Bright sunny mild temperature days are a common sight in the
winter months. Where Spring & Fall can also be pretty enjoyable.
Summer tends to be very hot, dry & unbearable.
In the winter & springtime the desert will never see the
rain that the coast California sees, unless it is s a big winter
storm. The deserts usually lie in the "rain shadow"
. Nearby mountains will suck most of the precipitation out of
the clouds before they dampen the sandy cacti floor.
Never think of camping in a sandy desert wash on a good threat of rain. These carved appealing landscapes can turn into flowing muddy rivers in a short hour. Also be warned that wind gust can pick up on edges, cliffs & peaks.