Maybe you're thinking of a trip to the moon after this election? Well, it'll put a show on for us back here on Earth on November 14th. The Supermoon is on the way. So maybe you should stay. It will be the closest a full moon has been to Earth since January 26, 1948. That was when Truman beat Dewey, even though the papers printed otherwise!
Of course, the gravitational pull of the moon is the primary reason for our tides. And with a Supermoon, we'll have potentially super-sized tides.
STATEMENT FROM NWS:
The highest astronomical tides in years are expected on Tuesday, November 15. The astronomical tide in Portland is 12.0 feet Tuesday afternoon. Even a minor onshore wind will likely cause some coastal flooding in vulnerable locations along the Maine and New Hampshire coast. At this time, low pressure is expected to move up the east coast in the Tuesday to Wednesday time period and could cause a small storm surge, increasing the chance of minor coastal flooding.
This was what happened last time we had a King Tide, back on October 18th.
Meanwhile, here's what the EURO Model has 'progged' out to coincide with the astronomical high tide next week. Not good.
So needless to say, coastal flooding will likely be an issue. And whether it's politics or weather, I'm all about sticking to the issues!
(© 2017 WCSH)