Photos: Record High Tides at Elliott Bay Marina

Posted: December 27, 2012  |  By: Deborah Bach [Three Sheets Northwest]

Monday’s record-breaking high tides wreaked havoc around Puget Sound, flooding waterfront properties and prompting Des Moines to shut down the Redondo fishing pier and boardwalk.

The Seattle tidal station measured the highest water level since 1901, meteorologist Cliff Mass reported on his blog. Mass attributed the high water levels to a combination of the “king tides” that occur in winter, a low pressure system that caused sea levels to rise and the storm surge effect of strong winds pushing water onto the shore.

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