Wednesday, September 2, 2009

tidal flow

A buddy told me about a great new website for tides predictions. It is called ProTides. The cool thing about it is that you can search location by name or, better yet, by Google maps. Below is a screen shot for their tide location predictions for a section of the Chesapeake Bay. You can see their Maryland map here.
They have 27 maps for coastal states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. I'll be mostly interested in their Maryland map for this upcoming trip (it has tide locations for Smith Island, Kent Narrows and Tilghman Island - perfect!). But I'll also be using their Virginia and North Carolina maps on future trips. Maybe someday I'll get a chance to use their Florida and Texas pages.
Pick out your location on the map, click it and you'll get a calendar like the one below. You can see they have tides, moon and sun information all right there.

Click on a specific day and you'll get the information in both graphic and tabular forms.
It is amazing what can be found on the web for free.


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