• We’re expecting rain today, mainly before 3 p.m., with a steady temperature around 43 degrees and a southwest wind 13 to 21 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 31 mph. We’re also expecting rain overnight, with a low around 39, and rain again on Tuesday, with a high near 46. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 43.
• Whether in politics or any other sphere of life; there are plenty of folks looking to capitalize on our fears. Our columnist Dave Davis explores what that might mean in the voting booth this season in this month’s Dave’s Desk@Ditch.
• The Southold Historical Society’s Winter Lecture Series continues tomorrow afternoon with a free lecture on the “Montauk Point Lighthouse” by Henry Osmers at 4 p.m. in the Peconic Landing Auditorium. More details are online here.
• The folks at North Fork Audubon are hosting an informational session on how to use eBird to participate in next weekend’s Great Backyard Bird Count, an international citizen science project, this coming Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. at Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport. More details are online here.
• The Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center and the Indian Network of Eastern Long Island are hosting a bus trop to the Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Pennsylvania, where they recently arranged to have four calves sent to avoid them becoming veal, on May 30. All are welcome. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:23 a.m., 10:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:31 a.m., 9:57 p.m.
Greenport: 11 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:57 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:55 a.m., 11:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:06 a.m., 12:29 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:32 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:41 a.m., 8:15 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:13 a.m., 11:40 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:21 a.m., 10:48 p.m.
Greenport: 11:50 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:27 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:45 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:48 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:55 a.m., 1:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:21 a.m., 10:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:30 a.m., 9:07 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.