MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — A natural coast rhythm around the winter solstice is bringing the year’s highest tides to California shores.
Mark Strudley of the National Weather Service in Monterey said that he expects high tidal activity through Tuesday. He said it will peak Monday, with the likelihood of flooding at low-lying areas.READ MORE: Large Fight At Park In Natomas Leaves 1 Man Dead
Strudley says the so-called King Tide happens when the sun and moon align, which pulls ocean water to opposite sides of the earth and creates extremely high and low tides.
Flooding was reported in a Mill Valley parking lot on Sunday.READ MORE: Palo Alto Woman Alexandra Souverneva Accused Of Starting Fawn Fire In Shasta County
Capt. Greg Stump, commander of the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, says swells could rise to around seven feet.
He warns marinas and boat owners to check their moorings and to be careful.
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