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January is one of the coldest months in South Lake Tahoe with the average low temperatures at a frigid 24°F (-4°C). This coincides with a whopping 73 inches (184 cm) of snow and the highest precipitation rate of 9 inches (220 mm). High temperature averages are at 40°F (4°C).
In February, South Lake Tahoe experiences its coldest month of the year with the average low temperatures and the average high temperatures measuring in at 23°F (-5°C) and 39°F (4°C) respectively. Meanwhile, the snowfall increases to 75 inches (191 cm).
South Lake Tahoe Weather in March: Winter sports are fantastic in March as snowfall is at its highest for the year at 85 inches (216 cm). Despite the incredible amount of snow, the average high temperature increases to 43°F (6°C) while the average low temperature sees a small increase to 25°F (-4°C).
In April, the average high temperature climbs to 47°F (7°C). The average low temperature also increases by a few degrees to 28°F (-2°). Snowfall sees a drastic decrease with just 36 inches (91 cm) to be expected this month.
May brings even lower levels of snowfall with just 9 inches (23 cm) expected. Precipitation levels are also quite low at 3 inches (68 mm). Meanwhile, the average low and average high temperature continues in its upward trend rising to 35°F (2°C) and 57°F (14°C) respectively.
In June, the low temperature average and the high temperature average ranges between 43°F (6°C) and 57°F (14°C). Snow levels dwindle in this month at just 2 inches (5 cm).
South Lake Tahoe Weather in July: It’s a dry month at South Lake Tahoe with the precipitation levels at their absolute lowest for the whole year in July. Just 11 mm of rainfall can be expected for this summer month as the average low and average high temperatures increase to 50°F (10°C) and 74°F (23°C) respectively.
August is the hottest month of the year with the average high temperatures peaking at 75°F (24°C). The low temperature average holds steady at 50°F (10°C).
In September the temperatures begin a downward trend with the average low temperature dropping quickly to 45°F (7°C). Similarly, the average high temperature sees a significant decrease to 67°F (19°C). It’s an eventful September in South Lake Tahoe as the snow picks up once again with 4 inches (10 cm) falling this month.
South Lake Tahoe Weather in October: The fall season really picks up in October with low temperature averages dropping by nearly 10 degrees to 36°F (2°C). The high temperature average, on the other hand, falls by over 10 degrees to 56°F (14°C). The snow picks up as well with 13 inches (33 cm) falling and the precipitation average increasing to 4 inches (90 mm).
In November, a deluge of snow comes to South Lake Tahoe with the average snow sky rocketing to 50 inches (127 cm). Likewise, temperatures drop even further to 28°F (-2°C) for the average low temperature and 44°F (7°C) for the average high temperature.
December sees even more snow with 61 inches (155 cm) expected. The average high temperature continues to decrease to 38°F (3°C) while the average low temperature sinks to a frigid 24°F (-5°C).
There’s absolutely no denying the fact that South Lake Tahoe is a gorgeous vacation destination no matter what time of the year it is. The only thing that you need to decide on is what in particular you are keenest on experiencing. Arguably the busiest season at South Lake Tahoe, the summer months of June to August is the best time to visit to see all of the area attractions. Summer visitors can also look forward to the Fourth of July celebrations in the area, which are exceptionally enjoyable. To see the best of the autumn foliage, it’s ideal to visit in October up until mid-November. Of course, skiing and snowboarding are fantastic in the winter months of November through January and can sometimes even extend until the end of May. For visitors who simply want to avoid the bulk of the tourist volume, plan your visit anytime between September and November.