In the Storm
In the Storm

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain today, mainly after noon, with areas of fog before 9 a.m. and a high near 58 degrees. Light and variable winds will become east 6 to 11 miles per hour in the morning. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible. We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm overnight, with a low around 51. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 57 and Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

• Congressman Lee Zeldin announced in a press conference in Flanders Tuesday that the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote today to approve a new, unique zip code for the hamlets of Flanders, Riverside, and Northampton, which currently share a zip code with neighboring Riverhead. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The annual Big Duck holiday lighting in Flanders doesn’t have a rain date, so put on your raincoat if you’re planning to head over there to celebrate tonight. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. Our full holiday lighting schedule for the week ahead is online here.

• Non-profits throughout the East End launched annual Giving Tuesday campaigns yesterday, which provide a great opportunity to give back to your favorite environmental and cultural groups. We’ve compiled a few unique specific projects that have come our way over the past few weeks that are also deserving of the community’s support. More information is online here.

• The Peconic Estuary Program will be hosting a workshop to build fishing line disposal receptacles at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County in Riverhead this Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 12:30. All are welcome to come help out, but reservations are required. More details are online here.

• Southold Town is again helping kids send letters to Santa this week. Drop your letters off in the red mailbox at the recreation center or mail them to: Santa Clause, c/o Southold Town Recreation Department, P.O. Box 267, Peconic, NY  11958. To ensure a reply from Santa, letters must be received by Friday, Dec. 16. Late arriving letters will not be answered — it does take some time to forward them to the North Pole. Due to the volume of letters received, they’re accepting letters from Southold Town residents only. Remember to include a return address!

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

Nov. 30
MTK Hbr: 9:15 a.m., 9:45 p.m.
Orient: 10:16 a.m., 10:46 p.m.
Greenport: 10:44 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 10:39 a.m., 11:09 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 12:06 p.m.
S. JPT: 12 a.m., 12:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:20 a.m., 7:42 p.m.

Dec. 1
MTK Hbr: 9:56 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
Orient: 10:57 a.m., 11:29 p.m.
Greenport: 11:25 a.m., 11:57 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 11:20 a.m., 11:52 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 12:36 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
S. JPT: 12:43 a.m., 12:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:54 a.m., 8:19 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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