• Here we are, bracing for a spring blizzard. We’re expecting snow, rain and sleet early today, becoming all snow after 3 p.m., with a high near 35 degrees and northeast winds 30 miles per hour, gusting to the mid-40s, with new snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 5 inches possible during the day today. We’re expecting further accumulation of 5 to 9 inches overnight. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 43, and Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 43.
• Every weekday morning, behind an outcrop of weathered shingle buildings that make up the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center, is a small kitchen where Chef Doug Gee is diligently preparing the day’s meals for dozens of preschoolers enrolled in the Head Start program, based at “The Center,” and nearby at the Children’s Museum of the East End. Chef Doug is the subject of our columnist Dave Davis’s “Season of the Sol” column this spring.
• Author Jericho Brown is expected to speak at this evening’s session of Writers Speak Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Stony Brook Southampton. We will update this post if the talk is cancelled or rescheduled due to snow.
• The Southampton Town Board will be holding a mobile town board work session to discuss issues relating to Hampton Bays at the Hampton Bays Fire Department substation at 106 Ponquogue Avenue tomorrow, March 22 at 3 p.m. The board will discuss the use of synthetic turf on baseball fields at Red Creek Park, the SEQRA analysis for the Hampton Bays Downtown Overlay District, an update on the Shinnecock Canal Maritime Park and code enforcement activities.
• Sag Harbor will play host to a march in support of the anti-school gun violence “March for Our Lives” in Washington, DC, this Saturday, with a rally with speakers at the Sag Harbor windmill beginning at 11 a.m. followed by a march down Main Street. All are welcome to attend, especially students. More information is online here.
• Coastal scientist Kevin McAllister of DefendH2O will give a presentation on the physical and biological ramifications of climate change within Long Island’s coastal zone at the East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street, East Hampton, on Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 1 a.m., 1:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:08 a.m., 12:36 p.m.
Greenport: 1:37 a.m., 2:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:30 a.m., 3:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:32 a.m., 2 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:59 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:06 a.m., 3:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:43 a.m., 10:59 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:46 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:54 a.m., 1:26 p.m.
Greenport: 2:23 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:16 a.m., 3:54 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:18 a.m., 2:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:45 a.m., 4:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:52 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:38 a.m., 11:55 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.