Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Fort Smith, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Fort Smith, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Fort Smith, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States of America by month

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January

January in Fort Smith can be brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

If you vacation in Fort Smith during February, you are likely to notice that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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March

March in Fort Smith is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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April

If you visit Fort Smith during April, you may see that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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May

Traveling to Fort Smith in May, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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June

June in Fort Smith can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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July

July can be excruciatingly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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August

If you vacation in Fort Smith during August, you are likely to see that it can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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September

If you visit Fort Smith during September, you may find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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October

October in Fort Smith is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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November

November is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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December

If you vacation in Fort Smith during December, you might see that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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Activities for Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Fort Smith.

If you go to the Trolley Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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