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on flights from the east coast. >> many passengers have been landing late. 19 flights on their way here from the northeast have made unscheduled stops halfway across the country because of significant headwinds. a mane from jfk airport in newark had to touchdown in denver for nearly an hour to refuel. >> i have never experienced that. the pilot said he's been here ten years and this is his first stopover. >> it was slow. like driving a car up a steep hill and you're flooring it. >> overnight, high wind advisories were issued. >> likely brought down scaffolding at a san francisco construction site. abc 7 news was at church and market yesterday as they checked out the aftermath. the scaffolding came down after 3:00 p.m. fortunately, no one was hurt. >> it's now 4:30. let's get a quick update on weather and traffic. mike? >> let's take a look at the winds. i've plotted them on live
doppler 7. 23 mile per hour gusts at half moon bay. 123 at concord. 12 at -- the rest of us at 10 miles per hour. we'll be in the 10 to 20 miles per hour range, all throughout the day today as that cold air continues to rush in behind that cold front we had yesterday. waking up this morning, temperatures will stay in the 30s. it will feel like the 20s with the windchill. dress properly. we'll be near 50. that's it at noon. we'll be barely in the low 50s at 4:00 with the northerly winds. once the sunsets at 5:53, the winds will start to taper, the clouds will erase and that's when the big chill is coming. i'll show you the freezing cold temperatures next. here's sue. we have, like mentioned, a high wind advisory on the altamont pass. also an accident. this is in the reverse commute. the eastbound direction after grant line. it is an overturned vehicle that's off the road down an embankment and looks like it's not affecting.
the sensors are green. not affecting the drive yet. they get a tow truck on that and maybe blocking a lane or two and we might see slowing. for this presidents' day, we've got mottified schedules for -- modified schedules for b.a.r.t. and ace and cal trains. check your schedules if you're headed out this morning. thank you, sue. president trump facing new criticism for attacking fbi. in a tweet he suggests the focus on the russia investigation led them to miss warning signs in the massacre at a parkland florida high school. >> members of his party and survivors of the shooting say the president went too far. live for us in washington is arlette. >> good morning. in the days after the shooting, president trump praised law enforcement for its response. he's now turned to bashing the fbi while the survivors of the massacre are issuing a call to action. >> president trump unleashed a new attack on the fbi, linking one of the deadliest school
shootings in history to the russia investigation. the president tweeted, very sad that the fbi missed all of the many signals sent out by the florida school shooter. this is not acceptable. they are spending too much time trying to prove russian collusion with the trump campaign. there is no collusion. morgan williams, a student who witnessed the shooting, slammed the president in a tweet. oh, my god, 17 of my classmates and friends are gone and you have the audacity to make this about russia. have a damn heart. students are calling for nationwide walkouts and marches next month demanding an end to gun violence. >> march 24th, in every single city, we're going to be marching together as students begging for our lives. >> the white house says president trump will meet with high school students and high school teachers later this week at the white house. he'll also meet with state and local officials to discuss school safety. in washington, arlette saenz,
abc 7 news. bag to you. >> thank you. threatening to attack schools in the same florida county where marjory stoneman douglas high school is located. >> sheriff's office says the teen posted it on social media, listed a number of schools. he told him as he was being taken into custody that it was a joke to scare his cousin. >> marjory stoneman douglas high school will remain closed through wednesday. the goal is to allow staff to return to campus by the end of the week. six men were arrested for stealing laptops. >> police went undercover saturday night at cafe strad a on college avenue. officers saw a black sedan pull up in front of tcafe. two men graber grabbed two laptops, hopped into the car and other officers stopped the car and found the stolen laptops. the men were arrested and face several charges. a former employee of an assembly woman filed a complaint
with the city. >> christina garcia fired him after he refused to play spin the bottle with her. in the complaint, jay david kerr nick says she was disparaging to staff and others, use vulgar language and discussed topics unacceptable for the workplace. she drunkenly groped a former staff member, but she denies the allegations. it may be a holiday today. mother nature said i'm not taking it easey on you. the white is snow. so snow is falling on the peninsula right now. heading towards the valley. it will keep sliding down 35. hit the santa cruz mountains and increased production. there's a possibility of a couple inches there. i'm keeping an eye on mt. tamalpa tamalpais. this is headed there. it could snow up there. right now, it's very windy. but we're minutes away from seeing if that's going to happen. we'll keep an eye on it for you. here's a look at the
temperatures. anywhere from 5 to 12 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. so where's that put us in the north bay? we're freezing at santa rosa. 29 at rohnert park. mill valley and tiburon, 41 and 38. maybe a flake or two can make it there before it memts. but anything that's going to accumulate will be above 1500 feet. same thing for the peninsula. temperatures in the 40s in the lower elevations. but the darker blue are the freezing temperatures as you head up above 1,000, maybe 1500 feet. that's where the freezing level is right now. in the san ramon valley, there's no snow anywhere close to you. the best chance will be along the coast. here's my 12-hour planner for the south bay. 44 this morning. only 54 if you're lucky this afternoon. back in the 40s by 6:00 and a quick look at our east bay valley, 39 this morning. 52 by noon. maybe the mid-50s, again, if you're lucky this afternoon.
down to 46 by 8:00. i'll check out mt. tamalpais, i'll be right back. here's sue. we're going to san rafael. speaking of mt. tam, in marin county. northbound and southbound 101 looking great. the taillights are headed southbound. past the civic center and on through central and southern marin. you've got a straight shot to the golden gate bridge. here's a look at that. three lanes in each direction at this point. we'll see, because it is a holiday that if the zipper truck reconfigure your lanes. we'll check on that in a couple of minutes. elsewhere, we'll look at drive times for you coming out of san francisco looking at about 18-minute drive from san rafael into the city and we'll take a look at that. here we go with highway 580. 4 and there's your drive into san francisco. >> thank you, sue. things are going low tech in an effort to find election meddling. >> a somber weekend for the family of a 19-year-old murder
cold. look at this. nearly 15 million people across the state will be freezing cold tonight. whether it's a frost advisory or a freeze warning. that means you got to cover the plants, bring the pets in. some people maybe the pipes. but that's the smallest. because they're deep enough. snow showers along the sierra today. scattered showers and thunderstorms along the coast. in between, partly cloudy conditions. it is snowing still in tahoe this morning. snow showers today. wednesday, our best chance of accumulating snow will be thursday. the showers will fade friday. look at the temperatures. staying in the 30s. well below average all week. thank you. a somber weekend for a murder victim who named her suspect d killers with her final breath. >> they gathered in tracy to honor her memory. we have the story. >> with every candlelit and
prayers said out loud or in the silence of their hearts, they remember her for one thing. >> a picture says a thousand words. she's smiling in every picture. >> that smile they knew is gone far too soon, a tragedy causing friends and family to gather to show support for the cuesta family. >> means a lot over the last few days we found out that we have a lot of support. people that we know. people that we don't know. we want to thank them. every single one. there's no words to find the feeling, the support that we are getting. it's just great. >> lizette's dad called her tornado because of her infectious energy, something nelson will miss most about his cousin. >> we used to be really close as kids. i still love her. i will miss her a lot. >> the family says they're still in shock but will use her memory to survive as a reason to push forward. >> right now, we're doing a little bit better.
we're following the lizette -- the fighting spirit. she never gave up. that's what we're going to do. we're going to always think about that, the willpower she had. >> the short vigil ended with the release of balloons and a simple message. >> it was very emotional. it's like saying goodbye to someone you really love symbolically, saying goodbye. it was tough. but at the same time, people here, it was a little comforting for that. >> a community finding comfort in each other with candles lighting the way to healing. >> a go fund me account has been set up to help her family. you can find a link to that page on our website, abc7news.com. switching gears now. the warriors are rethinking charging bay area kids who won't sing the national anthem. the third grade students in
san pueblo got an invite. it would cost $85 for every student who wanted to attend. family and friends would have to pay $95. there was a 75-ticket minimum. the chronicle says the story got back to the warriors management team and the team backed off those ticket demands. happening today, the owner of a recently closed cafe will hold a silent auction and say one last goodbye to customers. >> it was in san carlos. it closed its doors after 34 years. the owner says construction happening on both sides of the cal train station has really hurt her business. the cost of real estate, she can't afford to reopen anywhere else. the silent auction is cash only and runs from 6:00 this morning until 5:00 tonight. we have good news about the two young black bears that were badly burned during the thomas fire in southern california. >> vets from uc davis set fish skin on the burned paws to promote healing. photos and gps tracking shows
both bears are doing well after being released into the wild. the uc davis team also treated a burned mountain lion the same way after hearing about fish skin treating human burn skins. >> with the bears it's been successful. >> good for them. 4:45. never more than seven minutes away from your forecast. but here's meteorologist mike nicco. >> good morning, natasha. you never want to be more than seven minutes away. you don't know how quickly things will change as these storms and thunderstorms are flying from the northwest to the southeast. at least 35 to 45 miles per hour. you can see, moving across mt. tamalpais, we had a chance of snow. but it's fading away a little bit. we'll keep an eye on the santa cruz mountains. let's take a look at my my future radar. there's still a chance along the coastal range from the north bay to the santa cruz mountains to
big sur. we've got a chance of snow. the farther south, the more likely you'll see an accumulation. at 7:00, towards 9:00, the chance starts to fade a little bit. by the time we get to noon, it's kind of over for now. over the ocean and the mountains. we add the daytime heating, destabilize the atmosphere in the east bay hills, possibly the diablo range. mt. hamilton during the afternoon hours, that stray shower does nail it, it could dust it with a little bit of snow. that would hang around for a couple of hours. once the sunsets, so does this round of showers. but there's more coming in my accuweather seven-day forecast. there's two more weak storms that could bring us a chance wednesday night into thursday and thursday night into friday for more snow along the coast. in between, we're going to have freezing cold mornings. this morning, more so tomorrow morning. to a lesser extent wednesday morning. we'll take a look at our high temperatures and the lows coming up next. hi, sue. >> good morning.
we have light traffic conditions for this presidents' day. looking at walnut creek, the taillights are headed southbound on 680 past north main and moving at a nice clip. everybody is at the limit there. take a look at our map. you can see there are no red sensors anywhere. even coming out of the tracy area for the early morning commute commuters. a turn off the roadway down an embankment and so far not affecting the drive in the eastbound direction. >> thank you, sue. a record setting holiday weekend for the marvel superhero directioned -- >> it exceeded $192 million over the weekend for black panther. that makes it the most successful february opening ever. it is expected to become the highest grossing movie featuring a largely black cast. >> peter rabbit had $17 million and 50 shades just under $17
million. panther is owned by marvel like abc 7 is owned by disney. amc is celebrating the one-year release of oscar nominated "get out." three theaters are giving away tickets for a 7:00 p.m. showing. they include in -- the bay street and mercado 20 in santa clara. get out is up for best picture. you can find out if it wins at the oscars airing live on abc 7. >> jimmy kimmel is hosting sunday, march 4th. facebook will rely on centuries-old technology to pre vebt foreign meddling in u.s. elections. there's a new alarm if you hit snooze too often. here's tech bites this morning. facebook going low tech in the fight against russian election meddling. >> soon anyone who wants to buy an election ad will be sent a postcard with a special code to
prove they're in the u.s. >> it will be implemented before the midterm elections in november. spacex is sending two experimental satellites into space on wednesday. >> they will test the technology that spacex plans to use to deliver high-speed internet service across the globe. there's a new alarm that makes you put your foot down. >> that gets annoying. it's called the ruggy. it's designed to help chronic oversleepers and said to be snooze proof. you have to stand on it at least three seconds. >> how long before you chuck it to the other side of the room. >> those are your techbytes. have a great day. i mean, at some point they're going to electrocute us to get out of bed. you deserve it. fighting to save the lives of pets. first responders can do that without worrying. ground control to major tesla. the way that you can track this unique tesla roadster's journey through our solar system.
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the big story this morning. a chance of snow. but after that, the cold tonight. it starts at midnight through 9:00 in the morning chblgt the darker blue is where we'll have the harder freeze. that's why it's a freeze warning with temperatures down to 25 to 30 degrees. where you see the light blue, which is the bay shore, the coast excludes san francisco. that's where we have a frost advisory. temperatures could drop to 30 to
34 degrees. protect the plants and pets tonight. >> thank you. the number of children killed by the flu has spiked again. >> according to the weekly report, 22 more children died from flu-related symptoms. that brings the total number to 84 since flu season began in october. in 3 out of 4 deaths, the children had not received the flu vaccine. more than half of the kids who got the vaccine have avoided the illness. a model train club launched a legal fight to stay open for future generations in napa. >> this is the napa valley model railroad historical society. they've launched a go fund me account. it occupies the building at the napa valley expo. they reports that the expo wants to evict the society and replace the building with a parking lot. if you are wondering what happened to this tesla roadster elon musk launched into space last month, you can track it
now. where is roadster.com. the car is currently a million miles from earth moving towards mars and more than 42,000 miles per hour. it still has more than 137 million miles to go. >> this was the last time the roadster was captured. a telescope picked it up a week ago. you can see it right there. >> wow. >> its payload expected to be preserved for millions of years. it could be alien's only memory of the human race. that went dark. >> that was real dark. >> happy monday. go back to bed. hey, mike. >> the first star trek movie, though found voyager. maybe that will happen with that. that's dating myself. that's an old movie. 48 in lakeport. 47 ukiah. high temperature today. the rest of us around 50 to 54 degrees. the breezes making it feel much cooler. 24 in lakeport, ukiah. napa, 28. 29 in livermore.
san ramon valley around 27, 28 degrees. same thing in morgan hill. 30 in palo alto. 31 in fremont. it's going to be a chilly one tonight. temperature doesn't jump above freezing in the north bay valleys until about friday morning. sue? >> we're taking a look at the bay bridge toll plaza here. if i could pull it up on the computer. we've got good looking conditions this morning as, of course, it is a holiday. traffic is moving at the limit as you might expect. holiday light is -- here we go. taking a look at the traffic map. no red anywhere. each for the early morning commuters. a reminder for your presidents' day, b.a.r.t. is on the saturday schedule. ace train has two trains. 3 and 5 out of the central valley. pretty much every mass transit agency is either on saturday or holiday schedule today. 90 seconds ago, did we say we're all going to die? >> i'm really shook by the tesla
story. that's all i'm thinking about. mt. sin bung has erupted. officials say there were no deaths or injuries reported from the eruption. it was dormant for four centuries before exploding in 2010. that's when it did kill two people. another eruption killed 16 and 7 died in 2016. it's among more than 120 active volcanos in indonesia. a warning from authorities at catalina island of a buffalo attack. >> a man was sitting on a log. as it came closer, the man tried to move but the buffalo charged at him and gored him. the man was treated at the scene and airlifted to the hospital. buffalo are common and freely roam on the backside of that island, they don't usually charge at humans. wow. a veterinarian behind a
proposed law to allow dogs to receive mouth to snout resuscitation. >> it's only to save a pet in need. if the new law is passed, first responders and their employers would be protected from damages and -- they say waiting until getting to the hospital could be the difference between life and death. overgrown weeds and vegetation is -- next at 5:00 a.m., why the city of oakland can't do that right now. a pilot is forced away -- the video is crazy. we're hearing from the family who took in accused florida gunman nikolas cruz. why they have no idea they were living with a monster. here's a live look outside at 4:57 on this presidents' day. some people do have to go to work today, including us. we're here with information with weather and traffic throughout the commercial break. we'll be right back.