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>> that's a lot of snow, that's coming down. >> that's viewer in the santa cruz mountains sent us that video. a lot of people enjoying the snow. it can cause issues. the snow started coming down on the summit. they closed 17 in both directions for 45 minutes or so. eventually they reopened when they said they had enough plows and equipment to keep the roads clear. seen the clouds coming through, chp cars with traffic, making sure drivers don't go fast. caltrans telling about icy and snowy conditions. this is going to be interesting. we all know what it's like on highway 17 when it rains but now we're going to have to deal with the snow this morning. so caltrans out here with the snowplows plowing some of these roads. so we're going to see just how drivers do out in the snow. i'm not sure how i'm going to do
in the snow. night. i won't need them. my hands are freezing and the snow is coming down. i don't know where i am. i feel like i'm on the east coast here. >> i was going to say you need gloves and millie bobby brown a scarf. matt, thank you. get back in the truck. it's warmer in there. here is new video of snow in the north bay as well. 2 to 3" sticking to highway 29 in napa county, north of calistoga. the snow fell early around 1:00 a.m. >> check out pictures of snow, they all have the #abcnow. that's how we can find it and put it on the air. if you would like to do the same, tag it. i had an attitude with the snow when i woke up and i saw matt keller playing with the snow like a kid and it charmed me. >> it's beautiful, a little cold and dangerous out there as well, mike. >> it is fun, it is dangerous.
it does bring out the little kid in a lot of us because we don't see it very often. it is fun. i wish i was where matt is. i would love to be out there playing in the snow in the summit. i had some snow. i'm at about 400 feet. a car will cool faster. i'm trying to get this loaded in the computer. i had snow on it, a little bit, but still pretty weather advisory continues. dress for these temperatures in the mid-30s to mid-40s. about 34 to 43 degrees. east bay hills have been trying to watch to see if snow is falling now. it's shrouded in clouds. sorry about this, it's kind of dark. we'll have a chance at noon. a very slim chance. mainly the santa cruz mountains. if we have anything in the afternoon hours, mainly santa
cruz. partly cloudy and temperatures around 40 degrees. it's going to be a cool one today. okay. here is alexis. >> we're looking okay here. walnut creek, a tough commute. today we're incident-free. hopefully we can hold onto that. southbound 880 cruising withou issues. we do, however, have a significant problem. if you're planning on riding ace train, ace 1, they had a freight train blocked. they are blocking the spire pacific main line. ace is not able to get around it. unfortunately ace 1 is not running until that freight train is moved. no estimate when ace train will start to run today. expect significant delays. you may need to find another way to work today. >> thank you, alexis. happening today, president trump will deliver his highly anticipated state of the union address. the annual speech was delayed a week because of the partial government shutdown. the president expected to call for unity but also teased the possibility of using the event to declare a national emergency
at the border. >> our abc news reporter is live in washington for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jessica. the white house says the president will focus on five key issues, national security, trade and immigration. however, as you mentioned, the president also teased dropping a possible bombshell. on the greatest political stage in front of both chambers of congress, president trump will deliver his second state of the union address. the first before the newly democratic-run house. speaker pelosi sitting directly behind him. on the heels of the longest government shutdown in u.s. history, the white house says president trump will strike a conciliatory tone and call for unity in an attempt to mend the partisan divide. >> it's going to be a speech that's going to cover a lot of territory but part of it is fog to be unity. >> in the past few days the president set a different tone, publicly considering to use the speech to declare a national
emergency over his divisive border wall. >> i don't want to say. you'll hear the state of the union and you'll see wt pps thf the union. okay? >> reporter: a move even opposed by some members of his own party. democrats have chosen former gubernatorial candidate abrams to deliver the rebuttal. abrams will be the first african-american woman to do so. >> using their plus ones to invite the woman who accused kavanaugh and workers that worked on trump properties. >> very interest. thank you so much. of president trump's state of the union address is sparking nationwide protests including here in the bay area. the group refuse fascism is holding a protest in san francisco to demand removalce.
end the nightmare and encourage people to join in. it starts in union square. an oakland nurse who was deported and allowed back into the u.s. will attend the state of the union. maria mendoza sanchez was invited as congresswoman barbara lee's guest. she represents a human counterpacounter counter-point to the president's hard lin policies. sanchez was deported in 2017. her daughters were left behind in oakland. she applied for a high-skilled visa and was eventually allowed to return to the u.s. last year. coverage of the president trump's state of the union address gips at 6:00 and you can watch it on abc 7. we will stream it live on abc 7 news app and abc7news.com. in east bay teachers will hold a rally at the city council meeting. >> it was announced after 95% of teachers have authorized a strike. no date set for a wakout.
the teacher and union have been locked in a bitter strike. they are asking for a 12% raise over three years. so far the district offered 5% over the same period. union leaders warn a strike can happen by the end of the month. union leaders say they are optimistic a deal westbound reach. more housing in l.a. the city approved 1100 units. $100 million from the city will go to the project. developers will city need to find $500 million in financing to complete this. the city hired a dedicated person for the planning of this project. construction can start as soon as next year. updates to san jose's abandoned shopping cart program could be coming this week. one councilmember is recommending new rules for the ordinance to keep carts off streets and hold all retailers accountable for their property. he said abandoned carts create a nuisance and hazard for the public. the city council meets tomorrow.
right now on live doppler 7, the pink wintry mix, the greenspan is rain and the white is snow. east bay hills from 24, right across 580 down to 84 and out into the diablo range and altamont pass. yeah, some snow could be falling, mixing in with the rain. will it stick? probably not. but it's possible on the shoulders and grassy surfaces. as you highway 9 and santa cruz mountains it all turns right back to snow. here is a look at 101 and 880 in san jose. it is wet, thankfully. how often do we get to say thankfully that's wet, not snowy. this is a morning event, mass transit in the bay. hour by hour. look at these temperatures stuck in the 40s with the bay. even with sunshine, near 51 from
2:00 to 4:00. how about for the north bay. 33 this morning. it will be in the 40s for the better part of the afternoon hours. you'll see more sunshine than everybody else. dropping down to 40 by 8:00. san francisco stuck in the 40s for the better part of today. with a chance of rain all the way through 10:00. you could even see a little snow mixed in on twin peeks during the morning hours. i'm kind of excited. i know driving this morning, i was like come on, snow, snow, snow. other than what i had on my windshield, i didn't see any in the morning. how about you. >> i didn't see anything. i didn't have any on my windshield when i walked out. i'm sure the folks on highway 17 don't want quite that much snow to drive in here today. we are keeping a close eye on that. so far i don't have any incidents to report as far as snow is reported. i do have a sig alert because of ice in the north bay. mike mentioned some very cold temperatures. 33 degrees here. we do have ice reported as of 12:30 last night.
chp issued sig alert northbound 101 past alexander avenue, northbound golden gate bridge. the three left lanes are closed. they did set up that hard closure. you can get by that on the far right side. that could slow you down a little later into the commute. right now that's not causing significant delays. 880 light out of the central valley, tracy to dub lip, 40 minutes. dublin to mission boulevard green at 16, n n n n n n n n n n to cupertino, about 15 minutes. a california plane crash. what investigators say happened
check out this cold, core bringing snow to higher elevations all the way down to santa barbara and higher elevations of the sierra. this is going to continue. you can see mountains south of big sur have the best chance along with l.a. in the afternoon hours. if you're traveling today, tonight, tomorrow, pretty much a no-go. it's going to be pretty tough. wednesday it stops snowing for the most part by slippery. we've got winter storm warning continuing until 4:00 today. that's when the heaviest of the snow will start to taper. here is a way it looks at tahoe. our quietest day is thursday.
more snow showers friday and more light to moderate snow forr saturday and sunday. >> an investigators is confident he can figure out why a plane broke apart in the air. a breakup usually leaves telltale signs. it broke apart after yorba linda. the pilot was licensed. ntsb collected debris which has been transported to phoenix for the investigation. a san francisco family is back after being stranded several days in the snow. they were on a camping trip. they left for mendocino national forest on wednesday. their families got worried when the couple did not return friday as planned. search crews found the two
yesterday inside their jeep stuck if the snow. they were safe and in good spirits. happening today, families around the world are celebrating the lunar new year. this year is the year of the pig. >> here in san francisco a parade will start at 11:00 this morning. a procession complete with lion dancer and eight pigs will travel down clay street. we asked an expert to take us around chinatown to show us new year's tradition. >> i'm from the community development center. i'm here to show you traditions and festivities during lunar new user's season. this is the time when families give to kids red envelopes. lucky money. this is the year of the pig which represents prosperity. during chinese new year's you , kumqu kumquats. in chinese either called gum, gold, a way to offer a gift when you're visiting a family member for luck. flowers represent new birth or new beginning.
the lunar new year's eve either important to have a whole fish and whole chicken to eat as a way to honor the animals and abundance from the earth that nourishes us the rest of the year. these are sesame balls. they are important. the circle represents the rolling of good luck. the more sesame seeds on these, the more wealth will come into your family. the other important pastry represents a flourishing or blossoming of prosperity and wealth. not supposed to eat meat, supposed to eat a vegetarian stew. it's a way to start the new year off by cleansing your body. happy new year. [ speaking non-english ] >> happy new year. >> load me up with sesame seeds. >> looked delicious. >> you know what i want on my menu for lunar new year? snow. >> you got it. >> i love it. let's take a quick look at your temperatures this afternoon.
we're starting in the mid-30s to mid-40s. we'll only make it into the low- to mid-50s. most of the day we'll be stuck in the 40s. a cold night is on the way. look at the 20s in the north bay the rest of us in the low- to mid-30s all the way around until you get to san mateo and san rafael. north and south of those areas will be in the upper 30s to low 40s. there's a slight chance of showers over the ocean during the overnight hours. you can see some fog start to form. we're going to keep an eye on you and the north bay. notorious for fog. with temperatures below freezing, that means freezing fog or black ice. we've got to keep an eye on that. a look at the storm system, mainly heading down to the south. the deeper moisture pushing into the south. us we're stuck in this bowl of cold air. here we are at 4:30 in the morning. color coded once again. yellows, greens, you know, those are the reds. the pinks, that's the wintry mix, the whites. by the time we get to 4:30, you can see that heavy band starting
to hit on either side of the santa clara valley. by 9:00 it's digging deeper into the santa clara valley. a lot of us are clearing out a little bit. notice a slight chance as we head towards noon and afternoon hours you're definitely going to want to have the sunglasses with you. let's take a look at accuweather seven-day forecast. we've got freezing cold temperatures inland tomorrow anagen thursday. we'll watch out for freezing fog and black ice both those days. a string of 1s friday, saturday, and sunday. not quite as cold as what we're dealing with now. nor on the slick streets with alexis. >> we don't have many incidents so far today. that definitely is good news. sounds like folks are slowing down and driving for conditions. i'm keeping a close eye on 17. that's where we saw a ton of snow. matt keller reporting live this morning. he forgot his gloves and he's quite chilly. they actually did shut down the roadway for 30 minutes overnight to clear it and then they reopened it. they say they aren't doing another hard closure for the time being.
they are trying to plow the roadways and keep them open. it does look like folks are slowing down south of the summit especially on the southbound side as they navigate the very snowy roadways there. give yourself some extra time this morning. you're definitely going to need extra time if you are planning on riding ace today. you might have to drive instead. there's a freight train that derailed in stockton. tey are blocking the entire union pacific maple line. ace cannot get around that. no estimate when they will get moving this morning. >> alexis, thank you. heads up if you have more than 1,000 pictures stored on flicker. >> the company is going to start tlee deleting them. here is tech bytes. >> deleting day for flicker. >> starting today they will only allow users to store 1,000 for free. any more than that flickr will delete them. hopefully you've got your pictures backed up somewhere. youtube wants to counter so-called dislike mobs. groups of users who hit dislike watching a video. youtube is considering hiding
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all right. never more than 7 minutes away from accuweather forecast. the altamont pass, algorithms say the white is snow falling on the altamont pass which has an elevation of 768 feet. it is absolutely possible they are seeing snow but is it sticking. that's going to be the key. it's probably more likely melting. you can track the rain and the snow with abc 7 news app. click the blue live bar at the top of the app to see live doppler 7 radar. you can have push alerts still under phone or tablet. reggie. >> mike, you're one of those people waiting for southwest airlines to fly from here to hawaii. today they take a big step. they are going to run a test flight from oakland to honolulu. the flight will have no commercial passengers on board. the main purpose here is to test
long range navigation and communication capability of the dallas-based carriers 737 aircraft. flights like these are the final phase for southwest to get approval to start service to hawaii. the government shutdown delayed the launch. the airline recently said it's likely to start flying people to hawaii this spring. another airport has overtaken atlanta to become the busiest in the u.s. for the number of flights and it is chicago's o'hare international. it surpassed hartsfield-jackson for the first time in four years. o'hare saw more than 903,000 last year. atlanta had 895,000. it remains the busiest airport in the world for the number of passengers. they have that to brag about. here in the bay area sfo remains the busiest, although nowhere near the top two. we saw 470,000 last oakland saw 241,000.
san jose had 195,000 flights. women's clothing charlotte russe will close stores. the chain plans to liquidate if they can't find a buyer by the 17th. they have 500 stores nationwide, san jose, daly city and fairfield. >> all right. i'm going to show you live doppler 7 right now. what you're seeing is a whole lot of snow on those radar returns. i also wanted to show you what's going on as far as some of our highest mountain peaks. every single one of them in every single county is dealing with snow right now. let's show those peaks. there you go, see the white on top of that. can't wait for the sun to come up and we get to see the snow.
alexis. >> all right. two sig alerts to talk about. the first one is due to ice in the north bay. northbound 101 past alexander avenue. we have three left lanes shut down due to icy conditions. can you get by on the right side. that hasn't caused a back up since we've been on the air. i am keeping an eye on that. chp says they are there for the closure that started around 12:30. also a semicrash for the pass, 52 in the gilroy area, state route 156. that's where they jackknifed. i haven't heard if that's what happened to the truck. an update in a few minutes. the oscars are coming. the academy coming to big name stars to fill the void of not having a host. yesterday they announced 13 actors added to presenters at the ceremony including academy award winners whoopi goldberg and charlize theron. they will be joined by tina fey
and co-stars from asiana wu and awkwafina. starting february 24th at 5:00 p.m. super bowl celebration. what the mayor of boston is asking fans not to do at the patriots parade. looking to change careers? the fastest growing jobs in each state including california. a vigil to rur an uber driver and father of seven killed in the wrong way crash. the growing support on gofundme. new video of overnight snow. can you believe it? it's beautiful. abc news reporter amy hollyfield tracking snow in the east bay for us. stay with us.
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snow overnight. look, it's really coming down. can we expect more? meteorologist mike nicco has the forecast where you live. good morning to you on this tuesday february 5th. >> i think it's beautiful. i'm glad we're inside in the studio right now, just looking at it on the screen. you're never more than 7 minutes away from the accuweather and it's a wild one. hi, mike. >> i would actually like to be out in it. truth be told, i'd love to be out experiencing this, playing in it, working in it. you bet. just got a report from waze or waze sent it to alexis and she gave it to me there's hail on the altamont pass. you can see that's definitely white. 760 foot