King tides in Bay Area prompts flood warnings

Feb 17, 2015 2:33 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Forecasters are calling for minor flooding on low-lying roads, parking lots, sidewalks and trails along the coast as king tides begin to rise.

The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued a flood advisory for the Bay Area.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the tides will rise more than nine feet at some spots in the San Francisco Bay. They will peak in the late morning or early afternoon through Thursday.

The tides are the result of gravitational forces of the sun and moon positioned in such a way that their pull on earth is stronger than normal.

King tides happen just a few times a year. Their last occurrence was the middle of January.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle
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