Average Weather in January in Tahoe Vista California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 38°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 50°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 15°F to 17°F, rarely falling below 2°F or exceeding 29°F.
For reference, on July 29, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Tahoe Vista typically range from 42°F to 80°F, while on December 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 15°F to 37°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in January
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on January. 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.
Average Hourly Temperature in January
Seyne-les-Alpes, France (5,775 miles away); Ростуша, Macedonia (6,335 miles); and Atkaracalar, Turkey (6,660 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Tahoe Vista (view comparison).
The month of January in Tahoe Vista experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 52% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 49% 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 89%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Tahoe Vista, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 28% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 33% on February 27, and its lowest chance is 2% on July 19.
Over the course of January in Tahoe Vista, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 5% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 12% to 14%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 10% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Tahoe Vista is essentially constant, remaining about 1.9 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.6 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.8 inches on January 10.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during January in Tahoe Vista is essentially constant, remaining about 1.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 4.0 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Tahoe Vista, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 44 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 28 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 13 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 28 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 12 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Tahoe Vista is 7:20 AM on January 6 and the earliest sunrise is 12 minutes earlier at 7:07 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:48 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 32 minutes later at 5:19 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Tahoe Vista during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during January, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:34 AM and sets 14 hours, 56 minutes later, at 8:30 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:16 AM and sets 9 hours, 24 minutes later, at 4:40 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Tahoe Vista is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in January
The average hourly wind speed in Tahoe Vista is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 5, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.1 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.2 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during January is 6.3 miles per hour on January 21.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Tahoe Vista typically lasts for 2.2 months (67 days), from around June 26 to around September 1, rarely starting before June 4, or ending after September 22.
The month of January in Tahoe Vista is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January
The average accumulated growing degree days in Tahoe Vista are essentially constant during January, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Tahoe Vista is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 2.4 kWh to 3.1 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Tahoe Vista are 39.240 deg latitude, -120.051 deg longitude, and 6,490 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tahoe Vista contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,512 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,496 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,125 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,026 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tahoe Vista is covered by trees (60%) and water (35%), within 10 miles by trees (54%) and water (30%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (50%) and trees (42%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tahoe Vista year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Tahoe Vista.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tahoe Vista according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Tahoe Vista is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tahoe Vista and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Truckee Tahoe Airport (56%, 12 kilometers, northwest); Carson Airport (12%, 28 kilometers, east); Reno/Tahoe International Airport (9%, 36 kilometers, northeast); and Lake Tahoe Airport (23%, 38 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .