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King tide rolls into San Diego coastline

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Posted at 9:30 AM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 12:30:22-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Higher than usual tide will crash along San Diego County's shores this weekend as king tides roll into the coast.

King tides are expected to pound San Diego's coastline between Jan. 10 to 12 and again Feb. 8 and 9. The naturally occurring high tide happens when there is an alignment of the gravitational pull between the sun and moon, according to the California King Tides Project.

While the outcome produces amazing imagery and scenes of ocean water splashing over shorelines, it can be hazardous at times. King tides during stormy weather have the potential to cause damage or flooding to coastal communities.

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Outside of bad weather, locals should still be careful when getting close to the high tides. Tides can also take a toll on areas of San Diego's coast experiencing erosion.

Saturday, king tides are expected to bring tides as high as 7-feet in the morning, according to tidal charts. Low tide is expected to be extra low through the weekend as well, which could lead to great tide pool viewing locally.

The weekend is expected to remain dry with a minor chance of rain in some areas, according to 10News meteorologist Angelica Campos, with a low of 62° and high of 64° along the coast.

King tide events are planned for the San Diego area through the King Tides Project in Oceanside, San Diego, and Imperial Beach.