Weather Alerts for Santa Cruz

Issued by the National Weather Service

Coastal Flood Advisory  COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY   Coastal Flood Advisory
SANTA CRUZ

Areas Affected:
Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore - North Bay Interior Valleys - Northern Monterey Bay - San Francisco - San Francisco Bay Shoreline - San Francisco Peninsula Coast - Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast
Effective: Sun, 1/20 8:00am Updated: Sun, 1/20 8:42am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 1/20 12:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...Large tidal fluctuations to bring minor coastal flooding
Sunday...
.Large tidal fluctuations, often referred to as King Tides, will
occur. Extreme high tides will occur late Sunday morning followed
by extreme low tides late Sunday afternoon.
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO NOON PST
SUNDAY...
* COASTAL FLOODING...Low-lying areas along the immediate coast,
bay front, marshes and sloughs can experience minor flooding.
These locations may also include parking lots, coastal trails,
sidewalks and even roadways that are not ordinarily affected
by the tides.
* TIMING...The exact height and timing of these tides will vary
by location on Sunday. Please visit
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/ports for location specific
tidal predictions.
* IMPACTS...Sea water on roadways, parking lots, trails and
sidewalks. Beachgoers may lose entry and exit paths to coves
and narrow beaches during high tides.

Information:
A Coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.