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It can be quite windy on the dunes in late spring and summer (as evidenced by the blowing sand in this photo). After all, one of the reasons we have dunes on the Oregon Coast is because of the wind (the flat coastline helps, too)! Be certain to wear clothing that protects you from blowing sand (e.g., long pants) when visiting the dunes (especially in late spring and summer). Wearing layers is always advisable because it can be cold from the wind and sometimes foggy in summer. Why is it so windy on our dunes? Well, when it heats up in the valley (near Eugene, OR), it creates a convection (movement of air) that pulls wind in off the ocean. Photo by Dina Pavlis, John Dellenback Dunes, May 31, 2004.
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