June Weather in South Lake Tahoe California, United States

Daily high temperatures increase by 10°F, from 67°F to 76°F, rarely falling below 54°F or exceeding 84°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 36°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 48°F.

For reference, on August 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in South Lake Tahoe typically range from 42°F to 80°F, while on December 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 18°F to 41°F.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on June. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Pilcaniyeu, Argentina (6,347 miles away) and Atkaracalar, Turkey (6,678 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to South Lake Tahoe (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of June in South Lake Tahoe experiences rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 31% to 17%.

The clearest day of the month is June 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 83% of the time.

For reference, on March 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 54%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 88%.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In South Lake Tahoe, the chance of a wet day over the course of June is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 11% and ending it at 3%.

For reference, the year’s highest daily chance of a wet day is 33% on February 23, and its lowest chance is 3% on July 20.

Over the course of June in South Lake Tahoe, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 10% to 3%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during June in South Lake Tahoe is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches, and ending the month at 0.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.7 inches.

Sun

Over the course of June in South Lake Tahoe, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is June 1, with 14 hours, 43 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.

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The earliest sunrise of the month in South Lake Tahoe is 5:33 AM on June 13 and the latest sunrise is 4 minutes later at 5:37 AM on June 30.

The earliest sunset is 8:19 PM on June 1 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 8:29 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time is observed in South Lake Tahoe during 2022, but it neither starts nor ends during June, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:34 AM and sets 14 hours, 54 minutes later, at 8:28 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:15 AM and sets 9 hours, 26 minutes later, at 4:41 PM.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun’s elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for June 2022. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in South Lake Tahoe is essentially constant during June, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on June 14, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

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The average hourly wind speed in South Lake Tahoe is essentially constant during June, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 6.2 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on April 5, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.3 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour.

The hourly average wind direction in South Lake Tahoe throughout June is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 51% on June 30.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in South Lake Tahoe typically lasts for 2.4 months (73 days), from around June 20 to around September 1, rarely starting before May 24, or ending after September 27.

During June in South Lake Tahoe, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is rapidly increasing rising from 18% to 64% over the course of the month.


— Update: 30-12-2022 — cohaitungchi.com found an additional article Understanding Lake Tahoe Weather In June, July, And August from the website laketahoewatertrail.org for the keyword lake tahoe weather in june.

Let’s start with the good news. For an alpine oasis, Lake Tahoe is home to some of the best summer weather you’ll find. Ample amounts of sunshine. Perfect temps. And most of all, jaw-dropping views. With that being said, when you do shove off in a kayak, canoe, on a paddleboard, or any other human powered watercraft, you should understand Lake Tahoe weather in June, July, August or pretty much ANY month so you can be prepared and plan ahead.

Mountain Weather Can Change Quick!

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Image appears courtesy: North Lake Tahoe

High pressure LOVES California in the summer. On average, the sun shines 90% of the time over the largest alpine lake in North America. And high temps during the summer months hover between 69 and 77 degrees making for glorious paddling weather. Despite the perfect weather, Lake Tahoe water is always cold, even on the hottest days of summer. Be sure to check the weather and lake conditions before you hit the water.

Like clock-work winds build from the southwest every afternoon that can create challenging paddle conditions.

Insider Tip: Watch for the blue line coming across the lake and prepare. Almost daily, strong winds travel down the western mountain slopes and funnel through steep canyons. The result is strong blasts of wind that appear on the surface of the lake like a dark blue line. These strong winds will change your gentle paddle into an athletic event. And remember even before you encounter the mountain winds, check the wind and marine forecasts for the day and plan your trip accordingly.

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The Washoe Zephyr

Even if a storm isn’t approaching and there isn’t a cloud in sight, Lake Tahoe weather in June, July, and August have a phenomenon called the “Washoe Zephyr.” While temps are comfortable in the 70’s at the lake, just a few miles east and a couple thousand feet lower is Carson Valley. Down there, it can be as much as thirty or forty degrees warmer. This temperature difference creates daily powerful winds in the afternoon. These are not a joke and have stranded many unaware paddlers. Mark Twain described it best:

“A Washoe wind is by no means a trifling matter. It blows flimsy houses down, lifts shingle roofs occasionally, rolls up tin ones like sheet music, now and then blows a stage-coach over and spills the passengers; and tradition says the reason there are so many bald people there is, that the wind blows the hair off their heads while they are looking skyward after their hats.”

That Water Is Melted Snow!

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Photo by: Rachid Dahnoun – Image appears courtesy: Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

Another thing most people don’t stop to consider is WHERE all that water in Lake Tahoe comes from. Every winter on average, 500 inches of snow fall on these peaks. As winter transitions to spring, this frozen H2O rapidly becomes liquid flowing into Big Blue helping replenish it. Although it doesn’t freeze in the winter, the surface temps are in the chilly upper 40s. They do slowly rise, and by August reach the mid 60s – maybe.

Cold Water Shock Leading Cause Of Death

The most common misunderstanding is that these chilly waters will kill you from hypothermia. Rather, it’s cold-water shock. Instead of a slow death, what happens is when you quickly get immersed in cold water, it can cause an involuntary gasp, difficulty breathing, rapid breathing, or muscle failure. Even if you’re a good swimmer, any of these can lead to drowning.

What To Wear Kayaking

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Image appears courtesy: Sierra Business Council

Does that mean you shouldn’t go out on the water? Absolutely not! All you have to do is check the wind and weather forecast at https://laketahoewatertrail.org/weather/  and wear a personal flotation device (P.F.D. for short). Think of it as a seatbelt for water fun. Would you drive on an expressway without a seat belt? We hope not. If you want to learn more about how to gear up for a paddling adventure, be sure to read our article: Paddle, Paddle, Glide: What To Wear Kayaking.

Having an understanding about Lake Tahoe weather in June, July, and August is just one aspect that you need to be aware of. If it’s your first time visiting or even first time ever kayaking, we recommend checking out our A Beginner’s Guide On How To Enjoy The Lake Tahoe Water Trail. With advanced planning and being aware of the risks, you can avoid them and come home safe with a great story to tell.



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