Good Morning, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

• Look out for ice on the roads this morning, after a chilly night that saw wind chills in the teens freezing up roads still wet from yesterday’s sloppy snowstorm. We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high near 35 and a wind chill between 15 and 25. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 23. We’re expecting increasing clouds on Thursday, with a high near 38, and snow showers overnight Thursday, with new snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches possible. Friday will be mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 40.

Yesterday’s snowfall proved manageable across the region, with 4 inches reported by a member of the public to the National Weather Service in Riverhead, 5 inches reported by an emergency manager in Hampton Bays and 3.6 inches reported by a member of the public in Jamesport. Official National Weather Service stations at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Islip Airport reported 5 inches and 4.3 inches, respectively.

• The East Hampton Town Board work session originally scheduled for yesterday has been rescheduled to tomorrow, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m., and the Southampton Town Board meeting scheduled for yesterday has been rescheduled for tomorrow at 1 p.m.

• The Island Jazz Express will play a special Valentine’s Day concert this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamesport Meeting House featuring big band and vocal music of the likes of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, George Gershwin. Here’s More Info.

• If you can’t get free with your Valentine tonight, you still have time this weekend. The Suffolk in Riverhead is planning a special Valentine screening of the classic film “Casablanca” this Friday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. Attendees will be seated at tables for two and offered a free glass of prosecco and chocolate covered strawberries as they enjoy the film. Find Out More.

• If the spirit moves you, it’s also I Heart Estuaries week. Show a little love for the National Estuaries that surround us. Find Out More.

• Tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. is the annual African American Literature Read-In,  co-sponsored with John Jermain Library, at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor. Readers are welcome to present a short selection from your favorite work by an African American author. Here’s More Info.

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

February 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:48 a.m., 1:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:19 p.m.
Greenport: 1:25 a.m., 1:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:18 a.m., 2:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:20 a.m., 1:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:47 a.m., 3:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:54 a.m., 3:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:04 a.m., 12:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:35 a.m., 11:07 p.m.

February 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:44 a.m., 2:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:52 a.m., 1:15 p.m.
Greenport: 2:21 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:12 a.m., 3:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:16 a.m., 2:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:43 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:50 a.m., 4:13 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:58 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:30 a.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.


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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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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