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Carson City finds itself in a semi-desert climate, which means it can get extremely hot during the summer months and pretty chilly during the winter months. On average, the temperature during the summer is around 90 degrees farenheit. During the winter, the temperature hovers around 45 degrees farenheit. The nice thing about visting Carson City is that there is an average of 266 days of sunshine a year, so you have a very good chance of having a good stay. The average annual snowfall is 22", and the average annual rainfall is 11". Another good thing about Carson City is it's located very close to Lake Tahoe, so during the spring and summer months you can spend time on the lake relaxing and cooling off. Also, if you're visiting during the winter, it's not too far away to head to the mountains and do some skiing. There is also a good amount of mountain biking and golf that can be played at some of the resorts in the area too.