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Coastal weather dynamic in the winter

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Heceta Beach State Park, lighthouse keepers home in the distance.

Winters on the Oregon coast can get a little wild – a delight to storm watchers. 

When Pacific storms sweep in, they often bring strong winds, giant crashing waves and heavy rainfall. But the storms pass, leaving weather that even in the winter is mild. It seldom freezes overnight on the coast, and when the strong north winds come in, summer completely disappears. On days the Willamette Valley is socked in with freezing fog, the . . .

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