King Tides in Washington State

Some of the highest tides of the year occur in the winter. These tides, referred to as “King Tides,” occur naturally when the sun and the moon align, causing an increased gravitational pull on the Earth’s oceans. This winter king tides occur November through February.

The Washington King Tides Initiative is a partnership between Washington Sea Grant and the Washington Department of Ecology. You can view the Witness King Tides page on Sea Grant’s website for additional information on the initiative. Read the full story at the Washington State Department of Ecology Website.

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