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>> get ready for a slow commute this morning. a winter storm is dumping rain all across the bay area. what you need to know if you're heading out the door. if after a 7-month search, the city of oakland has found a
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new police chief. for the first time ever, they hired a woman. what we know about oakland's new top cop coming up on mornings on 2. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> a buzzy and wet wednesday morning. >> it is. >> january 4th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. it is a busy morning. the big story this morning, your weather. this is a live picture of san jose. now, i heard from a lady who said that, dave, we're finally getting rain in san jose. it looks to be dry right now. look at the clouds there. i'm not an expert like mark tamayo, but he will be talking about the weather out there. >> let's bring in our expert team coverage. janine de la vega is out in the elements. alex savidge tracking the roadways. mark tamayo has a look where the heaviest rain is falling right now. >> scattered rain developing off shore, hitting the peninsula right now. the intense downpours, they have backed off. the rainfall and the strong
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winds. san rafael, over three inches of rain. san ramon, over two inches. not just a few sprinkles here. strong winds as well. the wind advisory has expired. gusting to 50 miles per hour towards mount diablo. over 61 miles per hour. as you can see right now on the radar the past few frames, things beginning to back off. it's not totally dry. you can see more development in the santa cruz mountains. over six inches of rain, approaches 7 inches. up in the north bay, we still have this. this is the most serious warning, a flash flood warning in place for another 45 minutes, 43 minutes. as we back up the maps, you see the coverage focused towards san francisco, portions of the san rafael, richmond, vallejo and fairfield. not as much coverage here but lots of clouds. once again the showers hitting
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the santa cruz mountains. bigger picture in the pacific, you see this continuous band of moisture being directed towards the bay area. we call this an atmospheric river. it set up last night. a stronger went set up for the weekend. showers this morning at 7:00. then a chance at 12:00 and a chance at 4:00 as well. we can't guarantee a dry forecast. but more breaks in the action as you can see. 9:00 this morning. and then we will see more development possibly into the afternoon hours. by 3:00 and into the evening hours when we're talking about a break thankfully as we head into thursday. alex has an update on the roadways and a lot of standing water on the roadways. right? >> yeah. aside from the roads looking rough this morning, we have an issue with bart because of the wet weather. we understand that bart has a 20-minute delay on the san francisco line. this is in the eastbound
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direction. so folks trying to sort of make that reverse commute towards the east bay on the san francisco line -- folks i should say coming up from the daly city area up into the city could experience delays because of the wet weather. a problem on bart this morning. we will take you to the roadways now. and we will show you that there is heavy traffic. solid traffic on highway 4 coming out of pittsburg and antioch up and over the hill into concord. no major crashes though in the area to really complicate things. that's the good news. here is a live look at the east shore freeway. you see the folks on the left are headed westbound towards the macarthur maze. it is stacked up through berkeley and also pretty slow getting through the toll plaza into san francisco this morning. finally let me show you here on the maps that we have still some pretty significant slowing up and over the ultimate pass and folks trying to get into the livermore valley. it frees up towards dublin on 580.
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most of the people most affected by the rain are drivers, especially folks making their way through the santa cruz mountains. it's not just when the rain is falling. janine de la vega is joining us where the roads are slick this morning. gentleman nip, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, alex. the rain is coming down. it is still a light sprinkle. it seems like it's almost a mist. but it is making the roads here wet. this is highway 17 that you're looking at, just off of bear creek. the chp has been monitoring all of highway 17 very closely. and take a look at this. just before 5:00 this morning, a tree fell down off of northbound highway 17 at idlewild road. residents who were stuck couldn't drive out because it was completely blocking the roadway. caltrans came and chopped up the branches to clear up the road there. they have been responding to a lot of mud and debris and downed trees calls keeping them
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busy. >> we have flooding on bear creek. a vehicle was stuck two feet deep. a couple of trees down. we've had on the santa cruz side we had a lot more trees down and mudslides. basically common what happens on a rainy day. >> reporter: residents who live in the area where the loma fire burned 4500 acres last fall are concerned about landslides and the damage that may cause. many are stocking up on propane and candles in case of a power outage. the ground is so saturated that it is causing power lines to come down throughout the santa cruz mountains. also in other areas of the south bay. right now pg&e is dealing with numerous outages. in gilroy, 272 customers without power. scott's valley, 200 customers without power. a new one popped up in morgan hill. approximate 70 people without power. roads are wet. watch out for accidents.
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we know the chp has been dealing with one it looks like a bad one on lawrence expressway near cabrio. the last time we checked, lanes were blocked. avoid that if you can. back to you in the studio. >> janine, looking over your shoulder, traffic is moving good and it's not raining right now where you are? >> reporter: you know, i can see it. i know you probably can't see it on camera. it's a light sprinkle. enough for me to keep my hood on so my hair is protected. >> you stay dry. janine de la vega, thank you. we want to take a live look at the pg&e outage map. right now 4,000 local pg&e customers have no electricity. in the last hour, pg&e said two big power outages hit fremont. 18 people have no electricity right now. at the height of the storm, 10,000 customers had no electricity. and don't forget you can track the rain or even the snow in the sierra any time with our
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free ktvu weather app. find it in the app store for smart phones and for tablets. the time is 7:08. oakland mayor will make a major announcement today. she hired a new police chief. frank mallicoat is in the news room. frank, for the first time in oakland's 165-year history, a woman will lead the police department. >> that is right, dave. her name is an patrick. she was the chief of police for three different cities in washington state and hired by the city of chicago to spear head reforms in the troubled department. her last was chief of the city of spoken. a population of a little over 200,000. she has been on the radar of a number of big cities up for the top job in seattle and chicago. she was the second in command at a sheriff's office in washington worked for the fbi studying police discipline  which will serve her well in
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oakland which is a department that hasn't had a chief since june and went through an embarrassing three chiefs in a week and a half this past summer. five officers were charged following a sex scandal with a prostitute who was under aged. she wants to root out the department. important to note, oakland is one of the first major cities to have a female mayor, a female police and fire chief at the same time. that announcement expected around noon today later today. i'm frank mallicoat live in the news room. frank and gasia, back to you. >> thank you, frank. now both oakland and san francisco have new police chiefs from outside the bay area. the question is how important is it for them to get involved with their new cities? so this morning, we want to know, should the police chief live in the city they serve and become part of the community? let us know what you think about this. post a comment on our ktvu facebook page and also tweet us
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tvu. a train derailment in brooklyn. the injury toll has jumped. previously we reported 37 people were hurt. we now know 76 people have been injured. the train plowed into a terminal at the height of the morning commute. it is unclear what caused it to happen. we know none of the injuries are life threatening. authorities say there is no indication that the derailment was deliberate. the time is 7:10. flu cases here in california are on the rise now. what is blamed for this increase and what you can do to prevent it. plus, wet roads around the bay area. of course that has led to a lot of extra crashes and some major slowdowns. we will tell you about some of the traffic trouble spots you will want to be aware of. we will also tell you about a
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major road closure we're following in oakland. coming up. and the weather still tracking rain out there on the radar. somewhat of a break. can't go completely dry later on today. then a stronger system will impact your weekend plans for both saturday and sunday.
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>> all smiles at the start of the trading day. the opening bell rang about 45 minutes ago. we welcome pam cook back with this morning's money business. >> off to a great start for the new year. checking in on the big board. you can see it live. the dow jones up 14 points to 19,896. we're still looking for that dow 20,000. a lot of analysts think we will hit it soon. nasdaq up almost half of a
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percent actually. the s&p 500 up a third of a percent. one of the stories we have been talking about, the auto industry. so has president-elect donald trump. for more on that we want to check in with hillary vaughn at our fox business news bureau. good morning, hillary. >> reporter: good morning, pam. >> what is going on? we talked about ford. they're going to invest here in michigan instead of in mexico. but president-elect donald trump has a lot to say about the auto industry. >> yeah. that's right. so two major car manufacturers caught trump's attention yesterday. ford did first because they decided to ditch plans to build a $1.6 million plant in mexico. instead they will invest $700 million in michigan which they say will create 700 u.s. jobs. and that caught trump's attention. and he thanked them on twitter for the move and said that a lot more of this is going to follow. a lot more companies are going to make this decision.
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another big car manufacturer caught his attention. he called them out on twitter for something that he is not happy with. gm, general motors, he called them out because he says they're making their chevy cruze in mexico and importing it into the u.s. and he says if they want to keep doing that, they're going to have to pay a big border tax. but gm pushed back, saying they actually make most of their chevy cruze vehicles in ohio. but they make a few of the hatchbacks that they sell to the global market in mexico and sell a few into the u.s. so gm pushing back a little bit on this. we will see if they ultimately fold as we have seen other companies do. like ford and carrier. and see if they decide to move their entire operations to the u.s. if they don't, we know that the hatchbacks being imported into the u.s. will be paying a big border tax according to trump's claims on twitter. pam. >> definitely a story that we will continue to follow. thank you for that, hillary
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vaughn, out of our fox business bureau. facebook's mark zuckerberg has quite a resolution for the new year. he plans to visit and meet with people in every state by the end of the year. he says he wants to know how americans are living, working and thinking about the future. zuckerberg of course known for his often ambitious resolutions. previously he learned mandarin. he met a new person every day and then he only ate meat that he killed himself. those are some of his other resolutions. last year he pledged to run 365 miles in a year and create an ai assistant. we have had a glimpse of that. fiat chrysler pulling off the cover of the new car at the consumer electronics show in las vegas. what do users want? more selfies. it has a plug in port for every passenger. it can take a group shot of everyone in the car and send it
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to all of the phones and they can share it on social media. the car is capable of limited self-driving. the driver is expected to take over at any time. hopefully they will be safe while taking the group selfie. and then also carnival cruise lines working on new technology to make sure that passengers have a personal trip with the very best service possible. i'm going to talk about that more in the next hour on mornings on 2. the group selfie, when i'm driving, i see them -- it's all about the selfie. >> it seems to encourage that. then when is it distracted driving? >> i think right away. it is an interesting topic. >> the time is 7:17. speaking of driving, we need to check our traffic. alex, how is it looking right now? >> we're doing okay. >> okay. we have sort of recovered. we had the heavy rain early this morning during the commute. lots of crashes. we're doing pretty good now. slow spots out there of course. i want to let folks know there
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is a delay on bart, the san francisco line that we should tell you about. because of an equipment issue in daly city. we want to tell you about this issue that we have been keeping tabs on in oakland. a huge tree came down during this morning's storm at mountain boulevard and ascon drive. this is in the montclair neighborhood off of highway 13. it could impact folks as they try to get to the freeway this morning in the neighborhood. now i want to show you the san mateo bridge where things are backed up, especially from the east bay across the span over to the peninsula. you have heavy traffic coming up to the toll plaza. not much better than that heading westbound across the bridge. and finally let me give you a look at the maps here. in the south bay, you can see we have pretty good traffic down in the san jose area. the only problem we're keeping track of there is a crash northbound 280 at stephens creek boulevard. it looks like things are cleared out of the way there.
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i don't see too much in the way of backups. 7:19 is the time. mark is here now and there could be showers lingering for the rest of this morning's ride? >> yes. still pop-up rain showers, alex. thankfully the most intense part of the storm moved in before the morning commute out there. early this morning, strong winds and heavy rain with strong winds as well. the rainfall in the bay area and also the snowfall out in the -- up in the mountains, take a look at the totals. just over the past 24 hours, they typically report between 6:00 and 7:00 this morning. these are new totals for squaw, sugar bowl, north star and diamond peaks. the bases going up from 17 to 18 to two feet of snow at sugar bowl where they have a weather hold on the lifts because things are stormy up there in the mountains. keep an eye on the forecast for today. as you can see the storm is heading out to the east. we have lingering rain showers to talk about locally. come in closer and we still have the flash flood warning posted for portions of sonoma
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county, out towards the area. it is supposed to expire at 7:45 this morning. that is the case. it should expire in the next 30 minutes or so. we will back the maps out and show you there is coverage up in parts of the north bay. you can see from san rafael to novato to vallejo and portions of the east bay as well. so concord and alamo welt roadways. we will back the maps out and show you coverage moving into the south bay, at least approaching the south bay. here we are in the santa cruz mountains. still action in this area, picking up the most rainfall, approaching 7 inches in the past hour. extremely cold. this is the warmer side of the weather system. and we will take a closer look at the current weather pattern out there. you can see the narrow band of moisture being directed toward central california.
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we're expecting another event this weekend that will increase the wind speeds and also bring in significant rain be fall this weekend. wind speeds rights now, the wind advisory has expired. the winds have backed off a bit. winds around 3 to 5 to 7 miles per hour. in san francisco this morning, some scattered showers out there. then the chance throughout the day. 12:00. and then by 4:00, we will hold on to the possibility of showers. here we are this morning. and then still into the afternoon hours, we can't guarantee a dry forecast. still clouds out there. and a few pop-up showers. in fact this forecast model wants to generate more showers in the evening hours. tomorrow should be dry. for thursday and into friday. but then into the weekend, look what happens as we head towards saturday. another band of moisture being directed right on toward the bay area. so with that, we could have flooding issues. also strong winds. in fact, these are both high probabilities this weekend. another major event, another major weather event approaching the bay area this weekend. temperatures for this afternoon
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mainly in the 50s for afternoon highs. for your wednesday afternoon. and for a look ahead, your five- day forecast, we get a break thursday and friday. keep the umbrella handy for today. and then we're talking about another strong system. typically we will talk about a day of rain and then a day off of rain. this weekend, it could be raining right on throughout. not just a light rain. heavy rainfall and flood warnings. >> can gasia handle all of that. >> i don't have a choice. it sounds to me like this is maybe rain that would cause you to cancel an outdoor birthday party. >> yes. >> or a trip to the zoo. this is the kind of plan- changing weather. >> don't cancel anything yet but that is definitely a realistic probability for us. >> you will keep us dialed in. fighting over obamacare on capitol hill. stay with us.
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>> welcome back to mornings on 2. our time is 7:25. there is a battle on capitol hill this morning over the affordable care act. in fact, about an hour ago, president obama arrived at the capitol building, meeting with democratic lawmakers and encouraging them to fight republican efforts to dismantling the affordable care act -- dismantle the affordable care act. at the same time, vice president-elect mike pence is at the capitol meeting with republicans on the strategy on the best way to replace and repel the president's health care act. president obama signed the
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affordable care act into law almost seven years ago. he is now working hard to save what is considered his signature piece of domestic legislation. an estimated 20 million americans now have health insurance under the affordable care act. now, president-elect donald trump had some advice for republicans this morning. he tweeted that they should be careful to make sure that the democrats, quote, own the failed obamacare disaster with its poor coverage and massive premium increases. he also criticized the high deductibles and says that democrats, quote, are to blame for the mess. here at home, the number of cases of the flu is growing. in california and across the country. the state department of public health says influenza has reached widespread levels in northern and central california. now the flu is linked to at least three deaths in california. health officials say two reasons the flu is spreading is because during the holidays there are large gatherings of people and people travel and
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take the virus with them. doctors recommend anyone with the flu should stay home, wash their hands frequently and avoid coughing and sneezing on other people. dangerous conditions on bay area roads and up in the sierra this morning. next, a look at how much snow has fallen and what it means for the ski resorts. plus -- >> reporter: the weather has calmed down here out on the bay. earlier there were quite a few accidents on the roads. we will have the latest on your commute to work coming up.
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>> 7:30. take a look at your screen. a live look the what is happening at the ski resort. a ton of snow. not far here, we learned that the lift at sugar bowl are on hold due to road closures and extreme weather. we were going to talk with kevin cooper of vail resorts. he is stuck in a blizzard right now. >> what? >> i know. we have to bring him in by phone. usually we like to see the snow picture behind him. even coop is affected. if you're driving around the bay area, you're going to be affected by the rain. a ton of people wishing they were up here. i'm more than happy being down here and dry. welcome back to mornings on 2. it is january 4th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. the weather is the big story obviously. let's go to mark tamayo in for steve this morning. a busy morning. >> yeah. the recent storm is heading to
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the mountains right now. it will cause problems for them for a good portion of today. of course we have the rain showers this morning. the heavy rain and strong gusty winds. you can see looking live we have lingering clouds out there and scattered showers. the intense rainfall, that has shifted out to the south and also to the east. take a look at the rainfall totals over the past 24 hours. san rafael, over three inches of rain. santa rosa, over two inches. oakland, over an inch. con poured .84. livermore, .81. san jose, a quarter of an inch as well. the rain probably woke you up behind 1:00, 3:00. we still have this in place. a flash flood warning. it should expire in portions of the north bay. the creeks have been rising there. that is set to expire at 7:45 this morning. still coverage on the radar right now. the green still showing up
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northern portions of san francisco out toward marin and the east bay as well. coverage here. we can't guarantee a dry forecast throughout the day. we're still talking about some more breaks in the action as we head into the afternoon hours. maybe more developing tonight, more showers developing. here is the overall weather pattern out in the pacific. we have traced in the winds here. you see it extending all the way to the bay area. this is called an atmospheric river. a stronger one will set up as we head into the weekend. for this morning, some showers out there. and then to 12:00, the chance of some scattered showers. more breaks in the activity throughout the day. that's all reflected in our forecast model. you can see at 12:00. maybe more showers redeveloping. this is as we head into your wednesday evening. a bit of a break as we head into thursday and then a stronger storm this weekend. we will talk more about that in a few minutes. alex is standing by with an update on the roadways.
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>> no major issues right now. mark, thankfully the heavy rain let up for the heart of the morning commute. we saw a lot of crashes piling up early on when we had serious downpours. not so anymore. we are still seeing the standard backup. this is what you would expect at the bay bridge toll plaza at 7:30 in the morning. backed up well through the maze right now. of course slow traffic heading over towards the mazon westbound 80 coming through berkeley. nothing out of the ordinary. we will show you here that the golden gate bridge, that is a nice smooth ride. they have all of the southbound lanes back open after a problem with the -- the movable median yesterday. everything flowing freely coming into the city from marin county. and finally i'll put the maps up here and show you that the east bay commute looks good. you have obviously some slow traffic coming westbound over the hill from pittsburg and bay point. but it frees up once you get to
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680. also slow traffic westbound 24 coming out of the walnut creek area. and we will also give you a quick look at the maps in the south bay. and you can see we are problem free. no crashes in that area. wet roads and flooding did cause problems for drivers in san francisco this morning. the weather contributed to a number of crashes. but things have calmed down, at least at this hour. ktvu's leigh martinez is live along the embarcadero. how is the weather there right now? >> reporter: i wouldn't call it rain. i would call it more of a mist at this point. things have calmed down significantly. we left the roadways because we weren't finding any accidents or flooding. so we came to look at the bay. that has also calmed down quite a bit. we're seeing the fog roll in in the last ten minutes. the bay bridge was pretty clear. now you can see the fog starting to come in. and the traffic on the bridge looks like it is flowing just a little slow. but that is kind of typical around here. but earlier a few hours ago,
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the bay looked like this. a viewer had sent us this video through our fresco app of strong winds and very choppy bay along the embarcadero. you didn't want to get too close because waves were much higher than normal, much more than now. they were splashing up on to the docks. there was also flooding on highway 101. we had gone out there because we heard reports of drivers hydroplaning after going through it. at a separate location on 101 near the paul exit, caltrans showed up to drain it. law enforcement was also plagued with several accidents in and around the city. on 280, there was a multiple car crash near the northbound cesar chavez exit. they had to use their own car to clear the road. by 7:00 a.m., one jogger says the weather was just perfect for a morning run. >> i'm overdressed. i'm sweaty. it is warmer than you would think. but it is awesome.
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i actually love running and getting drenched but i don't like the in between. >> reporter: now, that's a morning person right there. she says she was overdressed. so if it's good enough to take a run outside, then, you know, i might have to consider it myself. i was thinking about just staying in today. but if she is out here running in the dark and running in this mist, i might have to later. things again are much, much calmer now. the bay is looking beautiful. and it seems like there is no marines dents on the roads with any crashes. >> all right. leigh martinez in san francisco, thank you. the time is 7:36. tonight the city council of pacific will hold a special meeting inform approve a contract for tearing down the apartment complex in danger of falling off the cliff. it is at risk because of cliff erosion. last year it was yellow tagged and the people living there had to move out. not only is the building in danger of falling down on to the beach below but also a
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health crisis because of asbestos and other hazardous materials found inside. in the past six years, two nearby apartment buildings were torn down because of coastal erosion. well, happening today in oakland, a community jobs and housing forum will be held. it's a response to last month's deadly warehouse fire where 36 people died. council woman rebecca kaplan will host the forum. they will talk about the growing homeless problem, evictions and unemployment. members of the oakland warehouse coalition which was created after the big fire will also be there. everything starts at 5:00 tonight at the oakland city council chambers at the plaza in downtown oakland. the family of a teenage was fatally stabbed in the north bay has raised more than $10,000 now towards a reward for information leading to the conviction of his killer. the body of 18-year-old kirk kimberly was found in november in a shallow grave on the
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campus of sonoma state university. sheriffs officials say he had been stabbed several times. now, his family set up a page on the youcaring crowd funding site. they want to eventually raise $25,000. the alliance has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his killer. the time is 7:38. history being made in the city of oakland. in just minutes, what we're learning about the newest police chief. also, the growing manhunt in turkey after the deadly new year's eve attack there. the five people that police already have in custody. take one of those pillows and take a big smell.
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>> look at. this this is in oakland. a tree, a big tree that fell down on mountain boulevard and ascot drive has fallen down to the root. our cameraman sid is out there and you can see for yourself how the road is blocked out there. but it's part of what has been happening in several parts of the bay area. huge trees just uprooted. and falling down. it doesn't appear that anything was hit or anyone was hurt in this area. but everything is so saturated. and we still have a lot of rain coming to the bay area, gasia. that is a big problem out there on mountain road and ascot. >> i looked that up. that will be a problem for
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going to monera middle school. keep that in mind. tornadoes in georgia, alabama and mississippi causing problems. they have killed at least six people. more than 1,000 homes have been damaged by high winds, heavy rain and falling trees. one sheriff in georgia says the county has been hit hard but he is grateful the only damage so far has been to property. >> of course shingles pulled up on roofs. we have trees on fences. we have fences down around pools. we have trees on houses. but those things are manageable. >> the heavy snow is causing problems in the midwest. in wisconsin two school buses slid off the roadway. fortunately no one was hurt in either of the incidents. the time is 7:42. police in turkey have detained five suspected militants believed to be connected to the deadly new years attack in turkey. they are believed to be islamic state group militants.
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they were picked up during a raid on the agean sea. that gunman is still on the loose. so far isis has claimed responsibility for that attack. the time is 7:43. new this morning, german investigators raided a building last night in berlin. they believe associates of the suspect lived. they believe that amri is the attacker who drove a truck through the crowd on december 19th, killing 12 people. he was shot and killed days later by police in milan, italy. isis claimed responsibility for that attack as well, calming amri a soldier of isis. a spokesman for west valley community college in saratoga tells ktvu the school is going to hold a news conference to release more details after a charter bus hit a pedestrian on campus last night. it happened at about 5:00 p.m.
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the bus was going on the west end of the campus when it hit a woman in the crosswalk. we're waiting to learn more about the woman's condition and identity. we expect a news conference. as soon as we have the information, we will pass it to you. >> okay, gasia. 7:44. alex savidge is over there sitting in for sal. you've had a lot on your hands this morning. there are things happening in the commute still. >> yeah. we still have issues out there. i think we sort of caught a break. the heaviest rain has let up for the heart of the morning commute. so we're not seeing as many of those spin-out crashes like we did early this morning when the rain was really coming down and causing lots of problems, lots of flooding. let me take you outside here and show you one of the big issues that we just talked about but worth mentioning again here. this is a huge downed tree blocking a major thoroughfare in oakland. this is in the mount claire avenue. this is blocking mountain believe and ascot drive.
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this is off of highway 13. folks have been letting me on facebook that this is close to joaquin school and montera middle school as well. gasia just mentioned that a few minutes ago. this will cause problems for parents trying to get kids off to school in that area. likely mountain boulevard will be shut down for the next few hours. now we are going to show you the scene on highway 24 and the folks on the right-hand side of your screen are trying to get west here. and heading over through lafayette on highway 24. it's slow coming out of walnut creek. but it frees up as you get closer to the tunnel. nnel. finally here, we are going to go to the maps here. i'm going to show you that we have some slow traffic westbound on the san mateo bridge and also westbound on the dumbarton bridge. and let's see. we have a word coming here. it was handed to me right now.
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chp is saying that interstate 80 is closed in both directions right now. this is obviously in the tahoe area. it is because -- see, just handed to me. it is because of all of the heavy snow we have seen falling up in that area. interstate 880 closed in both directs because of the heavy snow. if you're heading up to the mountains, keep that in mind as you head out the door. mark, we will send it over to you for now. >> alex, it gives you a good idea how much snow they have picked up. avalanche concerns will be a big story for them as well. big concern. they already have warnings in place for the sierra with so much snow that has already been picked up over the past few days. here is the live camera i believe out toward heavenly. actually -- this is actually tape looking up to the sierra. you heard that interstate 80 is shut down. winter storm warning in place. they were averaging about 18 to 24 inches over the past 24 hours. sugar bowl, a storm total over
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the past few days, 45 inches of snowfall that they will add over the next few days. we had the rain showers in the bay area. there we go out in the sierra. the winter storm warning in place. we will click on a few observations. heavy snow -- actually that was from yesterday morning during the 8:00 hour. some of the storm reports. it looks like these are from tuesday. you get the idea. widespread snowfall up in the mountains. in the north bay, all morning long, we had a red area to reflect the flood warning. that has expired. so thankfully the rainfall rates have backed off enough that the flood warning has expired. you can see up in the north bay and san francisco. we're not totally dry. we have development and we could have heavy downpours near sausalito and richmond. we're not out of the woods in terms of rainfall. can't guarantee you a dry forecast. still rain tall increasing here. you will notice towards the
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east bay, livermore, mostly cloudy skies and in the santa cruz mountains as well, rainfall to talk about. here you can see the big picture out here in the pacific. will is the atmospheric river setting up. the key headline of course this produced the heavier rainfall earlier today. we have rainfall pushing into the region. we will hold on to rain showers tomorrow. the key headline is the stronger event that is set up informer this weekend. at 7:00 this morning, we have the showers out there. we will hold on to the chance at 12:00 this afternoon. then at 4:00 as well. probably more breaks in the action later on this afternoon. here is our forecast models. we do put this into motion. you will see this. the clouds out there and showers. at least the forecast models trying to generate more showers. 4:00 and the evening hours as well. thankfully we have a break for thursday and then again into friday. but then the next system, that's going to be a stronger one. this will be an issue we will watch into the weekend.
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a serious condition for saturday and sunday. flooding possible and strong winds as well. this weekend for the coast, a safe bet would easily be around 10 inches of rainfall for the coastal hills. this number might go up. prep everybody. this could be a serious deal as we head into saturday. probably especially sunday as we add more rainfall to the saturday totals. temperatures for this afternoon mainly in the 50s. we have the rainfall this morning. and then scattered showers into the afternoon hours. and once again, that could actually regroup once again for the evening. thankfully we get a break thursday and friday. and then into the weekend a strong storm setting up for saturday and into sunday. david, still a few days away. it is hard to add a lot of detail with the icon if i dense. but everything right now, at least all of the forecast models suggesting this will be a major deal saturday and sunday. >> many repercussions. >> yeah. if you can stay inside and stay off the roadways, prepare for power outages, that is a good
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plan. in the meantime a showdown on capitol hill over health care. in 20 minutes, what president obama is doing today trying to save the affordable care act from being dismantled. plus, they left southern california on a road trip to big sur two weeks ago and haven't been heard from since. up next, the crash that may be connected to the disappearance of a young couple from los angeles.
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>> welcome back to mornings on 2. authorities in san luis obispo county are investigating whether a deadly crash along highway 1 may be tie today a missing couple from los angeles. 20-year-old olivia gonzales and 21-year-old brian fernandez have been missing since december 23rd. they were on a road trip to big sur and driving a tan honda civic and had two dogs with them too. authorities found a wreck of a tan sedan near san sameon. they found a body and dog inside. the name of that person or the license plate on the car haven't been released yet. authorities are going back to the scene today to investigate. investigate. well, in two weeks, opening statements are scheduled in the murder trial of antolin garcia- torres who is accused of killing sierra lamar. yesterday the lawyers dealt with procedural matters and motions. now, torres is accused of
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kidnapping and killing sierra lamar who vanished on her way to school five years ago. her body has never been found. prosecutors say dna evidence links torres to her. however, the defense is claiming sierra lamar ran away from home. home. the time is 7:54. there are several reports a convicted killer and cult leader charles manson is now a hospital in bakersfield. state prison officials won't confirm or deny the reports but says that manson is still alive. now tmz and the l.a. times says that manson was taken from the president to a hospital 65 miles away because of an undisclosed medical problem. charles manson has been in prison since 1971 for planning the killings of sharon tate and six other people murdered near los angeles. the murders were carried out by members of the manson family. he has been denied parole 12
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times. his next parole hearing won't be happening for ten more years. the time is 7:55. fundraising is underway for the next california governor's election in 2018. and according to the san francisco chronicle, lieutenant governor newsome is way ahead of his competitors much he has raise the $11.5 million so far. other announced candidates through former l.a. mayor and former state superintendent of public instruction de lane easton. well, former california attorney general kamala harris is now a newly sworn in united states senator. >> please raise your right hand. >> harris was elected to take the seat that opened up by the retirement of senator barbara boxer. harris is the first woman of african-american and of indian descent to serve in the u.s. senate. she will work to protect the
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environment, the affordable care act and americans civil rights. governor brown nominated l.a. congressman to replace harris as attorney general. he is 58 years old. he is a democrat. he is expected to have a smooth confirmation. the state assembly and the senate have 90 days to confirm him. well, a new congressman from kansas was upstaged on his first day in office by his teenage son. >> look at her right there. all right. >> the congressman roger marshall there on the left and his family were taking part in the swearing in photo opportunity on capitol hill along with house speaker paul ryan. while marshall's son cal held the bible in his right hand, he did the popular dance gesture dabbing with his right arm. once paul ryan realized what he
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was doing, he pushed his forearm down and then the picture was taken. the golden state warriors plan to break ground on their new arena in san francisco in two weeks. it's called the chase center. it will also host concerts and conventions. the arena will be built in mission bay not far from at&t park. the plans call for new waterfront park that will include restaurants, cafes and public plazas. right now the timetable calls for the chase center to open in two years. time now to check in with mike and gasia. >> thank you, dave. a big announcement from the city of oakland. what we are now learning about the newest police chief. >> reporter: we are live in the south bay where drivers are dealing with a wet commute. we will tell you about the problems the rain caused overnight and into this morning.
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start the car! start the car! the ikea winter sale. wooooooo! get up to 50% off select items. now through january 10th. ikea >> get ready for a slow commute this morning. a winter storm is dumping rain all across the bay area. plenty of snow in the sierra. what you need to know as you head out the door. the city of oakland has hired a if you police chief. it is a woman. what we know about oakland's new chief as mornings on 2 continues. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome back to mornings on 2. it is wednesday, january 4th. i'm mike mibach. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. weather is the big story of the day. a lot of rain fell overnight. take a look at what happened as a result. these are live pictures of trouble in the montclair district of oakland. you can see a large tree is
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down on mountain boulevard at ascot drive in oakland. this could cause a problem trying to get to the nearby schools. crews have yet to move in and clean up the mess. you can see all lanes of the road there are blocked. >> and we have team coverage for you this morning. janine de la vega live in the south bay. alex savidge of course tracking the roadways. let's get over to meteorologist mark tamayo for a look at the heaviest rain right now. >> right now we have scattered rain pushing on shore as you can see the rainfall totals. those numbers really adding up. san rafael, over three inches of rain. santa rosa over two inches. san jose, a quarter of an inch. mount deab blow, 61 miles per hour. santa rosa not as strong at 26. as far as the heaviest rainfall right now, we have more development just off shore. and so with that, we still have scattered rain working its way back into the bay area. you're going to hear a lot about the sierra this morning. they have white-out conditions
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out there. blizzard conditions in place. so with that, they have a winter storm warning out there right now. here is a closer look at the radar. you can still see green showing up. most areas reporting mostly included eskies or light moderate rainfall with the darker shades of green. there you go, closer to the santa cruz mountains. out in the pacific, what is driving all of this? it is an area of low pressure out here and an atmospheric river setting up. we have a narrow band of moisture directed to the bay area. the developing headline we're expecting the stronger event, a much stronger event for this weekend. here we go today. we cannot rule out the possibility of scattered rain showers throughout your wednesday. we are more breaks in the action right now. at 9:00, we could have more development. thankfully we get a break for tomorrow. the thursday morning commute should be easier than this morning. speaking of the commute, let's check in with alex who has a check on the roadways. >> good morning, mark. we are following a major road
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closure in the mountains right now because of all of the snow coming down in the sierra. let me take you to the maps right away and talk about this closure. interstate 80 is shut down right now in both directions because of white-out conditions. and very low visibility. dangerously low visibility for drivers in that area. so here is the closure. it's between roughly auburn and truckee. and it is shut down entirely because of the white-out conditions. here is a picture put out by the chp in the truckee area. it shows the scene out there. you can imagine traffic is an absolute nightmare in that area. again, interstate 80 shut down in both directions. if you're trying to get to the tahoe or reno area, your best bet might be to take highway 50. although we should point out that on highway 50, chains are required right now because of the intense snowfall they're experiencing up in the mountains right now. all right. so that -- important to get out
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there for anybody heading that way. back in the bay area, here is a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza where things are still pretty stacked up. although it could be worse, especially at this hour. you have a backup through the maze right now. but things looking okay headed toward the toll plaza. now, here is a live look at interstate 80. you can see we have slow traffic coming just past the coliseum headed up north to downtown oakland. a fairly slow ride. all in all, no major crashes in the area to complicate things further. right now, what we want to do is continue to talk about the rain. it was intense at times earlier this morning. we're sort of seeing an on and off pattern right now. it has caused serious problems in the santa cruz mountains. it even led to fender benders, that's what i'm trying to say, in the south bay. janine de la vega is joining us live now. you are in santa clara, janine. how are the roads looking right now? >> reporter: roads are still
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wet. the rain has stopped. dry right now. still have the hat on. there was an accident here earlier. we're here along lawrence expressway. that has been cleared already. and when we were in the santa cruz mountains about 30 minutes ago, you know, there was a report of an accident on 17 at summit road. you know, roads there are very wet. and a car hit the guardrail there. it's in the santa cruz mountains where there has been the brunt of the problems. just before 5:00 this morning, a tree fell down off of northbound highway 17 at idlewild road. residents were stuck and couldn't drive out because it was completely blocking the road. caltrans came in and cleared the brush away. overnight we were told by chp off of bear creek road off of 17, a car got stuck in several feet of water where the road flooded. >> two feet of water. you can think of it would be about -- there is a caltrans worker, half of his body was in the water while they were trying to open up the drain.
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>> was the person okay. >> the person was fine. so she made it pretty much all the way through except for the car -- you know, the water got stucked in. so the car stalled out. lled out. >> reporter: residents who live in the area where the loma fire burned in the santa cruz mountains that happened last fall, they're worried about landslides and damage that may cause. now, many of them last night they were stocking up on supplies like propane and candles just in case of a power outage. the ground is so saturated from all of the rain coming down that it is causing mud and rocks to break away. the chp has gone to a number of calls in the apartment cruise mountains. they are handling one in the gilroy area where a tree is down near highway 152 near mount madonna. we were told that apparently vehicles are still able to pass through there and get around that -- around that debris that is down. back to you in the studio. >> thank you, janine. we are continuing to keep an eye on the pg&e outage map
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as well. there are two large outages. this is the top orange dot on the map in fremont. another outage between redwood grove and boulder creek. that is up in the santa cruz mountains. of course farther south. pg&e has crews out there working as quickly as possible to get the power turned back on. there are more than 4,000 people total without power across the bay area. if you have to leave us here on tv or perhaps you don't have power, you can track the rain and snow in the area with our ktvu app store. it is in the app store for both smart phones and tablets. >> oakland has selected a woman to lead the department in the first in the city's history. >> good morning, mike. her name is anne kirkpatrick. she has been the chief of three cities up in washington state. last summer she was hired by the city of chicago. she is 57. she has a lot of great posts.
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she was last chief of the city of spokane, washington, population a little over 200,000 there. she has been a finalist for a couple of big cities in both chicago and seattle for the top job. she was second in command at a sheriff's office and worked for an fbi group studying police discipline. she is an ardent reformer which will serve her quite well in oakland, a city that hasn't had a chief in seven months and went through three chiefs in less than two weeks this past summer on the heels of the embarrassing sex scandal that brought charges to five of its officers involved with an underaged prostitute. mayor schaaf vowed to root out the toxic macho culture. there were over 30 applicants for the job. city of oakland is one of the first major cities, if not the first, to have a female mayor, police chief and fire chief. the new chief will be announced
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around noon time. i'm frank mallicoat. mike, back to you. >> thank you, frank. on the agenda, the recent homicide in the city. there were 59 homicides in san francisco last year. and the new year opened up with two deadly shootings. the commission is scheduled to meet behind closed doors to examine the lawsuit brought by the officers union against the commission regarding the use of force policy that the commission approved last month. oakland and san francisco have new police chiefs from outside of the bay area. we want to know, should the police chief live in the city where they serve? let us know by posting a comment on our facebook page. you can also tweet us by using tvu. we are monitoring a developing story out of new york city of a train derailment. the number of victims continues to increase. two hours ago we were told 18 injured. then 37. then 76. well, now officials are putting
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the injury toll at 103. passengers say the speeding commuter train crashed into a station at the height of this morning's rush hour. >> basically what happened is they were standing and getting ready to get off the train. the train has a sudden stop. they're not prepared for the sudden stop. they get knocked around, banged around. they hurt an arm, they hurt a leg. >> so pharaoh officials say the most severe injury is a broken leg. some passengers walked away initially after the crash. the train did not stop when it hit a bumping block marking the end of the tracks. although there are no indications that it was a deliberate act. the time is 8:10. dangerous conditions in the sierra this morning. we told you about the road closure on 80 between auburn and truckee. a look how much snow has fallen from the latest storm and what this means for ski resorts. >> reporter: fighting over obamacare on capitol hill. i'm doug luzader in washington. we will have the latest on the
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battle lines of repel and replace. it has been a wet commute in some spots but the heavy rain has let up. that means good things for the morning commute. we will tell you about slow spots we are tracking and update the closure that was going on up in the sierra when we return. the strongest part of the storm has moved out of the bay area. still tracking lingering rain showers out there right now that could linger into the afternoon. but then also talk about another stronger system that will impact your weekend. we will break it all down coming up.
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>> all right. welcome back to mornings on 2. on this wet wednesday morning. san francisco international there on your left. there are some delays for arriving flights. right now the report is 45 minute delays. of course that can go up as the rest of the morning goes along. expect folks coming in also to be delayed and departures as well as i should say. we will switch pictures and show you boyle ski resort. a lot of snow on the ground. that's who you would expect. it is good news for skiers and borders but the snow has been causing problems. we reported earlier on mornings on 2 that 80 was closed between auburn and truckee because of the snow. some good news, interstate 80 has reopened but there are as
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you would imagine main controls in place. boyle is in the area and so is sugar bowl. we will bring you updates on the weather here at home and up in the sierra throughout mornings on 2. democratic leaders have hired eric hold tore represent them in any legal fight with president-elect donald trump's white house. in a statement this morning, the leaders much both the senate and aassembly say they hired holder as outside legal counsel to protect california's economy and the sensible policies on climate change, health care, civil rights and immigration. there is a battle on capitol hill this morning over the affordable care act. >> just about two hours ago, president obama met with democratic lawmakers and encourage them to fight republican efforts to dismantle the affordable care act. at the same time, vice president-elect mike pence met with republicans on a strategy on the best way to replace and
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repeal obamacare. speaking after that meeting, pence said there will be an orderly transition. >> the commitment that the president-elect made was to repeal and replace obamacare. as he said this morning, in a tweet, it will be important that we be careful as we do that. that we do that in a way that doesn't work a hardship on american families who have gained insurance. >> president obama signed the affordable care act into law nearly 7 years ago. he is now working hard to save what is considered his signature piece of domestic legislation. an estimated 20 million americans have health insurance under the affordable care act. president-elect donald trump offered some advice to republicans this morning in a tweet that said they should be careful to make sure that the democrats, quote, own the failed obamacare disaster with the premium increases. he contract sized the high deductibles and say that democrats are to blame for the mess. the time now is 8:16.
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let's check in with alex on the roadways. hey, alex. >> good morning to you guys. as you alluded to a moment ago, better news for drivers up in the mountains right now. we got the word from authorities that they have now reopened interstate 80 in both directions near the truckee area. there was a closure put in place there because of all of the snow coming down and the low visibility for drivers. it is now back open for passenger cars and anyone who has chains. chains are required if you're heading through there. they are not allowing big rigs to travel through this area up into tahoe. so keep that in mind as you head out the door. back here at home, 101 in san jose stacked up for a pretty good bit coming into the downtown area here. no major crashes in the south bay right now. we want to let you know that we have this issue on surface streets in oakland to tell you about. it is still there. a huge tree blocking mountain boulevard and ascot drive that
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came crashing down earlier this morning because of the wet weather and the strong wind gusts associated with this storm. and mountain boulevard probably going to be closed for another couple of hours because of this downed tree that is impacting folks in the montclair neighborhood. finally i'll show you on the maps here some of the biggest traffic tie-ups in the east bay. you can see we have heavy traffic coming northbound on interstate 880 up from about the coliseum and up into downtown oakland. and 580 westbound also slow trying to come from san leandro area over into downtown oakland. the time now is 8:18 in the morning. and mark is here. the rain has tapered off just -- just a bit for today. but boy, we have a whole lot more coming. >> yeah. this is just the beginning. unfortunately this will be a big deal heading into the weekend. concerns with flooding and wind damage as well. we have a couple of days to prep for that. the rain showers moving across the bay area from this morning.
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the intense downpours earlier today. the sierra covered with the snowfall here as you can see. some of these reports are from yesterday. but this is one report. i think it was around 8:00 this morning as you can see. they are reporting a storm total of 56 inches. the heavy snow event was 24 hours. that is one interesting report from one of the -- from one of the observers up in the mountains. that's a significant snowfall. as you can see right now in the bay area, some green still showing up on the radar. not like the yellows and oranges reward had from this morning skating the heavier downpours. still darker shades of green corresponding to moderate downpours near berkeley and richmond. backing the maps out towards santa cruz and san jose, not much coverage for the santa clara valley. more development offshore towards half moon bay, san mateo and south san francisco. as far as current numbers, we have 40s to report in santa rosa and novato.
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san francisco, 50 degrees. san jose, 57. livermore, 54. here is the bigger picture out here in the pacific. you can see this big plume of moisture in the pacific. this is a narrow band of moisture. that's why the sierra is picking up so much snowfall this morning. we call this an atmospheric river. we are expecting a stronger one heading into the weekend. we are watching that over the next few days. as far as today though, our forecast model, a lot of low level moisture in place. we could have scattered rain showers throughout the day. breaks in the action. and then maybe by tonight, more development here at 9:00 for your wednesday night. good news though, we should have a break, maybe sunshine thursday. and then once again into friday. look what happens into the weekend. we talked about the atmospheric river. it sets up once again into saturday and into sunday. rainfall estimates, they are all over the place. but it's not -- we're not expecting just a little bit of rain. we're expecting significant rainfall. could be on the order of ten inches at least for the coastal
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hills. right on through the weekend. so this is a big deal. 10 inches possible. even for the rest of the bay area, we're talking about the high risk of flooding and wind damage as well. temperatures for this afternoon, mainly in the 50s. we have the rain from this morning. and then off and on showers into the afternoon hours. thankfully we get a break. we're talking a lot about this weekend system coming in. thursday, and friday, partly cloudy skies. storms set to move into the region saturday and sunday. it is interesting to get the latest forecast models as they issue the rainfall projections. we will be watching those closely. the numbers have been moving around a bit but it will be on the high end for saturday ask sunday. >> monday is not on the five- day. can you give us a tease whether there will be rain on monday as well. >> i would put in lingering rain into next week. but i think that the -- probably the intensity that we're concerned with will push into the region on sunday. >> a week unlike any that we have seen recently. california flu cases are on
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travel and take the virus with them. avoid coughing and sneezing and watch wash your hands frequently. connor cook will start this saturday in the wild card game against the houston texans. he will be the first quarterback to make his first career start in a playoff game. matt was taken out with a shoulder injury. he was starting in place of derek carr who broke his leg in the christmas eve game. former washington redskins qb joe is upset that kaepernick was selected as the recipient of the award selected by teammates as the most inspirational and core agous 49er. he refused to stand for the national anthem. he says that everyone has a right to express their opinion but not in the workplace. he wants the league to adopt a policy requiring players to stand for the anthem.
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>> 8:29. a windy and wet day. the rain is the big story all across the bay area. you can see through the rain drops on the lens here, this is a live picture of sfo. at last check, there was an average delay of about 45 minutes if you're heading there to pick someone up or heading out of town, check with with your airline. the weather is causing delays at the airports and the roads are a mess as well. a busy wednesday morning this january 4th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i'm mike mibach. go over to mark with a check of
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the radar. >> light rain across portions of the bay area. main event was earlier this morning between midnight and 2:00 this morning. the flood advisories, the flood warnings have expired. the wind advisory has expired as well. take a look at the end result. the numbers are impressive. san rafael 3.61. redwood city and oakland both over an inch. san francisco .86. san jose even getting rainfall at a quarter of an inch. winds, the wind advisory as i mentioned expired. you can see the winds gusting earlier today gusting to 61 miles per hour towards mount diablo. here is the satellite and radar. we're not totally dry but scaling back on the intense downpours from this morning. look at all of the coverage out in the sere a south lake tahoe and truckee and auburn and pines as well. here you can see some of the coverage out there in the green. we still have lingering rain showers out there.
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not all reaching the ground. still wet roadways across the bay area. as we come in closer, you can see a break in the central portion of the bay. still coverage towards redwood city? fremont as well. current numbers if case you're wondering if it is cold out. not extremely cold. temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s for san francisco, fremont and in san jose. here is the wider picture out here in the pacific. here is an atmospheric river that produced the rainfall earlier today. another one develops this weekend. that will be a bigger factor. we're expecting a strong storm to set up this weekend for both saturday and sunday. for today though we have the clouds and still the possibility of a few showers. this mcmodel wants to increase showers throughout the evening hours. but this will set up a break. thankfully we get a break thursday and friday before another strong storm moves in this weekend. let's check on traffic with alex who is standing by. >> good morning, mark. when the rain started to ease up a little bit, it improved
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the morning commute. we saw a lot of crashes early on this morning and then it backed off a bit. still obviously though a lot of the usual slow spots that you would expect for an average morning commute. here is a live look at interstate 880. the folks on the right are headed northbound past the coliseum. you will be experiencing slow traffic all the way up into downtown oakland before that frees up. now, we want to give you a live look at the east sore freeway. it is moving along okay. coming through albany and berkeley and headed toward the maze. and just a moderate backup, i would say, at the bay bridge toll plaza at this hour. now we will go to the maps. i'll show you on the peninsula this morning, it is a pretty tough ride if you're heading northbound 101 from about sfo north up to brisbain as you make your way into downtown
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san. the wet weather contributed to a number of accidents this morning. there was roadway flooding that created challenging for drivers. leigh martinez is joining us live in the city now. things are looking okay right now, i guess, right? >> reporter: things are looking up. the sun seems to be trying to come out. the rain has stopped. it even feels a little warmer right now. just in time for the foot traffic. all of the commuters going to work on foot. we even have joggers out here now. things are looking much better on the embarcadero. we had dog walkers and morning joggers hit the pavement around 7:00, when the weather started to ease up a bit. a few hours ago, like you said, the bay looked like this. a viewer sent us this video through our fresco app. very strong winds and choppy bay along the embarcadero. you didn't want to get too close because the waves were much higher than normal. and splashed up on the docks. but about 7:00 a.m., commuters
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from the ferry and joggers said the morning was enjoyable. >> a little bumpy today, which is kind of fun. yeah. i love my ferry ride. and then i walk on the embarcadero. it gets me going for the day. >> i'm overdressed and sweaty. it is warmer than i thought. i like running and getting drenched but i don't like the in between. >> reporter: but for some drivers earlier, it wasn't very pleasant. there was some flooding on highway 101. we heard of reports of hydroplaning after going through that. at a separate location near the paul exit, caltrans showed up and had to drain that flooding area. law enforcement was also plagued with several accidents in and around the city and the early morning. on highway 280 there whats a multi car accident before the northbound cesar chavez exit. chp had to use their own cars
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to clear the roads. you can see back out here live the road, the sidewalk here is still a little wet. there's some puddling. but not much. we're seeing quite a few peek out here jogging, walking their dogs, enjoying the commute to work. for a while, we had fog, we had trouble seeing across the bridge. the fog didn't last among. 10, 15 minutes and then it started looking like this, nice and clear. >> the rain is turning into snow in the sierra. so much blowing snow that interstate 80 the main route to reno has been closed throughout the morning. it is now open in both directions right now to cars and light trucks with chains. but big rigs are being told to use other routes. the chp however is warning that all of this could change on a moment's notice and 80 could close again.
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let's look at what is happening at the ski resorts. so much snow and wind. so strong that the sugar bowl ski resort is closed because there is too much snow. too much of a good thing. 45-inches from just this storm. the snow continues to fall from the live pictures as you can see. this is good news as california tries to dig itself out of several years of drought. the water resource department took the first snow survey the year and found the water content is about half of normal. half doesn't sound great. but experts say it is actually good news since a week ago the ground was pretty bare. about 30% of the water supply for california comes from the sierra snow pack. a special meeting will be held tonight to tear down the apartment con esplanade avenue. it is at risk of falling into the ocean because of cliff erogues. the people living there had to move out after it was yellow
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tagged. it was deemed a health crisis because of asbestos and other hazardous materials inside. two other nearby apartment buildings have been torn down because of coastal erogues. other states are experiencing bad weather for the first week of the new year. alabama, mississippi, a tornado has killed at least six people. a sheriff in georgia says his county has been hit hard but he is grateful the only damage is to property. >> of course we have shingles pulled up on roofs. we have trees on fences. we have fences down around pools. we have trees on houses. but those things are manageable. >> and it is heavy snow causing problems in the midwest. in wisconsin, two school buses slid off the roadway. fortunately no one was seriously hurt in the incidents. happening today in oakland the community jobs and housing forum will be held in response to the deadly warehouse fire
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last month in which 36 people died. they will talk about the growing homeless problem, evictions and unemployment. the coalition will also attend. it starts at 5:00 at oakland city council chambers. now to the north bay where a family a teenage was fatally stabbed has raised more than $10,000 towards the reward that leads to the conviction of his killer. kirk kimberly was found in november on the sonoma state university campus. sheriffs officials say he had been stabbed several times. the family set up a page on youcaring and they hope to raise $25,000. the sonoma county alliance has offered a $2,500 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer. police have investigating several burglaries targeting home that's are for sale. the thieves have been cutting lockboxes, stealing the keys and using them to get inside. since december, there have been
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nine burglaries at unoccupied and staged homes. >> so it appears that they are stealing mostly electronics, like tvs, some stereo equipment, appliances and even things as little as home decor. >> some real estate agents are taking extra precautions to protect the homes they're selling. they're showing houses by appointment only. livermore police say in some cases they found fingerprints and discarded cigarette butts and hope to make an arrest soon. there is a growing manhunt in turkey after the deadly new year's eve attack at the nightclub. the five female that police have in custody. plus we're seeing improvements in the morning commute around the bay area, despite the fact that we've had wet weather off and on. slow spots. we will tell you about those coming up. the heaviest rain has moved out of the bay area. in fact, look outside. a few breaks in the clouds. still scattered showers for
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sky. we slept to heavy rain overnight. take eye look at the right side. there is still rain in the bay area sticking around for the next few if not several days. we will bring in our meteorologist mark tamayo for more to try to pin point your weather coming up. police in turkey have detained five suspected militants believed to be linked to the nightclub attack on new year's eve. they were picked up during a raid in a port city on the sea. the gunman who killed 39 and wounded nearly 70 people at the nightclub in istanbul is still on the loose. isis has claimed responsibility for the attack. new this morning, german investigators raided a building in berlin last night where they say they believe associates of the suspect in the christmas market attack lived. investigators say 24-year-old amri is the attacker who drove a truck through the crowd on december 19th, killing 12 people. he was shot and killed days later by police in milan, italy. isis also claimed responsibility for the attack,
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calling amri a soldier of the militant group. a bus hit a female pedestrian on the campus of west valley college last night. the fire department told us that the woman died from her injuries. she was about 50 years old. we expect the college to hold a news conference about what happened at noon. as soon as we have the information, we will bring it to you. let's bring in alex for the latest on the roadways. >> busy this morning during the commute hours when heavy rain was coming down across the bay area. a lot of crashes and roadway floods. things have improved dramatically since that time. of course we still are experiencing some slow traffic in many of the usual spots. although look at that we take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. things are starting to free up quite a bit there. pretty decent time to make that trip from the east bay into san francisco across the bay bridge.
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now let me get you a live look at the san mateo bridge where things were very slow this morning, especially when we had the heavy rainfall. right now you can see that once you get past the toll plaza, you are going to be pretty good heading westbound over towards the peninsula. finally here on the maps, one of the biggest spots of slowing is on the peninsula. 101 northbound coming up from san bruno. for a couple of miles, you're backed up in that area, trying to get up into san francisco. also in the east bay, 880 northbound, pretty stacked up coming past the coliseum still. and we will slide you down here and give you a quick look at the ride in the south bay where things are looking very good. most of the freeways looking fantastic right now. and want to let you know here about an issue still we're experiencing with bart. bart riders seeing delays of up to 20 minutes on some trains this morning. system-wide delays of 20 minutes this morning because of
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a combination of issues in all likely the weather playing a factor in that. so that's the situation. the rain causing a lot of issues, mark. but it has let up. that's the good news. >> yeah. very good news. a few scattered showers out there. but the bulk of the rainfall and wind has occurred this morning. the dynamics of the system heading out to the east, producing a lot of snow toward the sierra. we will come back closer to home here. still green. not all of this reaching the ground. a few scattered rain showers out there as you can see. most of this falling to the upper levels. keep the umbrella on stand by for today. you could encounter a passing shower or two. current numbers we have 40s, upper 40s towards santa rosa and novato. san francisco, 50 degrees. san jose in the upper 50s. 57. here is the wider view out here in the pacific. you can see the narrow band of moisture. we have traced the upper level
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winds here. the winds transported an active jetstream closer to the bay area and toward the sierra. that was the first event that moved in yesterday and into this morning. a stronger one will set up for the weekend. that will bear big time watching for both saturday and sunday. here we go today. the clouds. the possibility of a few scattered showers out there. then take this into the evening hours. a better bet of showers developing. even though we have the breaks, we can't go completely dry for today. and then for tomorrow, we do get a break. in fact some sunshine for your thursday. and then into friday. but then here is the big headline this weekend. a stronger system sets up. this could be a major deal. strong winds and rain. the narrow plume of moisture being directed on to the bay area. for both saturday and sunday. just on the higher end in terms of rainfall potentials, you can see in the immediate coastline, we could have amounts easily
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topping ten inches throughout the weekend for the coastal hills. something to be watching into the weekend. that means significant rainfall for the rest of the bay area as well. for today, off and on showers expected and temperatures will be in the 50s for afternoon highs. so you will get some breaks in the rain showers throughout the day. but you might encounter a downpour as well. especially for tonight as the forecast model is suggesting. tomorrow and friday, partly cloudy skies. into the weekend, we introduce the strong storm that moves on shore. heavy rain into sunday. and then possibly into next week as well. we could have flood warnings go up. mike and gasia, for the residents living near a river or creek, prepare for that. there could be a rapid rise in the water. >> ten inches in the mountains, it has to go somewhere. right into the creeks. >> absolutely. i guess today gives us an idea of what is headed our way. it could be deceiving. today was pretty strong. it will be even stronger this weekend. >> wow. >> we got an intro.
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>> and windy. >> and windy. winds could be 40, 50 miles per hour. >> thank you, mark. fundraising is underway for the next california governor's election in 2018. according to the san francisco chronicle, the lieutenant governor newsome has raised $11.5 million so far. former california attorney general kamala harris is now a newly sworn in u.s. senator. >> please raise your right hand. >> harris was elected to take the seat opened up by the retirement of bar ra boxer. she is the first women of african-american and indian descent to cervical cal in the senate -- to serve in the senate. a nail salon in the east bay is doing more than giving
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>> well, it's a unique local business plan. getting your life back on track at a nail salon. >> is mark zuckerberg laying the ground work for a political career. >> it sounds like it. his post on facebook about the new year's plans, he wants to meet and visit with people in every state by the end of the year. some speculate he has some political aspirations. we will stay on that. in the meantime ringing the opening bell, the other half of the spinoff we talked about yesterday. xerox, the stock is doing well this morning. as for the broader markets, the indexes checking in on the big board. do you jones has maintained a gain. just about there all morning long. just about a quarter of a percent around that level. you can see a live look up 36, 37 points to 19,918. nasdaq also up more.
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three quarters of a percentage point. it is at 5471. and the s&p 500 is up about half of a percent this morning. starbucks could sooner be bigger than mcdonaldsed. the stock pick for 2017 for restaurants. he says, quote, it is only a matter of time before starbucks overtakes mcdonalds as the largest restaurant stock. right now starbucks is worth $79 billion in terms of market cap. mcdonalds is worth 98 billion. a unique program at a nail salon in san leandro. she is turning her business into an outlet to help the community. most of the workers are single or young mother who's see the salon as a golden opportunity to enter the workforce. >> if we can affect a change in a mother's life, we can affect a change in the family's life
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and change the projectory of the entire family. >> she has been a great mentor for me. i knew she was a great leader and i wanted to be under here. >> donated clothes and shoes are in the salon. they can help themselves. it helps women obtain a manicure license and provides parenting classes as well. head to yoga or your favorite drink delivered to you before you order it. that is part of the wearable technology that will be on board carnival cruise lines. passengers would wear a device that looks like a smart watch. it will be linked to sensors around the ship to help crew members anticipate and respond to your every need. it is being unveiled in las vegas. it will debut in november. executives promise there will be safeguards in place to prevent guests walking away with another guest medallion.
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they will not contain any sensitive information. also at the electron is show, the newest self-driving car will also take selfies. it's from fi at chrysler. the car can take a group shot and send it to everyone's phone in the car. hopefully the driver is just driving along as they take that selfie. >> people want to take selfies in the car. >> of course. >> we will see if they are making the purchasing decisions. typically it's the mom or dad buying for the 19, 20, 18-year- olds. >> exactly. they're going to ask for the car with the selfie camera. >> thank you, pam. we'll be right back after this.
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>> authorities in san luis obispo county are investigating whether a deadly crash along highway 1 might be tied to a missing couple from los angeles. olivia gonzales and 21-year-old
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brian fernandez have been missing since december 23rd while on a trip to big sur. they were driving a tan honda civic and had their two dogs with them. a sedan was found 300 feet down the steep embankment. they found one body and dog inside. the name of the person or license plate have not been released. authorities will go back to the scene today to investigate. happening in south carolina, the sentencing phase underwade for dylann roof convicted in the killing of nine african-americans at a church in charleston. federal prosecutors told the jury that roof deserves to be executed for the hate-filled shooting. they will call three dozen witnesses. roof is affecting as his own lawyer in this phase of the trial. he told the jury that he is not mentally ill. he is not expected to offer a defense and has no plans to call witnesses or introduce any
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evidence. here at home, opening statements in the trial of garcia-torres will take place in two weeks. torres is accused of kidnapping and killing sierra lamar. she vanished while on her way to school five years ago. although her body has never been found, prosecutors say they have dna evidence that links torres to lamar. the defense contends that sierra lamar ran away from home. there are several reports this morning that convicted killer and cult leader charles manson is in a bakersfield hospital. officials won't confirm or deny the reports but say that the 82- year-old manson is still alive. tmz and los angeles times says that he was taken from the prison to the hospital 65 miles away for an undisclosed medical problem. he has been in prison since 1971 for planning the killings of sharon tate and six other people killed near l.a. they were carried out by members of the manson family.
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he has been denied parole 12 times. the next hearing won't happen for ten more years. >> henry lee joins us to talk about oakland's new top cop. we're tracking the latest storm. plus, positive parenting for the new year and how to keep the trend rolling. ♪[music] do you ski, do you snowboard? do you sit in the lodge and drink hot chocolate. raise your hand. >> all of the above. >> do you like to sit in traffic? that could be your situation if you're headed here. a live look at what is happening at boyle. a ton of snow to report. this makes skiers and borders happy but interstate 80 was closed for a long distance between auburn and truckee. let's bring it back to the heart of the bay area. san francisco also seeing

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