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Fri October 18, 2013
What South Florida's Spring Tide (Or King Tide) Looks Like
The high tide that floods South Florida streets this time of year are known within the scientific community as a spring tide, although another popular term is king tide, which is not tied to any particular season.
A spring tide lasts several days and happens a few times a year when the moon, sun and Earth align.
The strongest astronomical tides occur between September through November. In South Florida, they’re highest in October. You can read more about the phenomena from our partner the Miami Herald.
The flooding is expected to last through Saturday, so don’t pack away your galoshes and gondolas yet.
Scroll down to see photos of the recent flooding in Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale and share with your out-of-state family and friends who may not understand how bad the flooding can get in South Florida.