Posted by Dr. Science on 12/31/2014 in Question
Is there a way to get ocean tidal predictions for a given point on the coast?
———- from Bob Campagna of Mt. Vernon, IA
You could check the world wide web, but I imagine you’d have a hard time separating the wheat from the chaff. After wading through every high school kid’s home page mention of the ocean, as well as every link to the laundry detergent ‘Tide’, you’d still end up with something you couldn’t rely on. No, if I were you, I’d check the Farmer’s Almanac, or maybe the Magic 8 Ball. You could ask yourself a question before you fall asleep at night, and see if you get a portentous dream. Any way would be more reliable than the Web.