An examination of the characteristics of all 64 lake-effect events provides several findings that are useful for comparison with other lake-effect studies. Lake-effect events occurred most frequently in October with an average of 1.4 lake-effect events per year. This peak in event frequency is notably earlier than that observed for lake-effect in other regions. Events had an average duration of 6.2 hours, about half the duration as compared to observed events on Lake Champlain, the New York State Finger Lakes, or the Great Salt Lake. In general, lake-effect events in the Lake Tahoe region 1) had surface air temperatures below freezing, suggesting frozen precipitation, 2) average wind speeds of 2.1 m/s, notably weaker than in other studies, and 3) an average surface lakeair temperature difference of 9.7°C and an average lake700-hPa temperature difference of 18.5°C. The climatology of lake-effect precipitation events shows some notable differences in lake-effect event characteristics from previous studies of lake-effect in other regions and provides a foundation for the subsequent investigation of the connections between mesoscale processes and regional climate variability.