Pictured Above: Researchers from hurricanetrack.com at the New Suffolk Beach during Saturday night’s high tide

Good Morning!

• There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, with partly sunny skies and a high near 81, with a south wind 9 to 14 miles per hour. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. overnight, with skies gradually clearing and a low around 71. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 88 and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 88.

• What had been predicted to could be the first hurricane to make landfall on the East End in 30 years proved to be little more than a drill Aug. 22, as the storm veered eastward and rapidly lost strength in the overnight hours, eventually making landfall in Westerly, Rhode Island. Here’s our full report on the storm that wasn’t.

Suffolk County reported 425 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, Aug. 21, with 4 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 175 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 28 of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality, bringing the death toll here to 3,440 people.

• Joe Delia and the Thieves bring bluesy surf rock to a free concert at the Montauk Green, 742 Montauk Highway, Montauk this evening at 6 p.m. and the No Request Band performs at Dances in the Park at Mitchell Park, 115 Front Street in Greenport at 7:30 p.m. 

Nicolien

• The Beacon welcomes a new life to the family this weekend, hurricane baby Nicolien Oneiric Greinke, born on Saturday, Aug. 21, granddaughter of Beacon Publisher Beth Young, and daughter of Beacon cartoonist Isaac Greinke and Ocean Van Der Loos. All are well and waiting out the storm at Peconic Bay Medical Center.

• 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:

Aug. 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:01 a.m., 11:23 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:09 a.m., 10:31 p.m.
Greenport: 11:38 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:16 a.m., 12:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:33 a.m., 11:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:36 a.m., 1 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:43 a.m., 1:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:23 a.m., 10:39 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:32 a.m., 8:48 p.m.

Aug. 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:48 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:56 a.m., 11:17 p.m.
Greenport: Midnight, 12:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:01 a.m., 1:25 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:22 a.m., 1:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:29 a.m., 1:54 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:08 a.m., 11:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:17 a.m., 9:32 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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