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at aarp.org/possibilities. good morning, america. breaking overnight, wild weather weekend. monster storms ripping through the midwest, toppling trees, shredding awnings and sparking fires. hundreds of thousands of people now without power. millions more are in the threat zone right now. emergency evacuations. wildfires forcing people in california and oregon to leave town. flames coming dangerously close to houses and roads. the desperate attempt right now to bring these fires under control. ghost plane. fighter jets go scrambling when there's no response from the real estate mogul behind the controls of a private plane. the scary sight air force pilots saw when they peered into the cabin as the plane traveled thousands of miles off course.
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the catastrophe on board that made it crash into the ocean. and ticket to ride. the guy who found a lottery ticket that he'd totally forgotten about. >> i got to the sixth number. i just freaked out and couldn't believe it and i said things i can't say on tv. >> how he peoplely discovered the ticket worth almost 3 million bucks. good morning. we've got a lot of news to get to this morning, but we want to start on a personal and personnel note. we've got a new member of the team to tell you about. his name is rob marciano. he's right over here. >> hi, guys. >> he's joining us as the abc news senior meteorologist and you're going to see him every weekend here within "weekend gma," which we are excited about. >> i am so pumped. >> he is a great addition to our
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extreme weather team, and he is no stranger to being smack dab right there in the middle of the storm. >> you have to embrace a storm. that's for sure. >> and you seem to be lacking a fear gene given the weather we've seen you cover over the past couple of years. as we've said, we're super happy to have you here this morning, and you are starting on a busy note because we've had these storms tearing through the midwest, serious damage. hundreds of thousands of people without power and you have the latest pictures. >> yeah, this is dramatic stuff coming out of the lower great lakes. i mean, neighborhoods there really being pretty roughed up. overnight flooding, high winds and power outages devastating chicago, detroit and surrounding areas as a powerful set of storms move through the midwest. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: this morning, nearly 500,000 families in the region without power thanks to up to 80-mile-per-hour winds leaving behind downed trees. some crashing through homes. >> and this big gust of wind comes. everything shattered. >> reporter: this church in dearborn heights collapsed sending several people to the
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hospital, one in serious condition. >> it was devastating. >> reporter: the winds also ripping down power lines, some causing fires. other fires sparked by lightning strikes. >> lightning strike? >> yeah. >> reporter: flooding was the cause for concern in most areas. the friendly confines where the cubs were hosting a game versus the pittsburgh pirates felt the effects from the storm as the game was postponed until saturday afternoon. and chicago, streets were swallowed by the deluge, almost an inch of rain falling in just 20 minutes. take a look at these storms as they rolled through this area yesterday afternoon through the evening. the radar just firing up. we had over 100 storm reports. most of those wind reports from just north of chicago to just south of detroit. winds in excess of hurricane strength, so that's where the rz damage came from, and those storms will be pushing off to the east as we go through the day today. cold front coming through. the northeast, new york, up through boston. portland, you're going to see strong winds. the same deal, possibly not as bad. at least keep your fingers crossed there. the possibility of seeing a tornado, that not out of the question, as well.
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time frame for this same deal late afternoon in through the early evening and we could see rough weather including more power outages across parts of the northeast today. the other big weather story we're working on, hurricane norbert, a category 3 storm with 120-mile-an-hour winds coming up and headed to the baja of california. we'll talk more about that later in the program. >> so thrilled to have you joining the "weekend gma" team. from flooding to fires, a wall of flames now threatening homes in the west. extremely dry conditions sparking wildfires that are raging out of control. homeowners are told to get out of harm's way. abc's aditi roy is in our los angeles bureau with more. good morning, aditi. >> reporter: good morning, paula. it's a busy morning for firefighters. both these western fires are burning out of control and have forced hundreds out of their homes. let's start in oregon. rough terrain and high winds are the big challenges for firefighters in corvallis. that blaze is 100 acres and crews are just starting to gain the upper hand. more than 200 homes were evacuated.
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now, residents are being allowed to go back home, but they are warned they may be forced back out again. let's head over to mariposa county in california, near yosemite, that's where 300 acres are burning. that blaze has forced 700 people out of their homes. it started under a major bridge and it's 10% contained right now. dry conditions and the statewide drought are making this blaze a tough one for firefighters, and so far there's been no property damage in that fire. dan. >> that's good to hear but several desperate fights going on. aditi, thank you. we move on now to the latest on the investigation into that out-of-control private plane. a couple flying from upstate new york down to florida when the husband/pilot loses consciousness drifting for thousands of miles. fighter jets scrambled. they could see directly into the cockpit. the pilot breathing but unconscious. the faa is investigating right now, and abc's gloria riviera joins us from washington with the latest. gloria, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. you know, this was a much beloved, respected couple in the rochester, new york, community.
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pillars of philanthropy all about giving back who had made countless flights together as husband and wife, pilot and co-pilot, which is why it makes it so hard for so many to fathom what could have gone wrong on an otherwise perfectly normal day. this morning a chilling pilot's radio recordings in an aviation mystery. how did a new york couple's brand-new plane fall from the sky 14 miles off the coast of jamaica? >> 900 kilo november atlanta center, how do you read? >> reporter: according to flight records, real estate developer and philanthropist larry glazer and his wife jane left rochester, new york, at 8:45 a.m. headed to naples florida, where the couple own a home. about an hour in, 28,000 feet over north carolina, the first indication of trouble. a request to descend 10,000 feet. >> we need to descend down to that 1-8-0. we have an indication that is not correct in the plane. >> stand by. >> reporter: due to traffic, glazer is only cleared to drop
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to 25,000 feet at first, but then repeated instructions from controllers to descend further go unanswered. at 10:40 a.m. two fighter jets scramble. one pilot so close, he describes the terrifying image of glazer slumped over at the controls. >> i can see his chest rising and falling. right before i left, it was the first time i could see that he was actually breathing. >> reporter: breathing but unconscious. then the windows icy, a sign the plane likely lost cabin pressure depriving the couple of oxygen. that could lead to hypoxia, which impairs judgment. a possible explanation for why the experienced pilot did not declare an emergency. >> you can imagine the horror as they come up to the aircraft and they see that it's iced over within the cabin, and they know right then this pilot has to wake up at some point in that descent. >> reporter: at 2:15 p.m. after four hours as a ghost plane, it crashes off the coast of jamaica. this particular type of airplane does not have a black box on
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board. of course, that makes it harder to find those very important clues. paula. >> bizarre details. gloria, thank you very much for that report. as we heard it, is believed that hypoxia or sudden loss of oxygen incapacitated the pilot and the passenger, and a few years back, ron found out firsthand the effects of hypoxia and just how fast it can set in. >> it can happen in a matter of seconds and also be prolonged if it's a slow depressurization and can happen over the course of minutes. but in this test here that i did in an air traffic safety facility in new jersey, the interesting thing is when it's done slowly, which is the test i did there, you don't notice anything, maybe some lightheadedness that begins to impair your judgment but you don't know it. so you saw there in that case the pilot had been in contact by radio and then suddenly was not in contact. could be he was incapacitated or euphoric or his judgment was lost. it happens -- it can happen slowly. as you said, it can happen very quickly.
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>> it can happen so quickly sometimes you don't even know it and that's why the flight attendants say put that mask on before you -- >> because sometimes you only have two or three seconds before you pass out. very dangerous. >> dan. >> fascinating, thanks, ron. now to the fight against isis, president obama arriving home overnight from a nato summit in europe where he started building a coalition to fight the fundamentalist islamic group that's been on a brutal march through iraq and syria and, as we all know, beheaded two americans. here's abc's jeff zeleny with the latest. >> reporter: overnight president obama returning home for a meeting of world leaders where he delivered strong new words in the fight against isis. >> we are going to degrade and ultimately defeat isil. >> reporter: at a nato summit in europe, the president and leaders of nine other nations vowed to form an international coalition to fight the islamic state in iraq and syria. it was the toughest talk yet from the president, who once dismissed the extremists as a jv team, even earlier this week calling them a manageable problem.
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>> you can't contain an organization that is killing that many innocents, enslaving that many women. the goal has to be to dismantle them. >> reporter: some signs of that determination already. isis fighters posting this photo friday of what they said was an unarmed american surveillance drone flying over syrian territory, but the president is still weighing how much force to bring against acts of barbarism like the beheading of american journalist steve sotloff and james foley. >> you take out their leadership and over time they are not able to conduct the same kinds of terrorist attacks as they once could. >> reporter: now, the president must now decide how to turn that tough talk into action and whether he can build the case for a broader military campaign even with international support and he warned that any fight will be a long one. paula. >> jeff zeleny live from washington this morning, jeff, thank you. and now new details about the untimely death of entertainer joan rivers. while the autopsy results are
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inconclusive, we are learning more about that procedure that she was having when she stopped breathing. all of this as her daughter plans the funeral. abc's linzie janis in new york city at the temple emanuel where the funeral will be held. linzie. >> reporter: good morning, paula. it has emerged that joan rivers went in for what was supposed to be a routine diagnostic procedure when something went badly wrong, and this morning a close friend of rivers telling us the family still want to know exactly what happened. overnight, abc news has learned joan rivers was concerned about a raspiness in her voice. when doctors at an outpatient clinic put the comedy icon under anesthesia so they could drop a small camera into her throat, but the 81-year-old went into cardiac arrest. deborah norville, host of "inside edition" and a close friend of rivers visited her at the hospital. >> this was just to look in there and see why her voice had
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gotten raspy. it shouldn't have happened. it shouldn't have happened. >> reporter: also this morning friends and family of rivers confirming there was a call to 911 at 9:39 a.m. thursday. but by 10:08 when rivers arrived at the hospital, she was already on life support. the state health department this week launching a full investigation. it says as a matter of protocol, but norville says the family want answers to how this could happen to a woman who told tmz just last month she was feeling fine. >> right? >> my health is good. >> reporter: the clinic declined to comment on rivers' procedure citing privacy laws but said it has an exceptional safety record and in the event of an adverse incident would promptly report to appropriate government and regulatory agencies. rivers' daughter melissa speaking publicly for the first time friday. >> what's the outpouring been like? >> humbling. >> she is doing a spectacular job planning her mom's funeral,
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making sure that the people her mother loved have a role to play. >> reporter: the affair is likely to be far from the one rivers joked about in her most recent book. >> don't give me some rabbi rambling on. i want meryl streep crying in five different accents. i want to be buried in a valentino gown, and i want harry winston to make me a toe tag. >> reporter: well, it may not be exactly what rivers describes. her funeral will be held at new york's temple emanu-el regarded as one of the largest and most beautiful synagogues in the world. dan and paula. >> linzie janis, thank you. another health crisis this morning. we're going to talk now about the third american aid worker to be treated in the u.s. for ebola. he's waking up this morning in a hospital in nebraska. what makes this case unique is that dr. rick sacra was not treating ebola patients when he got sick over in africa. he was working in a maternity ward, so what's his prognosis? here's abc's bazi kanani. [ sirens ] >> reporter: the third american
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with ebola whisked by ambulance and police escort after a 6,000-mile journey from liberia to omaha, nebraska. this is where dr. rick sacra is being cared for this morning by dozens of staff at the nebraska medical center taking on this case of ebola to make sure they're ready for more if needed. >> the longer the current outbreak goes on, it's really inevitable that we will continue to see additional spread worldwide. >> reporter: dr. sacra's infection alarming because unlike the other two american aid workers also evacuated from liberia after falling ill, sacra was not working with ebola patients. he was delivering babies in a maternity ward. in a letter to his colleagues, he apologized for getting sick. dr. sacra's wife, debbie, says even now her husband is hoping to return to west africa. >> we are, indeed, praying that rick will stay longer with us so that he can continue the good works that he has done in liberia, but he would want you
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to know that he would not be afraid to pass into eternal life. >> reporter: the courage of volunteer doctors so desperately needed, more than 2,000 dead in 5 countries, many ill-equipped hospitals forced to close. for "good morning america," bazi kanani, abc news, washington. >> all right, thanks to bazi. we have a lot of other stories going on and developing this morning, so for that head back over to ron claiborne. >> hi there, paula, dan, sara. good morning, everyone. we begin with an alarming health alert. hundreds of children in colorado have been diagnosed with a mysterious life-threatening respiratory illness. more than 900 kids across that state have been treated since the middle of august though no one has died. now doctors say early symptoms of the intero virus resemble the common cold but it abruptly takes a dangerous turn with patients saying they were suddenly unable to breathe. of the illness is said to be linked to the virus that causes the common cold. similar cases are being
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investigated in other states. an all-out manhunt for a suspected sexual predator targeting students at the university of florida campus in gainesville, florida. police say a fourth attack within the past week occurred friday and investigators are focused on the man seen in this video surveillance footage who they say fits the description given by three of the victims. in one case a student was badly beaten by the suspect who then tried to rape her. now, police are asking students to stay in groups on that campus and off campus. and hawaii residents are on high alert as lava from the world's most active volcano -- one of the world's most active volcanoes is creeping slowly but steadily towards a rural part of the big island. scientists warn that if the lava flow from the kilauea continues on its current path, it could reach a small patch of homes in about a week. and watch this. a wild police chase through the streets of orange county, california, after several close calls, the driver driving on the wrong side of the street. police nearly cornered him at a residential cul-de-sac, however, the driver made one last effort to get away. he backed up and tried to
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escape, didn't work. he ended up being cornered, as you see there, and collared. cornered and collared. and finally a lesson in chivalry from a young baseball fan in brosnan. it happened friday night in fenway park. a foul ball fielded by the ball girl hands it over to the 12-year-old ryan. without hesitation he gives it to the little girl. her name is reese behind him. but it didn't even end there. ryan was given two baseballs and a gift bag, which he also shared with reese giving her another memento, a red bracelet. >> oh, what a gentleman. >> a true gentleman. he's a trainee ladies man there. >> i always say it's better than give than receive. >> it is, and the red sox -- the sox, right? >> the sox. >> sox went on to win, 9-8, a rare occurrence for the cellar dwellers. >> oh, really? really, really. >> they're in last place, in fact. >> he said something nice about boston but then he had to back it up with a little barb. >> just a little bit of a -- >> my hometown, by the way, where chivalry is a regular thing for the record.
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>> he gives me pens every day. >> i give her pens. >> you're claiming you're chivalrous. >> well, you know, at least on television i am. anyway, how about this for a pleasant surprise, we have a story this morning about a guy that drove around with almost $3 million in his trunk and didn't know it. >> he had no clue. the new yorker found his luck change in an instant as sara is here. i imagine he is one very happy millionaire. >> very. >> by the way, would you like to borrow a pen? chivalry. >> so chivalrous, dan. >> lost in chivalry. anyone who has a car knows how fast things pile up and buries other stuff, perhaps a lottery ticket worth $2.9 million. that's exactly what happened to jerry ritieni. jerry ritieni is just a single father of two from new york. >> i know you got to be in it to win it, but i never ever expected i would win. >> reporter: the 48-year-old auto body shop owner has been playing the lottery for a decade without ever winning a prize until he hit the jackpot back in
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july, but he didn't find out about his windfall until last week. >> the lottery ticket was right in here behind the keys. >> for six weeks the winning quick pick ticket. >> right in here. >> reporter: sat forgotten in the center console of his red dodge ram. >> what if it blew out? i mean, i would have never known i won. >> reporter: then he waited another few days before even going online to check the numbers. a perfect 6 for 6 match. >> i got to the sixth number. i just freaked out and couldn't believe it, and i said things i can't say on tv. >> reporter: ritieni, choosing to take the lump sum payout, almost $1.3 million after taxes. >> my biggest plan is to put a good chunk of change in my kids' 529 college funds, and then the rest of the money, i'm going to act like i never got it. >> reporter: if you think jerry is going to stop playing the lotto now, don't bet on it. >> hopefully lightning will strike twice. >> reporter: but he's not leaving anything to lady luck anymore. making sure all his tickets are right where he can see them.
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>> this time i'll make sure that it's on my person and not lose sight of any tickets from this point forward. >> today happens to be jerry's 48th birthday, so a very happy birthday to jerry. and talk about beating the odds, the new york gaming commission told us jerry's odds of winning this particular lotto were 1 in 45 million. >> wow. >> great. great for him. interesting he says he's going to buy more lottery tickets. i don't think he needs it. >> in it to win it. he hopes to strike it rich. >> it's all about the winning. >> i just find french fries in mine. >> #mommyproblems. >> rob marciano probably does too. he has a little one. >> french fries, chips, apple pieces, you name it. if i did win the lottery i'm not sure i'd go on tv and tell people about it. nice to know he's giving back by buying more lottery tickets. let's talk about hurricane norbert, overnight this thing explodes into a category 3 storm with winds of 120 miles an hour. it's less than 100 miles now off the coast of the baja of california. we're watching this track northward, and, of course, the moisture it's going to bring with it.
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here's the forecast from the national hurricane center. it will slowly decrease in intensity as it heads into slightly cooler waters eventually by tomorrow. probably less than hurricane strength and then diving south of los angeles. we're not going to see a hurricane hit los angeles. we will see the waves, though, and a little bit of the rain. not going to put much of a dent in the drought there but some of that rain could cause flash flooding in the mountains of the east of l.a. and across the mountains of arizona and new mexico, as well, areas that have seen a lot of flooding. interesting little tidbit we're watching across parts of georgia, unorganized at the moment area of low pressure could get more organized into maybe so
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>> it is the first saturday of september. i'm happy to be here, guys. get out and enjoy. >> football, football this weekend. >> right on. i hear you're a yankee fan. >> we're going to get along just fine. >> we don't need to talk about the yankees. >> ron and rob, no more. >> by the way, brace yourself, rob. we've got a little hazing ritual we do here. we're going to welcome you to the team pulling up old clips preferably some embarrassing ones and family photos. getting to know rob marciano later on "gma." where is she? an intense search for a young woman from texas missing for a week. can a surveillance video help solve the mystery? can a surveillance video help solve the mystery? a chico's jacket makes a statement -- your statement. fabulous. captivating. glamorous. fun-loving.
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it's tough to even peer over this wall. that's a lot of debris right here, although we may -- >> flash from the past. that's rob marciano always in the thick of it when it comes to covering all kinds of storms. there's no storm too big. no storm too small. you look 12 there, by the way. we are so glad that you have joined our "gma" team. coming up, we're going to see another side of rob marciano including how you spend your time with your beautiful wife and young daughter. >> well, they're terrific, and after watching that video, i'm happy to be here with ron in the dry, comfy studios of abc. >> yeah, but don't get too comfortable because we're going to send you back out into the rough stuff. >> i love it. >> absolutely. also coming up this morning, something completely different. the same guy behind that giant rubber duckie, the one that went on a world tour, is now up to some rabbit tricks. sara has got some breaking "pop news" coming up.
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but we're going to start here this half hour with a mystery and an all-out search for a woman from texas. she vanished after a party last saturday night. >> the 23-year-old was last seen walking through a parking garage at a popular shopping center and abc's michelle franzen has the very latest. good morning, michelle. >> reporter: good morning, paula. good morning, dan. that search resumes with friends and family continuing to post flyers and retracing her steps. christina morris disappeared right out of thin air after being caught on surveillance cameras in that parking garage. for days no one knew she was missing until she didn't show up for work, precious time lost as investigators and family members look for answers. >> my name is jonni mcelroy, and my daughter went missing. >> reporter: the frantic search for christina morris. >> has anybody told you they know anything? >> reporter: her mother desperate and determined to find the 23-year-old who vanished last saturday morning in plano, texas. >> christina, wherever you're at, i miss you so much. >> reporter: this parking garage surveillance video capturing the
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last known images of morris walking with a friend at 4:00 a.m. she was never seen leaving the garage. >> we checked around the area where the car was. there was no signs of any foul play, any struggle. >> reporter: morris lives with her boyfriend. police revealing her last 15 phone calls were to him, but the recent business graduate's parents say the boyfriend never reported her missing, and it wasn't until her boss called four days later that the search began. >> we were already behind the curve on this because getting it four days late, so we had a lot of catching up to do. >> reporter: police say her bank accounts have not been touched, and her cell phone is off. their only lead, three cars seen that night on the same surveillance camera. >> you can't tell any of the cars apart, which is really frustrating because i feel that could be a big lead of ours. >> reporter: as searchers focus on the woods and open areas
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within a mile of the garage -- >> yeah, we're looking for tire tracks. >> reporter: -- morris' mother is left pleading for her daughter's return. >> please, if you have her, i need my daughter back. i need her back. i'm begging you. >> reporter: a tough wait for that family. police have interviewed friends including the person she was seen walking with on that surveillance camera and stress that the friend is fully cooperating and not a suspect at this time. >> wrenching to hear from her mother, though. michelle, thank you. let's check the overnight headlines once again with ron. good morning. >> hi again, dan and paula. we begin with hundreds of evacuations in the west as wildfires are raging in two states. in oregon, a huge blaze in corvallis has scorched 100 acres and has forced about 200 families out of their homes. and in california, 700 people had to be evacuated near yosemite national park where 300 acres are burning now. and a search is resuming for the private plane that crashed off the coast of jamaica. a u.s. fighter pilot shadowing the aircraft say they saw the pilot slumped over the plane,
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which failed to respond to radio calls and took off from rochester headed to tampa, florida. on board were laurence glazer who was piloting the aircraft and his wife jane. and the stage is set for sunday's women's u.s. open finals in tennis after serena williams blew away 17th seeded ekaterina makarova. williams will now face caroline wozniacki who is seeded tenth. if serena wins, she'll become the first woman since chris evert back in the 1970s to win three consecutive u.s. open titles. and finally, surprise detour for president obama after he attended the nato summit in waste, a visit to stonehenge. listen to his reaction as he took a stroll amid the prehistoric mysterious boulders. >> how cool is this? this is spectacular. i knocked it off the bucket list right now. >> there you go. >> and just before leaving the site, mr. obama made some new friends. he walked across the countryside for a stop and chat with a local family at a nearby field of sheep. some of them even taking photos with the president. >> not the sheep.
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>> not the sheep, yeah, and how cool is that on a scale of one to ten? >> dan, thank you for clearing that up. >> i've got ron's back and rob's back, which is a nice segue to rob marciano. let's check the forecast once again. >> he doesn't have the ladies' backs. >> oh, he does. oh, he does. >> that sounds weird. >> save us, rob marciano, because this is going to get into a weird territory. >> awkward segue. >> like this situation. all right, from cool stuff to hot stuff. it's going to be 91 in new york. take a look at the current temperature outside right now. 77. low clouds inundating lower manhattan. can't see the world trade center there, the freedom tower obstructed. it is going to be a soupy day. dew point of 72. temperatures, 77. that is muggy, my friends, and that is going to add some fuel to the fire of some of those thunderstorms. they're going to roll through. there's your cold front, we'll go from 91 into the 70s at some point. look at the cool temps behind it. 69 degrees in buffalo but as we mentioned, we could see severe weather through tonight from new york up the i-95 up through hartford and through boston and portland, maine, but look at the temperatures behind it. it's going to be 72 degrees
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today in chicago, that after the rough weather that we saw yesterday. all right, pacific northwest, mentioned that fire in corvallis. unusual to get a fire on the west side of the cascades. we've got an offshore flow there. 94 degrees will be the high temperature in portland with gusty winds so red flag warnings remain posted there so fire danger will be high. that's for sure. warm there, nice across parts of denver. dallas will be soupy, as well. but there's your cool temperatures up in >> this weather report brought to you by ashley furniture, which i think helped pay for that massive weather wall. i love it. it's so amazing. >> after the show we actually play video games on there. >> now we're talking. now we're talking. >> and don't break it or we're
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going to dock you, okay? coming up on "good morning america," he's rubbed shoulders with all sorts of celebs on "entertainment tonight," but he's back to do what he loves best, weather. check out our big welcome to rob marciano, the newest member of our "gma" family, and we even put him through a mild test. just mild. >> i love that. plus, kelly and michael's very messy morning. how they proved they are some real tough mudders up ahead in "pop news." tough mudders up ahead in "pop news." ifyou may be muddlingble withrough allergies.nger...
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we've been talking about him all morning to the point where he's a little embarrassed actually. the newest member of our merry little weekend band, robert ndemdiche. you can see him right here. he's covered hurricanes, blizzards and all manner of meteorological mayhem. there he is. ron, that is not cgi. that's a real storm. >> that's real? >> for years he made a big turn and started covering celebrities on "entertainment tonight" which is also really cool. >> celebrities, weather. >> a different kind of storm. >> right. >> different precipitation. >> ego storm. yes. >> well, rob is back to his roots. his passion for weather, and we couldn't be happier to welcome him to the "gma" family. rob marciano, ladies and gentlemen. take a look. >> the end of this pier just ripped away.
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>> if there's any doubt as to why we need to save the gulf of mexico -- >> reporter: you know rob marciano as the intrepid meteorologist chasing wild weather for nearly a decade on cnn. he's covered it all. >> the takeaway, chad, easily winds sustained 80, 90 miles an hour, gusts of 110, 120. >> reporter: from hurricane katrina in new orleans -- >> two monster twisters tearing across the state in the early morning hours. >> reporter: -- to devastating tornadoes and punishing blizzards. >> right now we're cruising at about 1,000 feet about halfway through our flight. >> reporter: the cornell graduate started his career in local news in his native connecticut before moving on to stations in louisiana and oregon. >> the wild west here down -- >> reporter: last year rob traded in the radar -- >> i'm rob marciano. >> reporter: -- for the red carpet becoming co-host of "entertainment tonight." >> is this how you live it up? >> a little bit. i'm really not this crazy. >> reporter: he's interviewed everyone. superstar angelina jolie,
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superheroes scarlett johansson and chris evans. even singing sensation katy perry. >> time for that. >> yeah. look at my face. >> reporter: but now he's returning to his roots as senior meteorologist at abc news. >> take a look, hurricane norbert now a category 1 storm. >> reporter: coming back east with his wife erin and their 2 1/2-year-old daughter madeline. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> that's -- yeah, we'll get subtitles. >> so sorry to say, you were totally upstaged by your daughter. she is adorable. can i just say too, first of all, i have been watching you, and we've all been watching you since your cnn days. you are awesome. you love the weather. you take it super serious and you're also very, very fun, and the second thing i want to say is ron and i are really used to being the hunks on this set so could you wear a mask and be shorter? >> you're too funny. i'm so psyched to be here. >> he's not that tall. >> ron probably gets to lift his chair to a reasonable level.
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>> thank you for that. >> i wanted to work at abc for so long and i've watched you guys every weekend for a long, long time so i'm just thrilled to be here. i'll say this, that comfort inn in biloxi during hurricane katrina has gotten a lot of mileage. >> yes. >> by the way, sara and i want to take your daughter to chuck e. cheese. >> oh, she would love that. >> madeline? >> you're going to have your hands full. >> i'm ready. >> she already does. >> she can handle it. >> i can handle it. >> you make our team complete. so welcome. we really appreciate it. >> you complete us. >> you complete us. we are so psyched to have you. >> you had us at hello. okay. >> all right. >> show me the money, baby. >> yeah. much more rob marciano coming up and movie cliches and j. la or j. law. oscar -- forget the oscar. how jennifer lawrence set a new world record with the other valuable member of our team, sara haines coming up in "pop news." >> ah, sara, we love you. >> we love "pop." >> ah, sara, we love you. >> we love "pop."
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♪ you know, we've given a lot of attention to this side of the table so far this morning, but we still love sara haines, so let's -- >> we love you. >> i have a special finale so i'll get started and get this going. she's already among the youngest actresses to win an academy award. now jennifer lawrence has another honor to celebrate. she just earned her place in the guinness world record book as the highest grossing action movie heroine. j. law's first two "hunger games" movies pulled in $100 billion worldwide. and when the going gets tough, the tough get going and kelly ripa and michael strahan really got going in this tough mudder challenge. check it out, taking on nick carter and jordan knight all of them battling ice, fire and mud on the set of "live with kelly and michael." >> that looks really fun. >> totally, but you can probably guess the
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result of having an nfl hall of famer is a bit of an advantage but it was all in good fun. >> kelly is in great shape. >> kelly is. let's not forget that. you're burying the lede with that one. you might remember the giant rubber ducky that went on a worldwide tour in the name of art. she's's been ruffling feathers since 2007 everywhere from hong kong to sydney and last month in l.a. well, now the rubber duckie has a sidekick. the dutch artist behind the project unveiled something new, a giant bunny. the 82-foot rabbit is made of synthetic rubber and waterproof paper and is currently burrowing in taiwan. the only thing better would be if it was filled with marshmallows. >> it looks like it's unconscious. >> it's wiped out. it's wiped out. >> creepy bunny. >> this is what you've all been waiting for. in what's becoming a rite of passage, i've come up with a "pop news" pop quiz for our newest team member, rob, to get us acquainted with all of us at "gma weekend." >> this was not the plan. >> these questions are really tough. can you guess which one of us drives a minivan? first answer. >> paula.
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>> bam. >> bam. >> question two, who do you think has been on "weekend gma" the longest? let age lead you. >> ron. >> yes! >> which one of us proudly owns three cats? >> dan harris. >> the one hanging his head. >> yeah, baby. >> awesome. >> also a cat fan. >> 3 for 3. >> and finally i don't love this question. who do you think played college volleyball? i would have gone with the chihuahua question. >> yeah. there's only one left. she has chihuahuas, and she doesn't like people to have cats. >> well, i love cats. i love dogs more. it might be me. i think i should have gone with a smart question. that would have thrown dan off like when dan says which one are they talking about. >> dan is brilliant. i'm trying to live up to that. >> we'll be right back. >> we don't understatement your intelligence. we'll see you in a second. >> no, i thought they should have gone with a grade point. at famous footwear we're not just selling back to school shoes, we're selling straight up confidence. we've done our homework to find the hottest shoes
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>> we mentioned paula's minivan, and there it is. >> oh. >> i was in the backseat. i was strapped into the back. actually you can't see it but there's a hand cuff on me. >> dan, there is room for all of you, by the way. let's all take a road trip. road trip. >> road trip. >> see you tomorrow, everybody.
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loiv from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is abc7 news. a good saturday morning, thanks for joining us, i'm matt keller. we're going to start with a quick look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. >> very quiet here with, our low clouds and fog. but there is a hurricane paralleling baja, california. and the south bay could be impacted with some extra cloud cover come tomorrow afternoon. but right now in san jose, it's gray, temperatures in the 50s and 60s around the bay with 60 in san jose. 61 in san carlos and we will look for the clearing by mid morning. that would bring plenty of sunshine here, with low 80s for san jose. look for upper 60s up the road in san francisco. and in inland, mid 80s to near 90 degrees, we'll talk about the cloud cover and the impacts which will possibly feature some flooding rains in southern california.

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