The king tide is the highest predicted high tide of the year. During this period water levels are higher than that on an average day. In Miami Beach, the king tides usually occur during the months of September, October, and November. King tides provide a preview of the normal tidal variations we will see in the years to come as sea levels continue to rise. They are predicted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NOAA Tides and Currents station map can be used to locate stations that provide water levels, meteorological observations and current observations. The Virginia Key station is the closest NOAA Monitoring Site and is used to predict any possible impacts in Miami Beach. The city has also deployed two tide gauges to monitor tides.In 2017 king tides are expected to occur twice a day, during the following dates. Click here to obtain the specific times. October 4– October 10
October 17 – October 21
November 2 – November 8
December 4 – December 6
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