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  •  Reminder: High tide times vary (8+ / 0-)

    For people whose lives don't run by the tide schedule -- high tide is at different times depending on where you are, and vary from day to day. Use Google to find tables showing high tide times for the next few days where you are.

    •  Yes, and unfortunately, the moon is closer (3+ / 0-)

      to the earth than usual in April and October, and we get something called "spring tides" which aren't about spring, but water springing forth, higher than it normally is.

      Normal spring tides, with no storm pushing them higher, is often enough to cause beach erosion and flooding.

      These already higher than normal tides will have a storm behind them.

      The plus -- low tides are lower than normal, too, during these periods. So pray the storm comes ashore at low tide. At some places along the NJ shore, low tide is 7 feet lower than high tide. If the storm comes ashore at low tide, you can subtract 7 feet in height from what the storm surge could be. That would be helpful.

      Someone I suspect will come along and say, "When's low tide?" Varies by location, so as someone said above, check your tide charts. They're online.

      Confession time: When I'm not ranting about politics, I write romance novels

      by teresahill on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 12:23:16 PM PDT

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