High Tides, Stormy Weather on Tap for Thanksgiving Week


Extremely high tides and stormy weather are set for the week of Thanksgiving, according to the National Weather Service office in Eureka.

Tides ranging from 7.9 feet to more than 8 feet will arrive from Sunday to Thursday, which — combined with elevated surf and southerly winds — could result in “some minor coast flooding,” according to NWS.

Meanwhile, a winter storm is expected to hit mid-week, bringing rain and hail to the coast — and snow to the mountains — along with cold temperatures and strong winds.

Read the NWS posts below:

Some of the highest tides of the year are expected next week due to the perigean spring tide. There is the potential for southerly winds which could increase water levels above already high tides. This may cause some minor coastal flooding in low areas around Humboldt Bay and along the coast. Elevated surf may increase the impacts along the open coast. Coastal flood advisories will be issued if flooding is expected within 24 to 36 hours and can be found on www.weather.gov/eka.

For more information on the perigean spring tide visit: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/perigean-spring-tide.html.

A cold storm system may move across northern California during the middle of next week. Holiday travel may be impacted as showers and small hail spread across the coast, and snow occurs across the mountains. In addition, cold temperatures, strong gusty winds, and steep hazardous seas will also be possible. Continue to monitor the latest forecast at https://www.weather.gov/eka/

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