July 25, 2009

The News & Observer: Unusual High Tides Baffle Experts

The News & Observer
Martha Quillin - Staff writer
Sat, Jul. 25, 2009

Weather experts are contemplating a new mystery of the deep blue sea: why it's been deeper than usual at high tide all along the East Coast for the past several weeks.

Since June, tides have been running from 6 inches to 2 feet above what would normally be expected, even considering seasonal and lunar fluctuations. While local tidal changes are not uncommon, researchers for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration aren't sure they have ever recorded an event like this one, which is showing up all the way from Maine to Florida. In North Carolina, tides have been about a foot above normal predictions...

Read the full
News & Observer Story here

Photo Credit:
Island Gazette - Click to read the Gazette's coverage of the high tide flooding as it happened.
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