Truckee, California

related topics
{household, population, female}
{city, large, area}
{water, park, boat}
{mi², represent, 1st}
{day, year, event}
{service, military, aircraft}
{line, north, south}
{town, population, incorporate}
{city, population, household}
{son, year, death}
{black, white, people}
{island, water, area}
{land, century, early}

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. The population was 13,864 at the 2000 census.

Contents

Name

Truckee was named after a Paiute chief. His assumed Paiute name was Tru-ki-zo. He was the father of Chief Winnemucca and grandfather of Sarah Winnemucca. The first Europeans who came to cross the Sierra Nevada encountered his tribe. The friendly Chief rode toward them yelling "Tro-kay!", which is Paiute for "Everything is all right". The uneducated travelers assumed he was yelling his name. Chief Truckee later served as a guide for John C. Frémont.[1]

Geography

Truckee is located along Interstate 80 at 39°20′32″N 120°12′13″W / 39.34222°N 120.20361°W / 39.34222; -120.20361 (39.342163, -120.203568).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.8 square miles (87.7 km²), of which, 32.5 square miles (84.3 km²) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it (3.87%) is water, mostly the Truckee River, the only outlet of Lake Tahoe.

Climate

The National Weather Service reports that Truckee's warmest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 82.7 °F (28.2 °C) and an average minimum temperature of 42.4 °F (5.8 °C). January is the coldest month with an average maximum temperature of 40.9 °F (4.9 °C) and an average minimum temperature of 16.3 °F (-8.7 °C). The record maximum temperature of 104 °F (40 °C) was on July 6, 2007. The record minimum temperature of -23 °F (-30.6 °C) was on February 27, 1962. Annually, there are an average of 8.4 days with highs of 90 °F (32.2 °C) or higher; there an average of 228.4 days with lows of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower and 6.0 days with lows of 0 °F (-17.8 °C) or lower. Freezing temperatures have been observed in every month of the year.

Full article ▸

related documents
Fremont, Indiana
Newberry, Michigan
Bellaire, Michigan
Gross, Nebraska
Creston, Illinois
Kerr, Montana
Coeburn, Virginia
Point of Rocks, Wyoming
Kalaeloa, Hawai'i
Newbern, Tennessee
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, California
Justice, Illinois
West Lebanon, Indiana
Ulysses, Pennsylvania
Bloomingdale, Michigan
Glenwood, Indiana
Storrie, California
South Range, Michigan
Sioux Creek, Barron County, Wisconsin
Owasa, Iowa
Mount Sterling, Iowa
Pioneer, Iowa
Valeria, Iowa
Koloa, Hawaii
Midway, Gadsden County, Florida
Luxemburg, Iowa
Cuba, Illinois
Cedar Hills, Utah
Florida, Missouri
Panama, Oklahoma