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san jose right now. there you see rain northwest of downtown. that will clip milpitas. look what's happening down to the south, around the national service weather and mt. hamilton to the east, yes, the snow starting to add up, scattered showers in san francisco. here's the pattern that's fueling these low snow levels and hail producing storms. cold air driving down out of canada dropping right on top of the bay area. so tonight snow levels at times with these heavier showers below 3,000 feet. we could at times see a mix of wet snowflakes or sleet even below those hilltop levels tonight as our temperatures tomorrow morning starting the day in the 30s and 40s, which means a lot of snow-capped higher hilltops. we'll let you know how long they'll be in the hour by hour outlook coming up ten minutes from now. >> not just hail. even low snow in places like the santa cruz mountains.
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nbc bay area's marianne favro joining us from skyline boulevard. your outfit says snow. >> reporter: it certainly does, terry. about 15 minutes ago it was really snowy here. in fact, i caught a little snowball in the bagy, but alas it has melted already. but i do still have some evidence for you. come over here and take a look at this. see that? snow on the ground. there is the evidence. and there is still some snow left. right now it's 39 degrees out here. what's surprising is this location at highway 9 and skyway boulevard is just at 2,000 feet elevation. the temperature right now is 39 degrees. we talked to one motorcyclist who took a break from the chilly temperatures out on the road to warm his hands and come out here and see the snow. >> oh, my god, it's that cold. >> reporter: and he had to brave that cold as he jumped back on his bike and headed back home to sunnyvale. in marin county, mt. tamalpais
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received some snow, it's just about 2500 feet elevation. in the east bay there's a gorgeous view of snowcapped mt. diablo which is at 3800 feet. now, back up here on highway 9 in the santa cruz mountains, i talked to a man who lives just a couple of blocks from here. he said at 11:00 this morning, he had a half inch of snow covering his front yard. people are coming up here to check it out. but it comes fast and it leaves fast, too. back to you, terry. >> all right. marianne, thank you very much. let's take a live look at conditions. this is donner lake up in the sierra. you can see snow all over the place, looks like maybe snow is coming down right now. tough to tell. but if it's not coming down now, it will come down again shortly. traffic moving slowly on i-80. a 70-mile stretch of 80 was shut down for hours. it is now reopen to passenger
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vehicles. highway 50 currently has no closures. >> we did get a lot of videos from you. thank you so much for that. our newsroom was flooded with different images from our viewers about the hail and their neighborhoods. this is from colleen campbell. she sent in this video showing the hail pelting cars here in danville. also in san mateo, take a look at this from chris miguel. pea-sized hail here on his deck. and also listen to this. now, that's the sound of pounding hail. this video sent to us by wes thierry showing us the scene in san francisco's bayview neighborhood. fun to see all the different pictures from around the area. we certainly want to see yours. tag us on twitter or instagram or our facebook page or e-mail them to us at isee@nbcbayarea.com. you can track the weather conditions with our app. you click on the weather tab where you'll find live doppler radar for your neighborhood. we're learning new details about a fiery scene this morning in the north bay. flames engulfing a motel,
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destroying more than a dozen units. happened at the travel inn motel in vallejo just off i-80. laura malpert live near the scene where dozens of people are out of a home tonight but some pets still missing, laura. >> reporter: well, that's right, terry. the fire consumed an entire wing of this hotel. take a look behind me. you can see that the area's blocked off by crime tape, and emergency construction crews are here. they tell me they're boarding up 16 units using 100 sheets of plywood. >> one minute we were fine, then the next minute it was gone. >> reporter: a large ball of fire consumes the travel inn residency hotel in vallejo accepteding dark smoke billowing into the air. it's the place tanner burnhart and his mom tina wilson have called home for several months. >> i look up and i see a cloud of smoke coming my way. i closed the door and woke up my mom. then everyone started getting up
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and grabbing everything. >> reporter: the fire destroyed 16 units and displaced up to 40 people. >> i knew kids could run so i grabbed dogs. >> reporter: firefighters say everyone made it out of the hotel but three people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. firefighters revg ued at least one cat, they say several are still missing. >> opened the door and says fire. my grandma, we went out the house. i tried to grab my stuff. there was so much smoke, i couldn't see. >> it was one of the bigger f e fires we've had in a while. >> reporter: red cross volunteers the on hand offered evacuees assistance. hotel manager offered her another room for now and said everything else will work its way out. >> just trying to make it through this. i don't know where we're going to get blankets, clothes, things like that. we'll figure it out. i've got the family, the dogs, that's all i can ask for. >> reporter: police say the fire does not appear to be suspicious, but they're still investigating what started the
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fire and whether smoke detectors were working. reporting live from vallejo, laura malpert, nbc bay area news. now to a chaotic and violent scene in the east bay last night. hayward police shot a man there suspected in another shooting that left two people injured. nbc bay area's christie smith has more details. >> reporter: well, peggy, neighbors are really shaken up by this. they say initially they thought it was fireworks they were hearing, but then the sound continued, and they knew that it was gunfire. then they heard what sounded like a car that was losing control out front on the 27000 block of mandarin avenue in hayward last night around 11:30. that's when police started receiving 911 calls about a man that showed up and shot a 17-year-old girl and another man in front of a home. officers arrived and said that suspect pointed the gun at one of their officers and the officer fired hitting that suspect several times. neighbors say the car the
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suspect was in went up on the curb. when they came out later it looked like it might have hit some parked cars. one neighbor said he came home from work startled to find police cars and crime scene tape. >> came back again flu tthrough streets and i guess that's when he crashed into a few cars and he came out of the car and then he started shooting. that's when the police started shooting back. >> police say the female victim was treated and released from the hospital and both the male suspect and the other victim were hospitalized, last listed in stable condition. the officers, though, were not injured in all this. what led to this, the motive is still unclear. we're hoping to get an yupdate from hayward police. the district attorney's office and the police are investigating. christie smith, nbc bay area news. also in the east bay, a high-speed chase ended in a crash early this morning and also an arrest. this all started when a police
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officer in lafayette tried to stop the driver of this car on eastbound 24. now, the driver sped away leading officers on a pursuit that hit speeds of over 100 miles per hour. eventually that driver crashed into another car, then into a fence in pleasant hill. the driver and the passenger had to be cut out of the car by firefighters. investigators say the car was stolen. the trump administration calling for a congressional investigation after allegations that former president obama installed a wiretap in trump tower. the accusations came in a string of tweets early yesterday morning. former white house officials and the former director of national intelligence are denying claims that president obama ordered trump tower wiretapped during the final stages of the 2016 campaign, but the trump administration is now on the offensive. >> yeif it is, this is the greatest overreach and a huge attack on democracy itself. >> there was no such wiretap
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activity mounted against the president-elect at the time or as a candidate or against his campaign. >> former obama administration officials say they think the tweets are a strategy to divert attention away from the connection between attorney general jeff sessions and russian leaders during the campaign. the house intelligence committee chair says that a panel will investigate the president's allegations. continuing coverage on nbc "nightly news." coming up a scandal in the military that involves the alleged sharing of nude photos of female service members among military personnel. right after this newscast at 5:30. still ahead at 5:00, the violent act in washington state is now being investigated as a height crime. it has one community on edge. plus recognizing a historical anniversary, people coming together to recognize bloody sunday. but the event came with a bit of controversy. what caused people to walk out. here's the view of mt.
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diablo, still a little bit of snow atop the summit. and out towards mt. allison. more sleet and snow falling around mt. hamilton. how long this unusual weather will stick around and your monday forecast.
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coast. it's a retaliation to joint military drills between the u.s. and south korea. north korea has test fired several missiles in recent months raising tensions with south korea. the fbi is stepping in to help with the investigation of a potential hate crime in washington this week. police say that a man was working in a driveway on friday when man told him to, quote, go back to your country, then shot him in the arm. while an arrest so far has not been made, police are trying to calm fears in that community of any kind of violence. tuesday is the 52nd anniversary of the march across the edmund pettus bridge in selma, alabama, also known as bloody sunday. but one alabama official spoke out about a controversial voting issue. the service was held this morning at brown chapel where guests spoke about the history of voting rights. alabama secretary of state john merrill spoke in support of a controversial state law that requires people to have a state or federal i.d. in order to
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vote. some people in opposition to the photo i.d. law walked out of the service. >> it is just like the pole tax that's being proven in court unconstitutional in texas and north carolina. >> the ncaap president went on to say it's just wrong for the secretary of state to speak out in support of the voter i.d. law. a roller coaster day of weather across the bay area. >> let's take you out live right now. a look at the san mateo bridge. rob mayeda is back here with a look a that forecast coming up right after the break. - everything we stock at grocery outlet has crazy low prices. do you know how we do it? - how? - bargainomics! say, if california has a bumper crop and produces too many oranges. or a winemaker in sonoma suddenly has 1000 bottles too many.
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welcome back, everyone. let's take you out live right now to this beautiful picture here. golden gate bridge. it almost looks not real. and i don't know if you can see it as well as we can in the studio, but look at that spider web right over the lens there. >> this is spider web suspension. >> that spider's no dummy. he knows a good view when he finds one. >> clear skies there at least partially. and the snow threat is gone for now but coming back. >> very interesting, the contrast of views we're seeing around the bay area, even just in san jose right now. first out to the coast where it is a gorgeous sunset view around half moon bay. let's take a look right now. and that's how it looks. >> nice. >> beautiful. >> that is nice. pretty sunny but pretty chilly out there. we've got temperatures close to 50 with the sunshine. and that's the view in san jose, glass half full or half empty. sunshine on the right side of the screen, 49 degrees and heavier showers moving southeast
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clipping san jose. if you get up towards sunol gray, mt. allison actually in the snow right now, down to 2500 feet. take you out towards san francisco, a few showers up towards san rafael. this is the view at san francisco right now, 49 degrees. passing showers, mainly partly cloudy skies to san francisco. but as we widen out the view here, you can see the cold air support for these lowering snow levels, its origin is from the gulf of alaska and british columbia just dropping down the coast. that's why tonight at least as low as 2,000 feet. we have a chance of seeing snow showers on the hilltops. 30s and 40s which lets you know the heavier showers out in livermore and santa rosa could have sleet mixed in. and tomorrow just a little bit warmer than today. but we're still talking mid-50s for monday. so areas that will be the most likely to see measurable snowfall, that's the futurecast for freezing temperatures around the hilltops of the north bay
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and around mt. hamilton. we think between now and probably midday tomorrow, maybe one to two inches of snow in parts of the north bay, but does look like around mt. allison and mt. hamilton to the south, we'll see 1 to 2 inches at least of snow coming down during the overnight to early morning hours. 3:30 to 6:30 tomorrow morning, this is interesting, these areas you see on the futurecast in yellow, that's what we're talking about. the showers that can transport that cooler air down to the surface could have a little mix of sleet at times. some of those heavier showers for the morning commute. by the afternoon and evening commute, we begin to see the showers on the decrease. a trend that takes shape for tomorrow night heading into tuesday. the storm track begins to lift on to the north. then we start to see huge kind of roller coaster ride in terms of our temperatures, 40s and 50s today. mid-50s tomorrow. then by wednesday and thursday, this high pressure begins to build in, storm track now riverside torms, too, will be staying just off to our north.
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there's the good news. warming to about thursday, then friday the ridge begins to flatten out. you notice here closely, these showers kind of dropping up and over the ridge starting on friday. once we get past tomorrow, the winterlike conditions will start to go away. then we got springlike numbers paking a big comeback. reversal from hilltop snow heading into tomorrow morning around the bay area, then numbers vaulting into the 70s by wednesday and thursday. so we're talking almost 20 degrees of warming by midweek. a roller coaster ride. a chance of few showers. >> so exciting to see the snow come down. i remember when i was a kid, if it snowed, you just stared at it. >> we've had so much flooding, we do get these rare snow events in the higher hills. kind of fun. >> very pretty, too, thanks, rob. coming up the tragic death of a young woman found dead in marin county. >> we investigate why a case was closed without a suspect behind bars.
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keep calm. the price you see is the price you pay, unlike cable. at&t internet. speeds up to 45megs for $30 a month. you're watching nbc bay area news with the bay area's biggest investigative unit holding those accountable. we investigate. the parents of a san francisco arts student are trying to find out how their daughter mysteriously plunged to her death off of a cliff in marin county. >> was it a tragic accident, suicide or something much more sinister? investigative reporter jackson vander beck dug into the investigation and found the case was closed with many questions unanswered. >> that's my beautiful daughter. >> reporter: linda is talking about erin goldberg a quiet but playful animation grad student at academy of art university.
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>> that's what she wanted to do with her animation. make people smile. she made people smile her whole life. >> reporter: what happened to the 24-year-old back in june 2015 is still a mystery. she took a cab to the marin headlands on that blustery night. she brought her camera along after researching on the internet the national park services monthly guided full moon walk to the point bonita lighthouse. >> aaryn loved the full moon, she loved the golden gate bridge. what a great opportunity to go and take photos and be in a safe environment because it's a national park event. >> reporter: still, the cab driver told authorities in a taped interview that he was concerned about leaving her there. >> it just didn't seem right to me. but i didn't ask any questions or anything like that. but to be out there in that --
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once it got dark, it didn't seem right. >> reporter: she checked her voice mail at 8:00 p.m., 20 minutes after the walk began she texted good night, mama, lam a, to her mother. no one heard from her after that. the worried driver came back at 9:30, but shy was gone. a day and a half later a jogger spotted her body on a remote beach 300 feet below the lighthouse. investigators never found her purse, glasses or camera. goldberg's mother said the camera suggested her daughter had taken her own life. but it's not clear goldberg even went on the walk. investigators managed to track down 3 people out of the 50 there that night. only one remembered seeing goldberg before the tour started. a docent saw the cab and a strange man loitering around the parking area. records show that most of the interviews were done within eight days and over the phone. by november, the park case was
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closed with no finding about her death. the autopsy was inconclusive. although it discounted suicide given that there were no prior signs and no drugs or alcohol were involved. >> the whole thing was a joke. >> reporter: the family now wants 800 more pages of case files to finally resolve the mystery for themselves. park officials are citing privacy concerns in withholding them. >> they're fighting us tooth and nail in releasing information that shouldn't be difficult to release. >> reporter: authorities say they've already turned over everything they can by law. meanwhile, park officials no longer favor suicide. they sent us a statement saying their thorough and comprehensive investigation suggests goldberg's death was an accident. no evidence of foul play ever surfaced, and it's considered to be the least likely scenario, they told us. her roommate of two years, maggie baseler said the case
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never should have been closed in first place. >> she's always really happy, very careful about everything. it doesn't line up. >> reporter: a year and a half later friends and family are no closer to knowing what happened to aaryn goldberg that full moon night. jackson vanderbeckon bay area news. if you have a tip for our investigative unit call us, 1-888-996-tips. you can send an e-mail to theunit@nbcbayarea.com. we'll explain after the break. she's heading to whingt d-c
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you may not believe me but this is about a 5-year-old, 5-year-old from tulsa, oklahoma, making history. this girl is heading to washington, d.c., to compete in
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the national spelling bee. >> listen to word that she spelled to win that spot. jnana. >> are you stuttering? >> that's right. this is the word that edith f l fuller spelled to clinch her spot. she beat out 63 others ranging from age from 5 to 14. fuller's mother said she discovered her daughter's talent for spelling last year when edith spelled the word "restaurant" correctly last year sche when she was 4. >> jnana. how about that? that cute little girl there. >> can you spell snow? >> hail? >> actually, we're seeing a little bit of everything, rain, a little bit of sleet and snow east of san jose and some thunder still popping up. watch out for that. that is the volatile weather mix we're still seeing outside right now which could mix sleet briefly down to sea level tonight and tomorrow morning. we got 30s and 40s to start the day, but then towards the middle part of the week, spring makes a big comeback.
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>> that looks nice. >> nightly news is next. >> see you at 6:00. on this sunday night, breaking news. the fbi director asks the justice department to publicly reject president trump's claim that barack obama ordered the tapping of his phones before the election. while trump asks congress to investigate his claim. conduct unbecoming. the marine corps rocked by allegations that some of its members shared graphic photos of dozens of female service members on a social media site. paying the price. parents billed for the time their kids spend in juvenile detention. the policy in dozens of states and counties, but some say it no longer achieves what it set out to do. and high notes. how a school music program is helping these kids find the keys to success in ways that go far beyond the orchestra. ig

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