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but another is on its way. for a while today, we saw some incredible weather. >> we did. snow at mt. hamilton. rain in the south bay and mounds of soft hail that buried other parts of northern california, as well. it was a strange wild day. good evening. >> tonight, the storm faded away but left a mark on many they are in the bay area. >> hail seen all of the east and north bay. in many cases enough to grab a baseball sized clump of it. >> in richmond, rain fell, enough to get wet at least. for more, here's sandhya patel. >> it was a wintry mix across the bay area. hail, snow, and showers as you mentioned. i'll show you where we're still seeing a few showers. snow showers that is over mt. hamilton, the santa cruz mountains, and mountain view, shoreline boulevard to fremont.
rainfall totals about monterey. tracking this storm here for thursday and friday, with one to two inches of rain. gusty winds and yes, by friday, talking about snow in the hills above 2,000 feet. aga >> thanks, sandhya. a stormy weather makes parts of the north bay this afternoon. the skies darken and the hail came down. pretty hard at times. >> and a cold, wet mix descended on mill valley. people say a rain-hail mix hit at about 4:30 this afternoon. east way residents got a thrill watching hail come down today. not very common as you know. lillian kim is live in walnut
creek tonight. lillian? >> reporter: people we talked with say the hail lasted for several minutes, and the kids especially loved it. the sound of joy from two little girls in walnut creek as hail started coming down. >> they thought it was amazing. they were like, it's raining ice. yeah, and then they kind of thought it was going to be snow. >> reporter: the hail came down in much of the east bay from oakland to hayward. and what surprised many is how long it lasted. many say the hail came down for several minutes, in some areas there was enough left on the ground for people to pick up and take a closer look. >> all of a sudden it started dropping from the sky, and i think we were thinking that maybe it was going to almost start to snow, because it seemed really cold. >> reporter: so cold that whatever came down in clayton did seem more like snow than
hail. either way, the day's wintry mix of surprises gave bay area residents a day they'll remember. lillian kim, "abc7 news." sacramento not spared from a dose of winter weather. hail came down so thick, many thought it was snow. the national weather service says it was nearly as wide as a dime. >> it was so deep in some areas car got stuck. some called it a wild weather party. right now in the sierra, chains are required on all vehicles without snow tires. this camera shows you why. in king veil, cars were held while cars were checked for chains. and when the storm clouds parted today, we spotted rainbows across
today. people in walnut creek enjoyed a double rainbow and here's another view from our embarcadero camera. our own larry beil tweeted this picture from near mt. diablo. when you see weird weather where you live, take a photo or video and share it with us. >> >> a suspected wrongway driver caused a major pileup today. the chp is checking on the extent of injuries. officers arrested the driver of a ford mustang. lanes are now open. heavy rain at this time last year caused flooding in san jose. and tonight, one of the worst hit communities came together to heal and get prepared for the next disaster. katie marzullo has this story. >> reporter: families here gathered for a barbecue.
last february, they were being rescued from flood waters. >> i said no, i can walk by myself. just rescue the handicap person first, and the two elderly next door. >> reporter: flood victims told us even a year later, every time it rains, they're scared. >> i'm afraid that the water will just come again and we're going to live through it again. it's really frightening to live like that. >> reporter: city council organized this meeting to address those fears. >> get together and learn how to be better prepared. >> reporter: there's now a better system in place to gauge the water level in coyote creek and new technology to alert residents in harm's way. the next step falls to the people themselves. >> get your emergency plan together, get supplies together, be ready to respond and come together as a team, a neighborhood team. >> reporter: and make sure to
have home insurance. you are looking at what west oakland residents saw and heard when a water main burst on magnolia street tonight. none of the water nood flooded homes there. some people heard small rocks pelt their homes. oakland mayor libby schaaf is beidefending her actions of warning immigrants of pendi ini i.c.e. actions. >> the creep yey mayor should b tried. >> she put all the law enforcement in jeopardy. >> i believe i've acted within the bounds of the law, but more importantly, within my ethical obligations as the mayor of a city. >> immigration advocates say calls to an emergency hotline have tripled since mayor schaaf
issued her warning. new at 11:00, big changes coming to the richmond san rafael bridge with its first test tomorrow. kate larson has this story. >> reporter: with the help of easing congestion, the east side of the bridge will expand to three lanes, by utilizing the shoulder on the right side. >> the lane is designed for use during peak periods only. >> reporter: john goodwin says 20 banks of signs will let drivers nose if the third lane is over. >> each bank has three signs, one over each of the lanes. when illuminated, it indicates which lanes are available for use. >> reporter: beginning tomorrow, caltrans will be testing the signs for several weeks. even though the shoulder won't be open as a traffic lane until april. >> sounds like it would be confusing. >> where do i need to go? >> reporter: drivers are
skeptical that the extra peak hour use lane will improve their commute. >> i wish i thought it was going to make a difference, but i don't. the traffic is overwhelming. >> reporter: the chp says they will be monitoring the bridge during sign testing. the nation's largest animal protection organization is embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal. >> now former employees give interviews. and a bay area teenager shows how resilient he is weeks after being partially paralyzed on
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nba star dwyane wade said it made him cry when one of the florida high school shooting victims was buried wearing his jersey. he was excited that wade returned to the miami heat. wade tweeted, this is why we will not just shut up and dribble, referring to a fox news commentator objecting to nba players making political comments. the abc 7 news i-team interviewed self-northern
california women who say they've been warning about problems at the nonprofit for years now. >> dan noise is >> reporter: they say they didn't go public with their complains for fear of losing their jobs. arianna runs a sanctuary and remembers her 17 years at the humane society of the united states. >> they would be very excited if somebody -- a new hire was hot, that was like the topic of conversation, or like if she had big boobs, that would be amazing. >> reporter: she says male executives sleeping with subordinates was common and she reached her breaking point when the talk became very explicit. >> he said oh, so and so likes this sexual act, and i was like, what? how do you know? and he said oh, because we have pictures of it. >> reporter: she said the pictures circulated among the
staff. she left hhus in 2014 after complaining about sexual harassment and reaching a settlement with the group. >> women have been quitting for years hhus because of these issues. >> reporter: alex left her position as a fund-raiser because of how the non-profit responded to her problems with a donor. >> went to hug me and i tried to step away and he kissed me. so at that point, i did break away and left. he grabbed at my breasts. >> reporter: she says she handled advances from donors before but claims the response from an executive this time was shocking. >> take one for the team. >> reporter: do you think he was kidding or serious? >> i think half kidding. >> reporter: but there was a message there? >> absolutely, yes. do anything for the cause. >> reporter: that executive, vice president paul shapiro, denies the account, but politico reported in january that six
women complained about inappropriate behavior by him in recent years. including claims he asked them to have sex and told lewd jokes in the office. shapiro, that once public face of the society, declined an interview. but he sent a statement that reads in part -- >> reporter: as shapiro's story broke in january, accusations surfaced about the hue main society's ceo. >> women i didn't each know had stories were saying alex, what is that phone number? this is what happened to me four years ago. >> reporter: "the washington post" reports that investigators hired by the humane society interviewed 33 people and several former high ranking women had warned him his sexual relationships with subordinates and donors could hurt the
charity. he e-mailed me saying -- >> reporter: he resigned as ceo earlier this month. >> i can't believe i had to fight the organization i love to save its soul. >> reporter: jennifer worked closely with wayne as the california director before heading out on her own as a sacramento lobbyist. she spoke at the animal law conference in october. >> there is no legitimate excuse for tolerating predatory male behavior. period. >> reporter: she now refuses to lobby for the humane society, unsatisfied with the handling of sexual harassment complaints. >> i would not be affiliating myself with them until they had a leadership change. >> reporter: you cut ties? >> yep. >> reporter: the nation's largest animal protection organization is scrambling to recover, as seven board members
resigned and donors pulled funding. >> we will provide a safe and secure workplace. >> reporter: the new acting ceo declined an interview but posted this statement on the website. >> the compassion we seek in the world will be the foundation of everything we do at every interaction we have. >> reporter: i'm posting the complete statements from the two former ceos at abc7news.com. by the way, i'm already getting calls about problems at other animal rights groups and will be researching these and get back to you on those, as well. >> certainly eye opening. dan, thank you. again, as we said at the top, we had a strange day in terms of the weather. so what is to come? >> going to be busy the next few days. sandhya patel has more on this. >> yeah, we've been waiting for live doppler 7 hd to get it will up and we've been seeing quite a few returns all day today. now it's becoming more isolated in nature. snow showers in the santa cruz mountains, also rain showers.
stevens creek boulevard, cupertino, those showers are pushing southward. southern california has been dealing with the drought parched by not much rain over the winter. sierra had some snow, and that is starting to push southward, as well. we, believe it or not, don't blink, which those snowflakes over the higher elevations. you saw some of the pictures from earlier tonight. this hail was from the dublin hills. just beautiful pictures coming in. walnut creek and one more picture of the hail that was posted to my facebook page. these those pictures coming. we want to see them and you'll have more opportunities to get pictures of hail, snow, showers, you name it. temperatures right now, 30s, 40s, it's getting chilly. we have a wind advisory for the north bay hills. gusts up to 50 miles per hour.
we look back towards san francisco. so chilly in the morning. a short break tomorrow. and then the stronger thunderstorm arrives midweek. so tomorrow, you will need the heavy coats and jackets as we drop below freezing in the north bay and east bay inland. around the bay and along the coast, it is going to be cold, as well. mid 50s to low 60s. breezy, sunny, milder than where you were today. on our storm impact scale, we have a moderate storm later this week, snow expected above 2,000 feet on friday. so tuesday evening, wednesday, we have a shower developing. thursday morning's commute looks nasty with heavy rain, snow over the higher terrain. friday, continuing that pattern through the evening hours. saturday, scattered showers. this is going to amount to
significant snow in the sierra nevada. snowfall, look at that, 48 inches here. you can download the accuweather app and check out live doppler 7 any time you want. a cold morning, sunny day. wednesday, level one for the nighttime hours and moderate storm for thursday-friday. wet, windy, precip turning to snow over the hills on friday. scatters showers on saturday. oscar sunday, you dry out. monday will be dry, as well. >> all right. sandhya, thank you. tomorrow on "morning america," author rachel simmons talks about the pressures that girls face on social media. >> and jimmy kimmel, how
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warriors hit the road for their final east coast trip starting tonight in new york. first, draymond's 15th technical was rescinded by the league office, so he's back to 14, two away from a suspension. pachulia, not disciplined. steph curry, high five, kid spins around, almost passes out. knicks with 30 in the first. kevin durant had 18 in the first
half. a little shake and bake. you know this three is going down. klay thompson, he was busy playing defense. returned to form. game high 26, including that three. a one-point knicks' lead at the half. in the third quarter, steph, tops and pops. ws an 11-0 run to open the half. check out mcgee, a little fadeaway and it goes in. check out jon stewart. he can't believe it. ws with a 39-18 third quarter. they win 125-111. today was the nhl trade deadline and the sharks made one of the biggest splashes, trading for evander kaine, picking him up from buffalo. he will add a much-needed spark. he has 20 goals this season, the second leading scorer on the sharks when he joins the team.
buffalo receives two conditional draft picks, including the shark's first rounder. unless kaine doesn't resign with san jose, that turns into a second rounder. kaine was the fourth overall pick in 2009 by winnipeg. but he's had some off-ice problems so they traded him to buffalo. join the team tomorrow. here's the gm on the trade. >> he's having a really good year. he's the type of player that i think is exciting to join this group. he knows several of our players. our leadership group has played with him. jumbo knows him. so we're excited to get him out here. right now the focus is just in winning games and going on a good run down the stretch here. >> great trade by the sharks. hoping kaine will be able. hoping kaine will be able. >> ha, ha hoping kaine will be able. >> ha, ♪ strummed guitar canadian rockies through a screen. you have to be here, with us.
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