This year’s highest tides are predicted Friday and Saturday night during this month’s new moon. They’ll provide a glimpse of what daily high tides may look like in a future with higher sea levels.
State coastal managers and environmentalists are asking Rhode Islanders to head to the shore and document these high tides, often called king tides or moon tides.
Photographs of the water on local beaches can be uploaded using a free app called MyCoast, available on a smartphone or at MyCoast.org.
The project is designed to visualize the impacts of climate change, such as coastal flooding. Scientists also analyze the photos and pair them with data related to coastal weather events.
The high tide for Newport will be at 7:55 Friday night and at 8:45 on Saturday night. Organizers have listed high tides for other parts of Rhode Island here. You can also look up your local tide forecast online. Make sure to select your local harbor in the dropdown menu.