Good Morning!

• We’re expecting widespread moderate to major coastal flooding of 1.5 to 2.5 feet above ground level in low lying coastal areas tomorrow, in conjunction with a strong storm expected to impact the entire northeast tonight into Saturday. A coastal flood warning is in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Here’s the National Weather Service’s full briefing this morning.

Here are the times of high tides for the next two days:

January 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:06 a.m., 10:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:14 a.m., 9:42 p.m.
Greenport: 10:43 a.m., 11:11 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:40 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:38 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:17 a.m., 9:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:26 a.m., 7:55 p.m.

January 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:57 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:05 a.m., 10:34 p.m.
Greenport: 11:34 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:13 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:29 a.m., 11:58 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:33 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:40 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:07 a.m., 10:39 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:16 a.m., 8:48 p.m.

• We’re expecting increasing clouds today, with a high temperature near 47. We’re expecting about an inch of rain with this storm, mostly overnight, with a southeast wind 10 to 15 miles per hour, increasing to 21 to 26 miles per hour after midnight, gusting to 41. Skies are expected to clear on Saturday, with the temperature rising to near 54 by 10 a.m. then falling to around 42 for the rest of the day. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 39.

• The Heart of Riverhead Civic Association‘s 11 a.m. meeting this Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Riverhead Free Library will feature a conversation with new Town Supervisor Tim Hubbard, after which the group will hold a Volunteer Expo for the Martin Luther King National Day of Service at 1 p.m. Saturday, where community non-profits will be on hand to talk with prospective volunteers.

• In tandem with its current exhibition Port + Harbor: Preservation, Not Speculation by Sabina Streeter, Floyd Memorial Library will be holding a panel discussion on Historic Preservation on the East End (and where does new development fit in?), on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. All are welcome.

• PoquaTALKS hosts Orient resident Liuba Kalynchuk for a conversation about “My Journey from Ukraine to US” on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall in Orient. Ms. Kalynchuk and her family arrived here from Ukraine after the start of Russia’s aggression against her country in the winter of 2022. Here’s more info.

• The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force will hold its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration at the town Recreation Center at 970 Peconic Avenue in Peconic on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 4 p.m.

Stay dry and safe out there!

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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