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What’s Up In Newport County Today
Saturday, December 26
By Ryan M. Belmore

Good Morning,

Hope you had a very nice and safe Christmas.

Kwanzaa begins today and ends on Friday, January 1. Happy Kwanzaa to all those who celebrate!

It’s quite windy (and cold) out there this morning. Luckily this storm didn’t bring the massive power outages that were being planned for. Tiverton was hardest hit in the state yesterday, with about 500 customers without power in the afternoon. As of 6:30 am this morning, there was just one customer (in Providence) in the entire state without power.

Although Christmas has passed, there’s still some fun and festive activities to enjoy. Head for Christmas In Newport to learn more about A Rough Point Holiday, Holiday Lantern Tours, and”Through Her Eyes- A Newport Nutcracker Reimagined” an Island Moving Company / Marta Renzi Film.

Lights more your thing? Sparkling Lights at The Breakers – An Outdoor Magical WonderlandNight Lights – An Illuminating Experience at Blithewold Mansion and Holiday Lights Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo continues until January 10.

Updated COVID-19 data will not be posted by RIDOH between 12/24 and 12/27.  Data will next be updated on 12/28.Happy Birthday today to Patrick Sullivan, Gail Holmes, and Kathleen Kipp.

Have a great Saturday,

~ Ryan

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A look at what’s happening In Newport County today


  • Today – Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. West wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
  • Tonight – Mostly clear, with a low around 26. West wind 9 to 13 mph.
  • Sunday – Sunny, with a high near 40. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
  • Sunday Night – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. South wind 5 to 10 mph.


  • Small Craft Advisory until December 26, 07:00 PM EST
  • Today – W wind 12 to 16 kt, with gusts as high as 27 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – W wind 8 to 11 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Sunday – W wind around 6 kt becoming SW in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Sunday Night – Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming S 5 to 9 kt in the evening. Mostly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • The current water temperature in Newport is 46°F.

Sun & Moon – Saturday

  • Sunrise: 7:11 am | Sunset: 4:21 pm
  • High tide at 5:05 am & 5:21 pm | Low tide at 11:06 am & 10:36 pm
  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 11 days, 84% lighting

Sun & Moon – Sunday

  • Sunrise: 7:11 am | Sunset: 4:23 pm
  • High tide at 5:45 am & 6:03 pm | Low tide at 11:46 am & 11:17 pm
  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 12 days, 91% lighting

Things To Do – Saturday

Things To Do – Sunday

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled.

Have a tip, story, suggestion, birthday, anniversary, new job, or any other nugget for this newsletter? Get in touch: ryan@whatsupnewp.com.

We’ll See You Out There
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