December weather forecast
Lake Tahoe, CA

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Weather in December

The year comes to a close with December bringing in full-fledged winter conditions to Lake Tahoe. Following the transitioning weather of November, December experiences a temperature drop, bringing colder days and nights. The month sees a significant leap in snowfall, averaging 35.2", creating an enchanting winter wonderland. The shortened daylight hours make the snow-dusted landscapes more enchanting, evoking a perfect holiday season spirit. The weather in December turns Lake Tahoe into a radiant Christmas postcard, ending the year on a festive and cold note.

Temperature

As December arrives, Lake Tahoe's weather displays a minor decrease in high-temperatures, transitioning from November's chilly 46.9°F to a cold 40.3°F. Throughout December, the temperature in Lake Tahoe falls to an average low of 20.8°F.

Rainfall

During December, Lake Tahoe regularly aggregates up to 5.55" of precipitation. Throughout the year, 31.46" of rain is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Lake Tahoe are January through June, September through December. In Lake Tahoe, in December, 35.2" of snow is typically accumulated. In Lake Tahoe, during the entire year, snow aggregates up to 190.83".

Daylight

With an average of 9h and 30min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Lake Tahoe.
On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:00 am and sunset at 4:38 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:19 am and sunset at 4:47 pm PST.
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FAQ

How cold does it get in Lake Tahoe in December?

During December, Lake Tahoe experiences an average high-temperature of 40.3°F and a low-temperature of 20.8°F.

How much does it rain in Lake Tahoe in December?

Throughout December, in Lake Tahoe, California, 5.55" of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Lake Tahoe in December?

Throughout December, in Lake Tahoe, 35.2" of snow is accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Lake Tahoe?

With an average of 9h and 30min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Lake Tahoe.

What is the average length of the day in December in Lake Tahoe?

The average day length in December in Lake Tahoe is 9h and 29min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Lake Tahoe?

On the first day of December in Lake Tahoe, California, sunrise is at 7:00 am and sunset at 4:38 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:19 am and sunset at 4:47 pm PST.
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Average temperature in December
Lake Tahoe, CA

Average temperature in December - Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Average high temperature in December: 40.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (77.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (38.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 20.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (44.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19.1°F).

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Average rainfall in December
Lake Tahoe, CA

Average rainfall in December - Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Average rainfall in December: 5.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (6").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are July and August (0.3").

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Average snowfall in December
Lake Tahoe, CA

Average snowfall in December - Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Average snowfall in December: 35.2"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (45.9").
The months with the least snowfall are July and August (0").

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Average daylight in December
Lake Tahoe, CA

Average daylight in December - Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 3min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 54min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 30min).

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