Scene in Edmonds: King tide — what a difference a month makes

On Dec. 27, the king tide was at 12.4 feet at 8:40 a.m., photographer Doug Parrott recalled. “The atmospheric conditions (low pressure and high winds) caused moderate flooding conditions on beaches and nearby Edmonds roads,” he said. On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the king tide was at 12.6 feet at 7:22 a.m. The atmospheric conditions — high pressure and no wind — had no impact on beaches and nearby roads, Parrott added.

  1. I was out of town at the time of the flooding , but I think that flooding was also exacerbated by an unusually high amount of fresh water run off and accumulation from a severe snow and later rain event at about the same time as the first King tide accompanied by high winds. This will probably keep occurring from time to time and our future city planning should take account of that.

    1. Yes, I agree, Clinton. The pattern is sure to continue and our city should be planning for such things in the future. Snow is an especially compelling new reality, and the city should rethink how they will help residents cope with those events.

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