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Tag: King Tides

News Pix: Double Rainbows, Holiday Lights, Ocean Art and King Tides

December 14, 2012 | 11:30 am

News Pix: Double Rainbows, Holiday Lights, Ocean Art and King Tides

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Wednesday, December 12th, brought both sun and clouds to the skies above San Francisco’s Ocean Beach, and the combination produced spectacular scenes including a bright rainbow. Depending on the timing and location, some people even saw a double rainbow. (Jim Dikel/Ocean Beach Bulletin) After years of dark, Richmond’s Macdonald Street was decked out in festive […]

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December 13, 2012 | 2:42 pm

Photos and Video: King Tides May Give a Glimpse of Bay Area’s Climate Change Future

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Want to know what the Bay Area coast will look like in years to come? Tides are rising to a their highest levels of the year Thursday and Friday. A rare juxtaposition of the sun and moon is pulling the water two or three feet above its normal levels, and has caused minor flooding around […]

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‘King Tides’ Are Back: Where to See (and Shoot) Them

December 22, 2011 | 5:28 pm

‘King Tides’ Are Back: Where to See (and Shoot) Them

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It’s almost time for the new moon—the start of the monthly lunar cycle when the moon is most closely aligned with the sun—and that can bring unusually high tides. Last winter, many West Coast residents (or was it just me?) were acquainted for the first time with the term “king tide.” That’s a really, really […]

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February 17, 2011 | 4:11 pm

Video: King Tides Hit San Francisco Streets

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Gretchen Weber of KQED’s Climate Watch took a little boat trip today to catch a glimpse of the King Tides in San Francisco. These are extremely high tides that hit the California coast a couple of times a year. The boat excursion was conducted by San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental group that is trying to […]

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