Rain happens, and messes with my windshield.
Rain. Around here it's called the monsoon. It comes up from the south, from Arizona way, moves into eastern Nevada and western Utah, hangs around for a while - or even all summer long.
Mosquitoes. Forgot to mention them in my Rules of the Desert. Take precautions if necessary. Drink some gin and tonics (at night, I'd say), to help keep the malaria away and to prevent any incipient onset of scurvy that might arise (well, for that, you've got to stick a lime in it!). Gin, made from juniper berries, is supposed to be good for all kinds of things (well, the berries are), but in a gin & tonic, it's supposed to be the best drink for counteracting the effects of heat, as Rod Smith of the Los Angeles Times has said:
"No other drink counters oppressive heat better than a gin and tonic. The Gatorade of British colonial days, it was what allowed Englishmen to join mad dogs out in the noonday sun.".Outback Lemming, take note!