Coastal Flood Advisory for Pacific County

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service, Portland Office notified the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency of a Coastal Flood Advisory, which is in effect until 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. 
 
A Coastal Flood Advisory means that there may be minor tidal overflow along low lying sections of the southwest coast, including low lying areas within the City of Raymond. 
 
A predicted high tide of 11.5 feet combined with strong offshore winds, significant swell and high astronomical tides due to the new moon, may produce minor tidal overflow along the south Washington coast at midday today.  The tidal anomaly is expected to be 1’ – 1.5’ producing a high tide possibly greater than 12.0’.  This may result in the closure of lanes of State Route 101, in the central Raymond area.  The National Weather Service indicated that minor flooding is expected near the city. 
 
This event will is accompanied by a High Surf Advisory.  Seas will reach 19’ – 20’ early this evening and hold around 10’ tonight.  The large swell will cause hazardous conditions in the surf zone and beachgoers should use caution if venturing near the water.