Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tidal Extremes in Provincetown Harbor

The high tide can easily rise above this level, so be cautious on the breakwater.
Last month I wrote about the extremely high and low tides we've been having. If you notice the level of the harbor as the water creeps up the side of the west end breakwater as the tide is rolling in, you'll see extra high tides, especially around the time of the full moon, followed by very, very low tides.
I wrote about the astrological reasons for these extreme tides, and you can click this link or just scroll down to the bottom of this page to find out what is making the tides so high and low.
Suffice it to say, just be cautious if you venture out onto the breakwater as the tide is coming in. We'll continue to have these extreme tides at least through the month of September. The safest time for this stroll is still after the crest of the tide, as the water begins to recede. And be sure to wear sturdy shoes, not a pair of flip-flops.

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