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Higher High Tides - Causing Confusion

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As reported by the News and Observer, east coast high tides are running 6-24 inches higher then expected since June. Surprisingly they have said global warming is not to blame as the change occurred too rapidly. It is odd that this event is going largely unreported.

While local tidal changes are not uncommon, researchers for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration aren't sure they have ever recorded an event like this one, which is showing up all the way from Maine to Florida. In North Carolina, tides have been about a foot above normal predictions.

It is theorized that a change in atmospheric pressure may be partially responsible.

H/T to No Agenda for this one (although they neglected to have the link in the show notes)