PACIFIC COUNTY — According to the National Weather Service in Seattle, a coastal flood advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. on the south Washington coast. This week includes many of the highest tides of the year, combined with Pacific storm surge, so Monday’s advisory will likely be one in a continuing series.

The observed high tide late Sunday morning was 11 feet at Toke Point at the northern entrance of Willapa Bay and 11.5 feet at Astoria, with tidal anomalies of about 1.5 feet. About the same conditions are expected Monday at around 1 p.m.

Areas of concern for tidal flooding include South Bend and U.S. Highway 101 near Seaside.

There is expected to be only a chance of showers on Christmas day, but stormy conditions out in the Pacific are expected to generate high surf. Clam diggers continue to be warned to exercise caution on the beach.

Do not turn your back to the ocean. Remain aware of children, pets and vehicles which could be caught in a far reaching wave. Waves will be strong enough to pull a person out to sea.

THE KING TIDES

The King Tides are naturally occurring and are the highest tides of the year. King Tides will occur through Tuesday, Dec. 23.

For more information go to http://www.ecy.wa.gov/climatechange/ipa_hightide.htm

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