Negative 12 degrees in South Lake Tahoe sets record


Cold doesn’t even begin to describe the weather in Tahoe.

Bone chilling, icy, record breaking — that’s the kind of cold South Lake Tahoe residents are experiencing today. The 1993 record of minus 7 degrees for Jan. 12 was broken. The new record for Jan. 12 is minus 12 degrees.

Truckee nearly set a record with its minus 14. The record of minus 15 was set in 1963.

The National Weather Service says to expect another record in South Lake Tahoe on Jan. 13. The 2007 record of minus 7 could be eclipsed because the forecast is for a minus 10 in the early hours of Sunday.

– Lake Tahoe News staff report

That’s ice floating on Lake Tahoe on Jan. 12 near Regan Beach in South Lake Tahoe. Photo/Kathryn Reed

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  1. Double Speak says - Posted: January 12, 2013

    The last record was set in 1993? That was a mere twenty years ago. This new record low temperature is, without a doubt, indisputable proof of man-caused global warming.

  2. Upper Truckee says - Posted: January 12, 2013

    Have to wear hand wsrmers in my boots to keep the toes warm. Toe warmers don’t seem to be as effective.

  3. thing fish says - Posted: January 12, 2013

    Double Speak is not very smart.

  4. Dogula says - Posted: January 12, 2013

    Personal attack

  5. Joe Doaks says - Posted: January 13, 2013

    Preacher Chris Fields would definitely agree record low temperatures are proof positive of man made global warming.

  6. Steven says - Posted: January 13, 2013

    Negative – I’ve heard tv newscasters use negative and now this headline says negative, I like the sound of minus 12 degrees better. This morning, Sun, is even colder, minus 14