Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A "King Tide" is Coming mid-day on Thursday, October 9th!

Monday afternoon, I hit the beach later in the day and enjoyed the beauty of low tide and sparkling sunshine. 
Tuesday when we walked the beach at noon, we were surprised at how high the tide had come in, nearly blocking access to parts of the walk down by the Strandway staircase. We blamed it on the full moon. But then I got an email from the APCC (the Association to Preserve Cape Cod) proclaiming that the twice-yearly "King Tide" was on it's way.
According to APCC's email:
"A king tide is defined as being the highest of high tides and only occurring twice a year. With sea level rise this may become the new norm. This fall a king tide is predicted for Thursday, October 9, around 12:30 pm. It is important to check your local listing to see when high tide will be happening at your preferred high tide viewing spot.
Sea level rise is not some future occurrence. It's happening here and now and we'd like your help capturing it. Please send us any pictures of beaches, piers, salt marshes, bridges or other coastal scenes documenting this astronomical high tide event. You can post them on our Facebook page, or email them to"
So I guess I'll be headed up on Thursday to take photos (if it's not raining.) Thought I'd share, since I'd never heard of this phenomenon before. This seems to be my week to learn new Cape Cod trivia!

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