Nov 15, 2016

King tides are back, thanks to the supermoon

Boston, MA
USA
by
Olivia Quintana
,
The Boston Globe
Lynda DeBiccari waded in as the water rose during a King tide at the end of Long Wharf. Photo: Lane Turner
Lynda DeBiccari waded in as the water rose during a King tide at the end of Long Wharf. Photo: Lane Turner

The peak of the king tide in Boston was shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday [November 15], [Matt Doody, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service] said, with the tide reaching about 12.5 feet.

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In Boston, there was some flooding near Long Wharf and on Morrissey Boulevard, according to the National Weather Service. Doody said this is normal for higher tides.

Scituate, Cohasset, and Fairhaven all saw slight coastal flooding.

Scituate Fire Chief John Murphy said the area didn’t have any winds or storms to make the effect of the high water more severe.