Beachgoers beware: ‘King tides’ flood warning extended through Christmas Eve

“Extreme” tides are expected to flood the San Francisco coastline Monday, according to weather officials, just in time for Chrismas Eve.

These “king tides,” as they’re called, are expected late Monday morning through Monday evening.

Though flooding is expected to be “minor,” the National Weather Service issued a new advisory Monday warning of wet roadways, sidewalks, and parking lots along Bay Area coasts.

The Embarcadero in particular tends to flood during king tides, the weather service warned. Video posted to social media during Saturday showed waves splashing up along walkways near Pier 3.

The weather service already warned of king tides throughout the Bay Area for the weekend.
The advisory is in effect for the San Francisco Bay Shoreline, the San Francisco Peninsula Coast and the North Bay Interior Valleys, as well as for other areas further south.

If you think you may experience king tides first hand, the California Coastal Commission wants to enlist you: Its “California King Tides Project” is asking people to submit photos of king tides to help document the effects of climate change on the planet’s rising seas.

For more information on how to participate in the project, visit https://www.coastal.ca.gov/kingtides/.

As the high waters are expected to splash San Francisco through Monday evening, city dwellers planning a Christmas Eve swim may want to consider an alternate activity, like caroling.Transit

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

SF police issue first citation for violating stay at home order to abortion protester

Ronald Konopaski, 86, cited outside Planned Parenthood for allegedly failing to shelter in place

Pier 39 aquarium staff furloughed — but what about the fish?

Aquarium of the Bay raising funds from public to keep up operations during shutdown

Help the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly continue our mission of providing free, local news

This week, I was faced with the heartbreaking task of reducing the hours — and therefore the pay — of the very journalists who report, write, edit and photograph that news.

San Francisco police begin issuing citations for failing to shelter in place

Officers to cite businesses, people who fail to heed warnings

Ride-hail drivers left idling by coronavirus shutdown looking for a lift

Bay Area ride-hail drivers are among those who have been hit hardest… Continue reading

Most Read