The King Tides have returned. They began today, November 25th and should last through November 28th in the Southeast.
Flooding from seasonal king tides impacting businesses in Hollywood
•Nov 18, 2019
WPLG Local 10
Rising water levels due to king tides affected several popular Broward areas Monday afternoon.
Causes of the increased flooding with King Tides due to the lunar gravitational pull and is compounded by sea level rise and a decrease in the Gulf Stream current.
The Gulf Stream has slowed considerably this week. The current normally draws water away from the southeast coast. When it slows the sea level quickly responds with a sudden rise.
NOAA's Global RTOFS showing the Gulf Stream current in meters per second.
The forecast has the Gulf Stream at it's lowest on November 27th.
Other Areas Expecting Floods from the King Tides
The King Tides are expected to affect the West Coast in conjunction with an incoming low that is expected to bomb as it makes landfall. A surge up to 7ft is forecast.
King tides could lead to flooding ahead of Thanksgiving storm•Nov 25, 2019
ABC 10 News
As a storm heads towards San Diego, residents in coastal communities are bracing for king tides and possible flooding.
For all the area King Tides text bulletins issued from NOAA check here.