Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of snow this afternoon, mainly after 1 p.m., with a high near 34 and a calm wind ahead of the storm. Snow is expected to begin in earnest after 10 p.m. tonight, with a low around 19. but wind chill values between 5 and 15, with a north wind 9 to 14 miles per hour, increasing to 18 to 23 mph after midnight. We’re expecting new snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible overnight. The bulk of the snow will fall throughout the day on Saturday, with a high temperature near 27 degrees and a north wind 32 to 37 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 55. New snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches are possible Saturday, for a total of 10 to 16 inches by the time the storm is through. Snow will taper off overnight Saturday, with a low around 12 degrees but wind chlls between -5 and 0. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 27.

• Here’s the full Winter Storm Warning, which lasts from 7 p.m. tonight through 7 p.m. Saturday night. We’ll have more details on the approaching storm throughout the day today and tomorrow. Stay tuned.

• “Outcropping — Indigenous Art Now,” opening at the Southampton Arts Center on Feb. 4, is a bold step toward celebrating contemporary artists from the Shinnecock Nation and an array of sovereign Indigenous nations throughout the United States. Read More.

• The Parrish Art Museum hosts a virtual discussion with Senior Curator Corinne Erni and museum strategist and author András Szántó about his book “The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues,” this evening at 6 p.m. Here’s how to register.

• East End Arts in Riverhead has rescheduled its opening for its 2022 Members Show due to the snow — the opening will now be on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. Here’s more info.

• The Flanders Fire Department & FRNCA will host a New York Blood Center blood drive on Sunday, Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Flanders Men’s Club, at 1018 Flanders Road. Blood banks are in dire need of blood as the pandemic has made it difficult to schedule blood drives. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• The Beacon’s February print edition will be on newsstands throughout the East End later today. Pick up a copy today to read throughout the blizzard!

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

Jan. 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:59 a.m., 6:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:07 a.m., 5:35 p.m.
Greenport: 6:36 a.m., 7:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:20 a.m., 8:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:31 a.m., 6:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:58 a.m., 8:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:05 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5 a.m., 5:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:09 a.m., 3:40 p.m.

Jan. 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:56 a.m., 7:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:04 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
Greenport: 7:33 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:22 a.m., 9:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:28 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:55 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:02 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:06 a.m., 6:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:15 a.m., 4:46 p.m.

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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