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Desert Biome

...[I]n North America, the Intermountain desert (which includes the Great Basin desert) is temperate, while the southwestern deserts (Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan) are extremely hot. Furthermore, winter rainfall is experienced in the Mojave Desert in southwestern California, both winter and summer rainfall occur in the Sonoran Desert, and predominantly summer rainfall is seen in the Chihuahuan Desert in Texas.

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