King Tides And Super Moon Could Swamp South Florida Through Wednesday

Nov 15, 2016

A seasonal king tide boosted by a rare super moon over the weekend may continue to trigger flooding around South Florida through Wednesday, National Weather Service forecasters warned Monday.

High tides were expected to reach three feet or higher along the South Florida coast beginning Monday and continuing through Wednesday and possibly Thursday. That’s expected to trigger some flooding, forecasters said in an advisory Monday. The super moon, making its closest pass to the Earth in nearly seven decades, is amplifying the seasonal king tide.

“We’re going to continue to see above normal high tides through Wednesday,” NWS meteorologist Ian Lee said.

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