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let's get a look at weather and traffic. good morning. it's tuesday, january 10. i'm michelle griego. kenny choi is off this morning. the roads are west. there's standing water. i just drove on the bay bridge and it was tricky. >> yeah. still my worst commute in was sunday. but this was better for me. >> this one was my worst commute because i came in earlier than you on sunday. but this was definitely -- it's exactly what we have been anticipating. we have had days of rain so we have the accumulation now on the roadways. it's definitely wet out there. give yourself some extra time. you know, on sunday is when the first time we saw the floodgates ever closed in napa. and that's what's going to happen again today. we do have in that particular
area a flood warning for the napa river. it has been at flood stage. we now anticipate it to crest and cause some moderate flooding in the napa area. meanwhile in guerneville that's the other river we have been watching diligently, it's the russian river it has already overflowed its banks and then it receded and now it's anticipated to crest and cause moderate to significant flooding in the area. it's yet another area of low pressure causing anywhere from light to moderate rainfall around the bay area. green is light, yellow moderate. and we clearly see that right there outside of petaluma. then we go to the eastern portion of our bay area. you see that 580/680 corridor near dublin? that's some moderate to heavy rainfall backing 580 to castro valley 238 into the hayward and oakland areas. a bit of a rain shadow in cupertino and blue hills this morning but nonetheless it's raining -- look at that cell over alum rock. your santa cruz mountains, you are getting hammered and you expect 4 inches of rain there
over the next 24 hours. san francisco is raining. we are going to tell you how much rain to expect and all the watches and warnings pertaining to the wind but right now let's send it over to roqui. >> thank you, roberta. we have some updates for you in the north bay here. let's start if you are heading into napa. northbound 29 after south kelly road this is closed due flooding and then we have the sonoma area highway 121 at highway 12 also closed due to flooding. but we have an estimated time of opening here and that's 6 a.m. so we'll definitely keep an eye out on that for you. moving to the bridges heading into downtown san francisco here's a live look at the wet bay bridge toll plaza those metering lights should be turning on in about 30 minutes or so and do expect high winds across the span into san francisco. carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze, that commute will take you about 19 minutes. heading into the peninsula across the span of the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city, a quick 14-minute drive but those roads are very wet so you want to slow down. i can't tell you that enough this morning. moving over to the altamont pass, traffic coming out of tracy, that's 205 moving at 45
miles per hour. so not too bad until you hit north flynn road where you're down to 29 miles per hour so north tracy boulevard to the altamont pass will take you about 27 to 30 minutes along 580 westbound. that's your traffic. michelle, i'll send it to you. strong winds and high tides are expected around the peninsula. and the wet conditions come just after crews in pacifica cleaned up major storm damage along highway 1. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is live in pacifica with more on their concerns. anne >> reporter: the rain just picked up here along the coast of pacifica. the good news is that highway 1 is reopened this morning. we have several hills and cliffs in the area that are in dangle falling this morning as the ran up continues to fall. that's what we saw happen yesterday with this mud slide along highway 1 near rain nadel mar. mud dirt and rocks on the
northbound labors and between cleaning up and shoring up the hillside it took almost 25 hours to get the lanes reopened and there aren't a lot options for getting around highway 1 unfortunately, so traffic backed up along the peninsula coast all day long. crews put a concrete barrier between the section of the hillside and the highway to try to prevent another roadblock but preventing the land from sliding is impossible. the ground is saturated and it will be more so by the end of the day so it's impossible to know when and where the next landslide might pop up. live in pacifica, anne makevoc, kpix 5. crews are keeping an eye on a mud slide in guerneville. it slid down near several homes on santa rosa avenue. some homes are red-tagged and evacuations are in place. the full extent of the damage is unknown at this time. officials are waiting for daylight to get a closer look. not far from guerneville, the russian river hit its
highest level yesterday. it had a crest of 35.2 feet. it destroyed an rv camp. the flooding has been forcing people to clear out of their homes. some even leaving their cars behind. mudslides are also causing problems in napa. the silverado trail is closed between pope street and deer park as crews work to clear it up. they hope to have it reopened sometime around 8 a.m. a flood warning is in effect in napa. the national weather service says the napa river could rise above flood stage over the next few days. kpix 5's jackie ward is live to show us how things are looking now. jackie. >> reporter: well, michelle, we were on our way to the napa river but we got stuck as we were heading northbound on highway 29 and this is why. a couple of cars are stuck due to flooding. it appears that they got into some kind of accident. we don't have details. we only know that chp is on scene and highway 29 northbound is closed from minnie drive.
so the flooding here northbound is more significant than on the southbound side because as you can see, the northbound lanes are lower than the southbound lanes. so there will be flooding here. no one is in the car right now that silver car but over here, in the white van, a passenger is still in the car and appears to be okay. the flooding is obviously just grassy area here. i'm already up to my ankles in water so this is significant. northbound highway will stay closed until the water recedes. who knows how long that could be? the rain doesn't seem to be coming down too hard right now. but we'll keep monitoring this area and bring you the latest updates. in napa, jackie ward, kpix 5. in the south bay damage from a mud slide is putting this part of highway 152 out of commission. the debris between gilroy and mound madonna is forcing a
closure until friday. a tribute that the pahalo river jumped its banks and flooded two homes at the intersection of101 and 25. crowds formed to watch the flow of the storm runoff. time now 5:07. he is stockton's youngest and first black mayor. he will be sworn in next. >> from our kpix weather center, here we go again. we are under storm watch. heavy rain gusty wins impacting your morning commute. we'll tell you how much rain to expect coming up. >> and all of that will definitely make you slow down this morning on the roads. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. that rain is coming down. expect high winds, as well. we'll be right back. (upbeat music) - [voiceover] you are san francisco.
this morning in washington - the senate opens hearings on president-elect donald trump's it is 5:10. welcome to your tuesday. this is our live weather camera looking out to the golden gate bridge. for all of you in the north bay commuting into the city, it's raining and windy. we have flash flood warnings, watches and advisories you need to know about. it is traffic and weather in less than four minutes. this morning in washington the senate opens hearings on president-elect donald trump's cabinet nominees. tonight president obama delivers a farewell address. and tomorrow, trump holds his first news conference since the
summer. for details we turn to our washington insider marc sandalow. good morning. so attorney general nominee jeff sessions is before the senate judiciary committee today. any chance for democrats to stop his nomination? >> reporter: virtually none. extraordinary moment. it was 31 years ago that jeff sessions was rejected by this same committee because of allegations he was a racist and it was the lack of support from his fellow alabama hefflin a former segregationist made it so sessions couldn't get the nomination. today we are going to have cory booker a black senator from new jersey testifying against sessions which has never happened before. but that said, he is a member of the committee himself jeff sessions. he is almost certain to fly through. it also marks the debut of dianne feinstein california's senior senator as the ranking democrat. that's the top democrat on that committee. that means if democrats were
ever to take over the senate, she would be chairman of the committee. >> she has vowed to be tough on him today. democrats have called for a delay in some confirmation hearings because not all nominees have submitted their paperwork. do they have a case? >> reporter: it's remarkable how politicians at the top level are able to switch their stripes. that's a major principle. mitch mcconnell 8 years ago wrote a letter to charles schumer who at that point was the head of the judiciary committee saying, we're not going to look at any of obama's nominees until you guys do all the paperwork. it would be wrong. we would be cheating the american people. on sunday, mcconnell said, oh, grow up, democrats. you don't need all the paperwork. so schumer i think we have a look at it here simply crossed off the names and the headings and the dates and sent it back to mcconnell saying what's changed in eight years? so they have a case. in fact, just late last night,
republicans announced they were going to postpone at least one of the confirmation hearings until next week so all the paperwork can get in. clearly this is just strategy. democrats want to stall and republicans want to rush. >> all right. so let's talk about president obama. what do you think -- what can we expect to hear from him tonight? >> reporter: i -- i -- i don't know how many times we're going to have to use the word extraordinary over the next four years. we are in an extraordinary moment in in history. obama is going to give a farewell his to his political opponent who campaigned against everything obama stands for is about to be president. obama has always been good for calling up people's higher angels. that's not the word you would use to describe donald trump. so my guess is he will try to talk about all his "accomplishments" and how the
"american dream lives on." donald trump has been tweeting against meryl streep and schwarzenegger. will this continue as president? >> reporter: no sign it's going to stop. i just saw an interview with him a couple of years ago, um, um, trump was asked, who do you respect in hollywood? he said, well, julia roberts and meryl streep. she is a great actress and a wonderful person. now he says she is overrated because she insulted him the other night at the golden globes. well, you know, president-elect donald trump is doing this because he knows the more time spent talking about this the less time is spent talking about things like his nominees or possible conflict of interest. no one knows yet whether these are petulant rants in the middle of the night or whether or not this is him as some sort of marketing genius. >> i don't know. maybe we'll figure that out. all right, marc sandalow live in washington, dc, thank you. today history will be made in stockton when the city swears in its youngest mayor. 26-year-old michael tubbs will be the first black to lead the
city. he grew up in stockton with his single mother but later was given the opportunity to attend stanford on scholarship. tubbs says from an early age he was determined to go to college something his mother didn't get to do. [ indiscernible ] >> i remember feeling guilty, mom i'm so sorry. don't apologize. just get your education. >> and he did. tubbs says he will focus on reducing crime and attracting businesses to the city. thousands of staff throughout the university of california system will stage a one-day walkout today. it's in sympathy for 12,000 striking workers at ucla. the employees there are asking for a pay hike of 18% over the next 6 years. according to uc officials, the employees earn an annual average salary of $47,000,
which they already over the state average. let's check traffic and weather. >> not good and it's only 5:15. let's take a look in san rafael where we have some flooding to tell you about. northbound 101 at that's flooding in all lanes so be very careful as you head out in this area. another marin county commute from marin county into san francisco across the span of the golden gate bridge, that will take about 14 minutes from 580 not golden gate bridge. the bay bridge toll plaza metering lights will be turning on in 15 minutes. high winds across the span into downtown san francisco. 80 westbound between carquinez bridge and the maze, 19 minutes. in the oakland area, westbound 24 a new crash before broadway a two-car crash and it resulted in a car fire. so the fire department and chp are on scene now and it's blocking the four left lanes. the chp says it's working to open up the two right lanes. and now let's move to the san mateo bridge from hayward to
foster city. a slow commute because it's very wet out there. you can see the rain coming down pretty hard so from 880 to 101, that will take you about 15 minutes. but i say tackle on a couple of extra minutes because of slowdowns. in the south bay we have a look in the scotts valley santa cruz mountains area. highway 17 between vine hill road and sugarloaf road is reduced to one lane. normally it's two lanes. that's because of a mud slide they are still cleaning up. we are keeping a watchful eye on a couple of different situations, the napa river in napa is going to overflow its banks tomorrow morning. when that happens, you definitely have some crop losses and some erosion near the river. meanwhile, in guerneville, same situation a watchful eye on this as we see it's already overflowed its banks once and it will do it again to. live hi-def doppler showing
heavy precipitation in the bay area. when you see yellow that's moderate rain and i just saw a speck of orange. that's a tremendous downpour that's happening just outside bellevue. east bay you have some pretty moderate to heavy downpours around oakland to san leandro, hayward, union city. so this encompasses 580/238 commute this morning. rain in pleasanton, livermore, sub noel grade into san jose. meanwhile in boulder creek redwood grove in the san lorenzo park these are areas prone to flood. we are expecting four more inches of rain over the next 24 hours. a bit of a break around the peninsula but in the city by the bay, the city of san francisco, harrison street, mission street, cargo way into the bayview district, you have some heavy rainfall there. you know what i'm talking about if you live there. heavy raindrops hitting the rooftops. bay bridge gusty winds heavy rain at this time. all this will be through the morning commute and intensify at times during the day through the evening commute. this is why we do have a flash
flood watch in effect for that blue highlighted area. yellow is the coastal flood advisory in effect for beach erosion coinciding with astronomical high tide. we have it all going on. the winds are below freezing but will be gusty later. 16 san francisco across the bay into pleasanton, 12. high wind warning in the higher elevations. 60-mile-an-hour gusts. high wind watch in effect for the bay area. here's what you have to remember today. showery to heavy rainfall for the morning commute. rain and wind increases during the day. today's the threshold for more mudslides and landslides. we do have a training effect occurring as a series of storms stack up out over the pacific. this is the latest that's moving in now. let's time it out together. lunch hour, you're going to be eating lunch indoors heaviest rain to the north.
here's your evening commute again. pockets of heavy rain into your wednesday. lingering showers throughout the day. we have more rain for the evening commute on wednesday. thursday a few lingering showers. and then we do see by late in the day on thursday, a little bit of a reprieve. it is time for you snow report. i'm keying in on north star because what you get there is what you get everywhere. blizzard warning is in effect until 10 a.m. it's snowing up to 7 feet of snow above 7,000 feet. 50s, 60s our daytime highs today. again gusty winds throughout the day. more downed trees. we have lingering showers wednesday, a smaller impulse one to two inches of rain on thursday. mostly cloudy saturday. sunday partly cloudy. who knew! we have a holiday on monday. it always rains on martin luther king, jr. day or it's cloudy usually. this monday no difference but we don't have heavy rain. today will be the heaviest
now that we passed that atmospheric river. heavy rain today into tomorrow a smaller impulse on thursday but we're starting to see at cumulation now. we are starting to see some damage around the bay area. >> yeah. a lot of damage around the bay area. all right, roberta. thanks so much. we aren't the only ones with bad weather. look at this deer. people in connecticut spent hours yesterday trying to figure a plan to save her. poor thing. she fell into the ice early in the morning. she was able to get herself out but just couldn't get her footing. with a harness and lines provided by nearby wildlife care center rescuers got her to the riverbank tested her vitals and when she was better sent her back out into the "wild." and i'm dennis o'donnell. did you see it last night? has the tide turned in college football? a back and forth battle between alabama and clemson. next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
good morning, everybody. it is being called already the greatest national championship game in college history. clemson and alabama duking it out like frazier and ali. clemson quarterback watson got a chance at redemption against alabama and the rematch. the ref was in better shape than some of the players. tigers had a four-point lead
with a few minutes to go. a touchdown. they led 31-28. time running out. but watson got clemson into the goal line, 6 seconds to go, perfect pass to hunter. it's the first clemson national championship since the reagan administration. >> the guy that called us a fraud, ask alabama if we're a fraud, was the name colin coward, i don't know if we're a fraud. the only fraud is that guy. great shot of bill belichick sleeping on a ferry from nantucket to boston. that's his girlfriend in his lap. we caught ken bastida doing the same thing right before last night's 11:00 newscast. he just reads 'em, baby. he just reads 'em.
sean mcvey is the latest coaching candidate to be interviewed just 30 years old. we'll have the latest on the 9ers coaching and general manager search tonight at 6:00. have a great day. we'll see you tonight. it is rainy and windy all over the bay area. we are out in it to tell you about the concerns we have of storm dabbling today. this. is. everything. honey bunches of oats. it's all of this, this, this, and this. it's the mother of all cereals. it's that, and that, and all of that. it's the most cerealriffic cereal. in all of history.
new flooding and mudslide concerns. plus, snow once again falling in the sierra, keeping caltrans crews busy and s 80. more rain arrives in the bay area overnight bringing with it flooding and mud slide concerns, plus snow once again falling in the sierra keeping caltrans crews busy and shutting down interstate 80. >> we remain on storm watch because yet another storm is pounding the bay area for your morning commute. i'll tell you just how much
more rain and wind to expect. the traffic alert in oakland involving a crash and a car fire. early-morning slowdowns in the area i'll tell you where. >> good morning, everyone. it is tuesday, january 10. i'm michelle griego. and once again, it's raining all around the bay area! and we have team coverage on storm watch. we begin with kpix 5's jackie ward live in napa where a flood warning is in effect. jackie. >> reporter: good news for drivers planning to take northbound highway 29 this morning. despite this car behind me who got stuck in flooding, the northbound lanes of highway 29 just reopened but as you can see this car has yet to be removed and the second car has yet to be removed. the water receded fast. it's not raining here that much. it's just kind of spitting out. so that helps for sure. we moved over to the southbound
lanes to get this look and angle for you. the drive of the white van saw flooding on the right-hand side of the lane. he swerved to the left, didn't realize there was flooding there, too. so that's how that driver got stuck. he actually knows the driver of that silver car that's stuck. it was a mother with three kids in the car and she was trying to avoid him. she went over to the right where he was trying to avoid, ran into a mess there. so flooding is a major concern here this morning even with this rain letting up a bit. i was stepping in at least ankle deep water and it could have gone up to at least my midshin. so it's pretty serious out here. [ loud sound of traffic passing by in the background ] >> reporter: highway northbound 29 is now reopened. so you should be good to go. just be mindful of the cars that have yet to be towed here.
in american canyon, jackie ward, kpix 5. jackie said the rain is letting up for this minute that she is standing up in it, but it's not letting up? >> no, the north bay will be pounded the hardest up to 4" in and already saturated soil. they have already received up to 4 inches of rain in santa rosa from the last system. you couple that up with another 4 inches of rain, we are starting to see the accumulation take effect here in the bay area, gusty winds will be a huge factor with more downed trees today. but jackie is in the north bay and that's where we're keeping an eye on the napa river in napa. it's now at 16.7. flood stage is at 25 feet. we anticipate it to overflow at 25.1 by tomorrow morning, facting the lowest parts of town. meanwhile, let's check the guerneville situation. the russian river, that's another dire situation. it's already reached flood stage. it's already overflowed its banks. we are anticipating a further
additional rise by tomorrow morning. and in addition to that, we're keeping a watchful eye on a flood warning situation in saint helena. we also anticipate near major flood stage the napa river. so we have at this particular time more rain falling. when you see the green, that's a light rainfall. yellow is heaviest in the north bay moving out of lagunitas towards novato which has gotten 3 to 4" of rain since the weekend. this cell just moved into san ramon along 680 going east but pretty moderate rainfall around the 580/680 corridor into the santa clara valley. san jose had a rain shadow effect but now moderate rainfall lifting into alviso into mount hamilton area. santa cruz 4" over the next 24 hours. boulder creek, riverside grove and also san lorenzo park. those are the areas prone to flood. peninsula you're now picking up
rain showers from daly city making tracks 280 into the san francisco where we have rain showers across the golden gate bridge. we have a flash flood watch in effect for most of the bay area. coastal flood advisory, as well. we have a high wind warning for our highest elevations of our bay area. and we also have a wind advisory in effect for the bay and the coast. winds 20 to 35 miles per hour. currently blowing up to 20. temperatures are in the 50s. and if it matters, with the rain and the wind today's highs 50s and 60s. we'll continue to track this present storm and the one for thursday next time around but first, here's roqui. >> reporter: all right, thank you, roberta. it's 5:30. good morning. you'll have a rough morning commute out the door. so let's take a look here in oakland. this crash we reported earlier is now a traffic alert issued by chp. it's westbound 24 in oakland before broadway. it's a two-car crash but also resulted in a car fire. and it's blocking the three left lanes now and causing some early-morning slowdowns. you're driving in that area at just 13 miles per hour. so i can't even say driving. you're inching your way through
that area. that backup is already through the caldecott tunnel into orinda. so we'll keep an eye on that for you. moving to the altamont pass, coming out of tracy you're moving at 57 miles per hour and then as you inch your way through just that 30-mile-per- hour to north flynn road so north tracy boulevard to the altamont pass will now take but 30 minutes on 580 westbound. let's move to the south bay in the scotts valley/santa cruz mountains area. highway 17 between vine hill road and sugarloaf road is down to one lane in both directions. it's due to a mud slide from yesterday that they are trying to clean up so on northbound 17 into san jose, expect some slowdowns and give yourself some extra time. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. powerful winds and high waves are expected to hit the peninsula and the wet conditions come just after crews in pacifica cleaned up significant storm damage on highway 1. kpix 5's anne makovec is live in pacifica on the concerns this morning. >> reporter: roberta just mentioned that coastal flood
advisory that is in effect through thursday so we have this combination of high tide, high winds and more rain expected. a lot of the hillsides and cliff sides around our area are in danger of crumbling and we did see that yesterday with this mud slide along highway 1. reina del mar with mudslides. it took almost 24 hours to re- open the lanes. traffic backed up along the peninsula coast all day long. >> it doesn't surprise me there's huge mudslides. but it's crazy how many people depend highway 1 to get to the city for work. >> reporter: absolutely. now, crews put a concrete barrier between that section of hillside and the highway to try to prevent another roadblock. but there are a lot of concerns mainly this morning along the coastline because of that high
tide we were talking about. that's expected at 9 a.m. reaching up to 7 feet. so again, combine that with the stormy conditions, some concerns about that apartment building we have been talking about for the last couple of years on esplanade avenue. we'll talk about that coming up in the next half-hour. right now live in pacifica, anne makevoc, kpix 5. mudslides are causing problems in the santa cruz mountains. chp officers shot this video yesterday along highway 17 near vine hill road. a tv news van got caught under some rocks and mud as you can see there. the driver is expected to be okay. but all the rain hitting santa cruz county isn't spelling more water flowing from the taps. despite these wet conditions, the county is facing a short- term water shorteddage because the newell creek pipeline ruptured during weekend storms. some 1500 gallons of water were gushing out every minute for hours before crews spotted the trouble and shut down the pipeline. now residents are being asked
to reduce their water use this week by 30%. >> we need folks to cut back on anything that's discretionary. so if you can put off running your dishwasher or your laundry over the next few days, please do that. >> repair work begins this morning and is expected to last a week. the harsh combination of snow, wind and rain has once again shut down a stretch of the i-80 in the sierra. right now, i-80 is closed between colfax and the nevada state line. among the big problems, poor visibility. meanwhile, some caltrans crews have been working 12-hour shifts. >> we're looking pretty good and then we just got socked with the rain on the snow. >> the national weather service has a winter storm warning in effect for the tahoe/truckee area through thursday morning. a blizzard warning is in effect until 10 a.m. this morning on 50 towards south lake tahoe, chains are required between kyburz and meyers. governor brown is set to
release his opening budget proposal today. brown's plan will reportedly prepare california for potentially steep cuts in federal funding for healthcare and other public services. the coming year is fraught with uncertainty with president- elect donald trump taking over. overall prices are expected to rise this year but plenty of products we buy at the grocery store are set to drop. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is here to tell us where we'll see some savings. good morning, jill. so where should we find some relief from rising gas prices? >> reporter: head to your favorite grocers aisle. according to the usda price outlook, several kitchen staples are expected to drop in prices. egg prices, they already fell last year. expected to plummet by another 10 to 12% in 2017. all right. carnivores alert. beef and pork going down by 1%. vegetarians, don't worry, you're not left out. vegetable prices are expected to drop 2 to 3%. and people like me who have
peanut butter multiple times a week, i'm so excited, prices should go down 3% this year. >> oh, jill, we're speak the same language. this could also be a good year for travel, you say. why is that? >> reporter: american express's global forecast predicts low fuel prices as well as competition should keep airline fares in check. short-haul fares in north america are expected to decrease up to 5.5%, long hauls should go down up to 4.5%. you will find the best bargains in economy. that's because delta and united have recently announced lower fare tiers but they come with restrictions. if you don't mind waiting for your seat assignment until check-in and you can travel light just one carry-on that can fit under your seat, these can be great deals. finally, a strong u.s. dollar means american travelers can get more for their money in
many places across the world. travel experts say that bargains in europe especially portugal and greece and closer to home north to canada, that's where prices are often 25% less than in the u.s. >> boy, you're making me want to look at the travel sites right now. okay, jill schlesinger, thanks so much. it is 5:41. still ahead, waiting for the weather to clear. why scientists are hoping dry weather is on the way after a whale washes up onshore. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
in just a few minutes. continuing our storm watch... yosemite is also getting hit hard in the storm. welcome back. we are on storm watch. it's our live weather camera looking out towards the bay bridge on this tuesday. we have mostly cloudy skies. we have light rain here. pockets of heavier rain occurring across the bay area. we also have the winds on the
increase. we have the complete storm watch forecast coming up. continuing our storm watch yosemite is also getting hit hard. all the rain caused the park's waterfall to overflow, which is pretty but dangerous. it went through some campsites like half dome villages. the merced river crested at nearly 10, 500 feet per second. >> all the waterfalls, they were the biggest that i have ever seen and the big that's some people who have been here for 20 years have ever seen. >> park officials say despite all the flooding there is not any significant damage. they hope to re-open the park by tomorrow. meanwhile, recent storms have spelled very high water levels for the yuba river through nevada city. the owner of the outside inn sent us this picture of the bridge over the yuba and this may look like niagra falls but it's auburn's lake clemen time dam. the rain-swollen american river is feeding into it.
meanwhile, weekend storms proved too much for one ancient tree to bear. we now have a closer look at the pioneer cabin tree after its hard fall. strong winds knocked it down at calaveras big trees state park on sunday. its unusual tunnel drew tourists from around the world for more than a century. >> no one felt it or saw it. no one heard or felt it. that's as far as we know. >> that giant sequoia is believed to be around 2,000 years old. and the area is closed for safety reasons so it may be quite a while before the public gets to see the toppled tree. a dead whale discovered near the oakland waterfront over the weekend has been towed to angel island. chopper 5 got this video of it yesterday. the marine mammal center says the whale was a female blue or fin whale between 40 and 60 feet long. researchers plan to do a necropsy to figure out why the whale died once the rain stops and they can get a closer look.
it's 5:45. let's check traffic and weather. >> she was running around here around the studio all morning long. >> it's crazy. >> what happens is we have our very own radar sites, live hi- def doppler so you get instantaneously weather. and i have to change it constantly because i'll create an image of where it's raining the hardest but seconds later it changes. >> i thought you were just getting your hot chocolate. >> getting her cardio. >> i don't have time for that this morning! since 2:30 this morning, i stopped off at the gas station. i got paco a newspaper. he likes his newspapers. >> aww, that's so nice. all right. tell us how the roads are going. it's been busy. yes. we are talking about the north bay here. let's take a look at american canyon road between highway 29 and flosson road closed due a mudslide. american canyon is popular to get from 80 to 129.
we can expect delays on 37 which connects them. roberta has been reporting a lot of heavy rain in napa and north bay areas right now so drive carefully. the richmond/san rafael bridge, traffic is smooth but you can see such heavy rain on the roads. so this is the case around the bay area right now and same problem here on the bay bridge toll plaza. also high wind advisory across the span and those metering lights are now on. so that means traffic will start backing up towards the maze. carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze about 24 minutes. 10 to 12 minutes through the toll plaza into downtown san francisco. let's move over now to oakland where we do have a traffic alert here. westbound 24 before broadway. it's a two-car crash that resulted in a car fire, as well. so we have fire crews and chp on scene and this backup is five miles now through the caldecott tunnel into orinda
and it's blocking the three left lanes. your at 9 miles per hour so avoid the area if you can. roberta, i will send it to you. >> thank you, roqui. good morning, everybody. if you can stay home, do so. the napa river is expected to crest at 25.1 feet. that will occur tomorrow morning. keeping a very watchful eye on that because that will surge into the lowest parts of the city of napa. meanwhile, in guerneville the russian river has already overflowed expected to crest at 34.6 tomorrow morning and that again will cause some moderate to significant flooding especially in some of the agricultural areas around that region. and some of the resorts, parker's forecast. this is our live hi-def doppler. we are picking up heavy rain around santa rosa. also -- i like to pinpoint these areas because they have to begin their early-morning commute if they are going into
the city of san francisco. 101 anywhere from light to moderate rainfall. east bay a cell pushed out of the 580/680 corridor right there over tassajara. and black rock at mount diablo, alamo and also the city of diablo. and here you have the santa cruz mountains. when i show you san lorenzo park redwood grove and boulder creek those are all areas that saw nearly five inches of rain with the last system, anticipating 4 more inches of rain over the next 24. from sfo into the city of san francisco, hit and miss scattered showers. bayview district hearing the raindrops on your rooftops mission street also market street and also into the bolton area with some light to moderate rainfall. bay bridge gusty winds and light to moderate rainfall. all this precipitation is going north and east. we have blizzard warning in effect for the high sierra. as far as we are concerned, flash flood watch in effect. and that is encompassing that entire yellow area which is most of the bay area. coastal flood advisory right
here. what we are seeing is astronomical high tide around 9 a.m. nearly 7 feet coinciding with heavy rain and gusty winds. there will be some beach erosion. with the cloud cover and the rain showers temperatures are currently into the 50s. we have been seeing a fluctuating wind. right now 11 oakland, 8 sfo, 11 to 13, vallejo, benicia, martinez. these winds will increase as the day wears on. now, meanwhile, we have a high wind warning in the hills, 65- mile-per-hour winds sustained to 35. another blustery day and boy, we had a lot of wind with the last system. showery today for the morning commute. rain and wind increase during the day. the threshold for mudslides and landslides is now. series of storms taking a track right now into the bay area. a very vigorous track. here's your futurecast. here's how we're playing out your lunch hour. heaviest precip north of the golden gate bridge. evening commute soggy through wednesday. this time tomorrow morning lingering scattered showers all the way during the day. then guess what happens on thursday? we queue up another, smaller,
one to two inches of rain with lingering showers through friday. then we begin to have relief on friday. 7:25 your official sunrise. later today, if it matters, 50s and 60s across the bay area. blustery winds, threat of a thunderstorm during the day. periods of heavy rain lingering showers wednesday, a small impulse thursday. we dry out on friday. cloud up saturday. partly cloudy sunday. we have cloud cover on monday. that's a look at your weather forecast for today. let's all take a breath, get a cup of coffee, we'll be right back right after this. ,,,,,,
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griego. parts of the bay area getting soaked once again this morning... this is a live look from --- it's tuesday, january 10. i'm michelle griego. good morning. parts of the bay area getting soaked again this morning. this is a live look at the bay bridge this morning. it is wet, one of the biggest areas of concern though over the next few days is the russian river in sonoma county. it already spilled over its banks yesterday and we could see even more flooding to come. kpix 5 is live with complete coverage of the storm's impact. jackie ward is in napa county which has already seen flooding this morning and anne makovec is in pacifica where the wind is really picking up along the coast. but first, roberta is tracking the storm. we are on storm watch right here on kpix 5. let's get to it. let's go ahead and start talking about the rivers that in a dire situation at this particular time. saint helena the