This Morning’s Bulletin — 3.13.23

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain today as a two-day noreaster kicks in, with a high temperature near 45 degrees and an east wind 8 to 13 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Rain will get heavy overnight, with a steady temperature around 43 degrees and an east wind 17 to 22 miles per hour. We’re expecting rain all day Tuesday, but the temperature will drop throughout the day to around 34 by 2 p.m. and the precipitiation turning to snow in the evening, with new snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches expected Tuesday night. Winds will be out of the northeast 15 to 21 miles per hour during the day Tuesday, picking up to 25 to 29 and switching to the northwest overnight Tuesday. Wednesday will be partly sunny and windy, with a high near 43.

• Widespread minor coastal flooding is also expected with this storm, with tides 1 to 1.5 feet above normal between midnight tonight and 7 a.m. Tuesday, and heavy rain at the times of high tide “likely to exacerbate street flooding,” according to the National Weather Service’s Coastal Flood Advisory.

• The Southold Planning Board is slated to discuss the revised plans for The Enclaves hotel in Southold at its 4 p.m. work session this afternoon, and set a public hearing on the newly completed Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Strong’s Marine’s proposed boat storage on Mill Road in Mattituck at its 6 p.m. regular meeting.

• The Southold-Peconic Civic Association will hold a public forum on affordable housing this coming Saturday, March 18 at 10 a.m. at CAST, 53930 Main Road in Southold. Panelists will discuss community housing needs, current affordable housing programs and Southold Town’s draft Community Housing Plan. All are welcome to attend.

• This spring’s offerings on the stages of the Hampton Theatre Company and the North Fork Community Theatre are a rare chance to see seldom-produced plays don’t shy away from an experience that is all too fresh on all of our minds — the ways in which truth can be mangled. Read More.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

March 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:15 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:23 a.m., 1:54 p.m.
Greenport: 2:52 a.m., 3:23 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:44 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:47 a.m., 3:18 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:14 a.m., 4:45 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:21 a.m., 4:52 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:20 a.m., 1:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:54 a.m.

March 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:10 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:18 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
Greenport: 3:47 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:39 a.m., 5:24 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:42 a.m., 4:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:09 a.m., 5:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:16 a.m., 5:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:15 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:24 a.m., 12:55 p.m.

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

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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

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