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Old 10-29-2008, 06:29 AM   #4
munkey
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Default Re: Sporadic Tides in Maine

our large spring tides can sometimes flood the water front car parks, it happens every year, we had a report on the news say it was due to global warming.
I had a couple of tourists tell me about what they heard on the news and where all concerned about the water in the car park.

I told them to wait where they where for a minute and returned with a Tide book (I worked on boats so we had a tide book on every vessel)
I asked them what the date was, (which I knew already) and showed them the tide for that date.
Sure enough, spring tide with an asterix, saying king tide (larger than normal)
I also informed them that some of these charts are written a couple of years in advance,
Moral of the story, don't alays believe what you hear on the news
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