Figure 4. A two-day graph of predicted tides (blue line) and observed hourly tide recordings (red plus symbols) that show the storm surge from the famous Blizzard of 1978. The large spring tides plus a 10-year storm surge resulted in flooding at the 100-year storm level. Times shown are in local standard time (LST) and elevations are in feet relative to mean sea level. Graphic is courtesy of the NOAA Tides & Currents web site.
Last updated on April 5, 2007