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Tamarack
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State California
County Calaveras County
Elevation 6,913 ft (2,107 m)

Tamarack, formerly known as Camp Tamarack, is an unincorporated community in Calaveras County, California, in the United States. It was founded in the 1920s. A nearby weather station, located across the Alpine County line, has been the site of several United States meteorological records.

Tamarack is located at an elevation of 6,913 feet (2,107 m), on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada near Bear Valley and south of South Lake Tahoe.

Climate

The greatest snow depth ever recorded in North America was recorded in Tamarack: in January 1911, 390 inches (990.6 cm) of snow fell, leading to a snow depth in March of 451 inches (1,145.5 cm).

Climate data for Tamarack, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 65
(18.3)
70
(21.1)
68
(20)
76
(24.4)
82
(27.8)
88
(31.1)
90
(32.2)
88
(31.1)
85
(29.4)
86
(30)
70
(21.1)
65
(18.3)
90
(-17.8)
Average high °F (°C) 38.4
(3.56)
40.4
(4.67)
44.2
(6.78)
49.2
(9.56)
55.9
(13.28)
63.2
(17.33)
72.5
(22.5)
72.5
(22.5)
65.1
(18.39)
55.0
(12.78)
44.9
(7.17)
39.1
(3.94)
53.37
(11.87)
Average low °F (°C) 11.4
(-11.44)
13.6
(-10.22)
16.3
(-8.72)
20.7
(-6.28)
26.1
(-3.28)
33.3
(0.72)
41.9
(5.5)
40.9
(4.94)
35.0
(1.67)
27.6
(-2.44)
20.4
(-6.44)
13.2
(-10.44)
25.03
(-3.87)
Record low °F (°C) -45
(-42.8)
-26
(-32.2)
-17
(-27.2)
-8
(-22.2)
0
(-17.8)
2
(-16.7)
24
(-4.4)
14
(-10)
14
(-10)
-1
(-18.3)
-12
(-24.4)
-26
(-32.2)
-45
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 8.88
(225.6)
8.47
(215.1)
8.06
(204.7)
3.10
(78.7)
2.34
(59.4)
1.47
(37.3)
0.76
(19.3)
0.43
(10.9)
1.17
(29.7)
2.46
(62.5)
4.81
(122.2)
6.45
(163.8)
52.78
(1,340.6)
Snowfall inches (cm) 87.7
(222.8)
87.5
(222.3)
79.3
(201.4)
28.9
(73.4)
20.0
(50.8)
6.7
(17)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
5.5
(14)
16.0
(40.6)
42.6
(108.2)
69.5
(176.5)
443.7
(1,127)

Coordinates: 38°26′20″N 120°04′34″W / 38.43889°N 120.07611°W / 38.43889; -120.07611


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