‘King tides’ later this week, and the state wants your photos again

December 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm | In West Seattle beaches, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

For the next five days, the morning high tides will approach 13 feet – the so-called “king tides” – and the state Ecology Department is again asking you to share your photos. Above is one of ours from WSB coverage last December 17th, when a king tide coincided with high winds. This Friday (December 6th), at 7:48 am, high tide will peak at 12.9 feet, same as it was on that memorable day a year ago. Here’s the request from Ecology:

*Take photos during a king tide, preferably where the high water levels can be gauged against familiar landmarks such as sea walls, jetties, bridge supports or buildings.

*Note the date, time and location of your photo, then upload your images on the Washington King Tide Photo Initiative Flickr Group.

*Please tag your photos on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #kingtides.

*Play it safe! While the winter king tides occur during daylight hours, don’t venture out during severe weather and keep a close eye on rising water levels.

We would also love to see your photos – here are all the ways to reach us. Thanks in advance!

P.S. Any time you’re looking for a tide chart – check the one that’s displayed on the WSB West Seattle Weather page.


  1. I use your weather page, including the quick to use tide chart, often. Thank you!

    Comment by Chris W — 6:54 pm December 3, 2013 #

  2. I remember a few of these high tide events when I was growing up. It was always exciting for a kid to to see the the boardwalk completely submerged and water licking up against the steps to Alki Ave.

    Comment by G — 6:43 pm December 4, 2013 #

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