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04/17/17 8:00am
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn Monday over West Neck Bay.

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn Monday over West Neck Bay.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for a mild and sunny Monday for Shelter Island.

High temperatures should reach 71 degrees with west winds at 8 to 16 mph, according to the NWS.

Tonight the temperature will drop to a low of 42 degrees and the wind will shift to the northwest at 5 to 9 mph.

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03/28/17 8:00am
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Dawn, just before the rain, at Camp Quinipet.

JOHN CLARE PHOTO Dawn at Camp Quinipet with shadows and fog before the rain.

Dawn broke Tuesday in fog that soon turned to rain.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting that rain and showers will continue at least until mid-afternoon. Temperatures will be in the upper 40s, according to the NWS.

Tonight will be showery into the wee hours with a low around 39, according to the NWS, with light winds out of the north.

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03/20/17 8:00am
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Day break at Shell Beach on the first day of spring 2017.

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…)