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80 is still closed at this hour. in the bay area, a terrible driving conditions as the storm ripped through. this is video of long sfo. here is a look at the south bay, also heavy rain pouring down earlier today. jacqueline bennett is here with us now, were getting a bit of a break from the storm at least in the immediate bay area. >>jacqueline: it was nasty up there this morning but yes, finally a break, lighter showers and isolated showers in the north bay. it is not even close to over yet. we will see more scattered showers activity tomorrow, as we head into sunday at powerful storms that to pack another punch to the bay area. the show you what's going on in the north bay. were seeing pop up showers and some are producing small scale like this one. it has a small area of more moderate rainfall. also near vallejo the same amount of rain and north of antioch. let's jump
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down to the south bay where showers have largely cleared. just light rain at this hour. a water view picture of what's going on, you could see all the heavy rain pushing up towards the sierra. all of the yellow you see in your screen indicates the more moderate to heavy rainfall and pushing again to the east through sacramento and into the sierra. are very nasty conditions in the sierra which probably led to that nasty accident. we will talk more about that and a big storm sunday coming up. >>pam: thompson is live in santa rosa where a tornado touched down. >>kate: 20 to touch on this morning, it is still raining inhaling here now we could show you this and also clear the debris it used to be a 100 ft. building at sequoia landscaping in downtown santa rosa. you could see the twisted metal and wood that is now called up here
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when the tornado went through of around 9:00 a.m.. we can also show you video from earlier in the day, which we will show you the forced from the wind of that went through, it took the building and tossed it into the street. the street had to be closed down while crews cleared of all of the debris out of the street. it also took down the power line in the phone lines in the neighborhood. the wind so strong action it took some of the metal from the building, tossing it down the street and into the neighbor's tree. that was about 20 yds up into their trade. there were people inside the building at the time the tornado hit, luckily, they were not hurt. back up your life, you could see the building that is still left standing, also suffering some damage. how the wind just opened at building up. that metal siding just ripping up with the force of those winds. the national weather service in the winds that came
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through with this tornado this morning, or anywhere from 80 to 110 mi. an hour. reporting live, kron 4 news. >>pam: it is now been 1 weeks since the historic earthquake in tsunami that rocked japan. as martin reports, entire villages lay in ruins and thousands of people are still in counted for and the fear of a nuclear meltdown as when heavily on the japanese people. >>reporter: problems at japan's nuclear power plant may be worse than initially thought. a new survey prompted the nuclear and industrial safety agency to increase its rating of the situation from the 425 on a scale 7. that's equal to the 1979 island disaster. in philadelphia. >> they appear to not have control over the situation, they are taking measures that are of the desperate nature. >>reporter: as measures
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include a frantically, and water and solid still reactors in hopes of cooling is down. >> the police, fire department, and other groups are all working together putting their lives on the line. >>reporter: readings are still high at the plant, they say the situation is that getting worse, a small victory in a country riddled with setbacks. weather has hampered the search and rescue effort as crews come debris for some 10,000 people still missing. the country's broken infrastructure continues to delay supplies from hitting the hardest-hit areas. things are seemingly insurmountable, the japanese people remained positive. their leadership optimistic. >> we should overcome the situation and we will overcome that. >>reporter: holding on the hope that these dark days will eventually pass and japan will reemerge stronger and more prepared than ever. in tokyo, martin.
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>>pam: scientists believe that earthquakes are rendered with snow to protect them. a bay area geologist disagrees with that and today he told kron 4 a series of quakes will hit the west coast in the next eight days. >> jim berkeley can predict earthquakes because yes multiple lines. is >>dan: is jim who sets them apart self apart by is doing what he and others say can't be done. >> i predict between saturday and saturday there will be a 4 to 5 magnitude quake in the san francisco bay area. >>dan: not just in the bay area, in addition over the next eight days he's predicting a 5 to 6 magnitude quake in southern california. and a sixth magnitude quake in the pacific northwest. and in major 7 magnitude quake in the pacific ring of fire. >> moral and for the next eight days, a critical
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period and high tides and that often means seismically active areas an increased probability of quakes. >>dan: city knows of what he speaks in a quickly shows the article from a newspaper showing he did predict of the loma earthquake before happened. at that time it was a combination of tidal waves backed up with numerous other strange occurrences. >> the pets disappear in record numbers, whales beached themselves in santa cruz and san francisco. the hot springs slow down and cool down. the geyser and napa valley was slowing down its irruption cycle as it had done before numerous other quakes in northern california. and there were
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about tend clear closed before this. >>dan: now none of those other factors are playing a role in the bay area so will have to wait eight days to find out whether those predictions come true. dan curman, kron 4 news. >>pam: kron 4 went to the usgs to get its take on all of this. the earthquake site center explains why trying to pinpoint when an earthquake will occur is extremely difficult. >> there is no scientific basis for earthquake prediction at this time. the usgs does issue forecasts of earthquakes to occur. we assure those over the next 30 years. in the bay area, our forecast is that there's a 63 percent chance of a magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake which is about the size at the law earthquake back in 1989. it turns out there's about the same chance of the same size
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earthquake in l.a. in the next 30 years. scientists have no way of knowing exactly when or where those earthquakes are going to be. we cannot give any credibility to a short-term earthquake prediction. >>pam: says because a major quake can occur at any time in the bay area, the usgs recommends that people take this opportunity to check their earthquake survival kits. stay with kron 4 for continuing coverage of the quake in japan terry a difficult to any time for the very latest. we'll be right back. it's really delicious, mom.
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>>kimberlee: this is the hand of a photographer just caught in time. the man goes on to finish as reports. that live here in tucson and just kept coming kept going.
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>>jacqueline: look at our extended forecast we are nowhere near done with the rain. it tomorrow showers and a big storm to impact the bay area tomorrow. i will have details coming up in just a few minutes.
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>>pam: retracting the storm, umbrellas were needed all over the bay area today. the jackson is here with the latest on the forecast. >>jacqueline: the stick of live look outside an ominous looking picture. starting to see a few sunbreaks in the north bay. let's talk about this year as well. the heavy rain we saw through the day to day had been pushing to the south and were also seeing in move up to the northwest. the stick a look at sacramento. the heavy rain turning it to have your snow at the sierra. we have a winter storm warning in effect for this hero because
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of the heavy snow. snow levels could top 3 in. per hour. we will see one to 2 ft. of snow above 7,000 ft. and 18 14 in. at like level. that alone will make the drive a very scary one. on top of all that there is been a nasty rap on interstate 80. he see the cars parked here, this guy is getting out of his car to walk his dog. people are parked on the interstate in it will be there for a least a couple of hours as crews worked to clear an accident that involved 30 to 40 cars. this is not the time to head up to the sierra. tomorrow the snow will get later for tomorrow, but sunday heavy snow returns. if you plan on having back sunday this may not be the best we can to have up to the sierra. also here locally, we saw a nasty weather earlier with heavy rains. notice most of the
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bay is dry at this at war with a few scattered showers in the north bay. some have been producing small hail like this that does won over santa rosa. the cells that we see over the next few hours will be capable producing hail. the rain returns at the o'clock at work, i love the o'clock the band of heavy rain pushing through. a deep shades of red over san rafael in oakland. it a little bit of a break at 2:00 tomorrow morning but scattered showers will pick up at 6:00 a.m. and continue just like this to the 11:00 hour and into the afternoon. here is a look at your 7 day around the bay, a strong storm set impact a sunday morning and did rain showers into monday. keep in the wet weather in the forecast for the weekend. >>pam: earlier today a waterspout was spotted in san francisco. kimberly has a look at the youtube video showing this occurrence. >>kimberlee: person to this
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around 930 this morning and ocean beach. i want to show you in the beginning of the video age shows dark ominous clouds swirling around with no real shape. then a little bit later about 30 seconds later, you could see, look to the funnel cloud. if it's the traditional funnel cloud shaped, the cold region down and touch in the water. you could see at the bottom or this out actually touches the water. you could see that lighter color and a water spray coming up. the person who posted this said it thank goodness it took the water instead of the house is. >>pam: this is the scene in pacifica at the pier. did you news faster return to jeff bush. those ways are pretty big. >>jeff: that's right they are pam. it is a high surf advisory in effect until 9:00 p.m. tomorrow night. look back, that is big, big
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waves. they're predicting there to be swells up to 14 to 17 ft.. what's significant about this, you can see these waves are pretty powerful. low tide is coming up around 6:15 p.m. normally at low tide the water is for the route. since this high surf advisory is in effect, the low tide is not as low as normal. let's take a look down the coast, you could see the low tide is not very low at all. the biggest waves you will probably see tomorrow right to run for o'clock. >>stanley: because the lines were not rounded of
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residents are being ordered to keep a safe distance from the line. if the heavy rain in the area are the reason for the tree to fall and bring down with a multiple power lines. if the problem was so bad that even a quarter of a mile away pg&e crews were working on line to try to reroute power to homes and businesses. pg&e is expected to get all the power restored leader in the evening. consider fall, kron 4 news. >>reporter: the rain continues to fall throughout the day in downtown oakland. people rounder say they're getting tired of it. the umbrellas were held in force today. and those who didn't have numberless sought shelter under buildings or shared a number low with a friend. " yes folks that they were getting tired of this weather, some saw the good and others said they had enough. >> loving it. >> its clean white letters. >> i hated with a passion.
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>> we needed i can't complain. i don't like it but we needed. >> it's good for your mind, body and soul. >> i'm sick of it. >> it's that it's supposed to be this way for the next four or five days. i'm over it it's time for spring. >>reporter: some said the retired, others went out to enjoy the rain. it least i think they were enjoying the rain. in oakland, kron 4 news. >>jacqueline: check up on your snow on ski report. snow was flying in the sierra and expecting to feed. squaw valley won 65 of the days and hundred seven runs open. sugar bowl, 124
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in national news, the chaos that the state capital with wisconsin protest aimed at a bill that targets public employees' bargaining rights. the judge has issued an order that temporarily stops that law from taking effect. this is because the state's open meeting law may have been violated. unusual tax and florida's everglades, slammed into a tourist airport. it to deputies seriously hurt, the driver of the tourist airport said he is now out of business. are to believe when you see what is left of this car. both the driver and passenger survived. if this is after a police chase in houston, investigators say the driver had been
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drinking. the car reached speeds over 100 mi. an hour. it the most looks bigger and brighter this weekend, saturday's full moon will be a real showstopper according to scientists. its technical name is super perigee full moon. the biggest in nearly 20 years. it happens when the moon reaches the close as possible point in the earth's orbit. a surprising new poll about the perception of california. it turns out the golden state is not considered very cold in for the people here. an infield cold winds only 40 percent of registered voters fine california one of the best places to live. they say their personal financial status has declined last year. 39 percent of voters whose financial picture has worsened were more likely to say immigration has led to a decline in the state's quality of life. half say immigration has had no real impact. >>jacqueline: a live look up side of interstate 80. the
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>>live, from the bay area's news station, this is kron4 news at 6:00. >>pam: now but 6:00, two big stories. if radiation reaches california from japan. if we explain how much is here and how was impacted by the weather. i have a shutdown of ruth is blown off in the winds whip up a waterspout. we show you how the rough weather left its mark across the bay area when our own team of storm trackers. in san francisco, in berlin gained,
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in oakland. >>pam: team coverage is on. this is the biggest weather story of the night. westbound highway 80 is closed 20 mi. west of truckee due to a major accident involving 30 to 40 vehicles including several big breaks. look at the back up there, no movement and one person has been killed and many others are injured. liquid hydrogen has been reported leaking from one of the trucks. they had emergency crews that the scene. it will be hours before they get all of that taking care of. first, jacqueline is here we got pounded today and it's still raining in some spots. >>jacqueline: saw heavy, heavy rain and while conditions. that will push for sacramento into the sierra as well. more rain tonight but like the nature your scene now just body and
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showers jury had nothing to uniform or powerful like he saw earlier this morning. let's zoom into the north bay. this cell near santa rosa is tracking to the northwest of santa rosa was small scale. now the rainfall rates about a quarter of an inch an hour. we also have a cell near san rafael. it is about a quarter of an inch an hour as well. in the south bay, rainfall has pretty much tapered off just a few light sprinkles over the diablo range, a gilroy and morgan hill. forcing most of the heavy stuff push into the sacramento valley and sierra. conditions in the malcolm, are not good. you just saw from the picture of the interstate is closed. there's no point to head up especially with the closure of the interstate to end this have the snow that's going in this year right now rainfall totals for
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today, a round oan inch. an inch in now thought and not that much in san francisco about two-thirds of an inch in redwood city and a half an inch in san francisco. impressive rainfall totals today and of course we did have the tornado touched down in santa rosa and a waterspout near san francisco. by tomorrow morning, scattered showers and possible thunderstorms in the afternoon. we will look it your whole weekend coming up in just a bit. >>pam: new details about the crash in the sea route going towards the tahoe area. these are pictures of the accident that took place about 1:30 p.m. the highway patrol said one big rig will over two or three other cars. 30 to 40 vehicles and all are in the back up that has was down 80 closed right now. at least one person is dead and many others are injured. as we said was down
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80 closed leading to major traffic backups there. there is no movement in the area from the area of the accident on idd.interstate. our team coverage moves to kron 4 rob. >>rob: seen just about everything across the south bay this afternoon. when i first arrived on the summit of highway 17, it was pouring down rain. about 5:00 the rain stopped and the clouds lifted. let's show you fresh snow. the temperature also falling. right now the rain is returning and at the clock is descended. let's go to video and show you the other components that we had to put up with today. very strong winds across into san jose. this is the haven in
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the willow glen area and when it's windy here you could really see the palm trees that is literally rinse, on the street. the south bay has been behind the eightball with just about 9 1/2 inches of rain. today we should be over the net nine and a half inch mark. in the summit starting to read a little bit. if the good news is the commute here between los gatos and santa cruz, going fairly smoothly despite the rain. live in santa cruz, kron 4 news. >>pam: now we want to show you what happened in santa rosa today. another big weather story there, a tornado touched down ripping the roof that least one structure there. kate thompson is tracking that part of our coverage. >>kate: some frightening and scary moments for people here at sequoia landscaping. you could see the damage that was done here.
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absolutely nothing left of this building that was standing here when the tornado hit around 9:00 this morning. the 80 to 100 mi. an hour winds at tearing through the property and completely destroying the building. we spoke to the owner and witnesses about what they saw this morning and how frightened they were. >> it got dark, it got really dark and the rain started to come down. is because i look up in the wind came down and picked up the building, flipped it over and hit the wires and sparks were coming down. it blow over into pacific street. >> its like this war can address, i ran outside and i just saw everything falling down. the first thing we thought was a tornado. this is kansas city. >> this gate was open its a
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steel gate. d.c. were wrapped around here? becky was sprayed over.that case was . >> it's a corrugated buildings so it is lighter, but we had things anchored in the ground and it just ripped big been swayed and half. >>kate: you could see what those broken beams, the force with the wind of ripped through these buildings. there were people inside the building when the tornado hit including the owners on a spirit luckily no one was hurt. if reporting live kate thompson kron 4 news. >>henry: crazy weather in el camino real. i will let you see what drivers are having to deal with. these vehicles are having to slow down because there is this big time cuddle. on the left-
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hand side of your screen you could see the truck is moving slowly but still kicking up a great deal of water. i would estimate this puddle is about 8 to 10 in. deep. i have seen puddles like this all condemned el camino real. reporting live, kron 4 news.
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>>reporter: passengers are finally allowed to arrive and you can see an airplane waiting to leave sfo. it was not the case around 11:00 there was or to nato warning
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issued for san mateo. that cost the airport to cause delays. that order lasted for about 30 minutes from 11 to 11:30 p.m. that created a domino effect. they were delayed up to three hours. most of the airlines are back to normal except for southwest airlines. what a few flights are still seeing delays. in fact there is a larger check-in line. >> at been in the house claim for about four hours. i'm sure anybody here would agree. >>reporter: national weather service says this is about the first time in 10 years they issued a tornado warning for san mateo county. again it did create a few delays in sfo. reporting live, kron 4 news. were going to take a quick break and we'll be right back with more news.
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>>catherine: both had a marijuana cards but they said they were exploiting this that is to make sales. they had a wayne materials and a loaded shotgun. >>jacqueline: a live look outside rate now at westbound interstate 80 at crystal springs. this is in the same picture for the last couple of hours. those cars have not moved in there has been a nasty rack. the interstate a shut down and it will stay shut down for a couple more hours. let's take a look outside showers
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to bring off through the bay area. now open to the sierra, a few lingering showers out there right now. the snow fall will keep going all night long. in the sierra this weekend, tomorrow the snow will last through the day but it will be a lot lighter tomorrow and we may see a couple breaks in the afternoon. if tonight is not the night to go to this year especially since this interstate is closed. as much as 3 in. of snowfall per at were. a winter storm warning is in effect. into tomorrow, better after a day and the when you come back on sunday and other powerful storms that impact the bay area. we will see have the snow into sunday night. locally a few scattered showers through the north bay, light sprinkles over the san jose area but, we will see more rain tomorrow. 8:00 p.m. tonight a few scattered showers in the north bay, also in the diablo range. by
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11:00 p.m. we will see another line of showers pushing, heavier cells as well near vallejo with curse of rain. three a m a little bit of a break but we will see scattered showers through the day. he could see spots coming up here in there and pushing through the bay area. as we head into the afternoon that will give us a better chance of thunderstorms, again to o'clock you see a deep shade of red over and that's a good chance of thunderstorms. here is a look at your 7 day around the bay, scattered splendor showers tomorrow and strong storm said to contact us by 10:00 in the morning sunday into about two or 3:00 in sunday. were going to keep the rain in the forecast as we head for next week. >>reporter: have the storm in burlingame and lead to extremely wet conditions. watch out drivers had to carefully navigated this
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exit. al camino also suffered water splashed on windshields making it difficult to drive for a few seconds. those costs outside, didn't fare better. it was mandatory to bring umbrellas. if >> with an umbrella and i heard the tornado warning today and didn't want to come outside because i was afraid. >>reporter: reporting live, kron 4 news. >>stanley: was business as usual in the parking lot in the valley. this area is prone to flooding due to the fact that it's below the bay. as the rain came down, the law began to fill with water. this area almost always floods when there's a heavy rain water filled up the entrance to the parking lot so deep that it actually came up to discuss bumper. it made it difficult for drivers to enter the lot,
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but some did. the water did not get as high as it could, in some places it was almost more than shandy. in mill valley, stanley roberts kron 4 news. >>pam: in japan, the entire nation paused at to 40 6:00 p.m., the moment when disaster struck exactly one week ago. seven days later the death toll is nearing 7000, nearly 11,000 people missing, 500,000 others are homeless. those in the hardest-hit areas are still without heat and basic supplies. the danger of a nuclear meltdown has grown. fire trucks sprayed water on reactor no. 3 at japan's power plant today. japan's nuclear agency raised the threat rating from a lever for to a level 5 on a scale of up to seven. it that is the same level as the three mile island accident in the united states. u.s. officials say japan
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situation seems to be much more serious. it seems it has a crack in the floor of one reactor which would make it more difficult to cool the reactor. we want to get additional information on the possibility of radiation moving through across the pacific. jonathan is standing by with the latest on that. there have been some detection of radiation level showing up in the bay area. >>rob: model whole lot to worry about though. these four reactors at the nuclear plant reactors 13 have had their roofs blown off. reactor no. 2 if a crack in the containment pool, reactor no. 4 fire is and how crack in the floor. as we said our mount into motion,. there only small
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amounts detected in the bay area and they're getting here through the jet stream. if that is wind and that wraps around the globe from west to east. by wednesday admitted to the islands, by friday today as expected and made landfall in california. there is no radiation above normal detected in los angeles because of the weather. the jet stream is further north than in normally is. in fact, in sacramento they have been detecting some radioactive particles in california that are very clearly from japan. the monitoring stations in san francisco, the amount they are detecting is not hazardous to human health and there's nothing to worry about. >>pam: the tokyo electric power co. has created a twitter account for its nuclear power plants which were damaged by the quake.
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our internet reporter kimberly has a look at the latest messages. >>kimberlee: just one day it this twitter feed has nearly $200,000. let's take a look at it. they've sent out seven tweets. all in japanese banks to google translate we have an idea of what they're saying. the first week says, there is of course is huge demand for electricity and they can overcome the obstacle if everyone helps out. three hour-long rolling blackouts were essentially imposed as an attempt to balance the electric supply and demand. the latest week sent out today thank everyone who gave up their power in the cold weather and tomorrow there will be no rolling blackouts. just another way to keep japanese residents in the rest of the world and warned about the plants blackouts and potential radiation leaks. to check out this feat with updates for yourself, visit and look for
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now, at 6:30 p.m., tonight's big stories in one big block of news. more crews, more stories. right now, today's top story. >>jacqueline: our top story of the wild weather that hit the day earlier today has subsided. we still have cloudy conditions and pop up showers. were also seeing heavy snow for the sierra and heavy rain locally. it is now making its way up the grade into the mountains. very heavy snowfall 3 in. of snow per hour and expecting a couple of feet over night. it gusty winds, white out conditions that will shut down interstate 80 which means you should not go to the sierra tonight. of wait
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until tomorrow morning after a day and when the snow leighton's up. we will also see heavy snow sunday and another system is expected to impact us. very heavy rainfall locally. let's take a look on future cast for tonight and tomorrow. a few light showers over the north bay and over concord and antioch. we will start to see scattered showers moved and and a little heavy. some of those areas are moderate to heavy rainfall. by overnight 3:00 a.m. starting to see a break but, the rain will kick back up and scattered showers in nature by 9:00 a.m. spots here and there. it will continue that way until love and o'clock picking up in intensity. this is where we will see the chance of thunderstorms, a purse of rain, gusty winds and even lightning and thunder. also heavier rain and not bought in santa rosa. your extended forecast, thunderstorms
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tomorrow and then i heavy, heavy rain storms sunday. that will start about 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.. showers link into monday morning in rain sticks with us through next week. >>pam: team coverage now jeff bush is live in pacifica. right along with the waves were really kicking up. >>jeff: tide was about 15 minutes ago and you could see the waves are coming in pretty good right now. it's hard to tell its low tide right now. we have a high surf advisory in effect until tomorrow. they're expecting swells from 14 to 17 ft.. you will be able to see the biggest wave sometime tomorrow around noon. reporting live, kron 4 news. >>kate: national weather service confirms that a tornado hit the city around 9:00 a.m. on friday. the tornado with 80 to 110 mi. an hour winds completely
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destroyed a landscaping building in downtown santa rosa. it ripped off the roof sending its flying into the street. the entire building destroyed, for people inside the building at the time the tornado hit. no one was hurt. reporting live, kron 4 news. >>reporter: this was throughout oakland as heavy rains poured down. heavy winds blew through the morning along with the rain and the combination may for rough driving. it was easy to find holes on the road but that could be dangerous when driving. this could cause your card hydroplaned. if you look at this car that came through a bit faster than he showed you could see him almost lose control. it's road hazards like this that cause a lot of traffic in the east bay. folks went to lunch with their umbrellas and heavy jackets as they did their best to stay dry. people said they know the rain is good but the ready for the son terry had reporting live, kron 4 news.
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>>terisa: ears was prompted them to issue a tornado warning on friday. at one. winds clocked in at 30 to 40 m.p.h.. if the storm also brought heavy rain and that turned into some localized flooding throughout town. in burlingame, kron 4 news. the late >>rob: season rains in santa clara could be to much of a good thing. as a result of safety restrictions, the 10 reservoirs can only be filled to about 70 percent capacity and there just about there. water officials are making strategic releases from lexington and wanted to others to make room for more rainfall runoff. it is a delicate balance because of what the reservoir is to be just as full as it possibly can be heading into the summer. reporting live, kron 4 news. >>pam: the earthquake in japan has many people wondering when the next big one will hit in the bay area. most scientists believe there will be no way
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to predict, but a bay area geologists' disagrees with that. today he told kron 4 a series of quakes will hit the west coast in the next eight days. >>dan: this is jim kirkland, a geologist by trajan sets himself apart by saying he can predict earthquakes. >> will be a 45 magnitude quake in the san francisco bay area. >>dan: not just in the bay area, in addition over the next eight days he's predicting a 5 to 6 magnitude quake in southern california. as 6 magnitude quake in the pacific northwest. and in major 7 magnitude quake in the pacific rim of fire. >> tomorrow and for the next eight days, a critical period. that often means the
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a seismically active areas and increase the probability of quakes. >>dan: said he knows of what speaks, he shows an article from a newspaper showing his earthquake prediction several days before the loma earthquake occurred. then like now his predictions are based just on the tides. but also on the frequency of a number of other strange occurrences. >> pets disappear in large numbers. pets shown in the lost and found,. whales beached themselves in santa cruz and san francisco. the hot spring slow down and cool down like they did in 1906, 1952 and 1979. >>dan: 3 now none of those other factors are playing a role in the bay area, will have to wait eight days to find out whether those predictions come true. dan curman, kron 4 news. >>reporter: here in menlo park, usgs scientist refute the idea that anyone can
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predict when an earthquake will occur. a former employee claims that the san francisco bay area will experience a major earthquake over the next few days. however earthquake scientists say, there is no credible scientific basis for such a prediction. in menlo park, kron 4 news. it's really delicious, mom.
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>>pam: new delays in making more i pad 2 and all because of the recent earthquake in tsunami in japan. gabe slate explains the delays and how weather gadgets will also be affected. >>gabe: market research group alright egest, says that last week's earthquake in japan could cause shortages of the i pad 2. the analyst took apart the i pad to and determined that five electronic parts inside the tablet, likely come from japan. here's what parts are related to. storage, memory, electronic compass, the touch screen over like glass and an internal battery. apple has not
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confirmed this or made any comment about the i pad to production been delayed. it is possible they could get the parts from other manufacturers and avoided the lake. apple is facing more demand than expected for the i pad 2. many stores sold out the first weekend of one on sale. now if you order online you have to wait for five weeks for the gadget to ship. the situation in japan will likely affect other electronic goods as well. toshiba, hitachi and panasonic have had to close a factory or two in japan. analysts predicted this will disrupt the supply of other smart electronics. it's possible in the few months we will see some items out of stock. gabe slate, kron 4 news. >>pam: the bay to breakers race a sold-out all 50,000 race registrations are spoken for. this is the first time in history it is sold out. it has done so with two full months still
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remaining before the race itself on may 15th. bay to breakers also announced that a custom products company, has become the title sponsor for the 100th and 101st running of the bay to breakers. remember kron 4 is your big breakers station and we will provide you with all the coverage of the race, right here on kron 4. coming up in sports, the top teams start to flex their muscles. the stanford women prepare for their women's n.c.a.a. tournament opener on sunday. dick gary is next with all the sports.
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the stamford it " parents for one meant happens tomorrow. if the pac-10 player of the year to that
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favored to return to the final four. tyler without question one the all-time great coaches of women's basketball. you will never get her to brag. it's her tomorrow. >> we know we need to come out and play against any team. the matter what the seed is. i think our team is very aware of that. they're not going to take any team lightly. if i think we have everything in place, a great offense and defense. it's coming up with those loose balls, taking the charges that we need. all that i think that will determine our future. >>gary: on the men's side cal, the mit tournament they're under way at colorado. ncaa, he is the brother-in-law of channel to encourage frank somerville. he's the coach, george mason 59-57. why am i showing
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this? an exciting finish less than 10 seconds left. (cheering & applause) >>gary: fecundate one player and george mason, you wind it is fun. arizona and then this, you saw arizona of play a number of times this season. derek williams is a pac-10 player of the air. williams there is 77-75. arizona hangs on. next up will be texas. it will be march 31st, aubrey of making the play on first base. jeff getting the star pitch four innings gave up two runs.
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the giants lost 6-3. >>jacqueline: i used to work with his brother. he used to play for the cardinals. >>pam: can i use to look up to you. your doll.dole. >>jacqueline: when did he get traded. ? >>gary: just take it pam. you think this media deal is easy. take a look at a san diego reporter, he's covering the end see aa tournament. watch that. this is scary. this is what happens to kron reporters when they try to get rid of them. that's the one good thing about kron. that's
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then higgins, went on to finish his report and that is good. i have seen this happen, no big deal but one and they throw guy of here, jeff bush a truck, back him up. in keeping my eye out to. when we return, it is e- mail time and we talk with audience members here or take questions. one of the folks in our audience a husband and wife, and some it wants to know what's our problem with the ncaa. >>jacqueline: tough times in the media business, go figure. >>gary: will be back a moment. [ jerry ] look at this!
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one you can answer audience questions. >> he played basketball big you can't get excited over the ncaa tournament? what's the matter with you? >>gary: this to many teams in the tournament, if there's a bay area tournament a matter how good or bad all be there. all watched the last is minutes of almost any game. some people take it as criticism. but if the game is close sure all watched the end. but to sit down and watch two hours, that's my point. in other words at like to eat, but i don't want to go to the banquet to. the note i mean? all take the food home and but not going to sit there for three hours to suck and have attempted to enter. that's what the ncaa, that's what i mean. if it's somebody and no or star player like a kid at byu, as i was telling jackie last
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night 80 percent or 90%, of this stuff is a predicate did on i'm gambling a dollar or two. >> please don't tell me charles barkley is broadcasting the ncaa tournament. he doesn't know anything about college ball? >>gary: people don't even listen anymore, they put him on because now cbs and tnt are sharing these early games. i felt sorry they have a couple guys who've been there all season long for cbs and now the c'mon true tv. he doesn't know what he's talking about. when people flip around, so good here is a bookworm let's stop and listen to him. he's there because he's in the hall of fame. >> a 25 year-old could kill
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someone and you would say he's young, he'll grow well. >>gary: sometimes a young person will make a decision that they'll regret the rest of their life. >> i'm looking at you. i'm playing. my point is, it's easy to sit on your couch and say somebody else made the wrong move, somebody else's stupid. think back when you're 25, how many things you do over again. i was 45 and i think i made mistakes carrie. >> i just got your joke, i didn't get it. >>gary: you think about it
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differently when you're 40. i don't like to, alright a big shot i will wreck the kid. >> your great interviewer why doesn't your station exploit those skills with a talk show? >>gary: is on radio and television now, people clicker around. on the radio the press a button and if you're in the middle of a long interview, they'd rather see you shake your rear end and be a little bit funny and to call somebody. the mail we get here, boy you were rude hand. if that takes five seconds instead of a 30 minute interview. stations don't have the money to get top-notch guys. these long interviews don't work. >> monday see the nfl lockout lasting? probably
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>>gary: before the first game. the not idiots. >> would love to take you and your wife can gliding what you think? >> not happening. >>gary: she's the boss. qy
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