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Death Valley: A vast space, full of surprises

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on June 14, 2013, 5:16 p.m.
Storm clouds over Death Valley

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Wild weather

Though clouds may roll over the valley under the right conditions, rainfall is quite rare. The valley gets an average of less than 2 inches of rain a year, and some years there is no rain at all. Meanwhile, the mountains may get as much as 15 inches of rain a year.