King Tide Report by Deirdre Robinson
"King Tide at Jacob's Point, Warren RI. Overnight and early AM rainfall was 0.44 in.; waxing Gibbous Moon, 97% full; winds South at 27 mph. Although the predicted tide was 4.4 ft., the entire salt marsh was flooded. In 7 years of monitoring Jacob's Point almost daily, this is by far the most significant flooding observed. The Saltmarsh Sparrow Research Initiative monitors flooding of nests, that usually does not happen until tides approximate 5 ft. If this King Tide occurred during the breeding season (May-August), all nests of this endangered species would have been destroyed by flooding. The walking path was flooded to 4 in. in parts, with Fiddler Crabs attempting to dig into the mud and minnows observed swimming from the Warren River."
09/30/2020 | 8:27 am
0 hours 42 minutes after high tide
Conimicut Light (3.1 miles away)
Water Level (at time of report): 8:27 am, 6.3'
High Tide (Predicted): 7:52 am, 4.6'
High Tide (Observed): 7:48 am, 6.5'
Wind Speed: 21.5 MPH
Wind Direction: SSW (192°)
Rainfall (Calendar Day): 0.65"
Rainfall (Past 24 Hours): 0.56"