Reno Weather

Reno WeatherThe weather is perhaps best known for attracting all kinds of tourists to Reno and nearby Lake Tahoe at the peak of ski season. Much of Nevada is low desert, making it much warmer than Reno. Reno is much cooler in weather because of its higher elevation. Unlike the temperature in Las Vegas where it reaches close to 100, summer temperatures in Reno are well between the 80s and 90s. Its coolest month of the year is January with an average high of 44 degrees and an average low of 24. The warmest month is July, with an average high of 84 and an average low of 68 degrees. The precipitation each month usually averages at approximately 1 inch. With more than 300 days of abundant sunshine, there is usually little to no cloud cover.

Reno’s weather is comfortable throughout the year. Travelers flock to Reno each year to take in the scenery, gamble at the casinos, or make the drive to Tahoe to hit the slopes at some of the world’s best ski resorts. Any time of the year is a good time to visit Reno, but depending on the weather, it is best to plan accordingly in the event of any weather related situations, especially in the winter months. During the winter, temperatures usually dip below freezing, usually during the evening hours. In cooler temperatures, travelers must dress accordingly. Travelers unfamiliar with cold climate should take note of what to expect before traveling to Reno. In the summer months, precipitation or occurrence of thunderstorms are not as frequent.

Due to the warmer desert-like temperatures in the summer, it is important for those taking part in outdoor activities to use the necessary precautions. There is little to no humidity in the summer months. Always wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen in order to protect yourself from the sun. Exposure to the sun is greater at higher elevations. Always plan early and plan ahead for any outdoor activities.

The best times to be outdoors are when the temperatures are cooler, usually in the morning or early evening hours. If you must be outdoors during the day, it is important to remain hydrated at all times. Find shelter with air conditioning if the temperatures are too intense to be outdoors. Those traveling with pets should also exercise similar precautions. All pets must remain hydrated and rest in a cooler, shaded places like trees, gazebos, or canopies.