Coastal Flooding Threat in Washington State
Stronger winds in the forecast paired with the increased wave heights at high tide has prompted a Coastal Flood Advisory for parts of Washington State early Sunday morning.
A Coastal Flood Advisory is issued when we have a combination of onshore winds and tides, which can create flooding in low lying areas along the coast.
Winds are expected to be between 20-30 miles per hour, creating surf anywhere from 3-5 feet in the Puget Sound.
High tide will occur around daybreak on Sunday, and this is when we have the greatest potential for some minor flooding at the beaches.
The advisory is in effect from 4-8 AM PST.
WIND AND WAVES – Windy and wet weather continues through the end of the weekend for the Pacific Northwest. Coastal Flood Advisory from 4-8 AM Sunday for the Southwest Interior Tacoma Area, Hood Canal Area, and near Seattle and Bremerton #wawx pic.twitter.com/fXGXgG59bZ
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