Rains, High Tides in Forecast

With the winter rainy season upon us, those who live or park their vehicles in low-lying terrain need to be cautious about upcoming high tides. The next one, a 6.4’ sea level rise, occurs early the Friday after Thanksgiving and tides will remain high through November 28, according to the...

King Tides Return 6/30-7/6

Six days of king tides (over 6.5’) will begin on June 30, causing flooding in low–lying areas of Southern Marin. Here’s the schedule from the TideLog company: Fri.        6/30       9:28 p.m.          6.5’ Sat.       7/1          9:28 a.m.          6.7’ Sun.      7/2          11:00 p.m.        6.9’ Mon.     7/3        11:51 p.m.         7.0’...

Effects of Drenching Rains on Tidal Height

This is the second installment of a research paper on the microclimates of Richardson Bay by Yellow Ferry Resident Richard Pavek. An inch of rain falling on the Bay raises the high and low tides an inch more than predicted. But an inch of rain falling on the surrounding area—which...

King Tides Return This Weekend

Five days of king tides (over 6.5’) will begin this Saturday, causing flooding in low–lying areas of Southern Marin. Here’s the schedule: Sat.        1/29       8:32 a.m.          6.7’ Sun.       1/30       9:28 a.m.          6.9’ Mon.     1/31       10:21a.m.    ...

More King Tides Ahead

During the early winter months, the combination of the lunar phase and the solar perihelion (when the earth is closest to the sun) can generate especially high tides, also known as king tides. King tides that exceed 6.5′ typically cause street flooding in Sausalito, most often on Gate 5 Road...

High Tides and Rain on the Horizon

Unusually high tides of 6.5’ or more are expected from Thursday, November 4 through Monday, November 8. There’s also a chance of rain on Thursday, Sunday and Monday, which could lead to flooding at low points such as the 101/Marin City offramp, Manzanita Park & Ride lot, and some portions...

More King Tides Coming

King tides (tides over 6.5’ high) are due in December and January, with tides exceeding 7 feet in mid-December. If accompanied by rains, these tides could flood parts of our parking lots, Gate 5 Road, the Manzanita parking lot and the multi-use path. Below are the predictions for higher than normal...

Last King Tides of Winter Coming Soon

Tides of 6.5’ or more are predicted for February 7-9, with the highest tides on Friday and Saturday mornings. To determine the exact times of these high tides, check the interactive tide chart on the right side of this page; by clicking on the Day + button, you can advance...