Monitoring the tides amid Jose

STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — We were monitoring the tides on Tuesday as Jose spins out in the Atlantic.

Thankfully, this storm track has moved even further away from Connecticut. Regardless, we still have lots of wind churning up Long Island Sound in the distance.

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Earlier on Tuesday, we checked out some minor tidal flooding in Stratford at Birdseye Marina. This is one of the areas that typically sees tidal flooding whenever a storm is nearby, so the parking lot started to flood some with the water moving in from Long Island Sound into the mouth of the Housatonic River. The water went up around 11 a.m. and started to go back down shortly after high tide around 11:40 a.m.

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The next thing we’re watching is a coastal flood advisory for the tidal cycle happening just before midnight on Tuesday. This will likely be the worst high tide cycle of the storm, and will be a few feet above normal levels. It is a recipe for issues since we’re dealing with astronomical high tide right around that time.

If you live in an area that typically floods during astronomical high tide, expect the water levels to be slightly higher. If your basement is prone to flooding, you might want to check your sump pump!

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