This may be one of the coldest winters on record in parts of the United States. Some are bundling up, other seeking warmer climes. Others are embracing the chill and the blanket of white. See what’s happening on Lake Tahoe Live.
California is far from the coldest landscape America has to offer, but as the quiet of winter settles on Lake Tahoe, our Homewood Mountain Live Cam provides from pretty scenic views of the season.
Did You Know?
- Lake Tahoe is located along the border between California and Nevada.
- Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the U.S. with a maximum depth of 1,645 ft (501 m).
- The depth of Lake Tahoe changes every day as the lake level changes.
- Modern Lake Tahoe was shaped and landscaped by the scouring glaciers during the Ice Age (the Great Ice Age began a million or more years ago). Many streams flow into Lake Tahoe, but the lake is drained only by the Truckee River, which flows northeast through Reno and into Pyramid Lake in Nevada.
- At the surface, Lake Tahoe’s water temperature varies from 41 to 68 degrees F. Below a depth of 600 to 700 ft, the water remains a constant 39 degrees.
- In winter months, chains or snow tires are often necessary to reach Tahoe from any direction.
- In 1993, South Lake Tahoe dropped to -28*!