Lonnie Quinn (CBS 2) bungles the explanation of why we have 2 high tides a day.



“Weather anchor” Lonnie Quinn from CBS 2 in New York doesn’t appear to understand how the Earth’s tides work. In fact we get 2 high tides, once when the moon is overhead and again when the moon is on the opposite side of the planet, not the East Coast and West Coast of the USA.

Note at the end they specifically claim to be “accurate.” How many people had to slip up let this on air. Forget formal education, does no one involve even have a boat?

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