Mendocino Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Coastal Flood Advisory
Statement as of 7:18 AM PST on December 21, 2014

...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect until 1 PM this afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Eureka has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect until 1 PM this afternoon.

* Coastal flooding...high astronomical tides...already above normal water levels...and westerly swell will lead to minor flooding in low lying areas along the Redwood and Mendocino coasts. The water level is expected to peak at around 9 feet above mean lower low water level at the North Spit tide gauge...around 1 foot above the predicted tide level.

* Timing...high tide is at 1025 am at the Humboldt Bay North Spit tide gauge. Flooding may begin an hour before or continue for an hour or two after high tide.

* Impacts...low lying areas will experience minor flooding including...but not limited to...roadways in King Salmon and the Arcata Bottoms. In addition high surf and strong winds will push water much higher up the exposed beaches. This may impact exposed areas of Highway 101.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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