High tides, storm prompt flood warning

A quadruple whammy of very-high tides, onshore winds, storm waves and localized-heavy rain could cause flooding along low-lying San Diego-area beaches this weekend, the National Weather Service said today.

Tides are at the peak of the lunar cycle this weekend, with high tides of nearly eight feet predicted along the coast starting Friday morning.

Coincidentally, a major winter storm is predicted to move down the coast starting Saturday night, the forecast office in San Diego said. That storm could bring elevated surf late this weekend, and winds could push water ashore as well.

Local drains may also be clogged with runoff from 1-2 inches of rain that could fall beginning Saturday night, the Weather Service said. Low-lying coastal areas such as Cardiff, La Jolla Shores and Mission Beach sometimes flood in those circumstances.

The maximum high tide, as measured at the Broadway Pier, will be 7.7 above sea level feet both at 7:53 a.m. Friday and 8:40 a.m. Saturday. The maximum tide Sunday will be 7.4 feet at 8:40 a.m., and the tide will crest at
6.9 feet at 10:20 a.m. Monday.

As a result, coastal flood advisories went into effect today for San Diego County at 6 a.m. today, and are in place until to 11 a.m. Monday.

Related posts:

  1. Weather temps cooling
  2. Rain coming to area
  3. Wildfire red flag warning issued
  4. Red flag warning extended
  5. Red flag up through Sunday

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=4181

Posted by Pat Sherman on Dec 11, 2008. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6



  • Look how you’ve grown! La Jolla Secret Garden tour celebrates 16 years
    The upcoming Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla, a fundraiser for the La Jolla Historical Society, has come a long way from its first venture in 1999. Event co-founder Linda Marrone said, over time, the committee came up with ways to change and improve the tour, creating the “successful” event it is today. […]
  • La Jolla Community Calendar April 17-24
    Bird Rock Elementary will hold new student registration for the 2014-2105 school year, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in the Bird Rock Elementary auditorium, 5371 La Jolla Hermosa Ave. An enrollment packet can be picked up in the office in advance to be completed before the registration date. (858) 488-0537. […]
  • Thanks for the non-memories
    When I considered whether to go to my 40th high school reunion — my first reunion ever — the first thing I thought about was whether I’d have to confront my high school nemesis, Medusa (not her real name). […]