• Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 42 degrees and wind chill values between 25 and 35, with a west wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow showers overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 34. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 42. There’s a slight chance of snow showers early Friday, mixing with rain and snow showers between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., then a chance of rain showers after 10 a.m. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny Friday, with a high near 44.
• Tonight is the annual holiday lighting of The Big Duck in Flanders at 7 p.m. If you’re planning to attend, be sure to arrive early, and if you’re not planning to attend, it is advised that you avoid driving down Flanders Road during this massive annual event. More details are online here.
• On Friday, December 6th at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Christopher Gobler from Stony Brook University will host the “Bay Scallop Symposium” in the Avram Theater on the Stony Brook Southampton Campus. Speakers from Stony Brook University include Dr. Christopher Gobler, Dr. Bradley Peterson, and Dr. Bassam Allam and from the Cornell Cooperative Extension and Dr. Stephen Tettelbach. More details are online here.
• Despite the sour news on the scallop front, this year has been a banner one for oyster growers in the Peconic Estuary, and this year’s Greenport Shellabration, to be held this coming Saturday and Sunday, is a perfect opportunity to share your love of local shellfish and your support for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program, which works to restore and protect shellfisheries and habitat here. More details are in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub.
• Through a grant administered by the Town of Southold’s “Bay to Sound Project”, the Group for the East End is hosting two River Otter Survey & Monitoring Workshops led by Mike Bottini, the first of which will be this Saturday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. More details are online here.
• As the cold weather creeps in, the East End’s network of homeless shelters, Maureen’s Haven, is kicking into high gear. Support their work by attending their annual benefit this Saturday, Dec. 7 at Seasons of Southampton. More details are online here. They’re also accepting donations of these items at their office at 28 Lincoln Street in Riverhead.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:41 a.m., 4 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:49 a.m., 3:08 p.m.
Greenport: 4:18 a.m., 4:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:56 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:13 a.m., 4:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:40 a.m., 5:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:47 a.m., 6:06 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:37 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:46 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:40 a.m., 4:58 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:48 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
Greenport: 5:17 a.m., 5:35 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:50 a.m., 6:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:12 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:39 a.m., 6:57 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:46 a.m., 7:04 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:27 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:36 a.m., 1:47 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.