Here’s what’s happening, new, and to do during this first weekend of February.

Friday, February 1st

Friday – Sunny, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as zero. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Marine –
W winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 foot or less.

The sun will rise in Newport at 6:56 am and sunset will be at 5:01 pm.The first high tide will be at 5:29 am and the next high tide at 5:47 pm. The first low tide will be at 11:42 am and the next low tide at 11:03 pm.

Friday Night – Mostly clear, with a low around 16. West wind 7 to 9 mph. Marine – W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot or less.

Saturday, February 2nd

Saturday – Increasing clouds, with a high near 36. Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph. Marine – W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 1 foot or less, then around 3 ft in the afternoon.

The sun will rise in Newport at 6:55 am and sunset will be at 5:03 pm. The first high tide will be at 6:15 am and the next high tide at 6:31 pm. The first low tide will be at 12:12 pm and the next low tide at 11:43 pm.

Saturday Night – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. West wind 6 to 15 mph. Marine – W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

Sunday, February 3rd

Sunday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Marine – NW winds around 5 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.

The sun will rise in Newport at 6:54 am and sunset will be at 5:04 pm. The first high tide will be at 6:56 am and the next high tide at 7:11 pm. The only low tide of the day will be at 12:44 pm.

Sunday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Southwest wind around 8 mph. Marine – SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot or less.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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