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Tahoe Winter Weather

Travel Tips — By christinanellemann on February 15, 2011 at 7:45 am

As I write this, another storm is heading into the Tahoe area after some record warm temperatures. Weather in the Tahoe area can be extreme and unpredictable…and is usually what everyone is talking about. In Tahoe’s past there have been other winter extremes which have made the local record books.

Winter technically is the months of December, January and February, but Tahoe will see heavy snowfall in November, March and April as well as some snow in June, July AND August! There could also be summer-like temperatures in January and February like we’ve seen this year. Here are other extreme weather temperatures and snowfall that have occurred in Tahoe over the past 100 years:

Hottest Winter Day
February 17, 1985: 60 degrees F

Coldest Winter Day
December 11, 1972: -16 degrees F

Most snow in a season
Winter of 1951-1952: 535 inches (44 feet)

Most snow in a month
January 1911: 229 inches (19 feet)

Coldest month (on average)
January: Overall average temperature of 28.8 degrees F

Information from Western Regional Climate Center. Photo Courtesy of [Franco Folini/Flickr]

Tags: cold, snow, tahoe, warm, weather, winter

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