Average Weather in August in West Fork Arkansas, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 89°F to 86°F, rarely falling below 77°F or exceeding 96°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 68°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 54°F or exceeding 73°F.
For reference, on July 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in West Fork typically range from 68°F to 89°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 27°F to 46°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in August
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on August. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in August
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The month of August in West Fork experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 31% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is August 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 70% of the time.
For reference, on February 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 50%, while on October 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 70%.
Cloud Cover Categories in August
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In West Fork, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is essentially constant, remaining around 28% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on May 27, and its lowest chance is 16% on January 12.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in West Fork is gradually increasing, starting the month at 2.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.0 inches or falls below 0.9 inches, and ending the month at 3.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.0 inches or falls below 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in West Fork, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 59 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 59 seconds, and weekly decrease of 13 minutes, 51 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 58 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 13 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in West Fork is 6:24 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 24 minutes later at 6:47 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:21 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 36 minutes earlier at 7:45 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in West Fork during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during August, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:00 AM and sets 14 hours, 36 minutes later, at 8:36 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:23 AM and sets 9 hours, 43 minutes later, at 5:06 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in West Fork is very rapidly decreasing during August, falling from 72% to 52% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 76% of the time, while on January 11, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in August
The average hourly wind speed in West Fork is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 4.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.9 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.0 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 4.0 miles per hour on August 3.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
The growing season in West Fork typically lasts for 6.4 months (195 days), from around April 12 to around October 24, rarely starting before March 26 or after April 29, and rarely ending before October 6 or after November 13.
The month of August in West Fork is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August
The average accumulated growing degree days in West Fork are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 758°F, from 2,473°F to 3,231°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in West Fork is gradually decreasing during August, falling by 0.8 kWh, from 6.7 kWh to 5.9 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of West Fork are 35.924 deg latitude, -94.189 deg longitude, and 1,526 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of West Fork contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 761 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,499 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,224 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,251 feet).
The area within 2 miles of West Fork is covered by trees (67%) and cropland (26%), within 10 miles by trees (65%) and cropland (32%), and within 50 miles by trees (59%) and cropland (37%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in West Fork year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in West Fork.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and West Fork according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at West Fork is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between West Fork and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Drake Field (86%, 10 kilometers, north); Fort Smith Municipal Airport (6%, 68 kilometers, south); Sallisaw Municipal Airport (5%, 78 kilometers, southwest); and Russellville Municipal Airport (2.7%, 124 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .