• Carson City

    Credit: Sara Bingham

  • Winter Light

    Credit: Gina Lee

  • Nevada Governor's Mansion

    Credit: Tony Dellacioppa

  • Snow Day

    Credit: Alexandra Smith

  • The Glenbrook

    Credit: Albert Depew

  • Proud to be Snow-covered

    Credit: Jayson Berry Hunt

  • Carson River Morning

    Credit: Robert Moore

  • Winter Sunset

    Credit: Steve Ferguson

Climate and Weather


Carson City Weather Sticker 

Click here to check the weather in the vicinity of any of the six weather stations located at Fire Stations 1, 2 and 3, the Ash Canyon Water Tank, Carson City Landfill and Lakeview.

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