• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 54 degrees, but wind chill values between 30 and 40 early, with a west wind 14 to 16 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 26. We’re expecting rain overnight, with a low around 41. There’s a 70 percent chance of showers Thursday, with a high near 53. Friday will be mostly cloudy and breezy, with a high near 54.
• New York State Seagrass Coordinator Soren Dahl is part of a state initiative developed out of the Seagrass Protection Act of 2012 to try to help local communities make decisions about protecting the seagrass within their jurisdictions, instead of lawmakers in Albany who might never have set foot in a Long Island estuary. Read our coverage of his recent talk at the Long Island Natural History Conference in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub, online here.
• The Suffolk County Legislature’s Superstorm Sandy Review Task Force is holding a public hearing at Southampton Town Hall this evening, April 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is welcoming anyone affected by the storm or who would like to share a story or solution to testify. The personal stories brought forth at the public hearing will provide valuable input to the task force, which is working to make recommendations on how to improve Suffolk’s storm response.
• Southold Town is hosting a free Opioid Overdose Prevention Program NARCAN Training Class on May 10 at 7 p.m. at the Peconic Recreation Center. Registration is required by May 7. More details are online here.
• This coming Saturday, April 21, is Record Store Day throughout the world, and Amagansett’s Innersleeve Records is celebrating with new vinyl releases and music by local bands Ransom Pier and Student Body and local DJs Mr. Lama and DJ Wake N Bake from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information on Record Store Day is online here.
• Master Gardner Robin Simmen will teach attendees at this Saturday’s East Marion Community Association meeting how to create a rain garden. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., the talk begins at 10 a.m. and a tour of the North Fork Audubon rain garden at Inlet Pond County Park will follow. All are welcome to attend.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:23 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:31 a.m., 11:44 p.m.
Greenport: 12:27 a.m., 1 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:23 a.m., 1:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:22 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:49 a.m., 2:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:56 a.m., 2:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:38 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:36 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:20 p.m.
Greenport: 1:13 a.m., 1:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:09 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:08 a.m., 1:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:35 a.m., 3:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:42 a.m., 3:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:31 a.m., 10:44 på.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.