Truckee, California 

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Climate in Truckee, California

Truckee, California gets 31 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Truckee averages 168 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 245 sunny days per year in Truckee. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Truckee gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 77 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14
Rain: averages 31 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 168 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Truckee is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in California.

6.4 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Truckee, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Truckee, CaliforniaUnited States
  31.3 in.38.1 in.
  167.7 in.27.8 in.
  76.5 days106.2 days
  245 days205 days
  83.1°85.8°
  13.8°21.7°
  6.47
  54.3
  5817 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Truckee with an average high temperature of 83.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Truckee, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Truckee are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Truckee with an average of 13.8°. This is one of the coldest places in California.


In Truckee, there are 8.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.


In Truckee, there are 244.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in California.


In Truckee, there are 7.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in California.


December is the wettest month in Truckee with 5.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 49% of yearly precipitation and 4% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 31.3 inches in Truckee means that it is wetter than most places in California.


January is the rainiest month in Truckee with 10.2 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 1.9 rainy days. There are 76.5 rainy days annually in Truckee, which is rainier than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 39% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 10% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 167.7 inches in Truckee means that it is one of the snowiest places in California. February is the snowiest month in Truckee with 35.5 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Truckee    3 Reviews
    Thank you Nevada County and Truckee CA - 5/12/2020
    I came to Truckee California about a month prior to this Covid-19 pandemic, to relocate here. Due to this unfortunate circumstance I was temporarily laid off... Read More

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    Not a place you want to rasie children. - 12/5/2015
    I moved to Truckee with my soon-to-be ex-wife and two sons in June 2012 and left Truckee in June 2015 with only my sons. My wife got drawn into what I later learned... Read More

    Higher Cost of Living but Worth It - 4/22/2010
    Yes, it costs more to live in California. And you don't get paid more necessarily if you live in the mountains- but there are some great jobs here if you have the right... Read More


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