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chilly conditions. temperatures continue to plummet at this hour. this is some of the coldest weather we've had in nine months. live team coverage this evening, with two meteorologists tonight. we begin with our chief meteorologist, jeff ranieri, with more on the falling temperatures. >> a loft the nation, continuing to be down. chicago and new york city, in the 30s and 40s. the east bay at 33 degrees. not only temperatures in the 30s, but already in the 20s. napa at 26. novato at 25. freeze warning until friday morning for most of the bay area except san francisco. that's when temperatures range 25 to 30 degrees. take the pets inside and protect those plants. overall, you're going to notice some of the largest impacts across the south bay, including san jose. that's where we're joined by anthony with a warning for the morning commuters. >> that's right, jeff. in fact, the warning is, for bridges and overpasses, you know
just as well as i do, that the bridges and overpasses do freeze more quickly than other surfaces. and the reason behind that is, because you lose a lot of the heat across not only the top part of the bridge but the bottom part and the sides. that cold air invades every location across the bridges and overpasses. tomorrow morning, that's the main threat that we're going to be watching for, commuters head out across the bay area. bridges and overpasses will freeze quickly. as many of them have already probably started to freeze in the forth bay, with the temperatures in the 20s. tomorrow morning, the worst spots will be through the santa cruz mountains, and highway 17. and every bridge and overpass between there has the threat of freezing, as well. the temperatures expected to be the coldest tonight into tomorrow. you want to make sure you are prepared if you're hitting area
roads. and bundle up. it is cold out here. >> thank you so much. some great at vidvice. who will hit 19 degrees by 6:00 a.m. on thursday? >> thanks, jeff. it wasn't too cold for a tree lighting celebration at a san jose school tonight. while some were bundled up, pint-sized performers braved the temperatures for tonight's festivities. bay area residents we talked to say they're not that bothered by the early blast of winter. >> it's a small price to pay for the nice weather we get all year long. >> tonight, the primary plus benefited toys for tots. you can always go to our website, nbcbayarea.com to find your complete forecast and to post your weather photos. nbcbayarea.com.
two women in los gatos are warning others about their suspicious incidents with a man. george joins us from los gatos this evening. >> this is the street right here. roberts road, where a woman said she thought a man was going to attack her in her car. and 24 hours later, police say another woman was approached, this time at knifepoint. neighbors are wondering if it's the same man. >> absolute shock. i had no idea that it happened. >> reporter: she's going to be a little more aware of her surroundings. she lives on roberts road in los gatos, where another woman says a strange man opened her door and asked how she could get to a bridge. more than likely, the bridge that was right down the street. she thought the man was going to attack her. >> it's not fun when someone approaches you.
but luckily, she came out okay. the woman shared her experience on facebook with her friends. one neighbor said she remembered seeing something on her facebook news feed. 24 hours later, los gatos police said another woman was held up at knifepoint in a back parking lot. >> she shouldn't be walking by herself. >> reporter: the waitress screamed and the would-be thief took off with nothing. los gatos police are trying to see if there's a connection. both happened within 24 hours of each other. and it's prompted many to be on alert. >> i will look around myself and will be aware of odd behavior. >> the description of the suspect is general. a man in his early 30s with light hair and light eyes. police have asked them and nearby businesses for surveillance video. a follow-up to a story we
first told you about last night. some 50 friends of a 17-year-old cyclist killed last night in san jose held a memorial this evening to remember him. police say anthony garcia was killed when a driver hit him near the corner of vista park and branum lane. garcia was rushed to the hospital. but he died shortly thereafter. his girlfriend this evening, took time to remember him at the vigil. >> he was friendly. he talked to everyone. he always had a smile on his face. he never wanted any drama. he was just trying to be cool with everyone. >> the driver that hit garcia is cooperating with investigators. the accident, though, brings the number of deadly automobiles versus pedestrian and cyclist crashes this year, to 25. that's more than twice the number of 2012. milpitas police is looking for a man and woman caught in a scuffle that was caught on tape.
>> that's being recorded by an a.c. transit bus. it happened last night around 6:00. the driver of the bus had just pulled over for a stop on east calveras boulevard when she witnessed that scuffle. she saw the man dragging the woman into the bushes. when police arrived two minutes later, they couldn't find the couple. if you know who they are, you are asked to call the milpitas police department. a black eye for b.a.r.t. an emergency as a train was stuck inside the berkeley hills tunnel. but b.a.r.t. is blaming the aging fleet and may need taxpayers' help. jean elle in san francisco with more on the problem and the possible solution. jean? >> reporter: well, raj, first it was a labor strike. now, it's maintenance issues. b.a.r.t. riders just want reliable transportation. to secure that, they may have to
approve a tax hike. >> i had to get off of the freeway to go back to get on b.a.r.t. to get to my event on time. otherwise, the event will probably be over by the time i would get here. >> reporter: kathy adams relies on b.a.r.t. and she has a lot of company. hundreds of thousands of people count on the system. but after 40 years, b.a.r.t. says the system is falling apart. >> we're doing or very best to do the preventative maintenance that needs to take place. but b.a.r.t. is aging. it's over 40 years old. and there's billions in reinvestments needed. >> reporter: the latest breakdown stranded hundreds of passengers. and sent nine people to the hospital with breathing problems. an electrical short caused an equipment malfunction. the emergency brake engaged on a moving train in a tunnel. stopping the train and sending dust into cars. cell phone video shows people helping one passenger who was passed out. >> people had a hard time
breathing. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. says the 40-year-old train had maintenance in october and was in good working hard. but it says the aging fleet and infrastructure need to be replaced. scott winer says it's not spin. there is trouble down the tracks. >> we know that in the next 25 years, on top of what it needs today, b.a.r.t. has about $6 billion or $7 billion in unfunded capital needs. >> reporter: transportation dollars will cover some costs. but b.a.r.t. is expected to ask voters to approve a regional bond measure to cover the rest. will frustrated riders agree to a tax increase? adams is onboard. >> more taxes we'll have to pay. but at the end of the day, this is our community. and people need to get to work. >> reporter: the new trains are on order. but they won't hit the tracks until 2017. in the meantime, maintenance is crucial.
the search will resume for a silicon valley executive and his family. this video is from today's search in idaho. three days and still no sign. san jose resident dale smith was flying his family from oregon to montana on sunday. he reported engine trouble near boise. do you recognize a man we're about to show you? fremont police are searching for this man caught on camera burglarizing a home saturday afternoon on egers drive near fremont boulevard. you see him going room-to-room searching for valuables. if you know who he is, investigators would like to hear from you. still ahead, you're not seeing double. take a look. that's triple. the rare delivery here in california. you might want to change a lot of your passwords. the discovery that exposed major problems affecting social media and e-mail accounts. and forget wrestling with the christmas tree to get it home. how you could have one delivered to your front door tomorrow, thanks to a local tech company.
you may want to change your passwords asap. 2 million are out in the open. here's the breakdown. nearly 320,000 facebook logons, 21,000 twitter accounts and 54,000 google accounts compromised. another 320,000 e-mail accounts were also leaked. security firm that discovered the log-in is warning people
it's very easy to get passwords. it should be more complicated. 16,000 people have the password 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. now, the city of richmond wants to ban e cigarettes. the city council wanted to ban them. they worry that the e-cigs could be a gateway to the real secrets. they are not yet regulated by the fda. the ordnance will get a second reading in january and could become law in richmond 90 days later. after a long and sometimes bitter debate, a controversial project to improve soccer fields at golden gate park will finally move forward. a san francisco judge threw out environmentalist claims that the project did not have proper oversight. the judge's move clears the way for the city to replace grass soccer fields at beach chalet
with synthetic turf and new lights. the $14 million project is expected to start next year and be completed in 2015. a country music singer used her star power to rename the san jose civic auditorium this evening. >> two, one. >> that's wynonna judd. she performed at the rededication event. it will now be called the city national civic. part of a sponsorship deal with citibank. $15 million is spent to renovate the 77-year-old building. how would you like a christmas tree? but no pine needles in your car? maybe you don't have a car. you can still get a tree. one-day tree delivery between 11:00 and 8:00 p.m. you can use the uber app to order a seven-foot to eight-foot
tree. the convenience will cost you $150. users could request ice cream trucks and kittens for petting sessions by using the service. the weather is the talk of the town. not just in the bay area, but in the sierra. just in time for the holiday rush, we have plenty of snow. a live picture of highway 50 and ski run boulevard. this is at the base of heavenly valley in south shore lake tahoe. single-digit temperatures are expected overnight. jodi hernandez has the story. >> reporter: folks here have been enjoying night skiing as the snow falls down tonight. folks are having a ball out here. they've been shredding, cutting the rail, pumping the track. you would not believe the fun that people are having. we got a lesson as snow lovers shared their excitement.
>> people are ready to go skiing and snowboarding. we're happy to have them. >> reporter: it's all-smiles on the slopes. as ski lovers take advantage of newest powder. >> up top, there's a nice pump track. some sick little booters. and there's some probably, four or five inches of fresh pow this morning. maybe more on the edge of like six or seven. good spots. real wind-blown. >> reporter: cal berkeley student gabe powell traded in his books for snow boots today. waking up at the crack of dawn to enjoy the day on the mountain. >> there was some white action up top. tons of pow. super fun. an awesome park. it was a great day. >> reporter: he's not the only one who played hookie. diana ferris caught a case of snow fever. she had to hit the slopes.
>> the storm came on tuesday. big storm came last night. i knew i was calling in sick today. >> reporter: as thrilled as snow lovers are, their more pumped to know more is on the way. >> i'm cutting the rails. it's nice. >> reporter: now, as the snow continues to fall down tonight, you can see that the snow machines are also running. these are running 24/7. so, there is plenty of snow for folks to ski and snowboard on here tonight. the snow continues to come down tonight. and it is cold. a chilly 16 degrees. >> you think jodi learned how to do that? >> shred the nar. cutting the rails. >> have you been cutting the rails? >> i have not. and i'm still having a hard time catching up with all that information. unreal. you know, another thing that's
unreal here, totally gnarly, at least for the bay area, napa has set their record for what we should have in the morning with 25 degrees. last time we saw temperatures that cold was back in 2009. also, a new record cold temperature. santa rosa at 28. last time it was this cold, was in 1998 for them. freeze warning in effect. a newly issued areas under the freeze warning are the east bay and the south bay. that's where temperatures are going to be dropping an additional five to eight degrees for tonight. the overall range, 25 to about 36 degrees. and of course, as many of you know in the south bay who have opened up the door and stepped outside in the past hour, freeze warning also here for you. that includes the peninsula, as well. let's get a look at some of the damage here across the bay area. what you're going to see are temperatures right now running five to ten degrees colder than this time last night. so, if you thought it was chilly last night, again, as we head throughout tomorrow morning, those numbers are going to be even chillier. so, let's get a look right now
across the bay area. most temperatures averaging in the 30 toss about 40 degrees. the north bay 38. san francisco, 42. will likely have record-setting low temperatures here, as well. by 7:00 a.m., 37 degrees in the city. by 2:00 p.m., it's going to stay in the chilly side. temperatures in the low 50s. we have a lot of sunshine. that's going to be a savior on the forecast. for the south bay, 38 right now. you're expecting 20s around 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., 31 degrees. and the arctic air mass that's currently above is going to continue to stream down. this polar air going up here from alaska and canada. that's not going to go anywhere. we don't think for about the next 36 hours. pretty much locked in at this point. tomorrow morning, some of the coldest weather. up in the north bay, 19 degrees in napa. we talked about that earlier. that will be the coldest.
for the east bay, 25 in livermore. and san jose expecting 26 degrees. here's what to expect. you want to make sure to wear the layers. the bottom line overall in this, as we head throughout saturday morning, we are expecting the temperatures to warm up. we should be out of that freeze warning category. a lot of sunshine for the south bay, the peninsula. temperatures about 50 to 52 degrees. san francisco, 52. we'll take you to the north bay, east bay and the tri valley. mainly trending in the upper 40s. the same goes here for the tri valley. let's transition things now. from the cold story on thursday and mainly friday, to possibly some rainfall by friday night, also into saturday.
and here is the new twist on this. by 6:00 a.m. on friday, some of the forecast models are bringing down rainfall across the bay. we think by saturday morning, at 5:00 a.m., a slight chance of south bay rain/snow mix in the forecast. you remember the last time we had snow here in the bay area. >> about a year ago? two years ago? >> very good, yes. it was. >> that was a broad net i threw out there. >> like to give you credit. february 26th of 2011. i remember it well. a lochk night. >> some time in the last five years. the white house mishap involving one of president obama's dogs. we're going to show it to you. [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets
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and a half ago. they conceived the girls the old-fashioned way. no fertility treatment. >> i think it's more amazing to us to hold the babies. the number has never meant a whole lot. it's a really big number. >> we're not too concerned. we feel like we've got this. >> three, little baby girls. the odds of giving birth to identical triplets naturally are anywhere from 1 in a million to 1 in 100 million. >> a healthy nervousness. sonny obama stole the show today at the white house party. you see that? knocked over that little girl. he didn't mean to. it was an accident. knocked her over. but it all ended well. a lot of affection all around. you see the first lady there, helping. stepping in, getting the girl to her feet. and sonny, giving the girl a kiss. got some pats on the head after doing so. >> sonny's a little puppy. i saw bo in the background, too.
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good evening, everyone. the 49ers and seahawks have developed one of the best rivalries in the entire national football league. another chapter will be added sunday at the stick. fans don't have to try hard to get pumped up for this one. but we're going to let jim harbaugh convince you anyway. >> if this doesn't fire up the fans, what does? abraham lincoln riding across the field with a frock and a top hat. i doubt that would fire them up if this game doesn't fire them up. people that really love football will be fired up by this match-up. >> nice abraham lincoln mention there.
over to the raiders we go. rashad jennings has reportedly passed his concussion test and was practicing today in alameda. branch practiced for the first time since fracturing his fibula on september 15th. against the jaguars. stanford will visit arizona state for the pac-12 championship. that's on saturday. the rose bowl on the line. the first meeting at stanford stadium. the sun devils undefeated when playing at home. making this match-up very intriguing. >> every place he plays, it's hard to play. it's going to be loud. the crowd's going to be into it. they feed off of it. especially the defense. they can get off the ball and rush the passer. for us, it's about keeping our composure. take a bunch of field goals. you have to end the drives in the end zone. and also, slow them down on defense. >> it's tough playing away.
we have the speaker noised in practice. we have to run up and execute. and it's hard to do. and it's what you have to do. >> back to basketball we go. according to "the san francisco chronicle," jermaine o'neal has a torn legment. but he's going to try to hold off on the procedure as long as possible. the 35-year-old is averaging just under seven points per game this season. that's going to do it for sports. more nbc bay area news after this.
it is topped with a star made of 25,000 crystals. the celebration featured guests, kelly clarkson and mariah carey, as well. >> a lot of smiles. before we leave you, want to send you back outside. a lot of record low temperatures. our meteorologist, anthony slaughter join us from san jose. >> temperatures were in the 40s. we're at 41 degrees. and temperatures have fallen to 38 degrees here where i'm standing right now. of course, we want to send you off with one final alert. commuters in the morning, be prepared it's going to be cold. that means bridges and overpasses are likely to freeze over. if you're an early riser, before 9:00 in the morning, you want to be alert and pay attention to your drive tomorrow. this is going to be dangerous. we'll get you up and going. can tune in. and always on nbcbayarea.com to find the latest traffic updates. again, very dangerous road
conditions are expected tomorrow morning. you want to make sure you are prepared before you head out. as we've been mentioning, it is going to be cold. make sure you are bundled. temperatures in the 20s and 30s. chilly. >> thanks for joining us tonight. is this flu shot necessary? it keeps you healthy during flu season. but does it hurt? nah. plus you get a really sweet bandaid! anything else i should know? here's a thought, try scoring more points on the other team. okay.
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