• There’s some rain sticking around this morning, but we’re expecting gradually clearing skies today, with a high near 44 degrees and a northwest wind 11 to 15 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear tonight, with a low around 19. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 34, and Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 45.
• Strategic retreat from the coastline in Montauk is one of the most notable components of a series of hamlet studies presented to the East Hampton Town Board Feb. 6. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• What do the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals have to do with the East End? Find out in Michael Daly’s February column, “2030 or Bust!“.
• Tickets are available online for Community Action Southold Town’s Have-A-Heart dinner for the organization’s winter emergency fund, to be held this Thursday, Feb. 15 at Peconic Landing, More details are online here.
• The North Fork Audubon Society hosts an informational discussion about how to get involved with the Great Backyard Bird Count this coming Saturday, Feb. 17 at noon at the Red House at Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport. The Great Backyard Bird Count Runs Feb. 16 through 19, worldwide. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:35 a.m., 7:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:43 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
Greenport: 8:12 a.m., 8:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:58 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:07 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:34 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:41 a.m., 10:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:43 a.m., 5:09 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:17 a.m., 8:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:25 a.m., 7:47 p.m.
Greenport: 8:54 a.m., 9:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:42 a.m., 10:09 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:49 a.m., 9:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:16 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:23 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:29 a.m., 5:53 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.