It’s a multi-billion dollar problem, it’s sure to happen, it’ll affect almost everyone in the Bay Area, and nobody is in charge of planning for it.
The Bay Area is about to get hit with the season’s last round of high seas known as the “King Tides.”
In case you missed it, the San Francisco Bay Area experienced a round of California King Tides in December, then again this past January.
The King Tides that inundated low-lying areas around the bay on January 19th, 20th, and 21st also brought the reciprocal lowest tides possible, as shown in this timelapsed towercam video showing the water draining away from pier along the Embarcadero, from noon to 6 p.m.
Today is Day 2 of the biggest tides of the year impacting the coastline of the Bay Area. The King Tides are back with minor coastal flooding strong rip currents and large breakers at Harbor entrances.
King tides are expected to impact shorelines across the Bay Area Monday and will continue through Wednesday.
According to the California Coastal Commission, the January king tides occurring January 19 through 21st will offer a glimpse of the future with how sea levels are expected to rise.
A natural coast rhythm around the winter solstice is bringing the year’s highest tides to California shores, creating a coastal flood advisory for the Bay Area through Tuesday.
A surge Thursday of unusually high tides flooded roadways and parking lots along the Bay Area coast.
Forecasters are urging people enjoying the Northern California coast to be careful as high tides and big waves hit the region’s beaches during the next few days.