• Rain is likely today, mainly before 1 p.m., with cloudy skies and the temperature falling to around 45 by 5 p.m. Winds will be out of the west at 7 to 15 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 19. We’re expecting increasing clouds Saturday, with a high near 37. We’re expecting snow overnight Saturday and into early Sunday, with new accumulations of one to two inches possible. Skies will clear Sunday, with a high near 44.
• Two new leaders have taken the helm at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Shelter Island, with plans to guide the farm through the next phase of its development. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Feb. 28 is the deadline to apply for the lottery for two new workforce homes in Tuckahoe. More details are online here.
• How often have you found yourself putting effort and energy into a relationship, only to have it fall short of what you had hoped it would be? Our columnist Dave Davis discusses our relationships with personal patterns in this month’s Dave’s Desk@Ditch column, online here.
• Science writer and artist Erica Cirino will discuss “Trashed Nests, Poisoned Bellies and Entangled Wings: A Bird’s Eye View of Plastic Pollution” at the next event in the North Fork Environmental Council’s Speaker Series, to be held this evening, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Southold Town Recreation Center. More information is online here.
• The North Fork Audubon Society hosts an informational discussion about how to get involved with the Great Backyard Bird Count this Saturday, Feb. 17 at noon at the Red House at Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport. The Great Backyard Bird Count Runs Feb. 16 through 19, worldwide. More details are online here.
• The Southold Historical Society hosts a lecture titled “A Magic Carpet Tour of the Lighthouses of Southold Town” on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Southold Town has more lighthouses than any other township in the United States. Ted Webb, resident of Orient and tour guide to the Lighthouses, will share his knowledge of these unique and intriguing maritime landmarks. More details are online here. [Free]
• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:15 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:23 a.m., 9:46 p.m.
Greenport: 10:52 a.m., 11:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:39 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:47 a.m., 11:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:05 a.m., 12:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:23 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:52 a.m., 11:16 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10 a.m., 10:24 p.m.
Greenport: 11:29 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:02 a.m., 12:17 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:24 a.m., 11:48 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:37 a.m., 12:51 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:44 a.m., 12:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:58 a.m., 8:19 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.