The following article about South Lake Tahoe weather was published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune earlier this month. It provides valuable information on the kind of weather to expect when visiting South Lake Tahoe. Basically, come expecting anything!
For homeowners starting projects, be aware that it will likely snow sometime in October. Last September, we saw some snow coupled with 19 degree temperatures!
Weathering the Storms on Tahoe’s South Shore
Tahoe Daily Tribune, June 6, 2008
Snow has been recorded during every month of the year in South Lake Tahoe, but cold temperatures and precipitation during the summer are not the norm.
Generally summers on the south shore are mild with temperatures averaging 80 degrees. Due to the city’s elevation, the temperature is lower than the national average throughout the year. Precipitation is usually less than an inch during June, July and August.
The sun shines an average of 274 days a year making conditions perfect for outdoor recreation in both the summer and the winter.
At Lake level an average of 125 inches of snow falls per year. Heavenly Mountain snowfall averages 300 to 500 inches per year at alpine skiing elevations. Despite having to shovel their driveways, South Lake Tahoe residents enjoy the winter just as much as the summer.