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hundreds of curious spectators are heading to the bay area coast line this morning to catch a glimpse of some monster waves. ea dangerous waters. the coastline this morning, some monster waves. our crews even got hit by waves that left them soaking wet. you've got to proceed with caution out there. good morning and thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm marcus washington. we've been tracking the big waves all morning long on "today in the bay" and kari hall has been tracking the waves. >> let's go to sharon katsuta. have you gotten dried off? >> reporter: yes, i'm feeling better. this is where we were standing,
along the railing here. and a lot of people have come out this morning to check things out. but be cautious. take a look at what happened. ooh! we were about two minutes out from our live shot when the waves swept me off my feet and photographer josh had to give a thumbs down to the live shot. it was so out of control, the force of the waves knocked the mic out of my hands. you can hear it when it goes under water. >> oh -- >> reporter: even surfers said they wouldn't go out here in pacifica. >> there's rip currents, and just the impact of a 20-foot wave on your head is going to hold you down to the bottom of the ocean. >> reporter: picture-perfect with a warm cup of joe, until this happened. the national weather service says it's no laughing matter. warning people to stay well back from the ocean or, quote, risk certain death. the weather service says the succession of pacific storms has pushed large swells to the west coast and the high surf advisory
is in effect through tomorrow. this mom is cautious, and you should be too. >> for one, don't want to get wet. and two, you never know what happens when they come up over the wall, and, you know -- yeah. at least there's a railing there. >> reporter: so i've covered these stories for about 20 years, and that has never happened in the past. but clearly you have to expect the unexpected. as far as the mavericks surfing competition, that is not going to happen this week. they say the -- the organizers say the waves are not consistent enough. reporting live, i'm sharon katsuta, back to you. >> thanks, sharon. we want to show new video this morning. we are actually looking into if the rains caused this tree to go down on lafayette on st. mary's road. they closed the road for a couple of hours. that's a thoroughfare there. back open now. no damage to cars or homes. take a look at that weather. we've seen a lot of flooding
across the bay area this morning because of the storm, but that storm is leaving the area. and meteorologist kari hall is tracking that. are we in the clear? >> for a little while. there won't be another rain-maker moving into the bay tomorrow. but, yeah, we were talking about the high waves along the coastline. if you are heading anywhere near the coast, there will be some dangerous waves for the next four days. and these waves are at a period of about 15 to 20 seconds. that means that if one of those waves comes up, it takes about 15 to 20 seconds for the next wave to come in. so that means if you get caught in one of those waves, it will drag you way out into the ocean. so never turn your back to the water and the best advice now is not to go swimming. if it's too rough for the professional surfers, you are not going to be any match for the high waves turning up today. in fact, the high surf warning continues until 9:00 this evening as those breakers may reach 20 to 30 feet.
and the next system moving in will also bring in some breezy winds and some rain, mostly to the north bay. but also keep those coastal areas really dangerous with the high surf. here's a live look outside in san jose. it is just gorgeous out there with those fair weather cumulus clouds dotting the sky. as we head towards sunnyvale, a nice afternoon with high temperatures reaching near 60 degrees. this is actually just a few degrees above normal, and we'll see more clouds moving in this evening. we're enjoying the break of some dry weather and sunshine today as our high temperatures reach near 60 degrees all across the bay area. i'll track the timing of that next weather-maker coming in and what else is in the forecast in the full microclimate forecast. >> thanks, kari. the president has had a pretty quiet day today with no public events scheduled. >> but he's been busy on twitter. >> yes, he has. tweeting 15 times, marcus, over the weekend, four times this morning. one of the things he's angry about is the season finale of
"saturday night live" in which his nemesis, alec baldwin, for trays him in a spoof of "it's a wonderful life." the president says nbc news and "saturday night live" are nothing less than unfair news coverage and dem news coverage. should be tested in court. "saturday night live" makes fun of all presidents. president ford actually appeared on tape on snl, saying "live from new york, it's saturday night" and literally wrote a book about humor and the presidency and invited chevy chase who impersonated him in the '70s to contribute. president george h.w. bush invited dana carvey to the white house. president trump was actually the host of "saturday night live" before he became president. barack obama, hillary clinton, sarah palin, john mccain, never hosted, but they have been on the show. looking ahead to tomorrow, you've got the national security adviser, michael flynn. he's going to be sentenced.
the prosecutors have said he's participated quite a bit in their prosecution. and then sometime this week, we should get some information from the senate intelligence committee about a new report on russian interference using silicon valley websites, google and facebook. we don't know when that's coming up, but should be sometime this week. >> and, of course, you'll continue to follow. >> of course. >> thank you very much, scott. right now, you can take a look at the dow. it is down 406 points. it dropped deep into correction territory on fed rate hikes. an east bay man will be sentenced after pleading guilty that he provided material support to isis sympathizers. berkeley high school grad amir agahogui originally said he wasn't guilty. the fbi says the 23-year-old promised to unleash a wave of violent terror attacks across the bay area. he opened multiple social media
accounts for two isis sympathizers, and his attorney says all he did was open the accounts, but never planned to carry out an attack. he could be sentenced to nearly 50 years. a close call for one chp officer after wet roads triggered a scary chain reaction crash. this happened about 2:00 in the morning in san jose on interstate 280 at saratoga avenue. a chp officer was stopped at a crash scene when another driver lost control and hydro planed into his cruiser. eventually about a half dozen cars were involved. one of those cars struck a person who had gotten out of their car. that person was taken to the hospital and there's no update on their condition. we do know that the chp officer is doing okay. it is not clear if weather played a role in a hit and run crash that left a woman dead in the south bay. it happened just before 1:00 a.m. in san jose. we just talked to police. they tell us they don't have a suspect description. first street was shut down for a few hours. it's now back open. and a warning for parents
vaping among teenagers is reaching an all-time high and no sign of kids quitting any time soon. that's according to a new report this morning on substance abuse among teens. nbc's erica edwards has more. >> reporter: the skyrocketing number of teenagers using e-cigarettes has stunned even the experts. >> we're really astounded by how popular this has become. >> reporter: popular may be an understatement. more than 37% of high school seniors say they have scrapvape from just a quarter of 12th graders last year. the report shows teens are vaping nicotine as well as marijuana. many also claim they're just vaping e liquid flavors. >> even the items that say they have flavors, if you read the fine prohibint, it always inclu nicotine. but the consumer doesn't always know that. so they may not be aware that they're using nicotine when they're using this product. >> reporter: nicotine, of course, is highly addictive, and
experts say e-cigarettes are getting a whole new generation hooked. the fda previously declared teen vaping an epidemic. >> these are proportions of use among our young people that simply are intolerable. >> reporter: now the fda is threatening to ban all flavored vaping products unless manufacturers can come up with a solid plan to curb youth access and use. erica edwards, nbc news. new at 11:00, the holidays about to get into full swing at sacred heart community services in san jose. the community really rallied to fill the holiday food boxes ready for distribution today and tomorrow. in addition to regular staples like canned foods, pasta and fresh produce, families will also get to choose a christmas turkey, a ham or chicken. on wednesday, sacred heart will play santa, opening up the gift room for parents to choose something for their kids. the gift room looks pretty stocked there. but sacred heart is actually shy about 8,000 of its goal of
18,600 gifts. so if you really, really want to help, donate a gift for a teenager. >> they want to participate in the festiveness of the holiday season and still like to open up gifts on christmas as well. >> if you would like to donate, you can find a wish list on the sacred heart website. donations are welcome through thursday. coming up, new numbers show just how many people are taking uber to sfo. the huge amount of money b.a.r.t. is losing. plus, a 7-year-old girl is dead. she was in u.s. custody after trying to cross the u.s./mexico border. her death becoming a flashpoint in the debate. this little home of mine,
is once again ramping up the welcome back. the death of a 7-year-old guatemalan girl is ramping up the debate over illegal immigration. >> some democrats are calling for a full investigation, while the white house is highlighting the dangers of human smugglers. nbc's gabe gutierrez is at the border in el paso, texas, with more on this gut-wrenching
story. >> reporter: this morning, there's growing outrage over the death of a 7-year-old guatemalan girl in u.s. custody. jakelin caal, the face of what some are calling a humanitarian crisis. she was one of 163 migrants crossing illegally earlier this month. she started vomiting and had a high fever as she was taken by bus 95 miles away. by the time she arrived and got medical attention, customs and border protection says she had stopped breathing. she was airlifted to a hospital in el paso, where the department of homeland security says she died the next morning of sepsis shock. after her death, dhs officials said according to her father, jakelin had not been able to consume water or food for days. advocates and an attorney for the father now dispute that. >> she had not suffered from a lack of water or food prior to approaching the border.
>> reporter: in rural guatemala, jakelin's mother says her husband took her on the journey to escape extreme poverty. the trump administration is now calling attention to the dangers of human smugglers. >> it is a painful reminder of the ongoing humanitarian tragedy that is illegal immigration. >> reporter: in a written statement, cbt says its border agents did everything they could to try and help that young girl. the dhs independenter general has now launched an investigation and congressional democrats are promising one, as well. gabe gutierrez, nbc news, el paso, texas. the state department reportedly refusing to budge on a woman's want to come back to the bay area to say goodbye to her young son on life support. this is a photo provided by care of the father of the 2-year-old boy. that young boy on life support at a hospital in oakland because he has a brain disease. according to "the chronicle," the woman is stuck in yemen. this is due to travel
restrictions there put on by the trump administration. the child's family is asking for a waiver to allow her back to the bay area. back here in the bay area, a woman in the hospital with serious injuries after a late-night solo crash on highway 237. it happened in san jose. firefighters say her car went off the roadway and struck a tree. they had to use the jaws of life to report her from the car. she was sent to a trauma center. her condition is unknown. we don't know if wet roads possibly played a factor in the crash. new at 11:00, b.a.r.t. says it has taken a multimillion dollar hit in airport ridership thanks to ride-hailing companies. the agency estimates about a 10% drop in rides to and from sfo in the past year. that's about a $4 million loss in fares. in oakland, airport connecter trips have dropped 6%. companies like uber and lyft snag more than 9.6 million
pickups and drop-offs last year. one reason for the decline may be the price of b.a.r.t. services. now christmas is eight days away. time to check everything off the christmas list. >> if you have to send gifts through the mail, you have less time. nbc's tom costello has your deadlines and more tips to help santa get the presents under the tree on time. >> reporter: yep! those holiday shipping deadlines have snuck up on us again. fast approaching. if you're hoping to get those holiday gifts to their destination by christmas, there is still time. but you had better act quickly. here is the lowdown. for online shoppers, popular retailers like walmart, target and best buy, they guarantee delivery by christmas day, but you have to place your order by thursday, december 20th. meanwhile, amazon is offering free shipping on all purchases made by tomorrow. amazon prime members have the luxury of waiting until
christmas eve to place orders on select last-minute gifts with free next-day delivery. >> last-minute shopping, like always. >> reporter: for those shopping at brick and mortar stores, it may take extra time and money, but you can still get those packages shipped and delivered by christmas. >> i still need to ship some, actually. >> reporter: while the u.s. postal service, u.p.s. and fedex are still recovering from a record-breaking cybermonday, the big three say they are ready for the christmas delivery crush. they all recommend sending packages by friday, december 21st. need more time? >> i need some help from santa. >> reporter: you can ship as late as december 22 with priority mail express from the postal service, but it will likely cost more than the gift itself. and believe it or not, fedex says with their same-day delivery service, they'll pick up and deliver your packages cross-country on christmas day. bottom line, get those packages out as soon as possible.
because any unforeseen delays like bad weather will leave you hoping for a christmas miracle. tom costello, nbc news. >> we were just discussing how much of our shopping is done. i have two more. >> i have one more. >> i'm done. >> well, then you have time to get us the forecast. >> that's right. and, you know, if you're heading out there going shopping, have things to do, errands to run today, it is really nice out there. take a look at this live view in san francisco from at&t park, from the embacadero, looking towards the embacadero, we see all of the sunshine and just beautiful blue skies. a few clouds dotting the sky after that system that moved through earlier this morning brought us a lot of rain. and now as we take a live look outside, as you get out there, 880 and fremont looking good. sunshine. we're heading up to about 60 degrees. we'll see that high temperature at 3:00 today. and then partly cloudy skies into the evening, as well, as it cools off fast. let's talk about how much rain we measured with that system that moved through yesterday
afternoon into the overnight hours. and we had some pretty significant rainfall totals, especially for some of our bay area hills in boulder creek and the santa cruz mountains. we had 2.5 inches of rain. mt. tam measured an inch-and-a-half, and pacifico an inch-and-a-half. clover dale, almost 2 inches of rain. san francisco, three quarters of an inch. and the east bay, brentwood had three quarters of an inch of rain there. gilroy, an inch-and-a-half. and livermore, a half inch. foster city, almost a half inch there. and we had a couple of weather stations in san jose measuring an inch of rain. now as we tdry out, temperature are all over the place. at 57 in san jose. 60 in fairfield. 53 in napa. and still 48 degrees in santa rosa. still wide range in temperatures today as we are seeing a little
bit more cloud cover in a few spots, especially the north bay with some patches of fog that have lingered throughout the morning hours. then as we look at the temperature change for the south bay, we're right now about 2 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time. if you're going to be heading out for the afternoon, maybe going out to diridon station your way to catch a train, it's going to be 60 degrees during the middle of the day. so overall, really comfortable. maybe some light long sleeves needed as our high temperature in gilroy reaches 63 degrees. 61 in cupertino. the east bay up to 60 in walnut creek and martinez, 59 degrees. and also 59 in san mateo. daly city, 58 degrees. up to 60 today in the mission district. and the north bay reaching mostly some upper 50s. napa, 58 degrees. and the north bay is where we'll be watching for the possibility of more rain heading into early tomorrow morning as this system approaches. and we can see where the southern edge of those clouds reach right near san francisco,
and i think that's also the path of where we will see the showers and the rain moving through. computer models showing what the radar could look like going into tomorrow morning at 9:30. some of the showers moving into mendocino and lake counties. also moving into northern sonoma county and then we see even into the afternoon, some of the showers staying well north of much of the bay area. so that's where we'll be watching out for the chance of rain while the rest of us just see a few more clouds moving in. as we head over towards the sierra, if you have plans to go there between now and christmas, there may be an additional 2 feet of snow moving in for some of our higher elevations. so really good news, but, of course, you want to time out your travel in between these storm systems that will be moving through every few days. so for tomorrow, north bay rain showers moving in. highs reaching 62 degrees and then dry for the middle of the week. i'll be watching out for more rain on friday and then again on sunday. so we'll talk more about that coming up a little bit later.
laura and marcus? >> looking forward to that conversation, kari. coming up, past comments are catching up to president trump's new chief of staff. what mick mulvaney said about the president during the campaign that has many people wondering, what's changed? first, happening now, the vote on the brexit deal has been set. the british prime minister, theresa may, says it will be held the week of january 14th. it was set to take place last week but they cancelled last-minute. more news after the break. that
ad-lib. do you recognize this little face there? >> look at that cutie pie there. >> aww, thanks. because that's me. i was about 5 years old and i missed a chance to see santa so he came to my house. follow me, laura garcia, nbc. and i would love to see your memories. >> the smile, too. >> glasses. my dad still has those. isn't that funny? >> wow. >> yeah. all right. now to a big shakeup. this is inside the trump administration. an old comment about the president from his new pick to be acting chief of staff. well, it's getting new attention. >> and a member of the president's cabinet is stepping down amid federal investigations. nbc's hallie jackson reports. >> reporter: in a matter of days, he'll be donald trump's right-hand man, but in the days before the president was
elected, it appeared mick mulvaney could barely stand him. >> yes, i supported donald trump. i'm do so as enthusiastically as i can, even though i think he's a terrible human being. >> those comments from a south carolina debate in 2016 now resurfacing. first reported by the daily beast after the infamous "access hollywood" story broke. quote, what he said in the audiotape is disgusting and indefensible, mulvaney wrote around that time, in a now deleted facebook post. he called donald trump not a very good person. trump allies brushing it off. >> i think he's going to jump into this job enthusiastically. he's actually a perfect fit in many ways. >> reporter: a mulvaney spokesperson calls the comments old news, pointing out he hadn't met the president at the time. now, quote, his support for president trump has never wavered while serving within the administration. he both likes and respects the president, and he likes working for him.
mulvaney, a former congressman, will stay on as director of the office of management and budget, even as he takes on the acting chief of staff role in the west wing. capping weeks of speculation about who would replace jon kelley. with that opening filled for now, another administration job is up for grabs. interior secretary. ryan zirvnke is stepping down after two years of the agency and 17 separate investigations into his conduct. president trump asked about that last month. >> is he in jeopardy? >> i think he's doing an excellent job. but we will take a look at that in a very strong -- and we'll probably have an idea about that in about a week. >> reporter: a house democratic source says zinke was facing the process of oversight. hours before his appearance at a white house holiday reception, president trump announced he will leave at the end of the year. his legacy at the interior department as much defined by those ethics questions as by the
never turn your back to the waves, especially out there in pacifica. take a look at these live pictures. nbc bay area sky ranger bringing them to us now. >> as you can see right there, a beautiful sight, but just dangerous out there. right now we're under a high surf alert there or high surf warning out there. that's until 9:00 tonight. and you see the very reason why -- just look how tall those waves are right there. >> certainly keep your distance. one of our crews kind of got pummelled by a big wave this morning but it gives a nice vista from this angle here. >> let's look from this angle. >> i would say so. new developments over the weekend in search for a young
colorado mother who vanished mysteriously more than three weeks ago. police have now wrapped up their two-day search of the property. >> they are announcing a $25,000 reward for information about her whereabouts as they try to just find out what happened to the 29-year-old mother. nbc's joe fryer has the latest. >> reporter: kelsey berreth's disappearance remains a mystery after searching this 35-acre colorado ranch where her fiance, patrick frazee, lives. authorities say they brought in a backhoe to help with the search. police now say they consider her disappearance suspicious, but have not named any suspects in the case. >> at this point, we are considering every possibility. and i'm not willing to jump to conclusions. >> reporter: the police chief said as of friday, frazee had only spoken to investigators through his attorney.
>> we are asking patrick to sit down with investigators, since he is the last person to talk with kelsey face-to-face, based on our investigation. >> patrick has done everything that he has been asked for by law enforcement. >> reporter: frazee's attorney issued a statement friday, saying his client was never asked to voluntarily participate in this search, adding, we encourage law enforcement to take whatever steps it deems necessary to find kelsey berreth and to be able to exclude patrick frazee as a possible suspect. >> he's soft-spoken, quiet. a gentle giant. >> reporter: sonja oliver is a friend of frazee's. she says he has helped take care of her horses for more than five years. >> patrick has integrity. and judging from my experiences with him, i would find it very hard to think of patrick doing anything that would harm anybody. >> reporter: berreth was last season in public on thanksgiving
with her 1-year-old daughter. frazee said he saw her later that day when he stopped by to pick up their baby. she was not reported missing until ten days later by her mother, who is holding out hope. >> i still know somebody knows where she's at. somebody has seen her. we just need to get her face out there, and people need to be able to recognize her. >> hopefully they find her safe. right now police need your help identifying a suspect in a shooting at sun valley mall in concord. officers want you to take a look at these surveillance photos. it happened yesterday afternoon. witnesses tell police, a man accidentally dropped a gun near the cinnabon restaurant and picked it up and fired it one time. luckily, no one was injured. the suspect left the mall with a woman. this morning we're learning a person of interest in a series of serious fires in san francisco's golden gate park is behind bars. police say the 26-year-old, anthony lingard, was arrested
over the weekend. "the examiner" reports he has not been charged with arson, but police chief bill scott said the fires stopped after he was arrested. he is being ordered to stay at least 150 yards away from golden gate park. new details. north korea condemning the trump administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nuclear arm country, warning the return to exchanges of fire and at peace with jong yang could be blocked forever. >> reporter: north korea not responding well to u.s. pressure, warning the path to denuclearization on the korean peninsula could be blocked forever. the regime deeply unhappy about new u.s. treasury sanctions on three senior figures within the ruling elite over alleged human rights abuses. and these threats and warnings come only six months after kim jong-un held historic talks with president trump. however, those talks have made
little progress beyond the vaguely worded statement in singapore in july. and that's why these new round of sanctions shouldn't come as a surprise. the u.s. has always maintained it will keep ratcheting up pressure until results are produced. north korea's reaction shouldn't be a surprise, either. they issued a statement saying the state department was bent on bringing dprk u.s. relations back to the status of last year, which was marked by exchanges of fire. a clear reference to north korean ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests, not to mention angry verbal exchanges between the country's two leaders. even though north korea says this pressure is a grave miscalculation, there was praise for the president, saying donald trump has shown a willingness to improve relations. now, the two sides were supposed to have talks in new york in september. they didn't take place. and they haven't been rescheduled yet. ali arouzi, nbc london.
a new report by bay area news groups finds the morning of the firestorm that tore through paradise killing 86 people, butte county's early warning system failed at every level. thousands of texts were missed, delayed or lost. many evacuees never received them. among other problems, a cellular network that became overwhelmed and too many people were not signed up for alerts. all of this as the speed of that fire left no room for error. making fun of someone's tragedy cost three construction workers their jobs. they were hired to clear the wreckage of the camp fire at paradise. but they posted pictures. they were fired. one photo showed the men pretending to drive. another featured a man playing on a burned fire truck toy. one picture was actually even too offensive for us to show on
television. the construction company the men worked for, big crane and rigging, calls the incident an abhorrent event. this morning, some positive news coming out of paradise. firefighters in portland wanted to make sure that the kids impacted by that fire would have presents. so they took the page from santa's playbook and collected extra toys and this weekend packed everything up for the long drive south to butte county. there are close to 4,000 toys headed to those kids in paradise. firefighters and donors alike really hope that this helps in the recovery, if not just a little bit. so do you remember that romaine lettuce recall? the farm linked to it is now recalling more products. adam brothers is now recalling red and green leaf lettuce, as well as cauliflower. they were harvested in late november. the farm says that water tests positive for e. coli may have come into contact with the produce. dozens got sick from the same
strain of e. coli linked to the lettuce. people should still avoid romaine lettuce from the central valley as other nearby farms may also be dangerous to eat. when it comes to passing california safety tests, more pot-related products are getting the all-clear. the testing started in july. about 14% of state tested pot products are failing. the numbers are down from a 20% failure rate during the first two months of testing. he hadable edibles are having the toughest time. the san francisco art commission provides an update on the redesigned harvey milk plaza in the castro district. when that plan was revealed, it drew criticism. designers emerged with a new plan. there is still no timetable for construction. it's a case of you break it, you buy it. a man who illegally demolished a famous san francisco house now
being required to rebuild a replica. ross johnson purchased the home last year. he had received permission to remodel the house, but instead he chose to demolish it, stating he wanted a bigger home for his family. but the city planning commission is stopping these plans and ordering him to rebuild the landmark with a plaque detailing the home's history. it's not yet known whether johnson will follow through. happening today, who wants to see paul mccartney. the former beatle will be playing here in the bay area this summer. tickets actually went on sale this morning at 10:00. i did some investigative work, you know, just to see if they were available. but they sold out really quick. shows at the s.a.p. center and the 76-year-old will perform a three-hour set that includes a mix of favorites, both old and new. the concert is july 10th. >> no surprise, the tickets are going fast. >> if you have some --
>> i'll give you my trick. coming up, kari has a look at the forecast for us. >> it looks beautiful out there today. really nice. temperatures are starting to warm up. here's a live look outside at 101 in palo alto and it's going to reach into the upper 50s today. we'll take a look at all of our microclimate and talk about where we can see some rain coming up, next. now.
for one willow glen family, it's not just about the christmas lights, it's about bringing the holiday spirit to those in need. >> it started 14 years ago when one person decided to put a box outside its home asking for donations to the make-a-wish foundation. jenny gonzalez stopped by the home. this is the story online at nbcbayarea.com. you can watch it right here first. ♪ >> set a box out there, that said donations for make a wish. i thought people are not going to put money in there. they're going to think it's for the pg&e bill. and lo and behold, the neighbors just -- i mean, we have great neighbors. great neighbors and great friends. and people that we don't even know would come.
crazy sight here. beautiful, but very dangerous. this is over pacifica, the pacifica pier. and those waves are very dangerous. high surf warning in effect until 9:00 tonight, and you can see the reason why. as you can see, some of the waves reaching the top of the pier there. so dangerous situation. if you're going to be out in that area, just look right there, just be mindful of the dangers that possess this beautiful site there. >> boy, those waves are huge out there. >> and you can see why it's kind of mesmerizing. >> it is. >> from a distance, you do have to be really careful and stay well away from the water. because some of those waves -- >> like in the studio. >> yeah, we can watch from storm ranger or sky ranger. this is my vantage point, looking from pillar point and you can see the white caps on the waves in the distance and also from woodside on the peninsula. you can also see that the waves
are -- even with the still picture, that it's really choppy out there. and we also do see the sun breaking out from behind the clouds looking at twin peaks in san francisco. a gorgeous way to head out to lunch and enjoy your time outside, looking at sunol as we get a little bit of green in our hills around the bay area. as most of us measured some pretty decent rainfall totals from last night into the early morning hours, and we had up to 2.5 inches in the santa cruz mountains. and then for the north bay mountains, about an inch-and-a-half. and clover dale, close to 2 inches of rain was measured in napa. san francisco, getting about three quarters of an inch of rain there of the also three quarters of rain in brentwood and bill rgilroy an inch-and-a-. foster city, almost a half inch of rain there. and over an inch in san jose. now as we dry out, our temperatures are anywhere from the upper 50s in the south bay,
59 in antioch to 60 in fairfield. compare that to the 48 in santa rosa. because we've had low clouds and fog hanging around, it's much cooler. and as we head towards walnut creek, we'll see the high temperature reaching 62 degrees. it's going to be really nice today. hopefully you have a chance to get out there and take it in as our temperatures cool down this evening, more clouds will be rolling in. now, as we head toward the south bay, we're going to see the high in downtown san jose reaching about 61 degrees. nice for christmas in the park. and then 60 degrees in walnut creek. 59 in vallejo. and up to 59 in san mateo. san francisco, 59 on the embacadero. and reaching the upper 50s for the north bay. the north bay is also where i'm watching the clouds roll in. we'll see the potential of some more rain over the next 24 hours. in fact, by tomorrow morning, we could start to see some of those showers moving in near ukiah, and coastal sonoma county and possibly up toward marin county, as well. maybe farther to the north and
along the coast. but much of the rain stays well to the north around ukiah and moving toward clear lake. we could see some of those spotty showers throughout the day while the rest of the bay area absolutely doesn't see anything going on. so we are going to continue on with dry weather for most of our microclimate. i wanted to show this camera. it looks so gorgeous out there in yosemite and take a look at this camera with the fog and clouds rolling by. we've had fresh snow on the ground and here's looking from the valley floor up above toward a half dome. we are getting ready for more snow in the forecast, and there could be the potential of another couple of feet if you're going between now and christmas. we could see several of these storm systems moving in, and bringing more snow. while the bay area gets slight rain chances. our chance tomorrow in the north bay and then most likely on friday, as well. we may not see any more widespread rain until sunday with our high temperatures reaching near 60. and i'll be tracking all of this
as we go throughout the week. and more updates to come. laura and marcus? >> all right. thanks, kari. coming up, before you head to your holiday destination, you need to watch this. new security measures that could save you time. you know when you're at ross and you find a deal on cookware that makes you say. yes! ...oh, yeah! bring on the holidays! that's yes for less. everything you need to prep, cook and serve up the season. it feels even better when you find it for less-at ross.
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