With the May new moon on Friday and Saturday night, Newport is expected to see “King Tides” this weekend.
King Tides, Spring Tides or Moon Tides are the highest forecasted tide of the year and Newport will experience them at 8:26 p.m. on Friday, May 6th when the tide is expected to be 1.1 feet above mean high water and on at 9:17 p.m. on Saturday, May 7th when tide is expected to be 1.2 feet above mean high water.
The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council and its partners share that they believe these extreme tide levels provide a glimpse of what the state can expect as sea level rise accelerates with climate change, where this could be our daily high tide by mid-century.
The are asking for folks to head to the shore on Friday and Saturday night and snap a picture, “participating is easy: simply grab your camera or smart phone and head to the bay, tidal river or ocean during the high tides, install the free MyCoast app and submit your photos!”
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