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Average Weather in Texarkana Arkansas, United States

In Texarkana, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are cold and wet, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 93°F and is rarely below 24°F or above 100°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Texarkana for warm-weather activities are from mid April to early June and from early September to mid October.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 30 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is July 26, with an average high of 93°F and low of 74°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 25 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest day of the year is January 7, with an average low of 37°F and high of 54°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in TexarkanaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmwarmhotcomfortablevery coldvery coldvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Ar Rudayyif, Tunisia (5,565 miles away); Açıkdere, Turkey (6,661 miles); and Huotong, China (7,737 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Texarkana (view comparison).

Clouds

In Texarkana, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Texarkana begins around June 3 and lasts for 5.3 months, ending around November 12. On October 4, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 71% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 29% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 12 and lasts for 6.7 months, ending around June 3. On February 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 49% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in TexarkanaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Oct 471%Oct 471%Feb 1651%Feb 1651%Jun 361%Jun 361%Nov 1261%Nov 1261%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Texarkana varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 3.8 months, from March 11 to July 3, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on May 14.

The drier season lasts 8.2 months, from July 3 to March 11. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on September 19.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 38% on May 14.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in TexarkanawetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%May 1438%May 1438%Sep 1921%Sep 1921%Mar 1130%Mar 1130%Jul 330%Jul 330%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Texarkana experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Texarkana. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 2, with an average total accumulation of 4.7 inches.

The least rain falls around August 14, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Texarkana does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Texarkana varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 56 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in TexarkanaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 1912 hr, 7 minMar 1914 hr, 22 minJun 2014 hr, 22 minJun 2012 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 229 hr, 56 minDec 219 hr, 56 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:05 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 29 minutes later at 7:34 AM on March 8. The earliest sunset is at 5:08 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 22 minutes later at 8:29 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Texarkana during 2020, starting in the spring on March 8, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 1.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in TexarkanaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 116:05 AMJun 116:05 AM8:29 PMJun 288:29 PMJun 28Dec 35:08 PMDec 35:08 PM7:34 AMMar 87:34 AMMar 8Mar 8DSTMar 8DSTDSTNov 1DSTNov 1daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2020. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Texarkana experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from May 2 to October 6, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 23% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 22, with muggy conditions 91% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 21, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in TexarkanamuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 210%Jan 210%91%Jul 2291%Jul 22May 223%May 223%Oct 623%Oct 623%oppressiveoppressivedrydrymiserablemiserablemuggymuggy
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Texarkana experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from October 22 to May 23, with average wind speeds of more than 5.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.0 months, from May 23 to October 22. The calmest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in TexarkanawindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mph11 mphMar 317.0 mphMar 317.0 mphAug 14.6 mphAug 14.6 mphOct 225.8 mphOct 225.8 mphMay 235.8 mphMay 235.8 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Texarkana varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 4.1 weeks, from September 2 to October 1, with a peak percentage of 38% on September 5. The wind is most often from the south for 11 months, from October 1 to September 2, with a peak percentage of 30% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in TexarkanaSESJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsoutheastnorthwest
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Texarkana throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Texarkana for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid April to early June and from early September to mid October, with a peak score in the first week of October.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Texarkanabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.46.41.41.46.26.25.05.0NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Texarkana for hot-weather activities is from late May to mid September, with a peak score in the last week of June.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Texarkanabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.36.30.20.26.26.2 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Texarkana typically lasts for 8.5 months (262 days), from around March 3 to around November 20, rarely starting before February 7 or after March 28, and rarely ending before October 31 or after December 11.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Texarkanagrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 350%Mar 350%Nov 2050%Nov 2090%Mar 2890%Mar 2890%Oct 3190%Oct 3110%Feb 710%Feb 710%Dec 1110%Dec 111%Jan 61%Jan 6Jul 15100%Jul 15100%very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Texarkana should appear around February 2, only rarely appearing before January 20 or after February 18.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in TexarkanaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°F6,000°FFeb 288°FFeb 288°FApr 29900°FApr 29900°FDec 315,915°FDec 315,915°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from April 10 to August 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 26, with an average of 6.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from November 10 to February 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 2.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in TexarkanabrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJun 266.7 kWhJun 266.7 kWhDec 222.6 kWhDec 222.6 kWhApr 105.9 kWhApr 105.9 kWhAug 295.9 kWhAug 295.9 kWhFeb 63.4 kWhFeb 63.4 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Texarkana are 33.442 deg latitude, -94.038 deg longitude, and 338 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Texarkana contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 115 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 327 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (308 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (659 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Texarkana is covered by artificial surfaces (100%), within 10 miles by cropland (56%) and trees (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (50%) and cropland (36%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Texarkana, 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Texarkana.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Texarkana 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 Texarkana is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Texarkana and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Texarkana Regional Airport (97%, 3.2 kilometers, northeast); J Lynn Helms Airport (0.9%, 76 kilometers, northwest); Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Regional Airport (0.6%, 94 kilometers, southwest); Clarksville, Clarksville/Red River County-J D Trissell Field Airport (0.6%, 97 kilometers, west); Shreveport Downtown Airport (0.5%, 104 kilometers, south); and Harrison County Airport (0.5%, 106 kilometers, south).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.