• We’re expecting light rain before 11 a.m. today, then a chance of showers between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., with cloudy skies and a high near 48. Then the cold kicks in. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 18 degrees but wind chill values between zero and 10, with a northwest wind 22 to 27 mph increasing to 28 to 33 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 48 miles per hour. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 33 and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 44.
• This morning at 11 a.m. Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar, together with the Riverhead Town Board, representatives from Peconic Bay Medical Center and leaders from the faith community, will join together at Riverhead Town Hall to declare the first Monday of every March as “Covid-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day.” The ceremony will include the placement of a memorial tree donated by Case’s Creek Nursery and Masonry, and the unveiling of a monument, generously donated by Rothwell Monuments.
• The Riverhead Fire Department will hold a community blood drive tomorrow, March 2, from 1 to 7 p.m. Blood is urgently needed now. Appointments are necessary due to the pandemic, and can be made online here.
• The latest date for Covid-19 testing and hospitalization data we have at the moment is last Friday, Feb. 26, when 665 new positive cases were identified in Suffolk County, with 3.8 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 454 people hospitalized in the county with the virus, with 111 of them in ICU and 27 percent of hospital beds available. The county reported six new deaths, bringing the death toll here to 3,067 people.
• Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s annual Spring Garden School has been an opportunity for the past 30 years for people who love gardening to go back to school to learn more from local Master Gardeners. This year, for the first time, the now all-virtual program will be focused exclusively on sustainable gardening methods. Here’s our full story.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:10 a.m., 11:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:18 a.m., 10:42 p.m.
Greenport: 11:47 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:22 a.m., 12:44 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:42 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:47 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:54 a.m., 1:16 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:14 a.m., 10:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:23 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:57 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:05 a.m., 11:31 p.m.
Greenport: 12:11 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:07 a.m., 1:32 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:06 a.m., 12:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:33 a.m., 1:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:40 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:03 a.m., 11:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:12 a.m., 9:47 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.