This Morning’s Bulletin — 8.17.16

Sunset in Deep Hole Creek, Mattituck
Sunset in Deep Hole Creek, Mattituck

Good Morning!

• Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 90 degrees and a west wind 15 to 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 28. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 85, and Friday will be sunny, with a high near 88.

• There is a high risk of rip currents at ocean beaches in southeastern Suffolk County today, with wave heights between 3 and 5 feet. There is also a small craft advisory in effect on the Long Island Sound and in the Atlantic Ocean until 2 p.m. and until 3 p.m. in Block Island Sound today.

• Congressman Lee Zeldin will brief members of the public on the next phase of the Fire Island to Montauk Point project tomorrow morning, Aug. 18, at 11:30 a.m. at Westhampton Beach Village Hall, 165 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach.

• Group for the East End will host a family hunt for “Lost Ladybugs” at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue this morning at 10:30 a.m. More information is online here. [Free]

Billboard Live performs tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Agawam Park in Southampton and several young North Fork performers take to the stage at Silversmith’s Corner in Southold tonight at 7:30 p.m. as part of several free outdoor music series on the East End this summer. [Free]

• The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society hosts a sunset picnic paddle tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Northwest Harbor[Free] and the Quogue Wildlife Refuge hosts a moonlight picnic paddle on the refuge’s ice pond tonight at 7 p.m. [$30] The moon will be full tomorrow night.

• Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts a special screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” tonight at 8 p.m., with a guest visit by live Stormtroopers and Sith Lords from the 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison. [$10-$12]

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

August 17
MTK Hbr: 8:54 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
Orient: 9:55 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
GPT: 10:23 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 10:18 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
S. JPT: 11:52 a.m.
Shinn. In.: 7 a.m., 7:17 p.m.

August 18
MTK Hbr: 9:35 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
Orient: 10:36 a.m., 10:52 p.m.
GPT: 11:04 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 10:59 a.m., 11:15 p.m.
S. JPT: 12:07 a.m., 12:33 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 7:43 a.m., 8 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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