King tides are about to hit California’s coast
The atmospheric rivers may have subsided, but Mother Nature isn’t done flooding California just yet. On Saturday and Sunday, “king tides” of over 7 feet are expected to cause minor coastal flooding along low-lying areas, according to the
National Weather Service
Bay Area office.
King tides, unlike the brutal downpours in recent weeks, are natural phenomena not related to climate change. But scientists say king tides, high tides that are 1 to 2 feet higher than the average high tide, portend what California’s shoreline will look like as climate change hastens sea level rise in the not-too-distant future.
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