"U.S. Atlantic Coast Sea Level Anomaly Seen"
"U.S. scientists say persistent winds and a weakened current contributed to higher than normal June and July sea levels along the Eastern Seaboard.
A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report says water levels six inches to two feet higher than originally predicted were reported.
NOAA scientists analyzing data from select tide stations and buoys from Maine to Florida said they found a weakening of the Florida Current Transport -- an oceanic current that feeds into the Gulf Stream -- and steady and persistent northeast winds contributed to the anomaly."Source: UPI, 09/04/2009