Big tides expected this week

by kevin howe/the herald (monterey county)

The King Tides are coming.

Some of the largest tides of the year are due to hit California’s beaches Wednesday through Friday, according to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service office in Monterey.

These highest of high tides are a result of the position of the moon and sun, according to the Weather Service, and occur at least once a year.

So far no special warnings or advisories have been posted, said Logan Johnson, meteorologist for the Weather Service office in Monterey.

The waves are expected to peak at 6.8 feet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, 6.9 feet at 9:18 a.m. Thursday and 6.8 feet at 10:07 a.m. Friday, he said, independent of any effects due to storms that could push them higher.

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