Pine Bluff Arsenal Army Base
Joint Munitions Command
10020 Kabrich Circle, Pine Bluff, AR 71602-9500
In Pine Bluff, the summers are hot and muggy; the winters are short, cold, and wet; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 92°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 99°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 25 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 92°F and low of 73°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 27 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 16, with an average low of 35°F and high of 52°F.
The wetter season lasts 3.8 months, from March 5 to June 28, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 39% on May 15. The drier season lasts 8.3 months, from June 28 to March 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on September 20.
The overall cost of living index in Pine Bluff, AR is 85, which is 1% higher than the Arkansas average and 15% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Pine Bluff, AR are 8% higher than the Arkansas average and 1% lower than the national average.
Pine Bluff is situated in the Southeast section of the Arkansas Delta and straddles the Arkansas Timberland region to its west. Its topography is flat with wide expanses of farmland, consistent with other places in the Delta Lowlands. Pine Bluff has numerous creeks, streams, and bayous. Bayou Bartholomew is the longest bayou in the world and is the second most-diverse stream in the United States. Large bodies of water include Lake Pine Bluff, Lake Langhofer (Slack Water Harbor), and the Arkansas River.
The Pine Bluff Convention Center is one of the state’s largest meeting facilities. The Arts and Science Center features theatrical performances and workshops for children and adults. Other areas of interest include downtown murals depicting the history of Pine Bluff, the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum, Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame and the Arkansas Railroad Museum.
Recreational opportunities in Pine Bluff range from water sports and some of the best bass fishing in the state on the Arkansas River to golf or tennis. As host to 30–35 bass tournaments each year. Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park has earned Pine Bluff the nickname of “Bass Capital of the World”. A hunting and fishing exhibit features dioramas of outdoor activities and collections of hunting, fishing and conservation memorabilia in the Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center at Regional Park and the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame at the Pine Bluff Convention Center both of which will draw thousands to the area each year.