Ian Pike noon, Dec. 8
Exceptionally High and Low Tides
Extreme tides are set to occur on several days during the end of January. These tides coincide with the full moon (January 29). A peak high tide of +6.5 feet occurs on Thursday, January 28 at 7:07am. Friday's high tide of +6.7 feet occurs at 7:54am. Saturday's high tide of +6.7 feet crests at 8:40am. Sunday's high tide of +6.3 feet peaks at 9:26am. If any strong winter storm happens to arrive from the west during these extreme high tide episodes, then flooding of low-lying coastal areas around San Diego is likely. Several exceptionally low tides will also occur within the same time period. On Wednesday, January 28 the tide falls to -1.4 feet at 1:34pm. Thursday's low tide of -1.7 feet bottoms out at 2:12pm. Friday's low of -1.8 feet occurs at 2:50pm. Saturday's low sinks to -1.7 feet at 3:28pm. Sunday's lowest tide of -1.5 feet happens at 4:05pm. These low tides are among the lowest in all of 2010, and they may be perfect for exploring marine life in the tidepool areas along San Diego County's coastline.