A minus tide, also sometimes called a negative tide, is an unusually low tide and are a natural phenomenon that occurs when a special alignment of the sun, moon and earth creates a particularly strong gravitational pull.
A minus tide height indicates the water level will be below the average low water line and there’s no better time to visit the tidepools when the rocks are exposed. Minus tide conditions are expected to last through the weekend.
For Friday, Jan. 3, minus tide is at 6:04 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 4 there will be a minus tide at 6:51 p.m. The last minus tide of the weekend will be on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 7:40 p.m.
Another period of minus tides is expected to occur between Jan. 29 and 31.