, southwest Arkansas, 64.6 F
- Coldest city ranked by lowest average annual temperature: Mammoth Spring, northern Arkansas, 56.7 F
- Little Rock, Arkansas endured its hottest summer ever in 2010, with an average temperature from
June - August of 85.8 F (average is 80.7). The city broke the all-time record for most consecutive
days equal to or above 90 degrees with 60 days, beating the previous record of 57 set in 1980. 117 total
days equal to or above 90 F from June - August was also an all-time record.
- During the summer of 1936, The United States endured its worst heat wave on record. Ozark, Arkansas
exceeded 100 F every day from August 3 - 23.
Average temperatures show little variation over the state of Arkansas. Temperatures vary more from northwest to southeast in the winter rather than in the summer. Maximum temperatures exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit (° F) at times, especially during July and August and particularly at valley stations in the highlands. The winters are short, but cold periods do occur. In the northern part of the State, temperatures of 0° F or lower occasionally occur in January and February and 0 F has also been recorded along the southern border.
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Data source: National Climatic Data Center