• Jeanna Shepard

Extreme Tides

Tides will get extreme in the coming week, with both unusually high and low tides, especially on Wednesday and Thursday, when the moon is both close and full.
The tides will be highest around noon and midnight, and lowest at dawn and dusk. Shellfishermen who like to go wandering out in the shellfish flats will like next week. Sand bars that are usually underwater will appear.

High tides will push the wrackline up the beach.

The moon will be in perigee on Wednesday, close to the earth and only 223,667 miles away. For purposes of comparison, the moon on June 8 was 252,417 miles away. You’ll hear some folks at the Old Farmer’s Almanac refer to the full moon on Thursday as a Super Strawberry Moon. Here on the Vineyard we call it a Super Summer Moon, since it is not far from the start of summer at 11:32 p.m., Sunday, June 20.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., June 18 5:06 8:18
Sat., June 19 5:06 8:18
Sun., June 20 5:06 8:19
Mon., June 21 5:07 8:19
Tues., June 22 5:07 8:19
Wed., June 23 5:07 8:19
Thurs., June 24 5:07 8:19
Fri., June 25 5:08 8:20
Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
June 11 75 53 0.00
June 12 69 57 0.09
June 13 71 54 T
June 14 75 54 0.00
June 15 73 62 0.05
June 16 76 59 0.04
June 17 74 51 0.00


Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 68º F


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