Emigrant Gap, California facts for kids

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Emigrant Gap
Unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation 5,190 ft (1,582 m)
Population (2016)
 • Total 80
ZIP codes 95715
Area code(s) 530

Emigrant Gap (formerly, Wilsons Ranch) is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Emigrant Gap is located 0.25 miles (0.4 km) southwest of Emigrant Gap. It lies at an elevation of 5190 feet (1582 m).

The Wilsons Ranch post office opened in 1865, changed its name to Emigrant Gap in 1868. The name Wilsons Ranch honored a stage stop operator.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Emigrant Gap has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

Climate data for Emigrant Gap, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.7
(44)
8.3
(47)
10
(50)
13.9
(57)
17.8
(64)
23.3
(74)
27.2
(81)
29.4
(85)
23.9
(75)
18.3
(65)
11.1
(52)
7.2
(45)
16.1
(61)
Average low °C (°F) -4.4
(24)
-3.9
(25)
-3.3
(26)
-1.1
(30)
2.2
(36)
5.6
(42)
8.3
(47)
7.2
(45)
5.6
(42)
2.2
(36)
-1.7
(29)
-3.9
(25)
1.1
(34)
Precipitation mm (inches) 323
(12.7)
292
(11.5)
262
(10.3)
137
(5.4)
84
(3.3)
30
(1.2)
5
(0.2)
8
(0.3)
28
(1.1)
97
(3.8)
206
(8.1)
290
(11.4)
1,765
(69.5)
Snowfall cm (inches) 138.7
(54.6)
116.3
(45.8)
132.3
(52.1)
64.5
(25.4)
16.5
(6.5)
1.3
(0.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0.3
(0.1)
5.6
(2.2)
49.8
(19.6)
111.3
(43.8)
636.5
(250.6)
Avg. precipitation days 12 12 12 9 7 4 1 1 3 5 9 11 86
Avg. snowy days 7.9 7.9 7.6 4.8 1.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 4.6 7.1 42.4
Source: Weatherbase

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