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South Florida may experience high tides this fall

November 3, 2013
Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Weather officials are predicting that South Florida will experience more unusually high tides this fall.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, tides are predicted to be at their highest Sunday through Nov. 15 and Dec. 3-6. The high tide events are expected to be seven to 10 inches above the average high.

County officials say extreme tide events such as these can impact drainage systems and cause flooding in low-lying areas.

Weather officials say tides are influenced by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun, and therefore cycle on a daily, monthly, and seasonal basis. Tides can also be affected by sea level and weather, particularly wind and storm surge.

 
 

 

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