• We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day today, with high near 41 and a 40 percent chance of rain, snow, and sleet, mainly after 4 p.m. Winds will be calm early, becoming south 5 to 8 miles per hour in the afternoon. We’re expecting rain overnight, mainly after midnight, with the temperature rising to around 46 by 3 a.m. It will be breezy, with a south wind 11 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 46. We’re expecting rain Wednesday, with steady temperatures in the mid-40s. There’s a 30 percent chance of morning rain Thursday, mainly before 11 a.m. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.
We’ve got a ton of government information in today’s bulletin:
• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the downtown Montauk beach stabilization project, the definition of “cellar” in the town code, an artist studio request, tracking energy used by town buildings and proposed members of the CPF technical advisory committee at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at the Montauk firehouse at 12 Flamingo Avenue. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board is holding several public hearings on Community Preservation Fund acquisitions, on the acceptance of a conservation easement in Water Mill, on updated certificates of occupancy and a new filming permit process at their 1 p.m. meeting at town hall this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board is also holding a special meeting to hold a public hearing on a draft environmental impact statement for The Hills at East Quogue Planned Development District at the East Quogue Elementary School at 6 Central Avenue this evening, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m.
• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss several wetlands permits, the town’s committee attendance policy and an audit of the town’s justice court at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.
• Southold Town will host a public forum on alternative onsite wastewater treatment systems this Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. in the town hall meeting room. Experts will be on-hand to answer questions from the public, and all are welcome to attend.
• The Suffolk County Water Authority will host the first meeting of a planned ten-year public education initiative focusing on groundwater quality and conservation at the East Hampton Library on Wednesday, Jan. 18. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 6:39 a.m., 7:02 p.m.
Orient: 7:40 a.m., 8:03 p.m.
Greenport: 8:08 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 8:03 a.m., 8:26 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 9:30 a.m., 9:53 p.m.
S. JPT: 9:37 a.m., 10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:53 a.m., 5:24 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 7:30 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
Orient: 8:31 a.m., 8:54 p.m.
Greenport: 8:59 a.m., 9:22 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 8:54 a.m., 9:17 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 10:21 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
S. JPT: 10:28 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:48 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.