The nor’easter snowstorm started off the year with not only 14 inches of snow to the North End waterfront, but a record high tide from Boston Harbor. The rising sea level resulted in significant flooding shortly after noon on Friday, January 3rd. Harbor levels appeared higher than those seen during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 despite significantly less wave action. For example, a record level of water intrusion on the harborwalk occured at Christopher Columbus Park, something that did not happen during Sandy’s high tide. Sea level rise and Boston’s rising tides have been recently reflected in the proposed FEMA flood maps. Shown in the photo gallery below are some North End locations where there was significant flooding (Photos by Matt Conti. High resolution gallery and prints.)

David Arnold, North End resident also shares his photos of the rising tide below. (Click on the thumbnails to enlarge.)

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