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Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Tahoe City is located on Lake Tahoe, 14mi southeast of Donner Pass. It lies at an elevation of 6250 feet .The site was surveyed in 1863, and Tahoe House was built in 1864. The Tahoe post office opened in 1871, closed for a period in 1896, and changed its name to Tahoe City in 1949. The ZIP Code is 96145. Tahoe City is combined with Sunnyside for census purposes into Sunnyside-Tahoe City census-designated place .ClimateTahoe City has a borderline Mediterranean (Köppen Csb)/Continental Mediterranean (Dsb) climate, with dry summers featuring very warm days and chilly nights, plus extremely snowy, though not thermally severe winters. The annual snowfall of 170.8in (median snowfall is 145.8in) is remarkable for a place with only twelve days typically not topping freezing: it is indeed so heavy that the mean maximum snow depth is as high as 52in despite much melting and refreezing due to persistent freeze/thaw cycles. As a comparison, higher, colder, but drier Bodie has a mean maximum snow depth of only 32in – three-fifths that of Tahoe City. The heaviest daily snowfall in Tahoe City was 42.0in on January 15, 1952 and again on April 3, 1958, and the most in a season 341.4in between July 1937 and June 1938. The most snow on the ground has been 166in on March 20, 1952, and snow usually melts except in abnormally wet years during April; however there remained as much as 21in on the ground on average during May 1967 after a wet winter.When using our United States sightseeing app, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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