Possible flooding in OB during high tides Wednesday – Thursday

by on January 12, 2010 · 17 comments

in Environment, Health, Ocean Beach, San Diego

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The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory and authorities were warning beachgoers to avoid the potentially dangerous conditions.

The advisory is in effect from from 4 a.m. Wednesday through 9 a.m. Friday for San Diego and Orange counties. High surf is expected in most areas, with sets up to 15 feet on west-facing beaches, according to the weather service.

Costal flooding is possible during the astronomical high tides early Wednesday through Thursday afternoon, the weather service reported. In San Diego County, the areas most vulnerable to flooding are between Camp Pendleton and Leucadia in Encinitas, between Cardiff and Del Mar, from Mission Beach to Ocean Beach, and from the Silver Strand south to the mouth of the Tijuana River.

Editor: Here are high tides at OB for next 4 days – Wednesday January 13 to Saturday January 16:

  • Wed Jan 13th: high tides at 8:51 am (+6.5 feet) and 11:16 pm (+5 feet);
  • Thursday Jan 14th: high tides at 9:31 am (+6 1/3 feet) and 11:47 pm (almost 5 feet);
  • Friday Jan 15th: high tides at 10:08 am (+6.2 feet) and 15 minutes past midnight (close to + 5 feet);
  • Saturday Jan 16th: just past midnight (again close to 5 ft) and again at 10:43 am (almost + six feet).

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avatar Frank Gormlie January 12, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Okay, well, OB used to have pig farms.

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avatar jettyboy January 12, 2010 at 5:39 pm

From the wave height, swell and tide charts I read seems most will hit north of here, but it gives the media something to talk about. We should get some swells WNW head high to overhead ( 6 – 10 ft ), but the extra high tide takes some energy out of the waves. All in all looks like some fun is on the way.

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avatar Frank Gormlie January 12, 2010 at 7:13 pm

jettyboy – what time will the high tides be at the coast?

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avatar not a redneck in east county January 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm

wow, you have piggies in OB? or is the tide gonna get so high it reaches my neck of the woods?

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avatar Editor January 12, 2010 at 7:52 pm

HIGH TIDES : Wed Jan 13th: high tides at 8:51 am (+6.5 feet) and 11:16 pm (+5 feet);
Thursday Jan 14th: high tides at 9:31 am (+6 1/3 feet) and 11:47 pm (almost 5 feet);
Friday Jan 15th: high tides at 10:08 am (+6.2 feet) and 15 minutes past midnight (close to 5 feet);
Saturday Jan 16th: just past midnight (again close to 5 ft) and again at 10:43 am (almost six feet).

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avatar fish guy January 12, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Well now that Newport has SIGNS we all will know which way to RUN if flooding does happen……

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avatar Abby January 13, 2010 at 7:35 am

But those are Tsunami signs! There are no flood evacuation routes!! We’re all gonna die!!!

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avatar doug porter January 12, 2010 at 9:03 pm

anybody see the mention in the UT about the Japanese tourists laughing at the Tsunami signs? they thought the signs were silly.

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avatar Mary E. Mann January 17, 2010 at 10:21 am

That is hilarious

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avatar rak January 12, 2010 at 11:52 pm

For folks that appreciate a graphical representation of the tides, Divebums (Ed Parnell and John H. Moore) has created a PDF calendar for 2010 available at: which includes moon phases as well as holidays.

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avatar Patty Jones January 13, 2010 at 7:55 am

very cool, rak. i’ll have to print that one out for the wall.

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avatar obsteven January 13, 2010 at 9:51 am

Nice Pic. I guess Sanders does surf.

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avatar Lisanob January 18, 2010 at 5:57 pm

What…..no people on the news from the Rag interviewing peoples flooded homes in OB. I’m sure this is all the City’s fault as well for not having mobile pumping stations. It was bound to happen….I guess all of the dog beach duplexes will be up for sale next week! Bring on the beach front property!!!

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avatar PSD January 19, 2010 at 10:35 pm

When one of those two-units comes up on Spray street I’m on it like stink on shit! 2/1 for Mom and Dad, and with the 1/1 street-facing unit it’ll be great for my daughter as a teenager…until she realizes Ma and Pa can bust down the door into her kitchen at whim…

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avatar mr fresh January 18, 2010 at 7:50 pm

welcome to lisanob’s neighborhood, boy & girls
can you say troll?
i thought you could

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avatar Sunshine January 19, 2010 at 7:27 am

tee hee

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avatar PSD January 19, 2010 at 10:38 pm

I can’t help it…whenever I see a troll making a mess of a forum I have to feed it Ex-Lax…

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