The “King of Tides” is coming: the West Coast of the United States is bracing for severe flooding this weekend

From San Diego all the way to Seattle, people are building sandbag barriers along the coast in fear of the “tidal king” preparing to flood western beaches.

This phenomenon is expected to raise water levels by more than seven feet in low-lying California and 10 feet in parts of Oregon during the peak before noon.

While these events are typical in the winter, this one follows the recent rainstorms to hit the West and occurs when a new moon hangs high in the sky — and it will be closer to Earth than it has been in over 1,000 years.

Because sea levels have risen in recent years, “these tides are going to be our average daily tides,” Elaine Blaine, an ecologist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute, told Bay Nature.

An unusually high tide is set to hit the West Coast states this weekend, bringing high tides in some parts. California (pictured) has been battered by storms in recent weeks

Meteorologist Kelly Byrne posted a stark warning on Twitter on Friday: “The tides are hitting the Oregon coast today and this weekend. Expect tidal levels to rise significantly [and] sneaker waves. Please be very careful on the sand.

Sneaker waves often occur in Northern California and Oregon.

It is much larger than the previous waves and can occur without warning signs.

However, tides can be predicted before they bring an influx of water from the marina into the surrounding towns.

“Very high and low tide this weekend thanks to the new moon,” Matt Zavino, chief meteorologist for KGW TV in Portland, Oregon, tweeted. Fortunately, the marine condition off the Oregon and Washington coasts will not be extreme.

King tide is not a scientific name, but a catch-all term from Australia to describe the highest tides of the year.

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for the coast of the peninsula on Thursday due to expected high tides.

The advisory is in effect until Monday noon.

The tidal wave already swept through Seattle in December, forcing dozens of families to evacuate their homes in a South Park neighborhood.

Homeowners reported seeing up to four feet of water flowing through their backyards after the event was gone.

“Our childhood pictures and stuff we had to peel and put on paper towels and try to take pictures of,” South Park resident Nicholas Michaels told KIRO 7.

“We sure burned out, but we’re working really hard not to keep our hands in the embers.”

Oregon is king of the tidal path and meteorologists are warning residents to be prepared

Oregon is king of the tidal path and meteorologists are warning residents to be prepared

Tide will reach more than 10 feet in Oregon Saturday afternoon, but will decrease significantly several hours later

Tide will reach more than 10 feet in Oregon Saturday afternoon, but will decrease significantly several hours later

Along with rising tides, low tides also cause low tides that reveal beaches and other locations that would normally be submerged.

One such place is Ashby Shoal, a sandbar less than a mile from Emeryville Marina Beach in San Francisco Bay.

On Thursday evening, the sandbar emerged from the water due to a high tide of -1.31 feet, and beachgoers took full advantage.

The phenomenon is expected to raise water levels by more than seven feet in low-lying areas of California, which experienced high tide earlier this month.  But this weekend there will be a new moon that will boost the tides even more

The phenomenon is expected to raise water levels by more than seven feet in low-lying areas of California, which experienced high tide earlier this month. But this weekend there will be a new moon that will boost the tides even more

People build sandbag barriers along the coast for fear of

People build sandbag barriers along the coast, fearing a “tidal king” that might flood the western shores.

SFGate reported seeing dozens of people pulling their boats up to Ashby Shoal to catch the sunset on the bay.

California is getting the brunt of Mother Nature with devastating storms in recent weeks bringing anywhere from 200 to 600 percent more rain than usual.

The chain of atmospheric rivers that hit the state has caused an estimated $1 billion in damage, dumped an estimated 24 trillion gallons of water on the state since December, and killed 19 people.

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