Good Morning, and Happy Tumbleweed Tuesday!
• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89 degrees and heat index values as high as 95, with a west wind 3 to 5 miles per hour. We are under a heat advisory until 9 p.m. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this evening before midnight, with a low tonight around 70 degrees. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 83, and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
• Now that Labor Day is done and gone, the New York State Department of Transportation is beginning work sealing cracks in the asphalt on Route 25 between Doctors Path and the Orient Point Ferry. The DOT says motorists should expect lane closures Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “This $2.6 million project covers work on 54 miles of the East End’s state roads with full completion scheduled for fall 2019,” according to the DOT.
• Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken announced Friday afternoon that West Nile virus has been confirmed in a horse stabled in Watermill. The five-year-old mare was seen by a veterinarian on August 20 and died on August 21. The horse had not been immunized. The Health Department is reminding horse owners to vaccinate their horses for West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus.
• The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed Friday the emergence of new cyanobacteria blooms, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in South Merritts Pond in Riverhead and Wickapogue Pond, Coopers Neck Pond, and Little Fresh Pond in Southampton. Cyanobacteria blooms are still present at Lake Agawam and Sagg Pond in Southampton, Mill Pond in Watermill, Georgica Pond in East Hampton and Artist Lake in Middle Island. Due to these findings, health officials are asking residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the area.
• Television is coming into its own as an art form, and producers of independent television see Greenport as a locus for a new generation of television writers looking to show off their work with the third annual Greenport TV Festival, opening this Thursday.
• The East Hampton Town Board will hold a work session this morning at 10 a.m. at town hall. Their agenda is expected to be posted online here.
• The Montauk Chamber of Commerce hosts their annual Tumbleweed Tuesday concert on the Montauk Green this afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m., with a concert by the Sturdy Souls, free hot dogs and drinks.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:15 a.m., 5:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:23 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
Greenport: 5:52 a.m., 6:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:43 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:47 a.m., 6:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:14 a.m., 7:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:21 a.m., 7:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:11 a.m., 4:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:20 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:19 a.m., 6:50 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:27 a.m., 5:58 p.m.
Greenport: 6:56 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:47 a.m., 8:09 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:51 a.m., 7:22 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:18 a.m., 8:49 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:25 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:18 a.m., 5:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:27 a.m., 3:51 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.