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Climate and Weather

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Carson City Weather Sticker 

Carson City's semi-desert climate makes outdoor activities enjoyable for residents and visitors year round.  With an average of over 265 days of sunshine per year, the pleasant, semi-desert climate is hard to beat!  During the summer months, high temperatures average around 90 F; during the winter, around 45  F.  Average annual rainfall is approximately 11 inches, and average annual snowfall is 22 inches.   

A summary of climatology data for Carson City is provided in the table below.

Average Annual Snowfall 22.2"
Average Annual Rainfall 11.8"
Average High Temperature (Summer) 89°
Average Low Temperature (Winter) 19°
Average Growing Season 123 days
Average Yearly Days of Sunshine 266 days
Altitude 4,600' above sea level