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Lake Tahoe Weather and Climate

What's the Lake Tahoe Weather Going to be Like? Find the Answer Here

If you're planning a vacation, today's Lake Tahoe weather may not be as important to you as the general weather or climate during the time you plan to visit. Our Lake Tahoe weather resource gives you both. Just below, you'll find today's Lake Tahoe weather, temperature and sunshine. Just click on the link for a forecast. Below that, you'll find the average Lake Tahoe weather by month and some discussion of Lake Tahoe weather by season.

Today's Lake Tahoe Weather

 

Click for Lake Tahoe, California Forecast

Lake Tahoe Climate*

 

Month Precipitation Snowfall Maximum

Minimum

  in cm in cm F C F C
January 6.18 16 43.8 111 36 2 16 -9
February 5.50 14 38.0 97 39 4 18 -8
March 4.11 10 35.5 90 44 7 21 -6
April 2.11 5.4 15.2 39 50 10 26 -3
May 1.19 3.0 3.8 10 60 16 32 0
June 0.69 1.8 0.2 0.5 69 21 37 3
July 0.26 0.7 0.0 0.0 79 26 43 6
August 0.31 0.8 0.0 0.0 78 26 42 6
September 0.64 1.6 0.3 0.8 70 21 37 3
October 1.83 4.6 2.4 6.1 51 11 31 -1
November 3.68 9.3 16.2 41 47 8 24 -4
December 5.40 14 33.5 85 40 4 20 -7
*at Tahoe City, CA

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Lake Tahoe is high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, with an average elevation well over 6,000 feet and winter storms are common. It's easy to get caught unprepared, as Lake Tahoe weather quickly changes from clear skies to blizzards. From September through June, winter storms are possible at Lake Tahoe and drivers should be sure they have chains with them. Check the Lake Tahoe weather forecast frequently and be prepared. No matter when you go, always expect colder temperatures and more snow at higher elevations.

In spite of all this, Lake Tahoe weather is generally nice. It gets an average of 250 to 300 sunny days a year and humidity is very low, especially in summer. Water temperatures range from 32 degrees Fahrenheit in winter to 68 degrees in the summer.

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