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valley right across from northeast to southwest. you saw all that white. that was a couple hours of snow. now everything is clear outside and the snow is going to melt rather quickly. a look from mt. tamalpais. temperatures in the 30s and 40s this morning. accuweather 12-hour planner full of sunshine. mid to upper 50s at 4:00. hi, sue. good morning. i just checked with the chp. we do have chain requirements on all the major sierra highways. if you're heading up make sure you have them or four-wheel drive. the east shore freeway starting to fill in a little bit as you pass golden gate fields and university avenue and on into the mcarthur maze and we'll check in with the bay bridge toll plaza looking good. just some minor delays for cash paying folks in the right and left-hand cash lanes and your drive from the top of the corridor of the 80 corridor from hercules into san francisco remains under 30 minutes. we'll check back and see if the metering lights are turned on and then, of course, those
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delays will start building. >> thank you, sue. fresh, fluffy snow blanketing parts of alameda county overnight. >> there are icy conditions and commuters may have their hands full. it is certainly beautiful. abc 7 news reporter matt keller is live for us in livermore. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, natasha and reggie. fresh and fluffy sounds comfortable, but it is uncomfortable out here with the temperatures. it is really cold out here right around the freezing mark. you can see we have a sign out here that says icy. that's the biggest concern if you're driving in the high elevations, icy conditions. i look up and see clear skies. check out this video. this is from 2:00 this morning. this is actually the livermore valley on mines road around 2:00. this is below 1,500 feet. the snow is sticking to the ground, sticking to the trees, and sticking to cars. the photographer who shot the video says there were very icy conditions at the time making it dangerous to drive. of course if you're in the upper elevations you may not s
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snow but you will see cold temperatures and possible freezing conditions. of course, be extra careful when you're driving out there. reporting live, matt keller, abc 7 news. all kinds of weather, parts of the bay area still drying out from the wild weather that hit us yesterday. rain gave way to hail all over the place. this was the scene in larkspur. a cold, wet mix of rain and hail on mill valley. you can see the icy sheen there on the wood. the rain and hail started hitting around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. chains are required on all vehicles without snow tires in the sierra. this caltrans camera shows you why. in king veil the chp stopped cars to check for chains. any vehicle without them had to turn around, so you have been warned. with more storms approaching be sure to have the abc 7 news app for up-to-the-minute weather forecasts. we have upgraded it so you can
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customize the forecast to specific places you're interested in. you can see what the weather will be like up to seven days ahead. the abc 7 news app is free, available in both google play and itunes. heavy rain this time last year caused devastating flooding. >> katie marzullo has the story. >> reporter: families from the rock springs neighborhood of san jose gathered for a barbecue. last february they were being rescued from waist high floodwaters. >> i say, no, i can walk by myself. just rescue the handicapped person first and the two elderly next door. >> reporter: flood victims here told us even a year later every time it rains they're scared. >> we're start to go make our lives again. i'm afraid the rains will come again. it's frightening to live like that. >> reporter: a city councilman
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organize this had tod this town meeting. >> be ready for future disaster. >> reporter: the director said there's a better system in place to gij tauge the water level anw technology to alert those in harm's way. the next steps fall to the people themselves. >> get your plan together, supplies together, be ready to respond and kol togethcome toge neighborhood team. >> reporter: in san jose, katie marzullo, abc 7 news. the sheriff's deputy at the center of the florida shooting defending himself over accusations he did nothing to stop the attack. former deputy scott peterson failed to enter stoneman douglas high school or engage with the shooter during the massacre. his lawyer release aased a lett saying he was unfairly being attacked and allegations he was a coward are untrue. his attorney says peterson had the presence of mind to send administrators to the video room hoping to obtain a description of the shooter of the president
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trump says he would have done things differently. >> i really believe -- you don't know until you're tested but i really believe i'd run in even if i didn't have a weapon, and i think most of the people in the room would have done that, too. >> the shooter's court appearance has been canceled today. his next hearing is set for thursday. alameda county supervisors will take up a controversial issue urban shield training exercises for law enforce many. the department of homeland security funds urban shield and trains s.w.a.t. teams. the alameda county sheriff's office says the training is valuable. critics argue it's a step towards police militarization. officials will consider recommendations from an urban shield task force today. people plan to rally outside the county building at 10:00 this morning. libby schaaf is being praised, criticized, and even threatened after warning the public about impending i.c.e. raids. she is defending her actions. you're about to hear angry voice mails the mayor's office is
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sharing with us. >> and the little creepy mayor of oakland ought to be the first one for treason. >> she put the i.c.e. agents in jeopardy, policemen in jeopardy. >> i believe i acted absolutely within the bounds of the law but, more importantly, within my ethical obligations as the mayor of a city. >> immigration advocates say calls to an emergency hotline have tripled since mayor schaaf issued her warning on saturday. new details clean up and repair work is taking longer than anticipated. a broken water main flooded parts of the campus. the san mateo daily journal reports cleanup is still in the beginning stages. the water main broke nearly three weeks ago leaving significant damage behind the school's parking lot, the >> governor brown has signed legislation that addresses the near disaster at the dam last year. the law sets standards for dam
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inspections and requires review of original designs and construction records. the department of water resources now is required to inspect dams. a huge hole formed in the oroville dam. 188,000 people had to be evacuated. here's a map showing the difference between yesterday morning and this morning. we're three to ten degrees cooler plus the breezes out there. watch out for the windchill. it feels up to three to five degrees cooler than what you're seeing here. that's 34 in walnut creek. 35 in lafayette. we have 38 in pleasant hill. pleasanton 39. everyone else in the low 40s. we have low to mid-40s around the bay shore and down to san jose. up in the hills in los gatos it's 35. 42 in pacifica. napa and novato in the mid-40s. santa rosa, 37. vallejo, 54. a look from the exploratorium at pier 15 looking back at san
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francisco. a backdrop to talk about an activity planner that revolves around breezy conditions at times. not all day on the bay. exercising. watch that windchill this morning. and if you're just out and about today running errands or heading to class or work, make sure you have the sunglasses. you'll need it. how today unfolds. 44 degrees at 8:00 with sunshine. 49 at 10:00. 54 at noon to 58 at 4:00. by 8:00 run to the stars and 49 degrees. up in the north bay much cooler, 37 this morning. then about ten degrees warmer at 49. we keep jumping to 57 at noon. even a few 60s possible this afternoon. by 8:00 you're back down to 46 degrees. we have a break today but already tomorrow we're seeing signs of the next storm coming in and it's a soaker like we haven't seen in weeks. i'll have details on that coming up. here's sue. we are checking on the north bay drive. if your commute takes you through novato a 20-minute drive to the golden gate bridge.
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this is a live shot taken from the parkway looking southward. you drive across the golden gate bridge, smooth sailing, very light conditions this morning and you are fog free. no wet roads as we had yesterday morning. taking a look at your drive out of the central valley 40 minutes now from tracy into dublin/pleasanton and the stall is still out there near san antonio, partially blocking the slow lane as you look towards san rafael and novato. >> sue, thank you. no one wants to look out their window and see this, flames shooting out of the back of the jet engine. you'll hear from the passengers. keeping families united. santa clara county unveils a different approach to placing children in foster care. it's 5:09 in the morning. we want to you have a better day. here is a feature you'll only see here. a live look
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for switching to progressive? [ engine revving ] you cannot hear me at all, can you?
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it's been seven weeks since we've experienced a storm like we're going to experience thursday. january 8th was the last time we had a soaker like this that will bring us 1 to 2 inches of rain. look at that snow, down to 2,000 feet by friday. i'll have more details coming up. quickly i want to share some international news from the auto industry that i'm just seeing. german courts have ruled that cities can impose driving bans on diesel cars. it's all to combat air pollution. environmentalists and those in the auto industry paying
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attention to this news that came down this morning because it could set a precedent worldwide. environmentalists are very happy this morning. they say the city bans will do what the federal government has been unable to do so far, and that is to clean up the air quality in germany. back to you. macy's reportedly downsizing its physical presence in san francisco once again. according to the chronicle macy's will explore opportunities to sell the former building from its flagship store in union square. now this image from google earth shows the former building at stockton and gary streets, the one with all the windows on the left side of your screen. it would still keep about 700,000 square feet of retail space within union square. macy's is also closing its galleria store next month as the store struggles to compete with online outlets like amazon. a person who died was not a contractor. the man was working in the ba
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backyard of a home for sale. the man was continuously elected try cu -- electrocuted. officials say the wind and raney conditions may have spark enough energy to electrocute the man. in today's "gma first look" a southwest flight forced to make an emergency landing shortly after a terrifying midair scare. >> look at the video. it shows what flames looked like. here is abc's kendis gibson. >> reporter: in this morning's "gma first look" no passenger wants to see this out the window of their plane. flames shooting from an engine just after takeoff from salt lake city. a photographer on the ground able to capture this southwest jet spitting flames from its right engine. >> saw balls of fire. it got pretty tense for a few minutes. >> lots of praying, lots of holding hands.
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>> reporter: this video taken inside the plane by a passenger came after he saw the first flames and rang the flight attendant button. >> i said there's a problem with the engine. she ran up to the front. >> reporter: within seconds the pilots were calling air traffic control. we'll have the latest on the scare in the air coming up at 7:00. with your "gma first look," i'm kendis gibson. >> i can't believe he rang the flight attendant button. i would have screamed. he's better than i am. a man faces charges after he boarded a plane, opened the emergency exit and went down the slide. a passenger from newark to tampa tweeted this photo. he said he was on the wrong flight and then opened the exit door. he was actually ticketed to be on that plane. the flight was delayed for several hours. passengers were eventually put on another aircraft. i would recommend not to do
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that. a woman was booked for possession of stolen property. part of the booking process includes a full body scan. when the woman saw the machine she sat on the floor and said she felt faint. the deputy suspected why she was trying to avoid the scanner. she admitted to possessing meth. the medical staff was able to remove a plastic bag containing 27 grams. authorities say that had the bag burst the amount of meth would have killed her. santa clara county is taking a different approach to placing children in the foster care system. abc 7 news was in san jose where officials announced a new program with the goal of placing more children with relatives instead of strangers. it's based after a program in los angeles where 84% of children are placed with relatives and they have better outcomes. a woman who was previously placed with her grandparents applauds the effort. >> whatever i need they're always there for me without a doubt. i'm very, very grateful for my grandparents for everything
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they've done. >> improved technology will make placement easier by helping to locate family members of foster children which was previously a big obstacle. >> a positive idea. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. a lot of crazy weather but tapering off. nothing too crazy today. >> maybe round two coming in especially friday when it gets cold enough for snow and hail to roll on in. hi, everybody. a look at the east bay hills. a reprieve today. winds gusting up to 31 miles an hour. watch out as you head through our hills and watch out on our bridges. crossing the bay bridge there that next to a larger suv, man, it got blustery at times. mostly sunny. a milder afternoon today. a soaking storm for thursday and friday. march miracle beginning and salvaging the weekend with sunshine sunday. there's our system from yesterday down around southern california. there's another weak one to the north and you can see warm
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moisture behind it and the brighter, whiter clouds will rotate our way and bring us that big chance of rain starting late tomorrow. for today we'll have about 58 to 60 around the bay and most inland neighborhoods. low to mid-60s around napa for the warm spots. 56 at half moon bay. tonight about like this morning, a lot of low to upper 30s inland and upper 30s to low 40s around the bay until you get to san francisco and also richmond, mid-40s there. here we are tomorrow at noon. some scout showers out there. not until we get to 7:00, we see a steadier rain develop and then it gets heavy as you can see at 5:00 thursday morning just in time for the morning commute. like yesterday morning it sweeps on through and makes for a very tenuous drive into work. a look at the rainfall and what you'll see are green everywhere over the bay area. 1 to 3 inches. the yellow up around north of ukiah and the santa cruz mountains up to 4 inches. the storm is moderate both
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thursday and friday. some showers saturday morning makes it a 1. your sunshine for sunday. it's going to be an active several days, sue. >> here we go to walnut creek. southbound 680 with those taillights heading to the 24 interchange. a bright yellow light, one of the caltrans signs. it's looking good will he limit for an eight-minute drive from highway 4 and on south into walnut creek. so here we go with a look at some problems out on the roadway with just a slow drive from tracy into dublin. no stalls or accidents over the altamont pass about a 47-minute ride. looking good concord into antioch. >> thank you, sue. a young mother rescued her three children from a fast moving apartment fire just days after teaching them what to do faced teaching them what to do faced with smoke and flames.
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that's scary. >> the woman lifted her kids over the balcony rail from the second-story apartment before firefighters helped her escape yesterday. the fire destroyed 16 units. the mom taught her kids what to do if there was ever a fire never knowing this lifesaving skills would be needed so soon. they're not certain how the fire began. many people fight urban congestion by taking public transit and san francisco ranked again in the top two nationally for having america's best transit system. san francisco got a score of 80. the muni system credits new buses and other improvements helping san francisco take the spot for the second year in a row. new york took the top spot ahead of san francisco. boston, washington, d.c., and philadelphia round out the top five transit cities list. if it seems you are working longer hours, you are not alone. personal finance website compared the largest cities to
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determine who works the hardest. >> in first place, san francisco. second went to fremont. third, jersey city. interesting. fourth, washington, d.c. fifth, new york city. sixth, observing. seventh, boston. the report analyzed nine different factors including average workweek hours, employment rate, share of workers leaving vacation time unused and those are multiple jobs. >> bay area well represented. >> working hard for the money. so hard for it, honey. up next, the seven things you need to know as you start your day. >> where you can get free pancakes today and help a good cause, but mostly get the free pancakes. >> all i'm thinking about this morning. an amazing achievement for a south bay teen, one of six students in the world to accomplish it. mike and sue keeping you up to the
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performance. everyone else. but on the inside, i feel chronic, widespread pain. fibromyalgia may be invisible to others,
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seven things to know before you go. the rain leaves us today, warming sunshine. temperatures four to seven degrees above average after a cold and breezy morning. number two from our live desk, look at this. snow in the east bay just outside livermore right near the regional park. big flakes coming down around 2:00 in the morning. it's gone now. be careful with the icy roads. number three, caltrans crews testing these new signs on the bridge today preparing to open a third lane on the eastbound side. testing is expected to last several weeks. and number four, following your tuesday morning commute, filling in rapidly. the bay bridge metering lights just turned on. if your travels take from you hercules into san francisco, westbound on 80, about a 30-minute drive that will be increasing as delays build at the tolls. number five, the sheriff's deputy who failed to enter the building during the florida school shooting is defending
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himself over accusations he did nothing to stop the massacre. scott peterson says he's been unfairly attacked and that allegations he was a coward are patently untrue. number six, santa clara county expected to address gun violence today by formally endorsing the march four our lives campaign. it's also considering a gun violence and mental health summit. number seven, standing at your desk may not be any healthier than sitting. a new study in australia found prolonged standing can lead to muscle fatigue, back pain, and is no substitute for proper exercise. bottom line, every hour get up and walk around. >> i don't want to talk about exercise. i want to talk about eating and carbs and the syrup and the butter. it is national pancake day. ihop celebrates every year by raising money for children's homts and other children's miracle network hospitals. so, yes, the pancakes are free. you get a short stack of buttermilk pancakes. they want you to make a donation
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to the hospital at the same time. this is happening between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. just today. ihop has a goal of raising $5 million. ♪ let's make it happen >> do they still have the boysen berry? >> butter pecan, >> you get the bacon and the sausage. >> i'm in a different place right now. i really want this food. all right, moving on. a south bay high school student has some major bragging to do on his college application. >> he is just one of six students in the world who received a perfect score on the advanced placement calculus exam, ap calc. he took it in may of 2017 but officials just revealed his score publicly. he says his teachers assigned him less week before the exam. that's when tommy decided to take a holistic approach.
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>> i took that extra time to sleep more and exercise, and i feel like exercise improves your cognition and ability to deploy knowledge. >> all right, tommy. interesting. he says he is open to any internships that come his way, by the way, especially those involving software engineering or political science, hint-hint, nudge-nudge. >> he's putting on exercising, you're just brilliant. >> he has a baseline amazing brain. >> he worked hard, i'm sure. we'll have details about president trump's first trip to california. >> what parents need to know and an increase in teenagers texting, sexting, rather, i'm sorry. >> oh, my. on that note we're having a better day. to get you off on the right foot to get you off on the right foot weather and
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and good morning to you. coming up on 5:30 on this tuesday, february 27th, national pancake day. >> the main thing that matters today. ihop, for a good cause, donating to benioff children's hospital. >> does a short stack have four, one for each syrup? let's talk about what's going on outside as far as warm pancakes on a cold morning. that would be great, wouldn't it? nothing is falling from the sky. you can see it's dry on live doppler 7. still breezy out there. gusting to 32. napa, 37. fairfield, 23 at sfo. 12 in santa rosa and san carlos. those are lower than they were last hour. a quick look at your 12-hour planner. 35 to 41. mostly sunny at noon. still a little breezy but bone-dry air out there. low to mid-50s. sunglasses definite need today.
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a fashion statement, if you will. at 7:00, under stars. hi, sue. good morning. we're lucky to be out there in san rafael because it's moving nicely. this is a view heading southbound, those taillights, lincoln, and on into a straight shot into the golden gate bridge for about a 20-month drive. we'll check in with the richmond/san rafael. it's a breeze getting across the span today as abc 7's amy hollyfield is reporting for us they're going to be testing the lights in the eastbound direction for a third lane on that span. it's only a test. so check that out and hopefully by april they'll have that third lane functioning. >> and, sue, let's talk about that. it is a heads-up. >> and as sue was saying this is to do something that usually av- would go against logic. amy hollyfield is live for us at the bridge. amy?
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>> reporter: hi, reggie. this is just a test. you will see these signs as you head from marin across the bridge over toward richmond. they're going to start testing these signs this morning. you'll start seeing them at 10:00 this morning. the green arrow means the right-hand shoulder is open to traffic. the red x means it is closed. they're opening the shoulder it try to ease congestion but it isn't opening until april, and it won't be open all the time. >> the lane is designed for use during peak periods only. we expect typically that will be from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. every day including saturdays and sundays. but we have flexibility thanks to the camera system, the communication wiring along the corridor to adjust those hours to respond to real-time demand. >> reporter: they want to keep that shoulder open when they can, so it's available for emergencies. officials will be testing all
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configurations of these lights for the next few weeks, so get ready for that. they don't expect the lane to open to traffic until april. reporting live in san rafael, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. a suspected wrongway driver has been arrested after causing a major pileup in vallejo on westbound i-80 near magazine street. the chp says as many as four cars may have been involved in the crash. all lanes were closed for about 40 minutes while officers investigate. it's unclear how many people were injured. a dramatic end to a car chase in the east bay. richmond police posted the photos of a car that crashed in a home. two suspects are in custody. police say an officer in the iron triangle neighborhood trying to stop a dodge challenger which was reported stolen in a carjacking. the driver refused to follow orders, stepped on the gas, and that led police on a chase. the suspects eventually crashed in that house and then tried to make a run for it with the help
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of witnesses and a k-9 unit, both were arrested. no one was hurt. east bay residents thrilled to watch hail come down for as long as it did. >> the hail came down for several minutes from oakland to hayward yesterday afternoon. look at the little girl in her unicorn headband. >> she was eating it. >> why not? as long as it's clean. five-second rule. there was enough left on the ground for people to pick it up and take a look. >> that he thought it was amazing. it's raining ice. it's raining ice, yeah. and then they thought it was going to be snow. >> all of a sudden it just started dropping from the sky, and i think we were thinking that maybe it was going to almost start to snow for a minute there because it seemed really cold. >> it was so cold that it did seem more like snow than hail. the wintry mix of surprises gave residents a day to remember. the wild scene in north concord yesterday. sheets of rain turning to hail before hitting the ground near
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industrial park. the hail melted away pretty quickly. look at sacramento, the hail came down so quick. a lot of people thought this was snow. it covered the ground with more than an inch of hail pellets in some areas. some of the pellets were nearly the size of a dime. cars were slipping and sliding. the hail made the afternoon commute a treacherous one. the region was also hit with lightning and thunder, so they got a little bit of everything. >> mt. hamilton received three inches of snow. you can see snow northeast. the ground was slushy and wet making conditions a little difficult. caltrans closed and crews will be back up until the end of the week. anytime temperatures fall they go up there as a precaution. this was the first snow of the season for those who live up on the mountain. with more storms approaching be sure to have the abc 7 news app handy to get up to the minute forecasts. you can customize the forecast to specific places you're interested in, what the weather
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will be like up to seven days in advance. the app is free and available in google play and the app store. happening today santa clara county will address gun violence in the wake of the florida school shooting. the board of supervisors will reaffirm the county's efforts to prevent gun related deaths. it will consider endorsing the march for our lives school safety campaign and organizing a gun violence and mental health summit. the video you're looking at now is from yesterday. it shows students rallying for gun control. about 100 students from gunn high school showed their support. dwyane wade cried when he learned one of the shooting victims was buried wearing his jersey. the son was excited wade was returning to the miami heat. wade tweeted saying this is why we will not just shut up and dribble, the tweet referring to a fox news commentator. happening today san
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francisco will consider designating an italian american heritage day. some have been petitions for their own holiday ever since the city replaced columbus day with indigenous people's day. the board of supervisors will introduce new legislation to celebrate both indigenous people's day and italian american heritage day on the second monday in october. happening today sonoma county supervisors will get public input on the next steps in the fire recovery effort. they will be discussing a report from the state that is critical of the county's emergency response system. the report says the county wasn't up to the task of warning neighbors of the oncoming danger. it found procedures for using alert systems. the report says the emergency response system could have sent an amber-style alert but it didn't. 24 people died and more than 5,100 homes destroyed by the october wildfires. let's talk temperatures.
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it's freezing cold in ukiah, 28. everybody else, 34. we have bodega bay, petaluma at 37 and clear lake the same thing. that's where the breezes are. low to mid-40s. san jose at 44. 41 in daily city. san francisco 46. brett wood and san ramone. here is a look from sutro tower. still some damp spots. peninsula 47. 49 with sunshine at 10:00. 52 at noon. mid to upper 50s with sunshine
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this afternoon. grab a coat if you're heading out, about 49. a little bit warmer along the east bay. 44 this morning. 49 at 10:00. 54 at noon. 56 from 2:00 to 4:00. about 48 at 8:00. we have a lot of sunshine today. take a deep breath. get ready. look at that. 100% chance of rain thursday, 90% friday. the storm is a 2. we'll talk about that up next. first, breezy on the bridges this morning. sue, what are you seeing? >> breezy and getting busier, too. we watched a very wide load coming across the san mateo bridge in the eastbound direction. westbound you can see those headlights heading over to the high rise in foster city. you're looking at about 17 to 18 minute drive now from 880 over to 101 and if your travels take you on the golden gate bridge an easy drive this morning.
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you have four lanes southbound and two lanes in the northbound for your commute. we'll take a look at some of your drive times heading out at 5:39. santa rosa to petaluma on 101. not a bad drive, under 15 minutes. from castro valley to the maze, westbound 580 under 15 minutes. for your south bay drive northbound 101 from 280/680 85 under 15 minutes. right now coming into our live desk these live images of a huge fire happening in downtown los angeles. i'm gathering the details. i'll have the story next. rules on the sidewalk, a community where pedestrians are about to start sharing the pavement with robots. pavement with robots. and a south bay
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a storm system will plague southern california -- i don't want to say plague. they need the rain. 61 in palm springs. breezy in yosemite in the afternoon, 43. 53 in fresno. 60 in sacramento. let's head up -- you think our storm will be impressive thursday and friday. up to a foot of snow at 2,000 feet, up to four feet of snow at 3,500 feet, possibly five or six feet of snow from 7:00 wednesday evening through 10:00 saturday morning. so if you're heading up here is a look at thursday afternoon. nearly two feet of snow. if you're thinking about going up friday afternoon, nearly
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three feet of snow. and then four to five by saturday morning. so please be careful. i want to show you that breaking news in los angeles right now, live images coming in from downtown los angeles, and there was a really big fire at this very large industrial building. we believe it's a woman's fashion store located in the fashion district in downtown. you see a lot of smoke rising from the building, a little bit of an orange glow because of the flames inside the store as well, and a huge firefighter response. several ladder trucks are out there. we don't know exactly what sparked the fire or if anyone was inside the building at the time. as soon as i get any additional details here at our live desk i'll pass those along. an alert for parents, a new study says teen sexting is on the rise. more common than you might think. and the images are becoming more explicit. a new pediatric study finds one in four kids under the age of 18
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receives explicit messages including nude photos. experts say parents should talk to their kids about the consequences including the legal ramifications. >> they're not really -- they're not really, like, shy about asking. they'll just ask you straight up, hey, send me nudes. >> some teens don't recognize the cause and effect of nature. once you press that send button there is a possibility that those pictures will be distributed. >> legal analysts say some of the images qualify as child pornography. "good morning america" will have a full report at 7:00 including what parents need to watch out for. happening today santa clara county officials will consider a proposal to speed up the testing of rape kits. this comes as there is a backlog at many law enforcement agencies and forensic labs throughout the state. it would require rape kits to be
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tested within 30 days. cindy chavez is requesting the d. achl's office analyze what resources it would need to process all current rape kits by next july. the board meets at 9:30 this morning. and president trump is making his first trip to california since taking office. he'll be here in mid march reportedly to see prototypes for a border wall. according to "the washington post" the president will attend the national republican committee fund-raiser in l.a. this trip has been floated several times due to concerns from aides that he will be met with protests. there are few details about the trip, but he could visit san diego where eight border wall types are currently on display. the warriors are spending their day off in washington, d.c., with local kids. the team will take them to the national hugh museum of the warriors made these plans after president trump withdrew his white house invitation to the champs after steph curry made it clear he didn't want to
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visit the white house. happening today the future of robots on the streets of mountain view. the city is set to consider a nine-month pilot program to allow personally delivery robots on city streets and sidewalks. just the latest on the peninsula. we caught up with this one in san carlos last year. redwood city tested the bots in 2016. the mountain view city council will take up the issue at 6:30 p.m. one of the goals is to see if the robots can help ease traffic congestion and pollution. here is meteorologist mike nicco. >> good morning. a look at a partly cloudy sky at 280 and 17. a third of an inch of rain from yesterday's storm. probably get three or four, maybe five times that out of our next storm. mostly sunny, breezy and warmer today. my accuweather highlight, dry tonight and that stronger storm hits with a full fury thursday. right now it's just coming off the islands and plenty of
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moisture with that particular storm as it develops as it heads down towards us. enjoy the calmness out there. 58 to about 60 for most of us. 63 in santa rosa, the warm spots. tonight temperatures the same as this morning. you can see the clouds starting to creep in from the north bay spreading southward. upper 30s to low 40s around the bay and out to the coast. mid-40s around richmond and also san francisco. let me give you a sneak peek of what to expect thursday into friday. the storm impact scale is a 2 for both days. rainfall in the south bay. 2 inches in the north bay. possibly 3 inches in our mountains. wind gusts up to 45 miles an hour. we'll keep an eye on whether we have some power outages and look at the snow, elevations will drop. not thursday but friday. that's the possibility of thunderstorms, also. here is the way it looks on my seven-day forecast. a lot of sunshine today. 56 to 62.
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low to upper 50s wednesday and low to mid-50s thursday. just low 50s friday. what a blustery, raw day. low to mid-40s with increasing sunshine. sunday will be the best day for outdoor activities this weekend nearing 60. here's sue. we're taking a look at your -- keeping an eye on -- whatever way you want to look at it, the east shore freeway as you go past golden gate fields into berkeley and the mcarthur maze filling in just under the speed limit as you work your way in towards the bay bridge. here we go with metering lights on at 5:30 this morning. and your drive time from 80, highway 4 in hercules to san francisco just about 35 minutes. as always if you can car-pool we always see those cars going by at the limit through the toll plaza. reports of an accident approaching the maze westbound 80 right where the commute lane branches off. approaching 580 eastbound. it's a commuter van partially stuck in the hov lane. so just be aware of that.
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stay to the right if you can. thank you, sue. we're now hearing from a group benefiting from disney. boys and girls club in oakland. we first told you about a donation yesterday. the money will be used to help explore careers in s.t.e.m. >> kids can get a feel for the technology, seeing themselves there and creating it going forward. >> disney plans to donate to 11 other communities. "black panther" takes place in the most technically advanced place in the world. the hope is kids will see themselves in the characters. disney is the parent company of abc 7. amazon has done it again. next at 6:00 what it just launched that will change how you shop. some doctors are asking if they're all that good for you. they're all that good for you. plus a bay area teenager
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check out the color coding on the right side of your screen. the levels from one to three inches of rain. notice we're in those levels of green, even some yellow in the santa cruz mountains. 1-3 coming by saturday morning to possibly 4 inches in the santa cruz mountains and some will fall as snow. an hour by hour look up next. >> thank you, mike. you're looking at what neighbors saw when a water main burst on magnolia street. none of the water flooded into homes. the spray was so powerful it did toss small rocks at nearby houses. there's a new study that shows there could be a link between e-cigarettes and the risk of having a heart attack. >> electronic cigarettes have been marketed as a way to quit
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smoking. they found vaping could have its own serious health risk. a doctor says daily users have almost double the risk of having a heart attack. >> it's not the same toxic chemicals as a cigarette. there's probably less of them than a cigarette. but there's still enough there to be doing a lot of damage. >> other health experts say it's too soon to draw the conclusion that e-cigs cause heart attacks. another possible explanation people at risk of heart attacks may be turning to them to quit smoking. a wrestler who suffered a spinal cord injury in a match is improving. the injury left ryan joseph paralyzed and on a ventilator. look at him now. he's able to get around in a wheelchair. his father shared this video to show ryan's progress. the teen is undergoing treatment in colorado right now. he is expected to return to the bay area in april. we're checking your tuesday
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morning drive this hour. we go to walnut creek, southbound 680 near north main and those brake lights start right at the turn there as you approach highway 24. and you're looking at a ten-minute drive to the tunnel. we're looking at an accident the slow lane. westbound 80 near 580 eastbound and close to west grand. check that out. make sure that you're staying away from that slow lane and it's slow anyway getting to the bay bridge toll plaza. mike? thank you, sue. after desert dry air today you can see the moisture returning tomorrow at noon in the form of scattered showers there. that will continue at 7:00 when the steadier rain starts to move into the north bay and will stay there most of the fight and then we start the morning commute just like yesterday, moderate to even heavy rain moving north to south during the entire commute. a little bit of a break and then more coming in during the afternoon and evening hours with the snow levels dropping down to
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around 3,500 feet. and then we go into friday and the colder part of the storm comes in. you could see snow levels hitting diablo and also hamilton. and then by friday evening we have a chance of some thunderstorms with hail and a snow level down to 2,000 feet. wake up saturday morning, a winter wonder land on some of our mountains. mike, thank you. it's 5:56 now. whether you sit down or stand up at your desk it's not a substitute for exercise according to a new study in ergonomics. standing desks are advertised as a healthier alternative to sitting in a chair. the problems with sitting, poor posture and a sedentary lifestyle. researchers say there's not enough movement and found that evidence that standing too long with actually lead to muscle fatigue, back pain and swollen veins. the best way to keep healthy is get up, move around, take a walk every hour. set your phone alarm to go off
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every hour or else you'll forget. >> says the people who have been sitting here for an hour and a half. it snowed in alameda county overnight. we have video proof. new details about how officials are trying to prevent another disaster like the flood last year. >> staff at stoneman douglas in florida are taking the next step to turning to normalcy. to turning to normalcy. the
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let it snow. look what we got in alameda county overnight. >> a fitting finish for a wild 24 hours of weather. >> gorgeous. >> good morning to you on this tuesday, february 27th, coming up on 6:00 a.m. are you singing? >> i can't sing so i'm humming. "walking in a winter wonder land." i can't hum on cue.
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i can't sing, i can't hum. >> but you can do the forecast, mike. >> when the clock struck midnight last night, look what rotated over the diablo range south of livermore. the white is the snow and there's mines road. you can see for a couple hours snow there. right now everything is dry. enjoy a calmer commute today. in fact, you can see still breezy as we look at the ferry building and the flags unfurled there. 37 and 42. the winds make it feel ten degrees cooler. low to mid-50s with sunshine at noon. mid-40s to 50 with stars at 7:00. let's find out about the commute. >> yesterday was tough with the wet roads. this morning we're trying to find an accident in the mcarthur maze. our live shot on there. we're not seeing it there. supposedly westbound 80 right near west grand, within the mcarthur maze. we are seeing slow traffic on the car-pool lane hea

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