Pacific Ocean during a raging winter storm
Big Beach, Ucluelet, BC, Vancouver Island
It was a storm like no other with two major weather phenoms coming together on the same day. The term 'king tide' is used to describe the highest most extreme tides of the year. It is above the highest water level reached at high tide on an average day. These tides occur when the orbits and alignment of the earth, moon, and sun combine to produce the greatest tidal forces. This along with a winter storm with very strong winds makes for amazing storm watching.