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Coastal flood advisory issued during Sunday’s King Tide event

Residents and motorists battle tidal surge flood waters in the 4700 block of Sucia Drive (January 7, 2022). Photo: Whatcom News

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — A coastal flood advisory was issued Saturday, December 24th, due to expected minor coastal flooding. The advisory will be in effect between 7am to 4pm on Sunday, December 25th.

According to the advisory statement, “King tides Sunday will result in unusually high water levels at high tide. Minor tidal overflow and coastal erosion is possible as a result.”

Flooding of lots, parks and roads and isolated road closures can be expected.

High tide is expected about 8am on Sunday at Sandy Point/Lummi Bay at a height of 10.4 feet and again about 4:45pm at a height of 9.2 feet. Mild southeasterly and easterly winds are expected during the advisory period.

The advisory area extends along the shores of San Juan County, western Whatcom County, western Skagit County and the Admiralty Inlet area.

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