Pictured Above: Greenport, Sunday

Good Morning!

• A heat advisory is in effect on Long Island from noon today until 8 p.m. Wednesday, with heat index values (temperature plus humidity) as high as 97 degrees possible. We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. today, with otherwise sunny skies and a high near 88, with a southwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9 p.m., with partly cloudy skies and a low around 71. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89 and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

• As East Enders cleaned up tree limb debris and awaited the return of electric service from Tropical Storm Isaias late this week, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued a dire warning for the rest of this hurricane season. “Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to fuel storm development in the Atlantic, leading to what could be an “extremely active” season,” they said in their annual August update to the Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, initially issued in May.

• The Federal Aviation Administration has extend its North Shore Helicopter Route rule, due to expire today, for two years, to to August 6, 2022. The rule, which requires civilian helicopters to use the route when flying along the North Shore, was initially pitched in 2008 as a solution to helicopter noise along the North Shore. It was made mandatory by the FAA in 2012. Here’s our full story.

• Southold Town has released the final draft of its long-awaited Comprehensive Plan, which is slated to be the subject of a public hearing at the town board’s Aug. 25 meeting via Zoom at 7 p.m. Comments are also being accepted at tos2020@town.southold.ny.us.

• Suffolk County reported 37 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Sunday, slightly fewer than average of late, with .6 percent of people tested testing positive. The county reported no new fatalities over the weekend, and the death toll here stands at 1,998. There are currently 41 people hospitalized with the virus, seven of whom are in ICU.

• 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:

August 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:09 a.m., 3:44 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:09 a.m., 3:44 p.m.
Greenport: 3:46 a.m., 4:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:33 a.m., 4:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:41 a.m., 4:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:08 a.m., 5:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:15 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:09 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:18 a.m., 12:45 p.m.

August 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:04 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:04 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
Greenport: 4:41 a.m., 5:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:23 a.m., 5:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:36 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:03 a.m., 6:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:10 a.m., 6:45 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:53 a.m., 3:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:02 a.m., 1:27 p.m.

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

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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