JOHN CLARE PHOTO Daybreak at Shell Beach on the first day of spring 2017.
Today is the first day of spring, the vernal equinox.
The earth’s axis today “is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun, resulting in a ‘nearly’ equal amount of daylight and darkness at all latitudes,” according to the National Weather Service (NWS). (more…)
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
The late-winter storm striking the tri-state area Tuesday is expected to spare the East End the worst, but dangerous conditions are still expected with high winds and blizzard-like conditions. (more…)
JAMES F. DAWSON PHOTO This pair of turkeys, snapped by our photographer in his backyard Saturday evening, will have to hunker down a little deeper on Tuesday if a blizzard hits the Island.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Blizzard Watch and predicts 12 to 18 inches of snow will accumulate between Monday night and Tuesday night. (more…)
PETER REICH PHOTO Our photographer captioned this shot: “What happened to the spring?”
The snow is expected to continue on Shelter Island until about 4 p.m. today and then turn to scattered snow showers, according to the National Weather Service. (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN A pair of red-breasted mergansers in West Neck Harbor Monday.
Tuesday will be a good day for ducks on Shelter Island, with light rain falling throughout the morning and afternoon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). (more…)