The morning after....
The morning after….

Good Morning!

• We’re looking at some serious warming that could mean the end for some of these piles of snow. Today will be sunny, with a high near 36 degrees but wind chill values between 15 and 25. We currently have a northwest wind around 6 miles per hour that is expected to switch to the southwest in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Tomorrow is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 49 degrees and a southwest wind 9 to 17 miles per hour. Wednesday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 44.

• Here are the unofficial snowfall observations for the weekend’s blizzard from the National Weather Service: A trained spotter reported 26 inches on the ground in Islip as of 7 a.m. Sunday, a member of the public reported 22 inches on the ground in Yaphank at 7 a.m. Sunday, a member of the public in Eastport reported 19.5 inches on the ground as of 5:45 a.m. Sunday and a trained spotter in Mattituck reported 15.5 inches on the ground at 8 a.m. Sunday.

• The Westhampton Free Library was packed last Thursday night with residents anxious to hear the ideas espoused by the two candidates vying to fill Brad Bender’s seat on the Southampton Town Board in a special election tomorrow, Jan. 26. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Numerous events originally scheduled for this weekend have been rescheduled, and you can find the details on our snow cancellation page here. To report a rescheduled event, please send the details to

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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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