Arkansas Means South Wind

Our United States of Energy visual data is about Arkansas today! Arkansas known as the Natural State, or as a term means south wind which is derived from a name used by Native Americans to describe an early tribe in the area. Arkansas is ranked number 7 in residential prices compared to 52 other US states averaging $8.86 Megawatts per hour.

Emissions in Arkansas mostly come from coal, which is likely because coal-fired plants in Arkansas supply about one-half of the state electricity demand. Arkansas relies entirely on coal deliveries, via rail car, from Wyoming to fulfill the remainder of the state need.

The average annual temperatures in Arkansas vary from 58 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit with an annual rainfall of 45 inches in the mountainous regions to 50 inches in the Delta. The annual average snowfall ranges from 10.4 inches in the extreme northwest to 2.8 inches in the lowlands of the southeast. Very different from yesterday’s United States of Energy featured state, Arizona.  If you are looking for some hotter temperatures while visiting Arkansas, forty-seven hot springs flow from the southwestern slope of Hot Springs Mountain, at an average temperature of 143 degrees Fahrenheit.

Do we have any Arkansan readers out there that might want to share some fun facts about Arkansas?

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