tv Newscenter 5 Eyeopener ABC January 23, 2016 8:00am-9:00am EST
>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." cindy: a powerful storm on its way up the coast right now. i'm tracking the changes to our forecast and the impact in new england. antoinette: the storm snarling travel all over the country causing dangerous and deadly conditions on the road and in the air. our frank holland is live from logan this morning. doug: in the bullseye of this storm, the nation's capital getting the brunt of it under a blizzard warning right now bracing for more than two feet of snow! >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." antoinette: and we begin the 8:00 hour with live pictures from washington d.c. on the left-hand side of your screen. nearly white-out conditions
on the right-hand side that's new york city's times square. you're not used to seeing it that empty at this time of day on a weekend. this storm is really pounding the mid atlantic right now. good morning to you. and thanks for joining us. i'm antoinette antonio. doug: i'm doug meehan. it's saturday, january 23. from the deep south up into new jersey, it's a mess out there this morning and the storm is headed our way. antoinette: we have team coverage this morning. both cindy and danielle are here tracking the storm. and our frank holland is live at logan where hundreds of flights are cancelled. but we begin with cindy. and the track on this storm. cindy: good morning to you both. yes, this torm is inching north ward before it heads out to sea. we are going to catch the northern edge of this storm system. spinning to our south right now. heavy snow and near zero visibility. parts of the new york city area all the way down to d.c. where they have more than a foot of snow already. you look at our local radar. it looks like it is snowing here across connecticut and parts of the islands but really nothing more than a few flurries as the
the snow will get in here. wech winter storm warning up for the coastal sections of southeastern massachusetts. and on martha's vineyard, it is a blizzard warning that goes into effect here this afternoon. it's with us into the night. you can see that snow trying to get into connecticut now. but really once you get down torts the bridgeport area it is reaching the ground. new haven as well. you can see to the north 10 mile visibility. the air is extremely dry. it's taking a while for this band of heavy snow right here to press north ward. within this band the snowfall rates are 1-3 inches her hour. to the south they've had thunder snow as well. it's slowly moving in with this dry air in place. >> will take a while to get on in here. the winds are starting to pick up in southeastern massachusetts so the winds pick up and that snow creeps north ward. by noontime it's still down along the south coast. it will get closer to boston by 3:00 this afternoon. it's really this evening from 6:00 this evening through midnight that we'll see the heaviest snow. then it shifts eastward pretty quickly leaving behind very
the farther south you go the amounts ramp you. we could see about 10 inches of snow on the far south coast, the cape and martha's vineyard. the winds are another aspect of this storm. we'll be talking more about that with danielle in just a couple of minutes. doug and antoinette. antoinette: cindy, thank you. the massive storm has turned deadly. it's being blamed for nine deaths on the roads around the mid-atlantic. doug: thousands of flights cancelled. in chicago one plane skidding off the runway. no one hurt there. the eyeopener's frank holland is live at logan. frank, the blizzard having a domino effect as travelers are forced to re-book. frank: the first major storm of 2016 is creating a real nightmare for people with travel plans on land or in the air. here at logan you would have probably seen dozens if not hundreds of patriots' fans gear. but instead it's very quiet here. this storm is having a ripple the country. here at logan we have updated numbers.
pats' fans, mark thomas and his daughter sarah, making the fliers' equivalent of a hail mary with a quick re-route. >> mark thomas: all the flights were booked. we were lucky to get on, and me and my daughter here are going to the patriots game on sunday. we are going to watch tom brady and the patriots hopefully beat manning and the broncos. frank: train travel also affected. amtrak is operating on modified schedules in the north east corridor. amtrak sent out an alert late last night saying there will be no service south of washington, d.c., this weekend in virginia and the southeast. massport is crediting the airlines with dramatically improved their communiation with passengers. many passengers were proactivly rebooked meaning the number of people stuck at airports around the country is way down. this year at logan at other airports we're seeing less people stuck here at the airport waiting for flights or waiting to find out if their flight is actually going to take o live here at logan frank holland, wcvb, newscenter 5. antoinette: frank, thank you.
coastal concerns. jersey shore towns say it hasn't been this bad since hurricane sandy. doug: stormteam 5 meteorologist danielle vollmar is tracking the tides. a lot to watch here. danielle: that's correct. look at this already. wind gusting at 39 miles per hour on block island. 36-mile-per-hour wind gusts on nantucket. the winds are starting to increase even in boston now up to about 36 miles an hour. we have a high wind warning that is going into effect at 10:00 today and goes into effect until 10:00 tomorrow morning for the cape as well as nantucket. obviously a blizzard warning still for the vineyard. and then we have a wind advisory for you folks in eastern essex county. be aware of that. the winds are really going to increase especially in the boston area through the afternoon. that's when that snow really starts flying too. and wind gusts on cape cod could be in excess of 50 miles per hour or greater. now that wind gust is also going to pile up the water. that's why we're watching the high tide carefully. also have astronomically high
flood watch in effect from the south shore down to cape cod to nantucket. we're watching the high tide at 11:00 p.m. tonight as well as 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. antoinette and doug. antoinette: danielle, thank you. the washington d.c./baltimore area is bearing the brunt of this storm. doug: they are getting whacked. sally kidd is live in washington. what is it like there this morning, sally? sally: good morning, doug and antoinette. the sun is up here in washington. this is what people are waking up to, about 12-14 inches of snow on the ground. we've been keeping a measurement here on the side of the sidewalk. we've got, yeah, about a foot here, right here. through. they're trying to get ahead of sidewalks. something. follow me over here. we've got a guy with the associated press.
ready to head out and shoot some video. he's got a go-pro mounted to that thing. getting ready to go out and shoot some video. that's the way to do it. national weather service says we can expect the storm to really intensify. right now we have moderate to heavy bands of snow. we're going to get 20-30 inches on the ground before it's all over with. back to you guys. doug: is that thing street legal? sally: (laughing) i guess in this kind of weather it is. doug: no streets. antoinette: sally kidd live for us in washington d.c. this morning. thanks so much for giving us that report. doug: speaking of getting out on the roads, dangerous driving conditions throughout the region. virginia state police say they've responded to nearly a thousand crashes and almost 800 disabled vehicles by last night. and the high winds occuring today could cause trees and powerlines to come down. thousands of drivers stranded on a kentucky highway for hours. a 14-mile stretch of interstate 75 was frozen over forcing
officials say there were so many crashes they had to shut the roadway down. one woman claims she was stuck for eight hours. antoinette: closer to home, preparing for whatever the storm brings. the community maintenance director of fall river says the city is ready. last weekend's snowfall prompting a test run. >> load up on salt. we have 2,000 tons available. the equipment has been all checked out. everything is ready to go on the city's side. >> in the winter we depend on the snow. if we don't have no snow, we don't make no money. antoinette: local residents also know the drill. they're already stocked up on rocksalt and other storm-related supplies. get the latest storm team 5 forecasts, live radar, and real-time closings and delays with our wcvb mobile app. download it for free in your app store. doug: right now the topsfield babysitter accused of kidnapping a child and then abandoning her along a roadway is back under observation at a mental health facility.
hanna back to the worcester recovery center where she has remained since her arraignment in november. a defense expert claims hanna is not competent to stand trial. "the herald" reports essex county prosecutors are frustrated by yet another delay. the former babysitter is charged with kidnapping a toddler from her home in hamilton in the middle of the night, in hawaii a solemn ceremony honoring the 12 marines lost in twin helicopter crashes last week. a small marine unit placed rucksacks on 12 empty crosses, one for each man lost at sea. one of them was corporal christopher orlando. the hingham native disappeared with 11 fellow marines when their two helicopters crashed into the pacific. governor charlie baker ordered flags across massachusetts lowered yesterday in corporal orlando's honor. antoinette: a deadly listeria outbreak has been linked to dole packaged salads. the c.d.c. says one person has died; several others have gotten sick including here in massachusetts. the salads are sold under
selections," "simple truth," "marketside," "the little salad bar," and "president's choice." the manufacturing code on the package starts with the letter "a." if you have this in your fridge, you should throw it away. you'll find more information on our website wcvb.com. change is coming to the oscars. doug: ahead this morning, how the academy plans to make hollywood's biggest night more inclusive. antoinette: also this morning, a happy ending! where these stolen dogs from somerville were found and the owners breathing a sigh of relief this morning. doug: look at those tails wag. defending the business. the c.e.o. of plainridge park sticking up for his slot parlor. the new accusations as the revenues continue to drop. danielle: i'm tracking a major winter storm that is headed our way. the timeline on the snow and the impact to our coastline. frank: live at logan airport this morning, we're covering all the travel problems due to that
we have updated numbers. 187 cancellations so far today, but take a look behind me. there is good news. fewer stranded. massport is crediting airlines with doing a better job at proactively rebooking people and also letting them know if their flights are canceled. much more on the severe weather and the travel difficulties coming up after the p find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich. enjoy sweet apple and savory sausage together
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folks oust there at times square going somebody give me a shovel. they're doing i. they're going to be doing it for a while. antoinette: a grateful somerville couple reunited with their stolen dogs. they were taken when the couple's apartment was broken into. as newscenter 5's john atwater explains, they were found pretty far from home. john: it is a long overdue game of fetch for cleopatra. olga spivak: it's just unbelievable. john: she's back in her somerville home with caesar after both of the pomeranians were snatched during a burglary. the happy reunion friday night at somerville animal control after the dogs were spotted outside on the sidewalk in dorchester. chris spivak: a couple just saw them on the street and recognized them-- "oh, those are the dogs on facebook." john: surveillance video captured who the couple believes is the burglar carrying the dogs from their home on tuesday. olga and chris spivak immediately turned to social
for help. olga: when somebody stole the dogs, everyone wants to support so i really want to thank everyone. our friends, our family, and everyone. john: police are still looking for that man who took the dogs, and this reunited family is anxious to thank the couple who made it possible. olga: we're looking for the people to thank them personally and send them pictures of the happy family back together. john: those dogs are doing well. they were not hurt. and now that family will be installing a security system. in somerville, john atwater, wcvb, newscenter 5. >> now your storm team 5 forecast. antoinette: 8:16. 26 degrees outside right now. all week long you guys have been talking about the storm and how it's going to inch closer, but today for the most part if you're in the boston area, not a bad day. cindy: not until 3:00 this afternoon. then that snow is going to start. it's just creeping north ward.
cindy: that's a different story to our south. the highest report we've seen of virginia. over 20 inches of snow on the ground and it's still snowing by the way. we're going to be measuring this in feet down the coastline. we are being looking at the potential for, you know, for one to two feet of snow down toward the d.c. area, places like baltimore and also back toward philly and new york city. that is where we will be talking about seeing, yeah, upwards of a foot of snow. they've had quite a bit already. danielle will go over more of those amounts coming up. the snow extends as far south as south carolina and georgia. that's the southern end. the heart of the storm right now is from new york city back to d.c. especially west of d.c. right now. there's rain creeping in along the coast. we're on the northern fringe of this storm so we've got still many, many states under a weather alert here. that blizzard warning from d.c., new york, and yes now it does extend up towards martha's vineyard. not just snow with this. it's wind. that combination reduces the visibility.
quarter of a mile for three hours. that's when you get a blizzard. that criteria will met on marth's vineyard. winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories are up for later today through tonight and they end first thing tomorrow morning. it looks like it's snowing right now through a lot of connecticut. only some of connecticut is seeing the snow. you can tell by looking at the visibilities here it's still around 10 miles. hare forward south. around the coastline it drops to a mile. down near zero on long island that is a heavy intense band of snow working north ward. see this blue band right here. it's very, very slow and pivoting north ward. just about a three-hour loop. show it very slowly shifts north ward. running into a lot of dry air. the dew points are in the single digits to around 12 in hartford. until we can moisten up that air it will be tough for this to move north ward. winds are coming in off the water. tass wind increases and the storm inches closer eventually we'll push more of that snow in. it takes a good long while. by noontime it is still down
southern rhode island finally snowing across most of connecticut. it will be about 3:00 before it inches close er to the boston area. and then notice by 6:00 this evening, if you have plans this evening, boston out to worcester up through the north shore, this is where there will be some snow. that may continue through about midnight qualify this whole area starts to pivot eastward. it's gone first thing tomorrow morning but it will be snowing hard for a lot of southeastern massachusetts during that time. that's where we're going to see the most amounts. i can take you in just a little bit tighter here. boston out to framingham and worcester. i think you're going to be about two inches. north of there the a.m.s drop off. you go south of there, we ramp up to about five inches by the time you get to brockton and marshfield. 5-10 for a lot of southeastern massachusetts. one thing i want to caution you about. that wind is going to be coming off the very warm water here at the outer cape in nan tujt. there will likely be mixing but either way it will be a heavy wet snow. when you couple that with the winds that may cause problems. we'll talk more about the winds with danielle. danielle: that's right, cindy, we were talking about that heavy
that can take down tree limbs and power lines. that can cause power outages. we are concerned especially for you folks that live on cape cod or the islands. they are going to be seeing it. let's talk about the wind gusts if we can. those wind gusts are going to be in excess of 50 miles an hour. if you live in that area, you see in red. you go a little farther north, we're at 40-mile-an-hour wind gusts plus that. that also includes essex county because you folks up there are actually under a wind advisory. so we are concerned with these strong winds. now it's not only the winds watching. we'ral watching those winds combining and creating storm surge and potentially in coastal flooding as well as beach erosion because the tides right now are astronomically high as it is. you couple that with those strong winds and pushing and piling up the water. we have that coastal flood watch from the south shore to cape cod to nantucket in effect until 2:00 p.m. tomorrow. what we're looking for is the high tide coming at 11:00 p.m. tonight as well as 11:00 a.m. tomorrow.
is the greatest concern especially in plymouth, chatham and nantucket. so please be awaiver of that. two hours before, two hours after. now we do get rid of the snow pretty quickly tomorrow morning. then we'll see some sunshine but how about the patriots? they're taking on the broncos in denver. they're actually going to be warmer in the 40's at kick-off. let's go patsing. how about that? as we head towards monday and tuesday we're going to turn milder. we're back into the mid 40's, maybe even near 50 degrees on tuesday so of course when you see showers on the forecast, they are going to be in the form of rain. antoinette and doug. antoinette: danielle, thank you. time right now is 8:21. checking more top stories happening right now. doug: police are investigating a deadly school shooting in western canada. four people are dead and two critically wounded in the worst mass shooting to hit the country in years. the shooting happened in two locations-- a high school and a home in an aboriginal community in the province of saskatchewan. canadian police captured the suspect outside the school. no word on the suspect's age or
vegas strip. police are investigating an officer-involved shooting near the bellagio hotel. investigators closed the area to traffic for several hours. the shots may have been fired during the fountain shows just after 7:00 last night. police say they have a suspect in custody. it's unclear if anyone was hurt. doug: the c.e.o. of the state's only slot parlor is defending its financial performance. in a letter to the mass gaming commission, plainridge complained that media coverage has been, quote, "overly negative." revenues have been dropping every month since the slot parlor opened over the summer. penn national gaming says the decline is not unexpected after a robust opening, adding that plainridge park has the highest average revenue among the company's 27 gambling locations.
about a mile even now on block island. beginning to snow there. not necessarily on the vineyard although it appears to be. the air is still too dry with visibles at 10 miles. as we go through the next 12 hours in boston notice these winds are going to pick up. the snow doesn't start flying until the afternoon in boston. it will be flying sooner for you folks the farther south you go. because it's flying sooner and continuing longer, you're going to have the highest impacts in terms of snowfall totals as well as the wind and even the potential for coastal flooding. when all is said and done, obviously boston is in about the two-inch band. north of it 0-2. 2-5 the farther south you go and then 5-10 inches in this deeper blue and obviously 10 inches plus in the dark blue along the south coast of connecticut. doug and antoinette. doug: here it comes. all right, thank you, danielle. changes coming to the oscars. amid recent back lash. antoinette: the motion picture academy taking new steps to become more diverse. the academy is pledging to double the number of women and
the announcement comes among harsh criticism of the oscars following two years of all-white nominees in the lead actor categories. the week-long criticism comes with calls to boycott the oscars. will smith, jada pinkett smith, and spike lee have pledged to not attend the awards show. or watch them. of the 6,000 academy members, 93 percent are white and 77 percent are men. ahead this morning littler hospitals can be a scary place for kids, but one college student is working to change that. doug: ahead this morning his invention bringing superheroes into their rooms and gives them super powers. antoinette: the steps being
along the coastline. frank: live at logan airport where there have been more than 150 cancellations. i'll have more on the nightmare for travelers. antoinette: on to denver! the patriots have landed in the mile-high city. the trash talk from the broncos ahead of tomorrow's championship matchup. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: good morning, everybody. it's a saturday morning. i'm doug meehan. off camera you should see these two. that's all i'm saying. cover this morning. we've been talking about this storm that has just been inching its way closer to our area. cindy: it goes from no snow, right, to all of a sudden it starts snowing. dab jell will tell us how much south. there was a band that produced two or three inches of snow in an hour. so it's intense to our south. it is just creeping north ward right now. you can see it on radar.
north and west of the washington d.c. area. york city. and that band is creeping toward us this morning. eye on it here. it is continuing to kind of march in our direction so we've got winter storm warnings where you see the pink here. that's coastal parts of south eastern new england but also we have a blizzard warning for martha's vineyard as the winds are also going to be a concern. those are ramping up this afternoon. they'll be strongest overnight. at that time coupled with the snow we could see visibility there. also south of boston we have a winter weather advisory so southeastern massachusetts, you are going to feel the greatest impacts from this storm as it continues to creep north ward. where is the snow right now? you've got to look for the darker blues. they're along coastal parts of connecticut. you can see the visibility now running around a mile all the way over to block island so this is where the snow is reaching the ground. you get up to hartford it's not. visibility is at about 10 miles there. it's this dark blue line right here that is the real intense snow. it's trying to lift north ward
it will be a slow process and a struggle to get that snow to come up on in here as we have high pressure hanging on to our north. we time it out for you here. by noontime, the isn't really getting that much farther north. there may be sun in rhode island and also down on the islands. closer to mid afternoon before it gets closer to boston. but by 6:00 this evening if you have plans, yes, there will be some snow around and during the overnight hours, that snow may for a while hang around north of boston but it all pivots pretty quickly off shore tomorrow morning so in terms of how much snow, heaviest amounts to the south where there could be 5-10 inches of snow. the amounts drop off very sharply north of there but the amounts really ramp up. they've been seeing a lot of it to our south right now. with more on that, we'll check in with danielle. danielle: that's right, cindy, they sure have especially the d.c./baltimore area where they're expecting two feet of snow in a lot of spots. you can see this storm system continuing to snow very hard on the nation's capital. let's talk about how much snow we've seen so far.
philly seeing nine inches of snow and new york city picking up search inches of snow. now between 6:00 and 7:00 this morning, snowfall rates were at 2-3 inches an hour there. that band is slowly going to work its way up to us. also want to point out farther south because that snow extends all the way in to parts of virginia, kentucky, down to north carolina. you can see a lot of heavy snow totals down there. and we have winter storm warnings up and down the east coast. blizzard warnings in the nation's capital through new jersey and even into new york city. we're watching this storm system because this could produce record-breaking snow totals in the nation's capital. antoinette. antoinette: all right, danielle, thank you. right now the winter storm is threatening millions of americans. we're taking a live look from seaside heights, new jersey. it's not just the snow. you see that brutal tide come inning right now. those wave s are just really huge out there. we should mention that nine deaths have also been reported
doug: it's ugly down to our south. the "eyeopener"'s frank holland is live at logan with the impact on travel and how people are coping. frank? frank: good morning, guys. we have updated numbers leer at logan. this morning there have been 189 cancellations. so far locally at least this severe winter weather has only been an inconvenience for flurriers but around the country, people have died and there are still serious safety concerns. this monster snow storm is making its way north. 80 million people facing extreme weather from mississippi to massachusetts with a target on the nation's capital. it has life-and-death frank: it is predicted to be the biggest blizzard in 90 years. as much as two feet of snow; wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour. more than 6,800 flights already the southeast is blanketed in snow.
shelton says this is the worst he's seen in his five years running a snow plow. so many motorists caught in this situation. or worse. along the jersey shore, residents warned that they haven't faced anything this bad since hurricane sandy. this giant sand dune, nearly a mile and a half long and 12 feet tall, was created to protect these homes. still some have been taking advantage of the fresh-fallen snow to have a little fun. in fort campbell, kentucky, even snowzilla had to shovel the driveway. again 189 cancellations here at logan. train service is also impacted. amtrak has canceled all service south of washington d.c. live here at logan, frank holland, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: get the latest storm team 5 forecasts, live radar, and real-time closings and delays with our wcvb mobile app. download it for free in your app
tracking for you right now. antoinette: the governor has ordered flags across the state to be lowered in honor of a fallen marine. corporal christopher orlando of hingham was one of 12 marines lost in twin helicopter crashes last week in hawaii. yesterday, there was a ceremony in hawaii to honor their sacrifice. doug: several varieties of dole packaged salads are getting pulled off local grocery store shelves. the c.d.c. warning the lettuce could be contaminated with listeria. one person in michigan has died; 12 others in six states, including massachusetts, have gotten sick from the salads. antoinette: a somerville couple has been reunited with their beloved dogs after someone broke into their home and stole the animals. somerville police said the dogs were found yesterday on a sidewalk in dorchester. no one has been charged, and the investigation continues. doug: commitment 2016. candidate hillary clinton making a push in the first primary state. with her attempt to gain some ground she's lost to rival
juli: 17 days to go until the "first in the nation primary. hillary clinton recently suffered a setback in new sanders, but newscenter 5 learned she earned a few new votes in manchester. clinton: new hampshire has a unique role in our political system. juli: a call to action for voters in manchester friday. hillary clinton told a full house she hears their needs and concerns as americans, and she has solutions if they choose her for the white house. clinton said there's no more important job than rising incomes and rebuilding the middle class. clinton: create more infrastructure jobs, good jobs that can't be exported. they have to be done right here in the united states of america. juli: as secretary of state, clinton said she mended relationships and worked toward the common good. she said she finds g.o.p. comments on muslims and terrorism offensive and dangerous. clinton: that's not just something we hear. the world hears that. that makes our job of keeping us safe harder.
with a candidate. >> she's going to walk into that presidency and know what to do. she's not going to have to learn things. juli: clinton has a little more than two weeks to drive that message home. clinton: i would be so honored and grateful to have your support in the primary on february 9. thank you all very much. juli: while much of her speech focused on the economy and foreign policy, clinton did get personal with new hampshire. she said she wasn't prepared for the amount of people she would meet here whose families had been touched by addiction and that life-saving solutions need to be implemented. in manchester, new hampshire, julie mcdonald, wcvb, newscenter 5. antoinette: meanwhile the g.o.p. race has broken out into a civil war of words centered around front-runner donald trump. the conservative national review magazine issued a special edition opposing trump's campaign saying, "he is not deserving of conservative support" calling him a "political opportunist." trump responded in typical trump fashion. trump: the circulation is way
not very many people reading it anymore. i mean people don't even think about the national review so i guess they want to get a little publicity. but that's a dying paper. antoinette: meanwhile trump and texas senator ted cruz have launched attacks on each other as they battle for the top spots in the upcoming iowa caucuses and new hampshire primary. ben carson's former campaign manager is now informally advising donald trump's presidential campaign. barry bennett says he is working as an unpaid volunteer advising trump's top aides in an informal way. bennett says he has become increasingly convinced trump will be the nominee. doug: the road to the super bowl now. the patriots are in denver with a mile-high mission-- send the broncos packing! denver players not shy with the trash talk. this week they called tom brady a cry-baby. then the claim that rob gronkowski pushes off on almost every play. after peyton manning led his team through practice yesterday, bronco defensive end derrick wolfe dropped a hate bomb.
they're always in my way. they're always in my way to get what i want. this is naturally going to create hate. doug: wolfe added that he respects the patriots but then re-affirmed that he hates them. the sportscenter 5 team has you covered in denver. mike lynch and bob halloran will get you ready for game time live in the mile high city beginning tonight and all morning long on the eyeopener tomorrow. antoinette: new protection along the coast. on the way this morning, the effort underway to get a better handle on erosion. the new program in place along the shore of one town on the cape. danielle: we are tracking blizzard conditions in the mid-atlantic and what we can expect out of this storm. the impact along the coast and how much snow we may see. frank: those blizzard-like conditions creating a travel nightmare especially for flyers here at logan. we've seen 189 cancellations. but there some good news. take a look around.
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antoinette: 8:44. we are keeping an eye on the blizzard of 2016 as it inches closer to us. this is a live look from washington d.c. near whiteout conditions there. already at least a foot of snow has fallen there. now we bring in new york city, times square where you only see the work crews trying to clear out the area. not something you normally see this time of day in the city that never sleeps. and then this here. seaside heights new jersey. we also have a lot of big waves crashing over there. coastal concerns really an issue with this storm. danielle and cindy will be back in just a minute with more on that. doug: environmentalists turning high tech in sandwich using a drone to look at the beach before the storm. it was just rebuilt at a cost of millions of dollars after years of beach erosion. now, they hope it holds. members of the u.s. geological survey setting up equipment at town neck beach in sandwich. they want to measure the effects of the storm on erosion. mark galkowski-town natural resources: this is sand that
it wasn't here three months ago so this sand has been placed into the system. it will erode in time. we're going to lose very much of but it's going to get moved and in the long run, we'd like to be able to predict that. doug: mother nature doing her thing really. astronomically high tides predicted for late today and tomorrow. that seems to be a big concern for our storm locally. cindy: absolutely. we saw the waves in seaside heights, new jersey. is that something that we could start seeing here. cindy: looking at the waves off what? danielle: i think eight feet. cindy: that is pushing north with this storm. this is going to be cumulative. we have the high tide around 11:00 tonight and 11:00 in the morning. danielle will talk more about that. later in the day these impacts get started. i want to start you out with this 12-hour forecast. the clouds are here. when is it going to snow in i think you're good until mid to late afternoon.
yes, there will be some snow. it comes in sooner the farther north that you go. those winds will be picking up throughout the day. we have a blizzard warning for martha's vineyard. winter storm warnings here along the south eastern coast of massachusetts including the cape and nantucket. and in southeastern massachusetts away from the coast where the winds won't be quite as strong we do have a inter weather advisory. lots to watch with this
system which is still way down the coast to our south. it is still strengthening. they've had over a foot of snow around d.c. still snowing around new york city the snow is coming down really hard. the winds are cranking as well. this is creeping north very slowly. this is the key to this. everything is happening so slowly here. it looks like we've got the snow coming down here across much of connecticut but it's not all reaching the ground. you want to note this dark blue color right here. this is a band of intense snow. and in this band, the snowfall rates are between about 1-3 inches per hour so it goes from no snow to all of a sudden the snow starts and it comes on pretty quickly but you've got to
you can see the visibility is ten miles across a good portion of our state including hartford. just south along the coast in connecticut is where the snow is coming down. there's dry air in place right now. dew points around 10, sing many digits. then you will of a sudden you can see on the coastline the dew points are higher. that's a function of the wind with high pressure to our north. it is holding this dry air in place as this storm approaches. that's the battle that is set up locally. you can see those winds are really coming in off the water now. so that's why we've moist ened massachusetts. slow process by noontime. snowing in connecticut, much of rhode island but only along the extreme south coast here in massachusetts. it's going to take until 3:00 before we really start to pivot that snow north ward towards the mass pike. it's this evening around 6:00 p.m. that it will start to dry and go noter ward here reaching up toward the north shore. if i keep my hand right here, we go about six hours. that's about as far as it gets through midnight. it will start to retreat off shore as we go through the predawn hours and very quickly
out through the overnight hours here. most snow will be to the south. once you go north because of that dry air we're not going to see that much snow. anywhere from just some flurries back to leominster to a couple of inches cape ann. two inches boston to framingham into worcester. as you go south the amounts increase. once you get marshfield back towards taunton you're in the five-inch range coming down to 10 inches farther south. the problem with the winds come inning off the water, there might be mixing on the outer cape and nantucket. with those strong winds, maybe concerns with power outages in addition to the coastal flooding concerns and the beachy-- beach erosion. let's talk more about those aspects as well. danielle: the winds are starting to gust especially on nantucket and block island. wind gusts in excess of 37 miles an hour. so we're start to go see the winds pick up as this storm gets closer to us. i want to show you that. you can see that on our local live radar. i do want to talk about what is actually happening right now. now as we go forward into time
pick up out of the north and east. this is about lunchtime. we're up to about 41 miles an hour on nantucket. 51-mile-an-hour winds though on block iowa land. you go forward in time, say, about 6:00 at dinner time we're talking 43-mile-per-hour wind gusts in boston now. up to that on nantucket and near 60-mile-per-hour winds on block island. this continues through the overnight hours into first thing tomorrow and tomorrow morning those winds turn out in the north. we are watching that high tide as well. so we are looking for the potential with heavy, wet snow and gusty winds to about 50 miles per hour for tree limbs to come down and the potential for power outages and that coastal flood watch is in effect for the south shore, cape cod, as well as nantucket as we watch those high tides. the big thing with these high tides is because it's astronomically high right now, we have to watch this system. it gets to us. we're watching the high tide at 11:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. tomorrow. two hours before and two hours after. we could also see beachy rotion. behind that though, we'll see
sunshine monday warming up into the upper 30's. by tuesday we're in the mid 40's. doug. doug: the celtics hold off the bulls after a furious 4th-quarter rally. the c's off to a quick start against the bulls. avery bradley with a three; he had 21. then it's isaiah thomas with a three; he had 22. the celtics led by 11 after one and by 15 at the break. a nice hustle play here as jae crowder misses the shot but fights for the rebound. the ball is finally tipped over to kelly olynyk. the celtics beat the bulls, 110-101. by the way i believe that the celtics' game against the 76'ers canceled tonight down in philadelphia because of that storm. a new york college student making a difference in the lives of young hospital patients. antoinette: he's created special i.v. bag covers just for them. >> when you put super sam on your i.v., his super powers come into you and make you all better. antoinette: the paper sleeves
they feature different superheroes, and so far the little patients that have used them are giving them a thumbs up. >> she runs straight to the bag and asks for super sally because she wants to make her little sister feel safe. >> we introduced these covers. they seem to calm down. antoinette: nearly two dozen new york hospitals will start using the sleeves in the children's units. the creator hopes to make them available everywhere someday. doug: it's a brilliant concept. antoinette: it is. and the whole thing. i'm feeling good and strong. antoinette: and i'm a sheurp hero. doug: love it. not so much here. throughout the country. passengers hoping to leave from logan. we take a live look from the
blizzard-like conditions in the mid atlantic region. at least nine deaths have been reported in four states due to this extreme weather. locally so far, this storm has only been an inconvenience for flurriers. massport says airlines have done a great job of proceed actively rerouting passengers and cancellations. still if you're coming to logan for a flight, you should check with your airline. live this morning, frank holland, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: speaking about the storm and all those travelers, they knew it was coming. plenty of warning. cindy: it continues to creep up from the south. danielle just checked outside flurries now. the steady notice is down along the south coast of connecticut. it is inch very slowly north ward. it reaches close er to the pike by mid to late afternoon this evening it pulls away tomorrow. heaviest snow along the south coast, the cape where there could be up to about 10 inches of snow. the amounts really drop off north of boston to under two inches. danielle: as we head through the next seven days here's what happens. lots of sunshine tomorrow afternoon. 35 degrees.
and tuesday we're warming into the mid 40's, maybe pushing near 50 in spots. so we're looking for some afternoon showers. they will be in the form of rain. we do cool back down by the end of the week. get through this. it will be okay. antoinette: we've been through a lot worse. cindy: we sure have. we're going to watch the tides coming up tomorrow morning. doug: thank you very much for joining us. antoinette: we'll see you right book here tomorrow morning.