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Tidal departures

I'm new to salt water and leaving NY Harbor for LI Sound tomorrow morning. The forecast is calling for "tidal departures around 1 ft above normal expected around the time of high tide."

What exactly does that mean?

My assumption would be that Hurricane Bill has resulted in higher than average tides. Hence, the exiting tide would be slightly faster and so forth. However, I'm confused by the use of the word departure in referring to high tide.

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