December weather forecast and climate
Lake Tahoe, CA

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is also a wintry month in Lake Tahoe, California, with average temperature fluctuating between 20.8°F (-6.2°C) and 40.3°F (4.6°C).

Temperature

In Lake Tahoe, the average high-temperature slightly decreases, from a frosty 46.9°F (8.3°C) in November, to a wintry 40.3°F (4.6°C). In Lake Tahoe, the average low-temperature is 20.8°F (-6.2°C).

Rainfall

In Lake Tahoe, 5.55" (141mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. During the entire year, Lake Tahoe aggregates up to 31.46" (799.1mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through June, September through December are months with snowfall in Lake Tahoe. During December, Lake Tahoe regularly aggregates up to 35.2" (894.1mm) of snow. In Lake Tahoe, during the entire year, snow aggregates up to 190.81" (4846.5mm).

Daylight

With an average of 9.5h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Lake Tahoe, California.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Lake Tahoe?

In December, in Lake Tahoe, the average high-temperature is 40.3°F (4.6°C), and the average low-temperature is 20.8°F (-6.2°C).

How much does it rain in Lake Tahoe in December?

In Lake Tahoe, California, in December, 5.55" (141mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Lake Tahoe in December?

During December, Lake Tahoe regularly aggregates up to 35.2" (894.1mm) of snow.

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

December has the shortest days of the year in Lake Tahoe, with an average of 9.5h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Lake Tahoe have in December?

The average length of the day in December is 9.5h.

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").
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: 9.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.5h).

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