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More flooding on 2nd day of California 'king tides'

  • Visitors watch waves crash on a cliff in Pescadero, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The National Weather Service says so-called King Tides — caused by a rather unique combination of how the sun, the moon and the earth align — will bring the highest tides of the year on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Along with the high tides, forecasters say a building swell will bring large breaking waves to area beaches. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

HUNTINGTON BEACH — King tides swelled again Friday along the California coast but only minor flooding was reported in a few areas.

The worst damage Thursday was just north of San Francisco, where the tide swamped a commuter parking lot in Marin City and seeped into dozens of cars.

The tide at Marin City reached 7 feet, slightly higher than during last December's king tides, which prompted the California Highway Patrol to temporarily close a highway connector ramp due to roadway flooding midmorning.

The tides reached over 10 feet in Redwood City, a bit above predicted levels, the National Weather Service said.

Television news reports showed ankle-deep water on some streets in the Sunset Beach area near Huntington Harbour shortly after a morning high tide of over 7 feet.


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