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  • Coastal Flood Statement for Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast County, California
  • Coastal Flood Statement issued November 25 at 12:43PM PST until November 26 at 3:00PM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 12:43 p.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 3 p.m.
  • ...THE LARGEST TIDAL FLUCTUATIONS OF THE SEASON OFTEN REFERRED TO
    AS KING TIDES WILL CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY...
    THE SUN... MOON AND THE EARTH ARE IN PROPER ALIGNMENT TO
    ENCOURAGE THE LARGEST TIDAL CYCLE OF THE SEASON WHICH WILL OCCUR
    WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. THESE EXTREME TIDES OFTEN REFERRED TO AS
    KING TIDES WILL RESULT IN COASTAL FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS
    ALONG OUR COAST LINE AND BAY FRONTS DURING PERIODS OF HIGH TIDE.
    LOCATIONS THAT ARE TYPICALLY DRY DURING HIGH TIDE MAY BECOME
    SUBMERGED DUE TO THIS EXTREME TIDAL CYCLE. DURING PERIODS OF
    EXTREME LOW TIDE EXPECT TO SEE TIDE POOLS DEVELOP ALONG THE
    IMMEDIATE COAST.
    * TIMING...GENERALLY SPEAKING EXTREME HIGH TIDES ARE EXPECTED TO
    OCCUR DURING THE MID TO LATE MORNING HOURS OF NOVEMBER 26TH.
    EXTREME LOW TIDE WILL OCCUR DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON TO LATE
    EVENING HOURS. THE EXACT TIMING OF TIDES IS LOCATION DEPENDENT
    SO PLEASE VISIT HTTP://TIDESANDCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV/PORTS/ FOR MORE
    SPECIFIC TIDAL INFORMATION.
    * IMPACTS...SEA WATER ON ROADWAYS...PARKING LOTS...TRAILS AND
    SIDEWALKS. PEOPLE VISITING BEACHES MAY LOSE ENTRY AND EXIT TO
    COVES AND NARROW BEACHES.

  • Coastal Flood Statement for Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast County, California
  • Coastal Flood Statement issued February 18 at 6:19AM PST until February 19 at 9:00PM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 6:19 a.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 9 p.m.
  • KING TIDES WILL IMPACT THE COASTLINE AND WATERFRONTS WEDNESDAY MORNING
    AND LASTING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.
    THE SUN...MOON...AND EARTH ARE IN PROPER ALIGNMENT TO BRING THE
    LARGEST TIDAL CYCLE OF THE SEASON WHICH WILL OCCUR OVER THE NEXT
    FEW DAYS. THESE EXCESSIVE TIDES ARE OFTEN REFERRED AS KING TIDES
    OR PERIGEAN SPRING TIDES AND WILL RESULT IN MINOR COASTAL
    FLOODING OF LOW-LYING AREAS ALONG THE COAST AND BAY FRONTS DURING
    PERIODS OF HIGH TIDE. COASTAL LOCATIONS THAT ARE TYPICALLY DRY
    DURING HIGH TIDE...SUCH AS PARKING LOTS AND COASTAL TRAILS...MAY
    BECOME SUBMERGED DUE TO THIS EXCESSIVE TIDAL CYCLE. DURING LOW
    TIDES EXPECT STRONG RIP CURRENTS AT THE BEACHES AND LARGE
    BREAKING WAVES NEAR HARBOR ENTRANCES.
    * COASTAL FLOODING...KING TIDES WILL IMPACT THE COASTLINE AND
    WATERFRONTS.
    * TIMING...EXCESSIVE HIGH TIDES ARE EXPECTED DURING THE MID TO
    LATE MORNING HOURS OF FEBRUARY 17 THROUGH 19. EXTREME LOW
    TIDES WILL OCCUR DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON TO EARLY EVENING
    HOURS. THE EXACT TIMING OF TIDES IS LOCATION DEPENDENT SO
    PLEASE VISIT TIDESANDCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV/TIDE_PREDICTIONS.HTML
    * LOCATIONS...LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST AND BAY
    FRONT INCLUDING MARSHES AND SLOUGHS. THESE LOCATIONS MAY
    INCLUDE PARKING LOTS...COASTAL TRAILS...SIDEWALKS...
    UNDERPASSES...AND ROADWAYS.
    * IMPACTS...SEA WATER ON ROADWAYS...PARKING LOTS...SIDEWALKS...
    AND COASTAL TRAILS.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...EXCESSIVE HIGH TIDES WILL
    RESULT IN MINOR COASTAL FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE. DO
    NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE IN LOW LYING PARKING LOTS NEAR THE COAST
    OR BAY FRONT. DO NOT TRAVEL THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. IF VISITING
    THE COAST AVOID NARROW BEACHES AND COVES WHERE YOUR ENTRY AND OR
    EXIT COULD BE BLOCKED BY RISING WATERS.

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