A deceased minke whale washed up on Indian Wells Beach in East Hampton Monday afternoon. | East Hampton Marine Patrol photo
A deceased minke whale washed up on Indian Wells Beach in East Hampton Monday afternoon. | East Hampton Marine Patrol photo

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain before noon today, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. The high temperature will be near 70 degrees, with a southeast wind 18 to 22 miles per hour, gusting as high as 36 miles per hour. Showers are likely overnight, with a low around 69. There’s a 40 percent chance of mostly afternoon showers and thunderstorms Wednesday, with a high near 77. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 70.

• The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society was notified of a deceased minke whale that washed up on Indian Wells Beach in East Hampton Monday around 4:30 p.m. The animal is 12 to 14 feet in length. AMCS is working with East Hampton Marine Patrol and the Highway Department to formulate a response plan, which is expected to take place after 9 a.m. today.

• The U.S. Navy is seeking to test private drinking water wells for free in designated areas near the former Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant/Grumman facility near Calverton to determine whether the chemicals PFOA/PFOS have migrated through groundwater to private drinking water wells at levels greater than EPA’s health advisory levels. The Navy is holding a public information session this afternoon from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Marriott Residence Inn Long Island East End at 2012 Old Country Road.

• Organización Latino-Americana of the East End is working to gather a groundswell of community members to speak out at South Fork town board meetings later this month for local legislation to protect law-abiding immigrants from deportation. OLA is planning to gather people to speak at the Southampton Town Board’s meeting this evening, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m., and at the East Hampton Town Board’s meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The agenda for tonight’s meeting in Southampton is online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss bids on asbestos removal at the town highway garage, the town’s proposed rental permit, the North Fork Mental Health Initiative and the EPA’s offshore drilling policy changes at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board has a public hearing on a bond order for the Fishers Island Ferry District planned for its 7:30 p.m. meeting this evening. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

Today’s high tides on the East End are as follows:

September 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:48 a.m., 11:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:56 a.m., 10:12 p.m.
Greenport: 11:25 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:20 a.m., 11:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:25 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:32 a.m., 12:54 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:49 a.m., 10:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:58 a.m., 8:14 p.m.

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

East End Beacon
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