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attack. good morning, it is friday, november 2nd. -- it is friday, november 9th. >> the "camp fire" has exploded inside overnight and is devastating communities in butte county which is about 80 miles north of sacramento. the blaze started yesterday morning in the town of paradise. and it has since exploded to more than 20,000 acres so far. right now flames are approaching chico, the biggest city in the county, with a population of 90,000. and some parts of the city are under evacuation. meanwhile, more than 30,000 people have already fled their homes since yesterday. all schools in butte county are closed today. >> smoke from that fire is now blanketing the bay area and causing health concerns. a winter "spare the air" alert is y and at means it to burn wood. commuters are encouraged to take public transit or carpool. those with breathing problems
are urged to close windows and stay indoors. >> i live in the east bay. i could smell the smoke there and driving in. you can smell it in this building. >> it feels like the wildfire is here in the bay area but it's 200 miles way. but it's because of those strong winds that brought in all of that smoke from the butte county "camp fire" there. just checked, and the worst air quality right now is actually in san francisco with an aqi value of 195. when it gets up to 200 that's very unhealthy air quality with serious health effects. so all of us across the bay area dealing with unhealthy air quality with an air quality advisory in effect, a "spare the air" alert. i want to show you the visibility. we are not talking about fog this morning but the smoke. we are down to two miles at sfo. four miles at oakland. two miles in santa rosa. just to show you how thick that fog is as we start off the day. we are going to see the winds begin to shift today and that will be good. so the winds not as strong. we are going to take a shift out of the west.
and that means less smoke in our air but still of course unhealthy air quality but hopefully not as bad as yesterday. red flag warning expires this morning at 7 a.m. today for the hills above 1,000 feet but we are still talking about very high fire danger because of how dry everything is out there. as mary just said, the air quality is so bad that it's best to stay inside as much as possible today. >> and so that means if you are pregnant, like our very own jackie ward, you should definitely be inside as much as possible. we know that you're usually out in the field and we don't get to see new person. >> this is a rarity. >> our producers, i got to give them credit, they were thinking about my health before i was. they texted me and said you
are inside this morning whether you like it or not. and it's not hard to see or smell what we're talking about this morning. but until the sun comes up, let's show what you it looks like last as the sun was setting. this is from lake merritt in oakland and we have sutro tower in there all across the bay area where the thick haze didn't keep people from getting their evening run in. other people took serious precautions and made sure they had a breathing mask off before leaving home. this smoke is coming all the way from butte county and affects our most vulnerable populations like the elderly, those with respiratory problems and children. >> this is probably the worst i have seen this year. it just came in so quickly. >> smoky, and my eyes and my nose are dry as a bone. >> because of all this heavy smoke, the air district has a winter "spare the air" alert in place. that started last night and will last through today. that means you shouldn't burn wood indoors or outdoors foyone
thbay usoopits. ti smoke subsi to s en i'anne makovec at the live news desk following fires burning in southern california. it's an unbelievable number. 75,000 homes are evacuated right now. many of those evacuations coming in the dead of night. we are taking a live look right now the above the scene from our sister stations. chopper down there, you can see tons of smoke coming down from that smoke. between 8,000 to 10,000 acres, dozens of homes have burned. you can see how close the flames are coming to the freeway. many people are trying to escape the fire. when you're talking about 75,000 homes being evacuated, that is causing a lot of congestion in the area as
people try to escape and some of these warnings came from text, from local officials, others by firefighters going door to door and telling people to get out of the area. live pictures with flames and smoke coming to the freeway. it is just unbelievable pictures we have been seeing coming in all night long. we have some pictures on the ground as well i believe where firefighters are actively trying to save homes but at this point, it's just a lost cause in many of these neighborhoods. let me tell you where we're at now between l.a. and ventura counties right by the 101. so we are going to continue to keep an eye on this as the morning goes on. >> thank you. . check out this dramatic new video of the woolsey fire
in southern california. flames engulf this home. you can see the second floor collapsing as the garage caves in. evacuees of the butte county trying to get out of town b30,000 people were ordered to evacuate -- trying to get out of town. 30,000 people were ordered to evacuate. a stranger picked up a woman without a car and took her to family members. >> i walked out to clark road and a girl picked me up and took me down. it took us four hours to get down. >> i saw everything burn, tornadoes like you wouldn't believe. the town hall was burning when i left. and i just had to leave. i was tired of cutting fences for people. [ cr ] >> this morning, social media is flooded with posts from people looking for loved ones. actor james woods turned his twitter account into a lost and found for families.
that story and continuing fire coverage we'll have on kpix.com. it is friday, a lot of folks wanting to get out of town. so heads up, because of the fires burning to the north and south of us, there are some closures that i want to let you know about. highway 99, highway 70, due to the butte county "camp fire" and south 101 as anne said in ventura county the woolsey fire there is a closure on the southbound side, rolling closures to keep roads open for people to escape. so keep that in mind if you plan on traveling out of town this weekend. a little closer to home it is a "spare the air" day, we are encouraging you to use mass transit. i just checked, all mass transit is on time. a breakdown causing a backup here at 238 right at ashland. the stalled vehicle is just past where all these delays are but it is slowing things down. it's at 880. one lane is blocked. hopefully tow crews are getting out there to clear it but slow out of the castro
valley y this morning. let's get our first look at the san mateo bridge. 13 minutes from 880 to so "friday light" if inout of hayw foster city this morning. 101 itself looks great both directions north or southbound. if you have a flight to catch at sfo, no problems. towards the bay bridge this morning, pretty light. no metering lights just yet. most of the delays are in the cash lanes. fastrak no problem. 11 minutes from the maze over towards the central freeway. and getting a look at some of our drive times in the north bay southbound 280, great ride right now only 10 minutes to make your way through there. "friday light" on 4 westbound from loveridge to 680. only 12 minutes.
new this morning, linked to terrorism. they say a man killed one victim and wounded two others today. investigators say the man got out of the vehicle which then caught fire and attacked the victims before he was shot by police. the suspect died later at a hospital. he was originally from somalia and was known to police. investigators are still looking for a motive in the shooting deaths of 12 people at a ventura county bar. suspected gunman ian long apparently killed himself as police moved in. his neighbors say that he sometimes had loud and aggressive arguments at home with his mother. among the victims was one of several at the thousand oaks bar who survived last year's massacre in las vegas where 58 people died. >> i don't want prayers. i don't want thoughts. i want gun control. i hope to god nobody else sends me any more prayers. >> sergeant ron helus is hailed as a hero.
he went into the bar and confronted the gunman. ople amade the ultimate ave sacrifice. >> yesterday, people lined the streets to honor sergeant helus during his procession. one of the victims was from the bay area alaina housley a freshman at pepperdine university and a graduate of vintage high school in napa. time now is 5:10. our other big story, fire watch. we are tracking the latest conditions across the state. >> also coming up this morning, stepping on the scale may be the key to losing weight. this morning the research that backs it up. >> the big weather story today the smoky skies and unhealthy air quality and this all has to do with our winds. we'll show you futurecast wind gusts as we take you through not just today but for the weekend ahead coming up. >> and we are seeing brake lights through the altamont pass this morning plus a trouble spot along 680. details coming right up.
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ventura county. the woolsey fire is expanded to 8,000 acres since it started yesterday. more than 30 homes burned so far and this is about 40 miles northwest of los angeles. this morning, we have learned that more than 75,000 homes have been evacuated. and to the north, north of here in butte county, the fast- moving "camp fire" has burned more than 20,000 homes. officials say it's spreading at a rate of about 80 football fields a minute. more than 40,000 residents have evacuated since the fire started yesterday. new this morning, surgeons in australia successfully separated 14-month-old twins. they were born joined at the stomach. they grew up facing each other and shared a liver. last month the pair flew to melbourne to the hospital where they met with the surgical team ahead of the procedure. the surgery took six hours.
and this just in. former first lady michelle obama had a miscarriage 20 years ago and used in vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters. michelle obama's memoir cams out on tuesday. on healthwatch researchers have discovered that untreated hearing loss is somehow associated with a higher risk dementia, depression, falls and heart attacks. they say that more studies are needed to know whether treatment for hearing losses such as wearing a hearing aid would lower the risk. and even when you're at rest, you are burning some calories. but the number burned while taking it easy changes throughout the day. people burn 10% more calories during rest in the late afternoon and early evening than in the early morning. researchers say this could help explain why eating and sleeping at irregular hours may lead to weight gain. are you struggling to shed extra pounds? new research shows stepping on a scale every day could be the key to losing more weight. a study by the university of pittsburgh showed those who
weighed themselves several times a year had more significant weight loss in a year compared to those who never stepped foot on a scale. >> if you find weighing yourself every day helps you and it helps you stay on track, helps you stay focused, then i would recommend you do it. but if you find weighing yourself every day upsets you or makes you lose motivation or makes you obsessed with the scale, then i don't recommend you weigh yourself every day. >> yeah. and as she said, if you tend to obsess about the scale, experts say do not weigh yourself every day because it could increase the risk of an eating disorder. i just went to the doctor april couple of days ago, gianna, and it to -- i just went to the doctor a couple of days ago, gianna, and i didn't look. >> understandable. ha ha! >> plus the holidays are coming. so watch out. let's head to sunol. we have reports of a new fender-bender as you work your way along 84 at 680. looks like it's still early for the morning drive and it is "friday light" for the most part. so no delays as of yet. but westbound 84 before 680 a crash on the shoulder is not
blocking lanes. not really affecting your drive on 680 but you might have some activity for chp. if you are traveling westbound 580 connecting to 680 for the dublin interchange, most of your delays are just east of where this camera is. we are seeing some okay conditions connecting over to 680. but if you are coming out of the altamont pass, 29 minutes to go from 205 to the dublin interchange. once you get on 680, you're clear southbound with no troubles. dublin into pleasanton. in fact, looking good as you work your way through there. 580 down to 84, eight minutes southbound 680. now, just south of there, chp still on scene of this accident. northbound 680 right at jacklin road it is blocking one lane. our drive times have been clear through there because we are seeing a lot of gree nsors so it's not that the good if you want, you can use 880 as an alternate. it's still early through there. a quick check of your marin county commute. so far, so good accident-free out of petaluma. no delays in marin county. in fact, if you are traveling, say, from 580 richmond/san rafael bridge down into san francisco, that will only take
you about 15 minutes right now. golden gate bridge looking good with no delays. richmond/san rafael bridge off to a great start, as well. "friday light" from marina bay parkway to sir francis drake boulevard. it is a "spare the air" day so they are encouraging you to use mass transit. everything is right on time. here's mary. you can see and smell the smoke. it's very thick across the bay area. just checked, the aqi for san francisco, 195 for that value. and when you get up to 200, that's very unhealthy air quality with serious health effects. and all of us across the bay area dealing with unhealthy air quality because of the butte county "camp fire" that just sent all that smoke to us. our temperatures are cool it mild even chilly in spots.
so concord 47. oakland 62. livermore 43. san francisco 57. san jose 42. santa rosa 33. so hazy smoky skies, unhealthy air quality and air quality advisory in effect for the bay area. a "spare the air" day, as well. we are looking at hazy sunshine through the afternoon with warm temperatures above average for this time of year. looking at about 5 degrees above average for today. let's talk about the butte county "camp fire" here east of chico. the current fire weather conditions winds out of the northeast gusts up to 47 miles an hour. so firefighters batting the weather conditions out there with those strong winds. the temperature at 50 but low relative humidity values at 17%. here's the thing. this fire is to our northeast. we had strong northeast winds. that brought all of that smoke and carried that smoke into the bay area so from 200 miles
away, even though it's pretty far for us, we did have the smoky conditions and what we are already noticing and still this morning here. so now let show you our air quality. because we're looking the avery unhealthy air quality for the north bay and unhealthy air quality for the rest of the bay area. please be safe out there with how smoky it is. so high pressure to our west, low pressure to our east with those weather systems so close to us, we had that strong pressure gradient and strong winds. this low is going to move farther to the east. that will be a good thing. the winds will not be as strong as we are going to see a bit of a shift in wind direction from the northeast to eventually west wind and that should help with our air quality a little bit here. i want to show you futurecast wind gusts because we are looking at the winds easing as we go through today. but check out saturday night into sunday morning. we are going to see offshore winds pick up again. so not a good thing with the high fire danger for later on
in the weekend. futurecast in the next 10 days, well, we could possibly see some rain by next weekend. we'll see about that. but it's been a while since we have had the rain. daytime highs today with that hazy sunshine, low 70s san francisco as well as for oakland. mid- to upper 70s for the north bay and east bay there. inland locations we are looking at for tomorrow a little bit cooler mid-70s upper 60s for the bay, low to mid-60s along the coast. we'll continue with that sunshine, dry weather through the weekend. and into next week. here's dennis with sports. warriors star steph curry was injured last night and the rest of the team suffered a bruised ego as well something you don't see very often. highlights and reaction coming up. >> as we go to break, a live look outside once again. this time the golden gate bridge. we'll be right back. (toni vo) 'twas the night before christmas,
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ced the stars in dallas. third period game tied sharks on defense now. shore finds the back of the net. sharks lose 4-3. >> highlight of the weekend, if you don't have anything to do, don't forget the alzheimer's walk tomorrow at at&t. show up, walk and help us find a cure. i'm dennis o'donnell. have a great weekend. you will be able to smell it the moment you wake up. a thick smoky haze is blanketing the bay area this morning because of a fire burning all the way in butte county making the air quality dangerous. -hey, did i mention i can save you $620
across the state overnight and this just in. a wildfire just crossed a major freeway. >> plus, where there's fire there's smoke. right now it is blanketing the bay area this morning. a warning to stay inside. >> and after a mass shooting in southern california claimed 12 lives, this morning a bay area community mourns the loss hitting close to home. good morning, it's friday november 9th, i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. the "camp fire" in butte county is not slowing down. fire crews from across the state including here in the bay area are fighting the flames. 20,000 acres and more than 30,000 people have fled since yesterday. that number will go up today as the flames approach chico, the county's most populous city and all schools in butte county are closed today. that smoke is also bad right now in the bay area. this is the view from "sky drone 5" over calistoga last
night. you can see the hills in the background just nearly obscured by the smoke. so you have to be careful going outside and, of course, there's a smoke advisory for the entire bay area. >> that's right. you can see it. you can smell it. and i just checked. our air quality in the bay area is worse than beijing, china. >> wow. >> you know it's bad when that happens. we are looking at unhealthy air quality for the entire bay area due to the wildfire burning up in butte county "camp fire." northeast winds sending that smoke in our direction. this is the visibility. we are not talking about fog but, of course, the smoke. and we are looking at just two miles for sfo for the visibility out there four miles for petaluma and napa, two miles for santa rosa. so thick smoke this morning. and we are talking about hazy smoky skies and unhealthy air quality and air quality advisory for today a "spare the air" alert. the good news, the winds will not be as strong today. and the winds will begin to shift today.does mean less smok
our air as we head through the day. a red flag warning will expire at 7 a.m. for our bay area hills because the winds will not be as strong throughout the day but with how dry it is, of course we have the high fire danger. futurecast we'll take it through the day and the weekend. we are still watching the winds. i'll let you know when we could see the winds take another shift back out of the -- offshore with the northeast winds that dry and warm air. we'll have details on that coming up in just a bit. the town of paradise in butte county is 170 miles away from san francisco. but it smells as if there is a fire burning right down the street and that's the reason jackie ward is inside this morning reporting on the bad air quality this morning. but even inside the building -- >> i know. >> you can smell it. >> doesn't it remind you of the wine country wildfires last year? that's the second -- the thing wereanit just sre as ndi beca the street. but we are safe here in the
bay area this morning. this kind of air, though, affects our most vulnerable populations. so that includes the elderly, anyone with respiratory illness and children. this is what it looked like across the bay area last night as the sun was setting. it looks like we need to clean a lot of camera lenses off but that's just how bad the smoke was. it is so thick that some people are wearing breathing masks. the bad air quality triggered a winter "spare the air" alert that will be in place throughout the day. >> i looked out my window and i saw the smoke sort of filter in. and it looks bad. >> probably the worst i have seen this year. it just came in so quickly. >> this alert means that burning wood inside or outside is illegal. you are also not allowed to use your pellet stove. as always, carpool or take public transportation to help cut down on air pollution. in addition to the closures across butte county we have one school closure to announce
this morning in sonoma county because of this smoke. santa rosa junior college in santa rosa will be closed anma live news desk watching some incredible pictures coming out of southern california. an emergency 75,000 homes have been evacuated so we are looking at 150,000 people at least. live pictures right now as this fire -- the woolsey fire, which has burned almost 10,000 acres -- has crossed 101. so at this point, it is going from where it has been burning in l.a. and ventura counties crossed 101 to the southern side so now threatening parts of calabasas and malibu. there have been frantic evacuations going on in the middle of the night, and now that the chp is in the process of closing the 101 down there, those evacuations are going to be even more challenging. they have shut it down northbound. they are going to shut it down southbound and try to get the
people who are now on the freeway off the freeway and that's going to be a really tricky operation. i want to say as a side note, this is in thousand oaks, the same community that dealt with the shooting yesterday. so utter devastation there. dozens of homes have burned. we don't even have a mbat no injuries reported. but it certainly wouldn't be surprising if that ended upcoming out. we'll continue to follow this information out of l.a. and ventura counties. another fast-moving wildfire is also forcing thousands out of their homes in avalanche county this morning. the -- in ventura county this morning. the hill fire started near camarillo. it burned more than 10,000 acres so far. the smoke so bad in some areas that crews are forced to close several major roads yesterday including highway 101 in both directions. let's check traffic with gianna. >> yes. it is a friday. a lot of folks want to enjoy the weekend and go out of town so check road conditions before you do that because of
the fires burning to the north and south of us. there are closures on 101, 99 and 70. of course, 101 in the southbound as anne just mentioned -- in the south area -- in the ventura county area, 99 because of the butte county "camp fire" area so keep that in mind this morning. all right. it is a "spare the air" day due to the poor air quality because of the fires and the smoke in the air so they are encouraging you to use mass transit. everything is on time. we have reports of a crash south 101 at grand avenue. three lanes shut down. we are seeing delays build very quickly behind it. speeds down to about 9 miles per hour. two big rigs involved in this accident. so that could be out there for quite some time. use 280 as an alternate in the meantime. over in the south bay, a different perspective of 101 if you are commuting out of gilroy into morgan hill. we are business as usual. nine minutes from tennant to cochran. and a quick look at traffic on
84 right before 680. got a crash on the shoulder. michelle. the motive is still unclear in the deadly shooting that took the lives of 12 victims at a ventura county bar. suspected gunman ian david long apparently killed himself as police converged on the night club in thousand oaks. his neighbors say he sometimes had loud arguments at home with his mother. long was a marine veteran. among the people killed was ventura county sheriff sergeant ron helus who was shot as he entered the bar. one of the victims was from the bay area. alaina housley was a freshman at pepperdine university and a graduate of vintage high school in napa. a vigil was held for her last night. >> i feel so sorry for the loss of the housley family. they are such great people. >> housley was a niece of
former fox news correspondent adam housley and his wife actress tamara mowry-housley. in fremont, the big country nightclub the saddle rack is honoring the thousand oaks shooting victims. a moment of silence was held last night during a concert by the band, diablo road. many saddle rack employees were shaken bay the thousand oaks shooting but -- shaken by the thousand oaks shooting but are confident in the club's security measures. >> i was just getting to the point where i can go somewhere and, okay, i'm okay, i'm not going to be looking around looking at exits, looking for people. now this happens again. and it's just -- it brings all that. >> the saddlerack says it will have other tributes to the shooting vic tens all weekend. and we just got an update on the situatioorauthities say active shooter. it was a malfunctioning water heater.
couny's fense chiefs are set to meet today. the security talks are an effort to ease tensions between the two world powers. secretary of state mike pompeo and defense secretary james mattis will meet with their counterparts at the state department. it may seem like holiday parties aren't what they used to be. diane king hall of "cbsmoneywatch" has that and more business news from the new york stock exchange. >> reporter: good morning. let's start with the latest fed news. they left the benchmark lending rate where it stands although the federal reserve said another rate hike will probably come in december. in a statement released after its two-day policy meeting the central bank nou.s.citing its strengthening labor market strong job gains and declining unemployment. companies are cutting back on holiday parties in 2018. in fact, employers are planning the fewest since the great recession.
nearly 5% of companies surveyed -- nearly 35% of companies surveyed said they won't hold a party this year. another reason is the aftermath of the "#metoo" movement with companies addressing fallout from inappropriate workplace behavior. >> we hear that the toy hall of fame announced its2018 inductees. which toys made the cut? >> you will know these. magic 8 ball, the card game uno, and pinball are receiving the honor and recognition of their staying power and influence. they beat out final i see that made the short list like american girl dolls and tic- tac-toe. they will on display in the hall of fame in rochester. >> i remember the magic 8 ball, as well. i always asked the questions and believe it. ha ha! >> yes. uno is my favorite from the list of those it this year. >> very good. all right, diane king hall of cbsmarketwatch.com, thank you. >> uno is big in same here. i just started playing with my daughter. uno! time now 5:40.
>> they are slimy and a problem for one east bay street. coming up, the effort to make sure these creatures don't get squished trying to cross the road. >> and another live look outside some of the traffic in dublin right now. it's 5:41. we're coming right back after this. welcome to emirates mr. jones. just sit back, relax and let us entertain you... ...with over 3,500 channels of entertainment, including the latest movies and box sets from around the world. ( ♪ ) we even have live sports and news channels. ( ♪ ) and your free wi-fi will start shortly. enjoy your flight mr. jones. world's best inflight entertainment. fly emirates. fly better.
world's best inflight entertainment. burning in ventura county. 75-thousand homes have been we are going to check in again and take a live look at the woolsey fire burning in ventura county in southern california. 75,000 homes have been evacuated so far as the wind- driven blaze grows. so far more than 8,000 acres have burned and 30 homes have been damaged or destroyed already. and about 80 miles north of sacramento, the "camp fire" has exploded overnight in butte unth 20,000 acres have burned there since yesterday. and about 40,000 residents have evacuated. strong winds are also carrying smoke from this fire to the bay area triggering a "spare the air" day alert.
the fda is expected to impose curbs on ecigarette sales and announce a ban on most flavored ecigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations in the u.s. an age verification rule is also expected to be imposed for online sales. numbers show ecigarette use is up by 77% in high schools and 50% in middle schools. coca-cola is trying to get into the energy drink game but monster beverage which is partially owned by coke says it violates an agreement that coke won't develop competing energy drinks. the deal does allow it to market energy drinks under its own brand. the two companies are now in arbitration to resolve the dispute. it's an unusual construction project. crews are shutting one east bay street to make sure some slimy creatures don't get run over. they are making way for newts. right now it's the newts' mating season and every year when it's rainy season the creatures cross the road to get to their mating ponds.
but one professor says the newts are safe to touch, just don't eat them. >> you can pick them up. it's fine. just don't put them in your mouth. you can handle them without any danger but you can't eat them just like predators can't eat them or most predators can't eat them because they have this extreme toxin. >> okay. but look at them. would u want them? i don't know. ha ha! east bay regional park says mating season is going very well for the newts. so they are staying safe and -- i'd like to say they are cute little creatures but they're not. >> slimy. >> adorable. >> not disgusting. you know. >> i've seen worse. >> true. ha ha! all right. what about the roads? are you seeing worse on the roads? >> it's "friday light" in some spots but there are a couple of things going on out there. so 101 is a problem this morning. we have a multi-car crash south 101 at grand avenue is involving two big rigs and several other vehicles. three lanes are blocked. here on man to 4 tomis
per hour. so definitely slow as you head through there. use 280. that's your best bet to avoid these delays. we are keeping an eye on a camera that just -- just north of this crash to see how far the backup is and right now this is 101 near candlestick and you can see traffic is still moving but definitely it's going to be busier as the morning commute progresses. elsewhere south 880 at paseo grande we are seeing some significant delays here because of a broken-down vehicle at "a" street. so looks like it may have cleared because traffic is moving better slow from 238 to highway 84. live look at conditions on highway 24. traffic is actually not doing too bad this morning. this is not too far from lafayette near pleasant hill. off-ramp there, you can see both directions moving nicely. so if you are working your way towards the bay bridge this morning, by highway 24 towards 580 you shouldn't have any trouble. in fact, the bay bridge right now is looking good as far as delays go. getting a little slow out of the maze but still moving as you work your way out of
oakland into san francisco. all right. thanks so much, gianna. let's show you here a live look at our "salesforce tower" camera. if you are coughing, wheezing, we're right there with ya because we have an unhealthy air quality for the bay area. we are looking at thick smoke because of the "camp fire." the strong northeast winds yesterday sending all of that smoke into the bay area. our air quality is worse than china. that's how bad it is. a live look with our "salesforce tower" camera. you can see the hazy conditions out there. temperatures are in the 40s, 50s even in the 30s this morning. so big temperature spread here from concord to oakland. 31 in santa rosa, oakland 62. let's show what you to expect. we are looking at hazy smoky skies unhealthy air quality.
and air quality advisory in effect, a "spare the air" day, as well. hazy sunshine is warm temperatures above average for this time of year about 5 degrees above average for this time. so there is the "camp fire." it's east of chico. it's northeast of us. and with those strong northeast winds, carrying all of that smoke and bringing that smoke about 200 miles away from us, but we are still getting some thick smoke in the air which is why the air quality forecast is looking very unhealthy air quality for the north bay unhealthy quality for all of us across the bay area. red flag warning expires at 7 a.m. the winds mr. ease here. but with low relative humidity values and everything so dry it could still be a high fire danger for us. calm to light conditions with our winds and we are going to see the winds take a shift out of -- from the northeast and out of the west so that will be good for us as we won't
have as thick of smoke as we go through the day today. strong pressure difference here with the ridge of high pressure to our west. that low pressure system to our east. with those weather systems so close to us, we had those strong winds yesterday. this low pressure system is going to push off to the east farther away and because of that, the winds won't be quite as strong. so show you futurecast wind gusts. there we go. and the winds easing significantly as we head through the day. the winds are going to pick up though with offshore flow for saturday night into sunday. so we are not done yet with the gusty conditions. so watching that closely as we head through the end of the weekend. futurecast over the next 10 days, we could see it. hopefully there, some rain showing up in our longer range weather models down across the bay area by next weekend. fingers crossed. we'll see if that happens. it's been a long time for us. we need rain.
daytime highs today running about five degrees above average for this time of the year. 71 for you in mountain view. 73 in san jose. looking at 71 in brentwood. daytime highs in santa rosa at 73. 74 for novato. and 74 as well for ukiah. so plenty of sunshine as we head through the weekend and into next week, as well. new video this morning check it out. firefighters in washington made a very special rescue. they saved this 14-year-old dog after falling down a 30- foot cliff. cowboy is deaf and nearly blind. firefighters responded to the call and set up a rope and pulley system to rescue the dog. cowboys owner says it took a while for him to bounce back from this. but now he is up and walking again. that's cool. firefighters are amazing. 5:50.
>> she is taking the art world by storm. coming up a dose of morning motivation as this woman proves nothing can stop you from expressing yourself. >> and here's a live look outside at the richmond/san rafael bridge. we'll be right back. janice, progressive can help you save over $650 on car insurance.
-what? -[ scoffs ] never mind. [ camera shutters click ] california is taking the art world by good morning. we have an air quality advisory and it's a "spare the air" day. warm temperatures today looking for 71 in mountain view, 73 san jose. 71 fremont. inland, 71 brentwood, antioch. east bay looking at pleasant hill at 72. 71 in vallejo. 60s and 70s throughout the area today. if you typically take 101 out of san francisco, you're going to want touse accident multi-vehicle accident two big rigs involved in this crash south 101 grand avenue into south city.
three lanes are shut down. delays are building behind it. right now we are seeing 22 minutes for your drive time to go from 280 to 380. we are keeping an eye on the cameras around there. it's getting slow and metering lights are on at the bay bridge. an elderly woman in southern california is taking the art world by storm. and despite her disabilities she has learned to express herself through art. 80-year-old helen ray was born deaf and with a developmental disability that left her unable to speak. the self taught artist didn't discover her passion for art until her early 50s and since then created hundreds of pieces many reflecting her love of fashion. >> i really do think that that might be her in those pieces. this is her voice. it's really powerful. >> helen's work kicked off a global career and her art has been displayed in scotland, belgium and japan so far.
>> yeah. she is amazing. she is an amazing artist. these is really good work. what's amazing -- >> very colorful. >> she didn't know this was inside her until her 50s. 5:56. from southern california, thousands of people have been forced to evacuate after a pair of fires exploded in size overnight. we'll have an update straight ahead. that "camp fire" is ranging. the smoke is so bad it's affecting all of us here in the bay area.
california bar. good morning, it is friday, november 9th. i'm michelle griego. >> and i'm kenny choi. we are continuing to follow the latest developments in butte county where tens of thousands of people have already been forced out of their homes as the "camp fire" rages out of control. we won't know the full extent for some time but we know that thousands of structures have been destroyed and there are multiple deaths there. the fire has scorched about 20,000 acres so far since it broke out yesterday morning. and as a result, air quality is going to be a big problem in the bay area today. >> you can smell it in the air. >> yes. >> you would think it's just right down the street and it's not. that's what everyone is saying. just so bad and so thick with that smoke. actually, just checking the air quality for us compared to beijing, china, and we worse than beijing, china. to show you how bad it is. the air quality unhealthy for the bay area here. we are looking at smoky hazy conditions. the air quality advisory is
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