• Today will be partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 36, but wind chill values between 20 and 25, with a northwest wind 30 to 33 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 48. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 20 but wind chill values between 10 and 15. Tuesday will mostly sunny, with a high near 39. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11 a.m. Wednesday, then a slight chance of rain showers. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 43.
• Farmers usually spend the winter months ordering seeds, planning their crop placement and fixing machines, but this winter, the East End farming community is wondering instead what a recent court decision will mean for their spring plans. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• As the Hamptons International Film Festival enters its 25th year, the festival is celebrating this month with a record 45 Oscar nominations for films that screened at last October’s festival. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association will host a discussion with new Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki and an information session about a special vote on Feb. 28 at the Flanders Fire Department for the purchase of a new fire truck at their monthly meeting this evening, Monday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the David W. Crohan Community Center at 655 Flanders Road.
• Registration is now open for the Long Island Natural History Conference, to be held March 24 and 25 at Brookhaven National Laboratory. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 10:27 a.m., 10:50 p.m.
Orient: 11:28 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
Greenport: 11:56 a.m.
Sag Hbr: 11:51 a.m.
N. Suffolk: 12:54 a.m., 1:18 p.m.
S. JPT: 1:01 a.m., 1:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:40 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 11:13 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
Orient: 12:14 p.m.
Greenport: 12:19 a.m., 12:42 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:14 a.m., 12:37 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 1:41 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
S. JPT: 1:48 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:24 a.m., 9:58 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.