GENERAL AREA INFORMATION
Mountain Home, AR is the county seat of Baxter County. The total population of the county is approximately 40,000 people, of which 15,000 reside within the city of Mountain Home. It is located about 10 miles south of the Missouri/Arkansas line.
Weather in Northern Arkansas is considered to be four seasons. Summers are warm and sunny, but with occasional thunder showers on hotter days. Typical temperatures range into the high eighties in mid-summer, with a few days extending into the nineties or even the low hundreds for short periods. Unlike the east coast or gulf, we do not suffer from the extended high humidity found in those areas. Fall weather generally ranges from the high sixties to mid-seventies, with bright, sunny days and cool nights extending into late December. Winters are generally short, with January and February being the two coldest months on average. Although it can reach single digits at times, we can also experience long stretches of fifty and sixty degree days during the winter. On average we get two or three snow days per winter with a total accumulation of six to eight inches, although some years can double this amount and some will have none at all. March has a mixture of spring and winter weather, moving quickly to warmer days by early April. Full blown springs are truly glorious, with gardens growing like they are jet propelled and warm, mild, sunny days being typical.