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What’s Up In Newport County Today
Saturday, January 16
Weekend Edition

Good Morning,

🌊 The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) held a briefing via Zoom yesterday to update the press on Rhode Island’s COVID-19 vaccination effort. Have a look at who’s getting vaccinated now and who’s getting vaccinated next week.

🌊 Newport Canvassing officials are gearing up for a special Statewide vote on a series of bond referenda scheduled for Tuesday, March 2nd. Voters who participate in the election will be asked seven referenda questions authorizing the state to borrow up to $400 million through bonds and temporary notes to make capital investments in several different areas.

🌊 On the market for a new home? Here are 7 open houses to check out this weekend in Newport County.

🌊 New York Yacht Club American Magic fell in both of its races on Day 2 of the Prada Cup, the Challenger Selection Series for the 36th America’s Cup.

🌊 Hidden Newport: Don’t miss the virtual chamber music concert done by Newport String Project at Fort Adams. It premieres on YouTube on Sunday at 2 pm.

🌊 The Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton), meets Wednesday to examine the Health Services Council and the Hospital Conversion Act


🎉 Happy Birthday today to What’s Up Newp’s Frank Prosnitz, Maggie Martin, Amanda Holt, and Edward Naczi Jr.

COVID-19 in Rhode Island

🌊 RIDOH reported on Friday, January 15;

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  • Tests Prior Day: 19,211
  • New Positive Cases: 901
  • Percent Positive Prior Day: 4.7%
  • People Hospitalized: 384
  • New Fatalities: 9

Cumulative Totals Since Begining of Pandemic

  • Total Tests: 2,242,295
  • Total Positive Cases: 104,443
  • Total Fatalities: 2,005

Vaccine

  • First Doses Administered: 41,997
  • Second Doses Administered: 9,243
  • People Fully Vaccinated: 9,243
  • Total Doses Administered: 51,220

*Note the next data update from Rhode Island Department of Health will not be until around noon on Tuesday.

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What’s Up in Newport County today: Friday, January 15

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What’s Up Today in Newport County

⛅️ Weather

  • Wind Advisory in effect from January 16, 05:00 AM EST until January 16, 12:00 PM EST
  • Hazardous Weather Outlook
  • Today – Rain before noon, then a chance of showers between noon and 3pm. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 47. Windy, with an east wind 21 to 26 mph becoming south 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
  • Tonight – Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 35. West wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
  • Sunday – Sunny, with a high near 42. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
  • Sunday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. West wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

⚓️ Marine

  • Gale Warning until January 16, 02:00 PM EST
  • Hazardous Weather Outlook
  • Today – ESE wind 18 to 23 kt becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 38 kt. Rain, mainly before 1pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – W wind 11 to 15 kt, with gusts as high as 27 kt. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Sunday – WSW wind 16 to 19 kt, with gusts as high as 29 kt. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Sunday Night – WSW wind 10 to 14 kt, with gusts as high as 25 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • The current water temperature in Newport is 43°F.

🌞 Sun & Moon 

  • Sunrise: 7:08 am | Sunset: 4:42 pm
  • High tide at 10:02 am & 10:26 pm | Low tide at 2:58 am & 3:38 pm
  • Moon: Waxing Crescent, 3 days, 9% lighting

🎄 Things To Do

What’s up in Newport County this weekend: Jan. 15 – 17

🎟 JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

🏘 City & Government 

  • Nothing scheduled yet, check back for updates.

Live on WUN (watchon our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled yet, check back for updates.

We’ll See You Out There

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