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Right on cue, the king tide made a splashy entrance along the Embarcadero in San Francisco on Saturday.

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Get ready, South Florida. The first round of king tides is upon us.

The king tides arrive Thursday in South Florida. Daily high tides can rise by a foot or more during king tide, experts say.