Death Valley National Park is in California on the eastern side of the Sierras, about 150 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Because of the intense heat that can develop in Death Valley the best times to visit is from October through March.
Death Valley receives little rainfall each year. It is rare to see storm clouds form, and even rarer to actually have rain fall from them. When rain does fall it often evaporates before it reaches the ground. These clouds produced no rain.