the problem with living in the desert - the harsh reality that cannot be escaped - is that along with eternal sun comes eternal blue skies. Clouds become an issue.
With high pressure some 300 days a year, or so it seems, the quest for clouds for desert shooting is actually solved quite easily. Shoot the monsoon. Thats right, in the dead of summer.
107 to 115 in the shade during the day - nights that don't cool to under 100 degrees F until 11:30 at night - gatorade suckin - sunscream cakin' your skin - lip balm melting in your pocket - HOT
I think I covered everything but the resulting psychotic break. You're on your own for that.