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and i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. from ris good morning, everyone. it is friday, december 16. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. from rise in creeks to mudslides, to the wind and rain knocking down trees, we have a full wrap of the damage left behind after a massive storm slams the bay area. a lot different this morning. let's take a look out at the bay bridge where you can see some clear skies and the reason why i know they're clear is because you can see that little dot at the top of your screen. i think that's a star, is it not? >> i think so! >> yeah. so that's a good sign. >> make a quick wish on it! >> let's do that. >> friday goes by quick. [ laughter ] >> you're not supposed to say your wish, michelle. >> i forgot about that! >> oh, let's all get ready for a long day. >> oh, boy. >> sorry! [ laughter ] >> it's going to feel a little easier than yesterday. you ladies were very busy on the roads and watching these
storms roll through, roberta. >> it was really exciting. it was very exciting because we had a couple different elements going on. first the cold front and then all that subtropical moisture and when they came together, it produced one of the biggest storms of the year. you had to go back to march 11 to find something with significant rainfall like what we experienced yesterday. and, um, it looks like yesterday we did see up to 7 inches of rain in the santa cruz mountains. >> wow. >> we saw up to 9 inches of rain in the venado area, which is a little suburb and that's just about 11 miles west of healdsburg. the computer is giving me some problems and i have to go back and requeue it. so if you want to take a look at it now -- you know what? i had to reboot this computer a couple of times yesterday because it was the hardest working computer in the entire west coast. [ laughter ] >> it really was. now, when is the last time you've heard an ebs system go off? the emergency broadcast system. and on kcbs radio three different times did i hear that because of flood warnings in
the north bay and over the "loma fire" area and the soberanes fire and that area saw 7" of rain yesterday. as you look at the seven-day forecast, what's going on now is we have the cooler air mass that's filtering in behind the passage of yesterday's cold front. if you notice those temperatures today, only into the 50s across the board. all the way through the weekend. all the way through the first day of winter on wednesday. we are settling into a cold weather pattern. >> all right. thank you. >> oh. >> all right. >> how are the roads looking? >> from there to the roads, we have problems on the roads. high winds everywhere pretty much throughout the bay area starting here with the bay bridge toll plaza. a little cash lane backup but otherwise looking good if you have your fastrak going on. from carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze will take you 18 minutes. and then in san francisco, southbound 280 alemany boulevard off-ramp it was closed and it just opened. we got reports in a couple of minutes ago so that should be all good. if you are moving into the peninsula across the span of the san mateo bridge, expect high winds, as well. 880 to 101 should take about 14
minutes. and also, in the santa cruz mountains area bear creek road at ralston ridge is closed all morning due to the storm so we'll let you know if that opens up. if you are taking mass transit we suggest do you that because although the storm is gone, those wet roads can still give you some problems here. art, ace train, muni and caltrain are all on time. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. new video shows a man getting rescued from the side of a cliff. this was in san francisco on seacliff avenue at 1 a.m. neighbors heard the man calling for help and called police. it took firefighters about an hour to pull that man up. he was checked out at a nearby hospital is expected to be okay. the rainy weather and slick roads factored in several bay area vehicle accidents. around midnight firefighters went to the east side for a collision at capitol expressway and cunningham. a car crashed into a traffic light pole. crews needed the "jaws of life" to get a woman out. she and another person were brought to the hospital.
no word yet on their conditions. elsewhere, at least 6 vehicles and a fire hydrant were involved in a collision in san francisco last night. this happened just after 11:00. 20th avenue and lincoln way, two people were brought to the hospital and several others were treated at the scene. the storm caused a lot of damage all across the bay area. overnight, a massive tree fell onto the roof of this home in portola valley. crews were called to the scene at 1 a.m. and firefighters say one person was home at the time. they are forced out until a building inspector can check it. no one was hurt. in east palo alto, some trees caused a lot of damage outside of this home. this happened on beech street. crews say a tree snapped and fell on two cars. in the santa cruz mountains, the storm sent giant rocks and boulders crashing down on to highland way creating a slushy muddy mess. and we were there as county workers worked to clear the narrow winding road. and bear creek road at ralston ridge is closed due to the
conditions. officials warn the ground in that area is unstable and runoff from the wildfire could increase the threat of mudslides and erosion. a stretch of highway 1 in west marin was closed yesterday after being overloaded with water. this is in the olema area north of bear valley road. it has since reopened. also in sonoma county, lakes popping up where highway 121 meets highway 12. the water has since receded but it did shut down lanes in both directions. and in graton, even these pickup trucks could not power through the flooding. green valley road, the driver went in reverse following the old saying, turn around, don't drown. during the storm we saw some of the highest tides of the see zone. the embarcadero was coned off, check it out, in this video. you can see some of that water crashing against the piers. pg&e is working to restore power after this storm.
upwards of 1500 people in surrounding counties here without power. no word on when that will be restored to everyone. president-elect donald trump -- [ pause ] president-elect donald trump will stop in florida today. it's live tv. anything can happen. today's event in orlando comes as trump continues his skepticism about russian meddling in the election. trump blasted josh earnest who suggested trump's campaign was aware of it. in an interview with national public radio yesterday, president obama said the u.s. will take action again russia over its cyber attacks! >> i think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections,
that we need to take action and we will. >> 34% of americans say trump will be a good or very good president. 36% say he will do a poor job. today uber resumes its talks with the dmv over self- driving cars on city streets. kpix 5's sandra osborne reports from san francisco. >> reporter: the whole thing is because uber did not have a permit. the interesting thing about all of this is that it would actually be pretty easy for the company to get a permit. in fact, the dmv tells us 20 other companies in san francisco already have them. but uber maintains they are exempts from it because they have safety drivers behind the wheels at all times. they already have a pilot program in pittsburgh that's rolled out with this driverless car program out for months. that company maintains that the program is in a testing phase
and they say it isn't ready to be completely driverless at this time and that's why they don't need the permit. the autonomous cars hit the streets in san francisco wednesday before the state stepped in. this isn't the first time uber has clashed with the state of california. >> it falls in line with uber's m.o., they -- this is what they have done with a lot of products they have launched including their initial launch in san francisco in 2010. they got cease and desist letters from the state. >> reporter: while san francisco's mayor has asked them to hit the brakes until they get a permit, sacramento is encouraging the company to test driverless cars in their city. and by the way, if they did want to get a permit, how difficult would it be? well, i'm told it would cost about 150 bucks and would take about 2 days. right now, the dmv officials plan to resume talks with uber today. live in san francisco, sandra osborne, kpix 5. ♪[ music ]
5:08. a tagger left his mark all over san rafael. more on who police now have in custody. >> hey! ♪[ music ] >> and a special edition of carpool karaoke that might just put you in the holiday mood. >> loving that. good morning, everybody! rise and shine! at 5:09, you can leave the umbrella at home. but i'll tell you where it's going to be below freezing tonight. >> oh, no! i'll stay out of your way, roberta. [ laughter ] >> okay, yesterday's trend was rain. today's trend is high winds. where is it affecting your roads this morning and how is your bay area morning commute for your friday? we'll tell you coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
time check, 5:12. what a difference a day makes. it is friday and we're taking a look out towards the bay bridge where it is not raining up on that upper deck or even the lower deck where the water was seeping through yesterday. now with the passage of the rain, we have colder air slipping into the bay area. i'm going to talk about how that will affect your morning and night. that's coming up in less than four minutes. thanks, roberta. police trying to track down a gunman and two accomplices who raided a marin county jewelry
store. it happened yesterday afternoon at julianna's fine jewelry at village after corte madera. police say three men were wearing hooded sweatshirts and surgical masks. they ordered everybody to the floor and one man smashed a glass display case. the suspects quickly took off, jumped over a fence and got into a waiting car on the shoulder of highway 101. for months, somebody was spray-painting chickens on to all kinds of spaces in downtown san rafael. now cops believe they finally found the man with the aerosol can. this farm animal has popped up 11 times on both city and private buildings for the last three months now. but police have just taken a 41- year-old suspect into custody. they say he had a can of spray- paint in his hand at the time of his arrest. a washington police officer is in critical condition this morning after being shot in the head last night. authorities ended up in an hours long standoff with the suspect as he continued to shoot at them from inside a home. eventually, he was taken into custody. the officer who was shot was
responded to the home about another incident but investigators don't know the exact motive for that attack on the officer. he is out of surgery and in stable but critical condition this morning. the mass exodus in syria could be winding down. thousands of people have left the city of aleppo. they took advantage of a cease- fire agreement in which the last rebel-held part of the city was basically surrendered to the syrian government. now, russian officials claim all women and children have been taken out of eastern aleppo. they say that syrian military is conducting a final sweep to clear out any rebels remaining in the city. it is 5:14 right now. let's check on our traffic with roqui. >> it's not too bad so far but we have a couple closures to tell you about starting in napa on highway 121 between vichy avenue and circle oaklands drive. consider oaks drive.
consider an alternate. there's a a high wind advisory across the bay area bridges. the bay bridge toll plaza, on westbound 80 from carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze, that will take you 18 minutes. and then expect no delays through the toll plaza. those metering lights should turn on around 5:30 so pretty soon this morning. a live look at the nimitz freeway, looking good in both directions. 880/237 to the maze, southbound 880 to the san mateo from aired into foster city 13 minutes. another high wind advisory across the span. bear creek road and ralston bridge closed due to storm damage. >> no karaoke going over the bay bridge? >> no. [ laughter ] [ humming staying alive ] >> i saw the sign that says
high wind warning. winds are gusting we'll talk about that but right now barely any green on the screen. that's a good thing this morning. it's our live hi-def doppler radar. you see a little precipitation in the santa cruz mountains which picked you want 7 inches of rain yesterday. this is our live weather camera looking out toward the golden gate bridge where the pavement is dry. temperatures have dipped down to 42 degrees in santa rosa. it's 51 in oakland. it's going to feel colder for you today plus a bit of a northwest wind to 20 during the afternoon hours. right now 17 in san francisco. 20 in oakland. and around the estuary of oakland also the port of oakland. ten-mile-per-hour winds in hayward. 11 redwood city. basically about 10 to 20-mile- per-hour winds as you head on out the door and that adds a little bit of a chill to the air. here's the deal. this big bad frontal band is out of here after producing up to 9 inches of rain in venado which is roughly about just 11, 12 miles outside of healdsburg. meanwhile, the core of the center of the area of low pressure still offshore and that's where you can see a pop-
up shower but not for us. computer models suggest that's going to take a nosedive to the south but the front is out of here leaving us with some great rainfall. in fact, look at the north bay. we're 85% above average. 25 in san francisco. and 44% above average in many of our inland locations. when we have the rain here, translates to snow. it first started off at rain at 6,000 feet but now it's all snow. the current air temperature in the tahoe area is at 30 degrees. only going up to 33 today. periods of snow and wind. tomorrow will be a dry day, great day to hit the powder! but we still have the winter weather warning in effect if you are traveling today. alpine meadows it's time for a snow report, you have some powder. so far no new snow reported there. but you got up to two feet expected above 8,000 feet elevation. north star has picked up 8" of snow above 8,000 feet. and it's still snowing there, as well. be mindful, you need the chains heading to the high sierra.
our temperatures today, cooling off. in fact, we're in a cool weather pattern now with the passage of that cold front. temperatures only into the 50s. when you have 52 degrees in the tri-valley and you toss in the wind up to 20 miles per hour, adds a chill to the air, do not leave home without that jacket! all right. tonight, boy, it's going to be the parade of boats outside pier 35. that's going to be fantastic!! with clear skies, but again, we're talking about temperatures each day only into the 50s. no rain in your forecast. michelle? >> all right, roberta. time to see what is trending today. ryan reynolds is now officially a star with a star. he got a star on the hollywood walk of fame yesterday. but it was his daughters who stole the show. it was the family's first public debut as a family of four. his wife blake lively was there with their two-year-old daughter james and their 2- month-old daughter. the family is usually very private about their children. they haven't even revealed their youngest daughter's name. it all looks cute. christmas came early for
all of us carpool karaoke fans. there was a surprise clip during last night's "late late show" with james corden. ♪[ music ] >> it was a star-studded holiday version to mariah carey's all i want for christmas is you. we got to see adele, lady gaga and coldplay again just to name a few. patriots quarter tom brady is getting into the christmas spirit. he is hiding some autographed uggs all across boston. he posted pictures and clues on social media and whoever finds them gets to keep them. some of them are his previously worn uggs slippers. the competition is apparently getting pretty fierce. one man fell down and knocked out a tooth while he was running to try to find a pair. it's serious! he posted about it on brady's facebook page. brady is sending him a brand-
new set of uggs. i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, steph curry is always in a good mood, right? even better these days when you consider what he is going to be making next season. as for the game, did the knicks stand a chance without carmelo and derrick rose? tip-off coming up. >> and we want to know what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at email@example.com. we may come and featu re your school on the show. play o' the day from the n-b-a in wisconsin... chicago at milwaukee. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
good morning. it's friday, 5:23 this morning. let's take a look at your roads as you start your day. starting with the bay bridge toll plaza, a high wind advisory across the span of the bridge, so keep both hands on the wheel and make sure you give yourself some extra time and space between tars. from the carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze that will take you about 19 minutes. and then if you take the nimitz freeway looking good in both direction so far on northbound 880 between 238 and san leandro and the maze that will be a 16- minute commute. and if you are taking the southbound side of 880 to the san mateo bridge, here's a live look at that bridge. from hayward to foster city, that will be a high wind advisory again and a 13-minute commute. here's sports. good morning, everybody. steph curry is arguably the face of the nba. and he is about to get paid
like it. two time mvp currently makes $12 million a year. he could reportedly triple that to $36 million next season. steph wearing shoes tonight to honor the victims of the ghost ship warehouse fire. 1st quarter against the knicks, ian clark with the steal. ahead to klay. klay had 25 points. now 69-58 in the third. draymond green alley-oops to mcgee to make it a 13-point game. mcgee in his second start of the season scored 17. the warriors assisted on 41 of their 45 made shots. that's a darn good number. nice passing. clark for the three. 24 points "dubs" lead. warriors win 103-90. before the game, the warriors, knicks and the oracle arena crowd had a moment of joy to honor long time tnt reporter craig sager who died thursday after a two-plus year battle with leukemia.
he was 65 years old. known for the outlandish suits, sager worked at tnt for nearly 25 years where he worked alongside golder state head coach steve kerr. >> a lot of fun games, a lot of fun nights on the road, although with s ages you only saw him for about 15 minutes on the road because he had to move on to the next bar or restaurant to see the next group of people. he literally couldn't sit still. and he knew so many people that he was constantly on the run. fun guy to be around. he had a spirit and an energy that very few people i have ever met possess. nfl, before we get out of here, seattle beat the rams last night. in that game jared goff knocked out of the game what could be a concussion. and that's rather significant because the 49ers play the rams next week. i'm dennis o'donnell. have a good weekend. a play of the day from the nba in wisconsin, chicago at milwaukee check out the moves from parker. >> pass was off the mark. it was all set up.
now parker on the other end! [ applause and cheers ] >> parkers throws it down. >> milwaukee beat the bulls 108- 97. ♪[ music ] the storm may be gone, but why its damage will be felt for days, even weeks. ♪[ music ] and uber is once again at odds with the state of california. straight ahead, i'll tell you why san francisco has asked the company to hit the brakes on their driverless car systems. ,,,,,,
being talk about for bay area bridges. just how much they are thinking of raising the price. >> good friday morning from the kpix weather center, hey, rain out of here! cold moves in. i'll show you where it's going to be below freezing tonight. >> that cold moving in and also the wind, we have high wind advisories across the span of five bridges throughout the bay area. we'll tell you which ones. good morning, everyone. it's friday, december 16. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. the storm left behind damage all across the bay area. the winds and rain caused a lot of trees and branches to fall down. kpix 5's maria medina live in east palo alto where we understand some cars are damaged, maria? >> reporter: yeah, anne. you know, i'd like to say i'm taking a stroll through the woods this morning. [ laughter ] >> but unfortunately, this is a massive tree that has fallen on to someone's front yard and unfortunately, down on not just one car but two cars and if we pan over and zoom right behind
this red car, you'll see that second car and it's taken out both of the back windows. and it looks like this tree was actually from the neighbor's yard so you can see all the damage here left behind by just this one massive tree. and that is not all. take a look at this video in portola valley that just happened just a few hours ago about 1:30 this morning when a tree hit a home forcing a person in the home out. no one was hurt in both of these incidents but yeah, yesterday's storm really causing a lot of damage out here. power outages, trees down, and as you can see, with this tree, i'm going to try to walk towards you guys without poking my eye out, you know, we have seen it with these drought- stricken treat over the last few years when there's a storm, i mean, these are really just dry branches that snap right off. so a little bit of wind and
rain, this is what happens. live in east palo alto, maria medina, kpix 5. some downed trees caused damage in san anselmo. some branches snapped and fell on to a house. fire officials hit some electrical wires. they told neighbors to shelter in place while they checked out the situation. >> it has fallen on to a structure. we believe it's just a garage but it's collapsed the garage on cars inside. there may be a gas leak, as well. so we're all staged, um, wait for confirmation from pg&e that there are no live wires and no gas leaks so it's safe to enter. >> at last check, there were three outages in san anselmo. there's no word when it will be restored. now to the east bay. here's time lapse video from jack london square that a picnic table suddenly found itself in quite a heavy puddle as heavy rain came down for hours. check out this waterfall in the middle of berkeley. far more forceful than usual.
this creek looks like whitewater rapids. hey, roberta. >> that was amazing, wasn't it? i got to tell you honestly i walked into my, um, my gym last night, club sport, last evening in pleasanton. people started clapping. it wasn't it for me. it was because of the storm. they said that storm got some respect. [ clapping ] >> right? we haven't seen anything like that until march 11 to see that kind of rainfall in the bay area. when you couple in the winds associated with that, you have to go back years. and we did have heavy rain up to 7" of rain in the santa cruz mountains. and we saw over 9" of rain -- okay, there's this little town called venado about 11, 12 miles due west of healdsburg. very reliable weather source. we went there. they reported over 9 inches of rain. how about that? all right. let's check our live hi-def doppler radar. right now for the first time ever in my life, i'm actually
looking at this saying, i'm happy to see no green on the screen. [ laughter ] >> it's true! because you know what? we really do need today to dry out to really absorb all that rainfall. right now we're looking out towards the golden gate bridge, the pavement is dry. temperature-wise, we have dipped into the 40s and low 50s. it is now 42 in santa rosa. it is in the high 40s redwood city oakland and also san francisco. mid-40s in throughout the tri- valley. the winds have been up to 20 this morning. so in addition to temperatures in the 40s, you factor in a wind up to 20, around the estuary of oakland, boy, it feels raw out the door this morning. check out san rafael. 24-mile-per-hour winds, sfo 23. these winds will continue to blow throughout the day today out of the northwest so they will rotate 10 to 20 miles per hour. currently 15-mile-per-hour winds at vallejo, benicia, martinez all the by in a concord, clayton and walnut creek. -- all the way into concord, clayton and walnut creek, 18 tri-valley. so watch that again. front is out of there. we do have some clouds lingering. these clouds are going to
continue to wipe away to the south revealing ample sunshine today. but with the passage of that cold front, we have a lot of cold air that's spilling into the bay area. remember, this cold air generated into the gulf of alaska, temperatures today barely anywhere between 52 degrees in the tri-valley, 52 with the wind up to 20 to the mid-50s around the bay but check this out. tonight, overnight lows 27 degrees in santa rosa. 39 degrees in pacifica. 40s around the bay. we'll have your full forecast, that's still coming up at 48 after the hour. michelle? all right, roberta. thank you. if you are heading to the airports today, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to. the storm caused a lot of problems at sfo yesterday and it could impact some flights today. this is what it looked like yesterday. at least 130 flights were canceled and delays were running up to 4 hours. we talked to one family who was trying to fly back home to australia. >> to be honest with you, i didn't think the weather was that bad at all.
i have flown through snow, storms, before. so i was rather taken aback when we arrived here and there was so many cancellations and delays. >> so again if you are heading to the airport, be sure to check your flight status. officials recommend getting to the airport at least two hours early, anne. [ laughter ] >> right now, the roads leading in and out of yosemite valley are closed. the national weather service has issued a winter storm warning plus a flash flood watch for the area. yosemite officials will decide at some point today when to re- open those roads. and the high country also dealing with a lot of rain. this is what it looked like in the sierra last night. so slick, officials had to put the chain laws into effect. >> we normally seem to get more snow than -- than at this time of year. this year's been really wet. a lot of rain but not a whole lot of snow. >> if you are planning to head up, check chain controls. they are in effect this morning in the mountains and officials say it could be slick for several days. well, the commute here a concern this morning as the
roadways are still wet. >> yeah, roqui has been tracking traffic conditions all morning. >> yes. thank you, michelle and anne. luckily, we haven't had any -- many crashes to report this morning. so that's the good news. but we do have some closures and some slow traffic to worry about as you're heading out. here's a look at the dublin interchange from the altamont pass to 680, that will take you about 15 minutes. and the altamont pass you're driving at about 35 miles per hour. moving over now to the high wind advisory trend across the bay area, starting with the san mateo bridge, from hayward to foster city, you will want to keep both hands on the wheel and make sure you're giving yourself enough space between cars here. 880 to 101, 14 minutes. across the span of the bay bridge, you have toll metering lights on right now backing traffic up and also another high wind advisory from 80 westbound from carquinez bridge to the maze 20 minutes. and then expect about a 10- minute drive through the toll plaza. now another look at the richmond/san rafael bridge, the toll plaza looking pretty good right now. but guess what? there's a high wind advisory across the span of that bridge, as well. and then another high wind
advisory across the golden gate bridge from marin if you are heading into san francisco. that will be a 14-minute drive between 580 and the golden gate toll plaza. now, if you want to avoid the roads this morning, because i do suggest you do, there are still wet roads to worry about here, bart, ace train, muni and caltrain are all on time. ladies? >> thank you. today uber continues its talks with the dmv after state officials called out the startup over self-driving cars hitting city streets. kpix 5's sandra osborne is live in san francisco to break down why they are at odds. sandra? >> reporter: the whole thing really is about permitting. the company, uber, says they are actually exempt from getting a permit because they have safety drivers behind the wheels with the driverless cars at all times. but the dmv maintains that they actually do need a permit or they're going to have to hit the brakes in san francisco when it comes to the autonomous cars. now, uber has this program going in pittsburgh for a
couple of months. even in pittsburgh they have the safety drivers behind the wheels. but because uber says this program isn't ready yet to be completely autonomous, they don't need that permit for it. the dmv sails this kind of response is un-- says this kind of response is unprecedented saying it would be easy to get a permit. now other cities are jumping in trying to get uber to test driverless cars elsewhere like sacramento. >> we want sacramento to be the hotbed for companies seeking to develop driverless cars technology. >> reporter: dmv officials plan to be in talks with uber again today. but so far, they have not reached a resolution. they say about 20 other companies already have the permit needed. and if you are wondering what exactly it takes to get one of those permits, well, the dmv says they have already been working with uber on other things before. now they just want this permit for driverless cars, it would cost about 150 bucks and would take about two days. live in san francisco, sandra osborne, kpix 5.
transportation officials are considering raising the toll on the bay bridge to nine dollars. a recent meeting reportedly centered on adding as much as $3 to the toll on our seven state-run bridges. only the golden gate would be exempt. the change could spell roughly $381 million in revenue. but voters would have to approve the toll increase through a ballot measure for it to be implemented. the department of education trying to give college students a better sense of all that's entailed when they take out school loans. hena daniels of cbsmoneywatch.com has that story and more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne. a positive day on wall street led by bank stocks and the dollar reached its highest level against other currencies in 14 years. the dow was up 59. the nasdaq closed 20 points higher. 20 states are suing six generic drugmakers overpricing. the suit says the companies artificially inflated and manipulated prices to reduce
competition for antibiotics and oral diabetes medications. the connecticut attorney general identifies heritage pharmaceuticals as the principal architected of this alleged conspiracy. the department of education is starting an experiment in student loan counseling. 60% of college students take out loans to finance their education. $150billion in student loans are delinquent. 51 colleges and universities nationwide will participate. the government wants know if more counseling helps students make more informed decisions and better understand their obligations. long-term mortgage and interest rates have surged in the weeks since donald trump's election victory in november. mortgage giant freddie mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed rate loan went up from 4.13% to 4.16%. >> we were talking about this yesterday a little bit. the possibility of naked desserts. what's up with this shortage of whipped cream? [ laughter ] >> reporter: that's a good
fundraising. i like that. the u.s. is facing a shortage of canned whipped cream like ready whip. nitrous oxide, used in aerosol cans of whipped cream, is in short supply because of an explosion at a nitrous oxide plant in florida. so the maker of ready whip says full supply is not expected to be up and running until february. back to you. >> thank you, hena daniels. we'll be right back. in just a few minutes. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
we can see it. the rain is gone. but now we have a huge change in your forecast that you need to know about. it's traffic and weather in less than 4 minutes. all right, it is quarter to 6:00. if you want the gift that you buy online this year to get to your family and friends before christmas, you are running out of time because the holiday falls on a sunday and there's increase in online sales. many retailers have moved up their shipping deadlines to ensure delivery by christmas when using standard shipping. for example, the cutoff date for amazon, kohl's and target is monday. despite it's below freezing all over the country it's not stopping the holiday packages it from making it to their destinations. at most distribution centers, staffing has been beefed up and workers have been given extra hours to handling the record number of shipments this year. u.p.s. is expected to break its record of more than 700 million packages delivered. >> we have been preparing all year for this ever since last
peak. we have 50,000 additional seasonal workers on board. we have 15 meteorologists, 24/7, around the clock watching the weather worldwide. and we're really geared up here. >> the increase in online shopping will drive the volume of packages this holiday season. with u.p.s. handling 14% more packages than last year, and fedex is expected to increase by 10%. the east coast isn't only dealing with snow but also freezing cold temperatures. take a look at this time lapse video from the coast of new york. you can see the snow just blowing in the wind. the wind chill in the area has been well below zero lately and as for today it's supposed to be better and hit negative 10- degree wind chill if you call that better. >> whoo! >> that's cold. >> yeah. dozens of states across the u.s. are below freezing. a zoo in texas is seeing a huge drop in visitors because who is trying to go to the zoo when it's freezing? >> it's tough to do that. so this austin animal center for them it just means low funds to keep those animals
warm and fed. since the austin zoo is a nonprofit, it doesn't get any state or local money. and while peak times of year can bring in 2300 visitors a day, the winter weather as you said, anne, can mean just 15 people a day. that's a big difference. with little money coming in from commissions, the zoo is making an online push for heaters, blanket and more. and some people donating say these rescue animals especially deserve the help. >> they need that extra love because a lot of them came from an unloving environment. >> besides blankets, the zoo hopes for money to spend on extra food because some animals eat 2 to 3 pounds of meat per day during the winter. if you are looking to get into the holiday spirit, today the san francisco zoo kicks off its annual zoo lights holiday experience. while there, kids have a chance to meet santa and live reindeer. that runs from 5 to 8 p.m.
tonight, today through december 30. >> it's so cool. i have never been to the san francisco zoo lights but i have been to the oakland zoo lights. >> how is it? >> it's great. so much fun, you get your hot cocoa, hat and gloves, dress warm. >> with a little flask. >> i don't want to say that. >> you'll say it. [ laughter ] >> we all agree. >> no, boss. this is just what i have been told. [ laughter ] >> mm-hm. >> you read about it in a book? >> yeah. but i also received a tweet from pier 39 and tonight they have their parade of boats! >> i love that. >> i love me some parade of boats. there's a lot going on here in the city tonight. >> i feel like that would be appropriate for bringing a flask, too. >> she thinks a beanie and fasting is appropriate for any day. >> except driving. >> great segue, michelle. mass transit, we have major delays coming out of bay fair on bart in four directions, dublin-pleasanton, fremont, richmond and daly city.
otherwise, ace trains one and three, muni and caltrain are on time. let's move over now to your roadways. we have a closure in napa, highway 121 between vichy and another drive is closed due to storms. westbound bay bridge toll plaza, the maze to downtown will take you a long 20 minutes now because of that high wind advisory. toll lights are on backing traffic up into the maze. 238 in san leandro to the maze will take 16 minutes. across the span of the san mateo bridge, keep in mind again a high wind advisory into the peninsula from 880 in hayward to 101 in foster city. that will take you 14 minutes. let's talk about the santa cruz mountains. we have a closure out here, as well. bear creek road at ralston ridge is closed due to storm damage. roberta? good storm coverage. i have already given our live hi-def doppler radar a rest because we have absolutely no rain on the screen. right now it's our live weather camera looking out towards the bay bridge where we have clear
skies and the temperatures are dipping now to 42 degrees in santa rosa to 51 degrees in san jose. it will be a dry day. you can stash that umbrella for several days now. but it's a bit breezy this morning. those winds are up to 20 in oakland. 17 across the bay in san francisco. 23 at sfo. check out san rafael at 24. it's a breezy start to your day. when you couple that up with temperatures in the 40s, it feels downright raw. as you get read to kick-start your friday, the front is out of here. this right here is the front associated with that area of low pressure. that's the core that developed up in the gulf of alaska. but most notably, it tapped into subtropical moisture, which is also out of here. so now high pressure builds in. and it pulls down that cooler air mass associated with the passage of that front. temperatures going down. only low 50s around the central valley lingering showers still in the fresno area. it's snowing in the high sierra
at 30 degrees going up to 33. we do have a lake wind advisory in effect. we have 85-mile-per-hour wind gusts anticipated at the crest of the sierra. 55 with clouds gradually clearing in monterey bay. the tahoe outlook again for the weekend, temperatures into the mid-30s. but overnight lows in the single digits down to 8 above zero. sunrise this morning at 7:1. you're going to see it! it's going to be gorgeous. we need a good day to dry out from all that rain we saw around the bay area. generally we saw two to three inches around the valley floor. up to 9 inches in some spots in the santa cruz mountains. and also the north bay. highs today up to about 56 degrees. that's as good as it gets. it's going to be a cold weekend. overnight lows in the 20s and 30s. only 40s around the bay. we'll see 60 by the first day of winter, on wednesday. make it a great day. time is 5:51. fake news the change facebook
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the rain may b good morning, everyone. it is friday, december 16. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. >> the rain may be gone, but it's still causing a whole lot of problems. there were several serious accidents overnight including this one just outside golden gate park at lincoln and 20th. six or seven cars were damaged in addition to the busted fire hydrants. two people were taken to the hospital. a giant rock and boulders came crashing down in the santa cruz mountains. in the south bay, there are a lot of downed trees. kpix 5's maria medina is live in east palo alto with some of the damage. maria. >> good morning, michelle. >> reporter: this storm left behind quite a mess. a family walks out of their home and this is what they see, a tree that came crashing down right on top of not just one but two of their cars. you can see all that damage all that glass broken there as my photographer zooms in and