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Especially High Tides Expected This Week

Called "king tides," they'll peak Wednesday, experts say.

Expect tides to be higher than normal this week in Southern California beaches. Patch file photo.
Expect tides to be higher than normal this week in Southern California beaches. Patch file photo.

Starting today and lasting through Thursday, high tides along the Southern California shoreline are going to be a lot higher than usual.

Called “king tides,” these especially high tides are a twice yearly event.

Tides are expected to peak Wednesday at 7.1 feet above the average low tide, a National Weather Service representative told KPCC.

This occurs when the sun and moon sync up in a way that creates maximum pull on the Earth's waters, the radio station reported.

Last year at this time, a similar king tide caused flooding in Sunset Beach in North Orange County.

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