Historical Weather For 1968 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Location

This report describes the historical weather record at the Drake Field/Fayetteville Municipal Airport (Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States) during 1968. This station has records back to July 1949.

Fayetteville, Arkansas has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by forests (97%)

Calendar

Daylight saving time (DST) was observed at Fayetteville, Arkansas during 1968. There were two time changes during 1968:

  • DST started on Sunday April 28, 1968 at 3:00 am, from CST (GMT-6) to CDT (GMT-5).
  • DST ended on Sunday October 27, 1968 at 1:00 am, from CDT (GMT-5) to CST (GMT-6).

1968 was a leap year and thus has 366 days rather than the normal 365. Leap years occur every fourth year and the extra day is always February 29th. In 1968 February 29th falls on a Thursday.

The summer and winter solstices and the spring and fall equinoxes mark the passing of the seasons. They fall on nearly the same day each year, with differences of a day or two depending on the year. In 1968 they occurred on:

Spring Equinox Wednesday, 20 March 1968.
Summer Solstice Friday, 21 June 1968.
Fall Equinox Sunday, 22 September 1968.
Winter Solstice Saturday, 21 December 1968.

Temperature

This station did not reliably report air temperature during

1968.

Clouds

This station did not reliably report the cloud coverage during

1968 but there is enough reported data to warrant the inclusion of the following graphs.

Cloud Coverage

The fraction of time spent in each of the five sky cover categories over the course of 1968 on a daily basis. From top (most blue) to bottom (most gray), the categories are clear, mostly clear, partly cloudy, mostly cloudy, and overcast. Pink indicates missing data. Outside of the United States clear skies are often reported ambiguously, leading them to be lumped in with the missing data. The bar at the top of the graph is gray if the sky was cloudy or mostly cloudy for more than half the day, blue if it is clear or mostly clear for more than half the day, and blue-gray otherwise.

Hourly Cloud Coverage

The full year of hourly cloud coverage reports with the days of the year on the horizontal and the hours of the day on the vertical. The sky cover is color coded: from most blue to most gray, the categories are clear, mostly clear, partly cloudy, mostly cloudy, and overcast. Pink indicates missing data. Outside of the United States clear skies are often reported ambiguously, leading them to be lumped in with the missing data.

Precipitation

This station did not reliably report precipitation observations or quantitative liquid-equivalent precipitation measurements during 1968.

Snow

Either snow is exceptionally rare at this location or this station did not reliably report it during 1968.

Humidity

Humidity is an important factor in determining how weather conditions feel to a person experiencing them. Hot and humid days feel even hotter than hot and dry days because the high level of water content in humid air discourages the evaporation of sweat from a person's skin.

When reading the graph below, keep in mind that the hottest part of the day tends to be the least humid, so the daily low (brown) traces are more relevant for understanding daytime comfort than the daily high (blue) traces, which typically occur during the night. Applying that observation, the least humid month of 1968 was January with an average daily low humidity of 76%, and the most humid month was January with an average daily low humidity of 76%.

But it is important to keep in mind that humidity does not tell the whole picture and the dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find a given set of weather conditions. Please see the next section for continued discussion of this point.

Humidity

The daily low (brown) and high (blue) relative humidity during 1968 with the area between them shaded gray and superimposed over the corresponding averages (thick lines), and with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).

Dew Point

Dew point is the temperature below which water vapor will condense into liquid water. It is therefore also related to the rate of evaporation of liquid water. Since the evaporation of sweat is an important cooling mechanism for the human body, the dew point is an important measurement for understanding how dry, comfortable, or humid a given set of weather conditions will feel.

Generally speaking, dew points below 50°F will feel a bit dry to some people, but comfortable to people accustomed to dry conditions; dew points from 50°F to 68°F are fairly comfortable to most people, and dew points above 68°F are increasingly uncomfortable, becoming oppressive around 77°F.

To take some examples, and basing our categorization on the daily high dew point in 1968, January had 1 dry day, no comfortable days, and no humid days; April had no dry days, no comfortable days, and no humid days; July had no dry days, no comfortable days, and no humid days; and October had no dry days, no comfortable days, and no humid days.

Dew Point

The daily low (blue) and high (red) dew point during 1968 with the area between them shaded gray and superimposed over the corresponding averages (thick lines), and with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).

Wind

This station did not reliably report the wind speed or direction during 1968.

Other Measurements

This station did not reliably report the visibility during 1968.

Cloud Ceiling

This station did not reliably report the cloud ceiling during 1968.