The King Tide hits Boston

The King Tide hits Boston

If you’ve ever been to Boston, then this image might confuse and worry you!

King Tide in Boston

Normally, the end of Long Wharf is covered with people watching boats, reading books, or hanging out with friends. It is one of the most popular places in the downtown area.

Recently, though, there was a new-ish visitor: a King Tide.

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A King Tide is also often called a Spring Tide and means that it is going to be higher than normal. And these ones definitely were!! Thanks to the line-up of the Earth, sun, and full moon, the tides peaked at 12.3 feet on this day.

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Tons of people were coming down to watch the water where it wasn’t supposed to be, as did people in boats. At the edge right here, there looked to be about 1 1/2 to 2 feet of water. This is usually where we sit when we visit Long Wharf.

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Next month, on November 15, the water is supposed to be even higher coming in at 12.5 feet! Will you stop by to take pictures if you are in the area?

 

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