WEST SEATTLE SCENE: High tide exceeds expectations

10:17 AM: Thanks to @i8ipod for tweeting that photo from Alki about an hour ago, as high tide topped the seawall on the promenade. We noted back on Friday that today would bring one of the month’s highest tides, 12.6 feet, but as a texter points out with the screengrab below, atmospheric conditions pushed the actual peak even higher, close to 14 feet:

The highest predicted tides of the month are pre-dawn January 13 and 14, in the 6 am hour, at 12.8 feet.

10:35 AM: Just received Don Armeni Boat Ramp photos from Stewart L.

Note how high the floating dock rose, almost swamping the signage:

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SCENE: High tide exceeds expectations"

  • Mj January 4, 2021 (11:58 am)

    Kewl photos.  Thank you

  • Alkipocalypse January 4, 2021 (2:08 pm)

  • Jason here January 4, 2021 (3:39 pm)

    The Water Taxi dock was just below the fishing pier – higher than I have ever seen. You could fish with just a net!

  • Lura Ercolano January 4, 2021 (4:00 pm)

    The NOAA water levels data is on WSB’s weather tab.

  • Howard January 5, 2021 (1:03 pm)

    Waterfront home owners are lucky that tide didnt come with high winds!

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