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aa live from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix5 news. fierce wind expected to rip through the bay area tonight, the extreme fire danger prompting power shutoffs in some areas, how long we could be in the dark. >> it's not just the wind. it's also the low humidity. we're tracking dangerous fire weather conditions with team coverage coming up. bay area residents not taking any chances, the rush on to stock up on essentials. >> we have a food box, our earthquake preparedness kit with the radio, you know, all that kind of stuff that you need. >> thank you for joining us. i'm juliette goodrich. >> i'm brian hackney. we're hours away from the worst wind event and highest
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wildfire risk of the year. the wind is already picking up at this hour and gusts could reach 70 miles an hour in the highest elevations. >> pg&e is closely monitoring power lines and any trees that could knock them out. the entire bay area except san francisco could be in the dark by the end of tonight. the first round of shutoffs are underway in parts of napa and sonoma counties. in less than an hour residents in marin could lose power and the shutoffs are expected to sweep across a large portion of the east bay and the peninsula. >> the threat of powerful gusts once the sun goes down. >> yeah. the wind is already picking up and our red flag warning is already in effect. i guess we'll go to darren first. >> paul, i know you'll focus heavily on the red flag
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warning. in fact, i could do that first. the red flag warning has been extended. it start tonight and it will take us through the remainder of this evening and into tuesday. read the details on the bottom left-hand corner. extreme fire weather bay areawide starting now and it will take us well through tuesday. that's concern number one. you can see how the winds will play out, particularly across the north bay mountains. that's going to be the primary concern along with the east bay hills and they're going to go in a slightly separate order and paul has a little more information on how the east bay hills will experience this. >> right. we'll look at the wind gusts forecast. we start with current wind gusts which are starting to be noticeable in the east bay with those gusts up to around 20 miles an hour. heading through the rest of this evening into tonight, those winds will pick up even more. we're zooming in for a closer look at the berkeley hills into
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oakland and montclair and around 7:45 winds will gust even stronger. heading farther into the evening the winds will pick up. when you're starting to see shading on map, that indicates gusts over 40 miles an hour, so 47 in the berkeley hills. approaching 50 miles an hour and other spots the winds get stronger. we'll run down the futurecast wind speeds for the entire bay area and how low the humidity will be come up in a few minutes. >> thank you. thousands of people are preparing to be in the dark tonight. pg&e has started cutting power with more outages planned and kpix5's betty yu is live outside a community resource center in half moon bay. betty? >> reporter: here in san mateo county we're talking about 3,600 customers affected by this and pg&e has set up a community resource center here at the half moon bay library. so residents can get water and power. >> it's helpful because you can put a lot of stuff in here and you can put the seats down and
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sleep in there. >> reporter: downtown half moon bay resident elizabeth cross is ready to go should she need to evacuate, though the public safety power shutoff is not expected to happen in the more urbanized parts of half moon bay. >> we have everything set up in the garage. we have a food box, our earthquake preparedness kit with the radio, all that kind of stuff you need, our paperwork. all we have to do is grab our computers and passports. >> reporter: today's high winds, extremely low humidity mixed with dry vegetation and severe drought are making for dangerous conditions similar to those during the kincade fire last year and 2017 wine country fires. >> we are definitely hoping resident are not complacent. unfortunately we have just had a record setting year, but this weather event is going to bring wind we have not seen this year. >> reporter: calfire has ramped up its resources and added extra firefighters round
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the clock, but it's urging the public to do its part. >> when you hear about these wind, you want to be more cautious about definitely not barbecuing or using any kind of flame. we wouldn't really anyway, but last night i did hear fireworks go off and that was troubling that people weren't adhering to the warning. >> reporter: the peak period of concern starts from 6 p.m. tonight through early monday morning. some shoppers stopped by ace hardware this afternoon for last minute necessities. >> i'm a pretty bare essentials kind of guy. i just grabbed my clothes and maybe some water. i work on a ranch actually and we have generator backup over there. so we always have power up there, which is lucky. i can always go sleep up there if i want to. >> betty, do we know when pg&e may expect to restore power in san mateo county? >> reporter: juliette, for this area they're expected to lose power around 10 p.m. tonight and pg&e expects to restore them by noon on tuesday. they said their goal is always
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to restore customers within 12 daylight hours after that severe weather passes. >> the warnings are out there. thank you. some people in the east bay are also preparing for the worst tonight. within the past hour we learned contra costa county fire officials say that residents may want to think about relocating ahead of the wind event tonight. the city of berkeley is asking residents to be on alert and those who live in the hills to get out before it's too late. pg&e included berkeley in its power safety shutoff for the first time this year. >> i believe right now our communities are really injected with a lot of fear and my husband and i have decided that we're not going to go along with that. we are going to hope for the best. hopefully the winds are not going to be as strong as expected. >> 11 oakland schools could be affected by the power shutoffs. if students can't get online, they are asked to do their work independently and report to
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their teachers the first chance they get. the okayhand unified school district is giving this advice to families. everyone is asked to charge their computers, wi-fi, hotspots and cell phones ahead of time so they can do work during the psps. meanwhile the oakland zoo is warning of a potential zoo closure tomorrow and tuesday. the zoo plans to post an update on it's website at 7 a.m. tomorrow. if the zoo closes, those with reservations on those dates can use their tickets later this week or reschedule. we have a survival guide to help you prepare for the power shutoffs on our website, also for updates on the changing weather conditions, outages and fire danger, download our kpix5 app. it gives you easy 24/7 access to cbsn bay area and kpix new casts. stay with kpix5 throughout the evening. we are expecting a live update from pg&e coming up on kpix5
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news at 6:00. in developing news a gruesome discovery in san francisco after police found a body that had been set on fire. police responded to reports of a fire 4:30 a.m. south of the market area and when they arrived, they came across a badly burned body. police aren't talking about the investigation. people who do live in the area described the neighborhood as close-knit but say it has had problems with crime and homelessness. >> it actually kind of really blows my mind actually that it happened right a couple of feet from where i sleep at, you know. it's really sad. it's a poverty stricken area for the most part, but at the same time it's a lot of good that goes on around here, too, you know. >> until recently the street where the body was found was home to a sprawling homeless camp. san leandro police are investigating an officer- involved shooting. it happened while two officers were undercover searching for another suspect in an unrelated
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case near 137th and bancroft late last night. that is when a car pulled up behind the officers and the driver reportedly pointed a gun in their direction. officers fired and shot the suspect several times. a few hours before this happened officers were searching for another suspect and found this gun inside his car. it's unclear if police were able to track him down. as for the suspect involved in the shooting, we are told he is in critical condition. still ahead why lawmakers are preparing to pull an all nighter ahead of a crucial vote tomorrow. i didn't choose this job because it was easy.
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but i can't say i expected this. to fight these fires, we need funding - plain and simple. for this crisis, and for the next one. prop 15 closes tax loopholes so rich corporations pay their fair share of taxes. so firefighters like me, have what we need to do the job, and to do it right. the big corporations want to keep their tax loopholes. it's what they do. well, i do what i do. if you'ld like to help, join me and vote yes on prop 15.
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campaign 2020 now, a major voting milestone nine days before election day. >> more ballots have been cast so far than the entire number of early votes in the 2016 election. meantime the coronavirus has reached into the heart of
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the white house again. mike pence's chief of staff and several aides have tested positive. the white house says pence tested negative today before rallying in north carolina. the white house chief of staff defended pence's public campaign ing today. he sparked new controversy with this exchange slammed by vice presidential kamala harris. >> we're not going to control the pandemic. we are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation. >> why aren't we going to get control of the pandemic? >> because it is a contagious virus just like the flu. >> they are admitting defeat. they're suggesting to the american people that this is like the flu when we have known from the beginning and they knew since january that it's five times more deadly than the flu. >> the white house says none of the staff traveling with president trump today had been in close contact with anyone positive in pence's office. kpix5 is bringing you the tools you need to vote smart this
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election, on air, on our new kpix5 news app and also streaming on cbsn bay area at taking a live look at capitol hill where senators are preparing to pull an all nighter to debate judge amy coney barrett's supreme court nomination paving the way for a final vote on her confirmation tomorrow. democrats are blasting trump and gop for pushing to replace the supreme court seat so close to the election. the u.s. will soon have its first african-american roman catholic cardinal. today pope francis named archbishop wilton gregory who serves in washington, d.c. and a dozen others for elevation. gregory will become a cardinal during a ceremony at the vatican next month. the church says cardinals help elect a new pope when one
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retires or dies. the pope fire is being kept from spreading. the wildfire is held at 61 acres. containment is at 80% and there is still no word on a cause of the fire, but fire is the last thing you want to hear tonight. here's paul and darren with the latest on what is going to be an unusually windy night, guys. yeah. it's going to be a dangerous situation the next couple days. darren will talk about the big picture in a second, but i want to get into the details for the next couple days beginning with our red flag warning in effect for the entire bay area through 11:00 tomorrow morning. so everywhere, not just hills and inland valleys, but along the coast also included in the red flag warning. currently fire weather conditions on the map show a few spots in red flag conditions, but the yellow dots indicate spots that are close and there's about four dozen of those already. we're seeing 40 plus mile an
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hour wind gusts on mt. st. helena and the humidity is incredibly low and will drop further overnight, down to 5 to 10% for most inland parts of bay area by early tomorrow morning. it goes down more heading through the day tomorrow. this is super dry air, 4 or 5% relative humidity levels. combine that with the crispy dry fire fuels. that's why we're so concerned about this. even once the humidity starts to creep up a little tuesday, it's still going to be hovering right around 10%. so the red flag warning for inland parts of bay area continues through 5:00 tuesday. in terms of the winds we're expecting wind gusts in the 40, 50, 60-mile an hour range into early tomorrow morning. that's going to be the windiest time period, the most dangerous time period for rapid fire spread if anything gets started. anything in purple indicates 40 plus mile an hour wind gusts. look how much purple is on the map early tomorrow morning. those winds will still be gusty throughout the day tomorrow. they begin to relax somewhat. you see the wind arrows slowing
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down a little bit. there will be pockets of gusty winds through tuesday morning and then the wind begins to change direction. it won't be as strong. we head into tuesday afternoon. that's hopefully when we can start to relax a little bit. darren has a big picture look at why all this is happening in first place. >> yeah, paul, i want to give us the perspective why this event is on the extreme end of the scale for wind and why it looks similar to an event in september when two large fires started in the sierra, the creek fire and north complex fire. first look at the satellite. look at this deep trough out here that digs into a huge ridge over the pacific. if something is going to dig down that far to the extreme over here, it's got to balance itself out on the other side. so you've got a big ridge here which means it's got to come back down again. it's coming back down to our east. look at all that energy flowing into the colorado rockies. it's snowing there now.
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over the next 36 hours 2 feet of snow will fall on the peaks of the colorado rockies, good news for them because their fire season has been going, but this happened in september. you probably forgot about this or maybe you remember. it snowed just outside denver in september. it was kind of national news, but in that same scenario back in september that gave us two large fires in the sierra nevada because if you get such an extreme surge of cold air over here, that starts pushing the air towards california and we get our strong offshore wind events. this is going to hit the sierra a lot harder than it will hit our local mountains and this scenario looks very similar to the situation that sparked the creek fire and north complex fire. so we're definitely focused on our local mountains, but with air quality concerns and california in general let's not forget the sierra is also a major concern from this over the next 36 hours. back here at home morning lows go back to the low 50s for overnight lows. we'll see daytime highs climb
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back up to the mid-70s. you'll barely notice the temperatures. this is all about wind event that starts tonight and takes us through tomorrow. there's your seven-day forecast. the temperatures go up a few degrees and come down a few degrees, no significant changes. if we can get through tuesday night without any significant fire starts, we'll go on to an absolutely lovely week, but there's a lot of unknowns between now and then. we'll too do our best to keep you updated and track this. darren, i guess you could say vegas crapped out and tom brady won the jackpot today. and you think patriots regret trading jimmy to the 49ers? who's supporting prop 15? joe biden. biden says, "every kid deserves a quality education and every family deserves to live in a safe, healthy community. that's why i support prop. 15." vote yes. schools and communities first is responsible for the contents of this ad.
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who'sgovernor gavin newsom. the governor says prop 15 is, "fair, phased-in, and long overdue reform", that "will exempt small businesses and residential property owners." join governor newsom. vote yes on 15. dennis is here now with jimmy g.'s big return today. >> much was made of jimmy's return to new england if bill belichick made a mistake
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trading jimmy to the 49ers. he saw that mistake up close and personal today big time. jimmy g. back to the old stomping grounds, 2nd round pick in 2014 by new england, bill belichick 7-1 all time against former quarterbacks. first draw of the game jeff wilson pay dirt. new england has allowed at home in four years the first touchdown on the opening drive. rough couple weeks for cam newton, throws a right to fred warner, three interceptions for newton in the field. 16-3 after the missed point, didn't matter, though, because this was a blowout. nobody laid a finger on jeff wilson, 16-yard touchdown run. 49ers up 20 points at that point. 49ers pick their spot to throw the ball downfield, a wide open brendon aiyuk, seemed like a
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good time, 35-yard pass play. the 49ers' bread and butter, a ground and pound, wilson pay dirt again, but he hurt his ankle in the process, carted off. it's a high ankle sprain, once again for the 49er running back. patriots fans aren't used to this sort of ineptitude. newton's throw, edelman is high, picked off by jamar taylor. he had two interceptions in the game. newton was held to 98 yards passing. eventually he was benched. 49ers win 33-6, second largest margin of defeat in the belichick era. >> we're in a good spot right now playing well all three phases. we're playing together and i think it's just a mindset that we have as a group. you could feel it, felt it in the locker room from the guys, fell
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felt it all week. >> because of covid issues the raiders game again the bucs was moved to the afternoon slot. they're not quite ready for prime time. kolton miller, one of four linemen sent home all week because of exposure to trent brown. derek carr was glad to have him, finds nelson agholor for a touchdown, his third straight game, 7-0 raiders. tom brady's first game against a gruden led raid team since the tuck roll. gruden a little more, rob gronkowski 14-10 tampa and before the half brady airs it out to scotty miller. lawson a step behind and miller made him pay, their 3-yard score, 21-10 bucs. now 21-10. now it's a seven-point game, waller with touchdowns in back to back games. raiders within four in the fourth quarter, but brady rolls out, all the time in the world,
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chris godwin, touchdown. 31-20 tampa, only thing that carr couldn't do was throw that back breaking pick and he does, the pass deflected off agholor into the hands of winfield and led to another buccaneer touchdown, 45-20. brady throws four touchdowns. >> even until the very end, you know, they played their hearts out and we got to play better in all phases, but it was a tough week certainly. it will make us better inrun. hopefully it motivates a lot of people out there that you can accomplish great things in adversity. todd gurley and the falcons trailing detroit. falcons led 22-16 after a two- point conversion. so the lions still had a
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chance. last play, matthew stafford to t.j. hocki nson to tie the game and detroit called for a 15-yard celebration penalty. it's up for matt prater and it's good. 23-22, what a finish. atlanta cannot catch a break. they are 1-6 this year. guys, every team in the nfc west has a winning record. so the 49ers are 3-3, still in last place, but after wins over the rams and the patriots today they look like a contending football team once again. >> that's right. thanks i didn't choose this job because it was easy.
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but i can't say i expected this. to fight these fires, we need funding - plain and simple. for this crisis, and for the next one. prop 15 closes tax loopholes so rich corporations pay their fair share of taxes. so firefighters like me, have what we need to do the job, and to do it right. the big corporations want to keep their tax loopholes. it's what they do. well, i do what i do. if you'ld like to help, join me and vote yes on prop 15.
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we are days away from halloween and one bay area theme park is ready to help you celebrate in a scary but safe way. >> it's six flags new experience dubbed boo 2020. it reopened at vallejo park. the event is a monster match-up that combines the marine world experience with themed activities for the whole family. masks are required. friendly ghouls at the park will remain at least six feet away, but ride are staying closed during the pandemic. boo 2020 will run through next weekend and really, how close do you want to get to a ghoul
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anyway? that's why jules is up at the penthouse of the cbsn broadcast center and not in captioning sponsored by cbs >> yuccas: tonight covid clash as the campaign clock runs down. >> that's all i hear about now. covid, covid, he can vid. >> we're not learning how to live with it, are you asking us to learn how to die with it, and it's wrong. >> yuccas: the white house today changing its tune on a virus victory. >> we're not going to control the pandemic. >> they are admitting defeat. >> yuccas: as the outbreak spreads inside the administration again. new cbs news polling on the state of the race. also tonight despite the surging virus early voters out in force at home and abroad. >> that we are worried about things like whether our vote will count. >> yuccas: dangerous forecast, california faces an extreme weather threat as snow-dampens coldfires play flames in


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