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right now we have power shot off across the bay area. we will get you caught up with complete team coverage this morning. let's start with meteorologist mary lee for the latest outside . mary. michelle and len , we are tracking gusty offshore winds this morning . we have seen wind gusts in the highest mountain peaks at 82 near 90 mile-per-hour wind gusts this morning. current wind speeds are sustained at 31 miles per hour in fairfield. 22 in santa rosa and 20 for concord. 21 mile-per-hour sustained at sfo. we are looking at 39 mile-per-hour wind gusts in santa rosa. 30 miles per hour in napa and 26 for a word this morning. we are talking about a red flag warning for the entire bay area
until 11:00 a.m. today. because of the strong winds and low humidity values down to the single digits and teens. we are talking dangerous fire conditions. we will see the winds ease in the lower elevations later today but the mountains and hills will look at the red flag warning until 5:00 p.m. tuesday for the east bay hills and diablo range. and until 11:00 for the entire range because of gusty wind along with downed trees and power lines with the strong wind . we are watching that through the rest of the morning. i will show you futurecast through the next couple of days coming up in a few minutes. now, let's check in with gianna for a windy start to the day. it is impacting your drive today with slower than usual conditions in the altamonte pass. there is a wind advisory for the altamonte and the bay area
bridges. this out of tracy toward 580 westbound. on 205 and extending beyond north flint at this point. be careful if you are traveling in a high profile vehicle. there could be trees falling because of the gusty winds and you may see debris in the roadway as well. keep your eyes peeled for that. the wind advisory also for highway third teen. be careful if you are taking 13 this morning. new this morning. of fire sparking outside of the geyserville area near the russian river. the fire can be seen here on mount jackson. calfire responded to the flames. at last check, the fire is contained after burning a few acres. in santa rosa, and a legal gas fire burned just before
2:00 this morning before the fire department got a jump on it. they tweeted out this video earlier from summer road and sonoma avenue. and new activity in napa county where there are flareups from the class fire. a full response team is trying to get access. calfire deemed the class fire contained last week. right now the areas on this map marked with a purple triangle are in the dark. pg&e started shutting off power yesterday afternoon and they will keep it dark until the fire danger passes. emily is live and sonoma. that will open at 8:00 this morning. they have the signs out and it is windy up here and the roads are a mess. the communities here that have been dealing with fire for the past few months are in the dark again and it goes all the way
to the marin county coast. one survivor tells us he is ready for the worst. his house in fountaingrove was destroyed in the 2017 fire. he has since relocated to the oakmont area of santa rosa which got hit by the glass fire last month. his house is now in the dark. >> well, i will evacuate with my dog and find a hotel. >> we have our cars packed once again. i don't know exactly where we will go this time. >> reporter: we have learned now that santa rosa has extra fire crews and their emergency operations center has been open all night. they have basically been prepared for this weather. it is really windy out here if you can't tell from the way my hair is blowing. there are tree branches down everywhere. even if there is not fire danger, remember it is dark and there is debris in the road. if
you are driving in north bay this morning, be careful. i am len kiese to , kpix 5. it's not just the north bay . the east bay hills are dealing with darkness this morning. and we have anne makovec joining us . >> the wind picks up out of nowhere. caltrans just turned the stoplights back on. that is good night news for the people on their morning commute . about 34,000 people in the east bay between contra costa county and alameda county are without power right now. this is certainly disruptive, to say the least, for those people. whether they are working from home or doing distance learning
for school. last night the lights went out as pg&e turned off the power around here at 8:30. shoppers and diners fled the montclare villages. some worry that if the fire does break out , how will they get evacuation orders and other important information of cell phone reception is spotty? >> i don't have phone or internet connection through comcast because their power supply relies on pg&e. >> reporter: pg&e says the shot off will prevent their equipment from causing any fires and that is the purpose of this. a lot of local fire departments are increasing their staff during this. some firefighters have been patrolling the hills overnight. contra costa fire district warned people in the areas to pre-evacuate if they can stay with family and friends. the city of berkeley sent out at the same advisory on friday.
luckily, no fire issues to speak of right now here in the east bay, but we will keep an eye on it. i am anne makovec, kpix 5. the strong winds taking a toll in san leandro. take a look at this where the branches snapped off the trees and massive limbs fell to the streets below. the crews have their hands full chopping up the downed trees and branches. no word of property damage just yet. a grass fire along 500 80 at eaton canyon road where firefighters are working to knock down the flames. the cause is unclear and there is no damage. the fire crews are staying busy. 3600 pg&e customers are impacted by the power shut off. there is a community resource center at the half moon bay
library for people who need power and water. students are worried about having power for distance learning but they are figuring out ways to get their assignments done. >> there is my artist simon i can do on paper and i am making sure that we have the solar chargers. just to make sure that things are already charged . >> reporter: pg&e expects to have power restored by noon tomorrow in san mateo county. oakland schools could be impacted by the power shut off this morning. if students cannot get online, they are asked to do their work independently and to report into teachers the first chance they get. you heard the young lady say it as well to charge your computers and cell phones and hot spots ahead of time. the red cross advises to keep flashlight handy instead of candles. if you use generators or outdoor stoves and grills, do so away from
windows because of the exhaust and fumes. have three gallons of water per person plus ready to go nonperishable food. for breaking updates on the fire danger and power shut offs, download our kpix 5 app. you can also watch from your phone if your power is shut off . san francisco detectives trying to crack the case of a badly burned body. they want to know why the victim was set on fire and by whom. the body was found early sunday morning and so far it is not clear if the person died from another cause or if the fire killed them. residents in the area say that the neighborhood has problems with crime and homelessness. until recently there was a homeless camp on the street where the body was found. >> it is said. >> it blows my mind that it happened a couple of feet from where i sleep at, you know? >> residents are discouraged
from returning and large planters are placed on the sidewalk where tents and tarps warrants were. it is 5:09. strike teams at the ready and solano county's teams brace for the dangerous conditions unfolding across california this morning. i'm tracking strong whens across the bay area with extreme fire danger. this is the most powerful offshore event we have seen so far this season. we will take a look at what happens today and tomorrow coming up. and we will look at traffic conditions along the altamont pass along with advisories for bay area bridges. this is a look from the treasure
santa rosa. we are looking at wind gusts as high as 43 miles per hour. wind is picking up in fairfield . 39 in napa and 26 mile-per- hour wind gusts in hayward. i will take you through today and tomorrow and when we will see the winds finally easing coming up. some of the strongest and most dangerous whens are expected to hit solano county. residents are staying optimistic . >> i doubt it might happen, but if it does, you've got to be prepared and watch how the winds are blowing and what trees are moving around. >> reporter: the governor's office of emergency services has been activated. these conditions could be the most dangerous we have seen since 2017. there are fire crews and trucks ready to respond.
we have a survival guide to help you deal with the power shut offs in the latest updates. just go to kpix.com . good news this morning, the pope fire in napa county is 100% contained. it is near the community of st. helena and the cause remains under investigation. it is 5:15. let's get to mary with more on the weather conditions as people began to wake up. you may be hearing the howling winds. strong wind across the bay area. not just the higher elevations, but the lower elevations. we are tracking gusty conditions. we have been watching this camera bump around in the wind it this morning. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s to low 60s with clear skies. 20 mile-per- hour sustained when in concord. 30 wanted sfo and 22 at santa
rosa. those are sustained whens. we are tracking gusty conditions in the higher elevations where the guster up to 90 miles per hour in the mountain peaks overnight and this morning. this is the most powerful wind event so far this wildfire season. peak winds up to 90 miles per hour on the mountain peaks. the strongest overnight and into this morning. we have record drive that you tatian and that is why this is a big concern for us through today and into tomorrow. a red flag warning for the entire region until 11:00 a.m. due to strong offshore winds with low humidity values down into the single digits and the teens. the winds will ease through the day for the lower
elevations but still gusty conditions on the hills and mountains. the red flag warning in effect until 5:00 p.m. tuesday for the northbay mountain, east bay hills and diablo range. a wind advisory until 11:00 a.m. and we could see downed trees and power lines. watch for that as well. here is the satellite and radar view as we track the northerly two northeasterly whens. the diablo winds out of the north and northeast funnel out of the slopes. the air compresses and we have very dry and dense air that rushes down the mountain slopes . you could have incredibly strong offshore winds which is what we are tracking this morning. hour by hour through the afternoon, the winds will ease for the lower elevations but again strong winds for the hills and mountains into tomorrow before finally easing through the day on tuesday. we are still looking at relative
humidity values down into the single digits and teens as we head through today and tomorrow. we are talking extreme fire danger. today many of us will be in the 70s with that sunshine . here is the extended forecast . we just have to get through the next two days before we will finally see the extreme fire danger lowering as we head through the rest of the week and into the weekend. now let's check in with gianna in the strong winds this morning . >> thank you. you want to be careful on the roadways with the gusty conditions causing issues. i'm getting a report from chp that a tree has fallen in the road at 580 around coolidge. not to far away from where the wind advisory is in effect. the laser locked westbound 580
at coolidge. i'm sure caltrans crews are on the way to clear this one. right now drive times are looking okay, but there is a wind advisory in effect for highway 13 this morning. there is also a an advisory for the altamont pass with gusty conditions as you travel through their. it's an area where we typically see larger vehicles such as big rigs and vehicles with trailers. be careful on the roadways this morning if you are in a high profile vehicle. if you are on the roadway, try not to travel close to one. and off of 205 onto 500 80 and there is a 36 minute drive time between 205 and 680. wind advisories in effect for bay area bridges. it is quiet as far as traffic goes and there are not a lot of cars on the roadway just yet. we will keep a close eye on that
. a wind advisory for the san mateo bridge as well as the dumbarton bridge. 880 so far looking good with wind advisories in effect for the antioch bridge. this morning no mask no fly on delta. passengers who refused to cover their faces have been added to the airline's' no fly list. 460 people have been banned from the plains. delta is committed to doing what it can to stop coronavirus from spreading even though it just posted a quarterly loss of nearly 5 point $4 billion. some schools are starting to reopen and doctors are seen an uptick in the number of children impacted with covid- 19. in the journal of pediatrics, in the first two weeks of october, there were 84,000 new cases reported among kids which is a 13% increase. for more
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welcome back. it is 5:24 and i'm tracking dangerously strong winds across the bay area. it is as high as 80 or 90 miles per hour at mount saint helene. more coming up in the next half hour. going from a dream to a nightmare. >> her mother found drugs in a ziploc bag. her mother try to disinfect her kids' suite trees, she found a baggie with pills. the pills
are oxycodone here the organizer says it must've happened by accident. >> someone is going to hand a handful of medication to one kid . if they wanted to target kids, it would be several incidents. i think it was an accident and it fell out of someone's pocket. >> police are investigating the incident and they are urging parents to check candy bags. that came in handy this time. the time now is 5:25 and in the next half hour of kpix 5 and streaming on cbsn bay area, a confirmation all but certain on capitol hill today and the rare sunday session clearing the way. it is windy, cold and dark in sonoma county. i will tell you the latest on the shut off just ahead. in east bay, we are
live from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news. right now on kpix 5 and streaming on cbsn bay area , we are tracking the latest conditions. and fire fatigue facing homeowners this morning. and the senate set to confirm jade judge amy coney barrett to the supreme court. why the democrats' effort to block the nomination failed. i am michelle griego . i am len kiese and we have complete team coverage of this critical fire weather. let's go to mary lee for the
latest on the conditions. i am watching strong offshore winds this morning. not just for the higher elevations, but the lower elevations where you live. you are likely hearing howling winds. 22 miles per hour in santa rosa and 20 at concord. 31 miles per hour sustained out of the northeast at sfo. we are looking at the wind gusts this morning with 43 miles per hour in fairfield. 39 in santa rosa. gusts in the highest mountain peaks near 90 miles per hour. a red flag warning for the entire bay area from now until 11:00 a.m. later today due to gusty offshore wind. low humidity values down into the single digits and teens. we have extreme fire danger. it will ease for the lower
elevations with strong wind expected in the mountains and foothills without red flag warning and tell 5:00 p.m. on tuesday. at wind advisory for the region until 11:00 a.m. today. we could see downed trees and power lines with the gusty winds. we will talk more about the future wind gusts into today and tomorrow. now let's check with gianna about the windy start to the day . you may see debris in the roadway which is the case at 500 80 westbound at coolidge. i0 with the westbound lanes blocked. highway 13 with a wind advisory in effect and also for the altamont pass which is an area where we are seeing delays out of tracy. westbound 205 onto
580 all the way to flynn. and westbound from 205 and 580 over to 680. i am len kiese to in sonoma county where we are getting blown around and it is also dark . if you are in the dark and you need to charge anything or get water, you can come to the sonoma county library. it is not open yet. getting here this morning, i can tell you it was not easy. the roads are dark and they are a mess. this is from fire crews cutting up a tree in sonoma. one of many trees they say has fallen into the roadway. there are branches all over the road. it is also dark and it is trash was driving in north bay this morning. we have learned
that santa rosa fire has extra firefighters and law enforcement on hand as a result of the red flag warning. the emergency operations center has been activated throughout the night. >> we are prepared for potential downed power lines as well as fires throughout the city. we have significant up staffing with firefighters and law enforcement on hand. the emergency center is on hand and open. >> reporter: one of the signs just blew over here because of the winds. it's important to note that just because we are not in front of a fire line doesn't mean it is not a big deal. when it comes to the red flag warnings, they are successful when nothing happens. so, all in all, this is fantastic news that we are not standing in front of a major blaze because this is what you want to have happen when this goes on. now over to anne in east bay . i am here in orinda where
the wind is not too bad right now. there are periods of time where that gusts flare up. that is the case as i was driving from san francisco this morning. you can feel the wind that shaking your vehicle around. also the fact that people are dealing with a power outage. it is not a fire, but it is certainly an inconvenience. >> reporter: i'm sorry, we had audio issues. pg&e is turning off electricity in the east hills just after 8:30 last night. shoppers and diners who were still out and about headed home to do what they can with
batteries and generators. also to conserve resources for as long as this outage lasts. >> it is kind of scary. >> it sucks. it is hours of ground just scrambling. >> reporter: there are things you don't think of until you have to deal with it. the purpose of all of this, of course, is pg&e wanted to shut off equipment before it has a chance to start a fire in this extreme wind that we have seen in the east bay and in the north bay. one good news here at this intersection just east of 24, they just turned on the stoplight. caltrans was here making sure it was working for people as they head out on their morning commute. i am len kiese seven , kpix 5. there are trees and power
lines dangerously close to this home and this happened just before midnight on birchwood court. and judge amy coney barrett's nomination to the supreme court is on track to be confirmed by the senate where the final vote is expected. the confirmation cleared a crucial huddle with the democratic filibuster on a rare sunday session. a vote mostly along party lines is teed up the vote for tonight. democrats have called on senate republicans to postpone the copper nation until after the election. garrett is president trump's third nominee to the supreme court and she could solidify a conservative majority on the court for years to come. the race for the white house entering its last full week. president donald trump is scheduled to make an another appearance in pennsylvania today. the president visiting
battleground states like wisconsin and new hampshire. joe biden is due in georgia tomorrow. >> it is from the environment to the health. >> this is not the crowd that comes in second, okay? >> reporter: already more than the number of early votes cast in 2016. in the bay area, already more than 1 million people have voted. alameda county is leading with 237,000 ballots. contra costa has 225,000 and then comes san francisco. many challenges for black voters. a recent poll shows the impact of coronavirus on minority owned businesses. many are finding it difficult to secure loans to help their stores some survive. the economic impact is guiding black and brown voters as they head to the polls. nearly 60% of my ordinary own
businesses are concerned about the future of their shops compared to 57% of non-minority owned small businesses. >> the word, equity, is a buzzword at this point. it's a thing you say to make it clear that you recognize the injustices that exist for marginalized communities and people in this country. >> reporter: according to a poll, 90% of black voters in this country say they would vote for joe biden. a commute to work may be a thing of the past and it turns out that some costumes are scaring off potential love interests. we have more on these stories, good morning diane. >> what a toss. we will set the broader stage. there is hope for a stimulus deal before election day. nancy pelosi is optimistic about congress passing a
coronavirus relief bill before next tuesday. she will talk with treasury secretary steven mnuchin today. and wanting to stem potential fallout according to the wall street journal, facebook plans to stop the spread of information on its platform. and a new study from enterprise technology research showing the percentage of people working from home is expected to double before 2021. it is expected to rise to 34% next year. among companies surveyed, 72% of the workforce are now working remote. now back to the toss. i understand you have do's and don'ts about dating and halloween costumes this year. tell us about this. >> reporter: when looking for love this holiday season, it's all about the look.
70% of respondents found that funny costumes were the most attractive. the funny was second and the scary was a distant third. a political costume is not a good look at all. >> reporter: that's like bringing up politics at thanksgiving table, just don't do it. >> that's what i was thinking. halloween and thanksgiving and all of that. cute and funny and we will deal with that. keep the love flowing, you know what i'm saying. we will see you when the stock market opens at 6:30 there is your good advice. the time is 5:40. coming up on kpix 5 and streaming on cbsn bay area . an all-star lineup tonight on the cbs special, essential heroes. and latino event. we chat with
the creator to find out how he is helping the latino community during the pandemic. checking the current wind gusts, especially in fairfield with 43 mile-per-hour wind gusts . 30 in napa and 39 at santa rosa. 26 mile-per-hour wind gusts out of the northeast at hayward. i will take you through today and tomorrow showing you the wind gusts and the extreme fire danger coming up. and advisories for bay area bridges plus debris in the roadwa b how do i use better than bouillon?
mr. when the pandemic started, henry noon euros and his network of minority doctors suddenly found themselves on the front lines. in a couple of weeks they brought together 130 organizations including nonprofits, activists and other organizations showing how the virus impacts latinos. there is a foe to focus on latinx culture and a latino event. we all know this guy and i spoke to the creator and executive producer about a new cbs special to ask about the healthcare movement and how the pandemic has shined the light.
>> we are the fastest growing and youngest population in the united states but we have struggled to go back to school during this pandemic. so, this special brings to light and it honors and elevates our contributions to our country. it celebrates who we are. i think it is important for us to remember we are heroes and we are patriots. our music and our food and our science and our history are an important essential part of the american story. >> so much to celebrate and you can catch the celebration tonight right here on kpix 5 at 9:00 . we get you caught up on the forecast and the fire danger this morning with mary. we are tracking the strong and gusty onshore winds. not just the mountain peaks, but the lower elevations where
you may hear the howling winds this morning. this is looking east and the camera is shaking in the wind this morning. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s to about 60 degrees under clear skies. the current wind speeds that are sustained at 20 miles per hour in concord. 31 at sfo and 22 in santa rosa. the highest mountain peaks where we are seeing the very strong winds. make mount saint helene with wind gusts up to 90 miles per hour. at the oakland airport and oakland hills, 58 mile per hour wind gusts. here is what to expect with the most powerful wind event we have seen so far this wild fire season. peak winds to near 90 miles per hour. the strongest winds happening overnight and this
morning. the extreme fire danger today and tomorrow. not just because of the gusty onshore winds but record dry vegetation. everything is dry and we are in the peak of the wildfire season and it is a big concern for us. a red flag warning for the bay area until 11:00 a.m. today due to strong winds. humidity levels down to 18% with dangerous fire conditions. the wind will ease at the lower elevations but the highest mountain peaks with the hills and mountains still seeing strong winds. in effect until tuesday for the northbay mountains and the east bay and diablo range. there is a wind advisory for the entire bay area until 11:00 today with possible downed trees and power lines. be cautious and aware of that. here is the satellite and radar and i want you to see the tight
pressure gradient with the north east and easterly winds. it is finally into the bay area. the offshore event is a diablo wind event. the northeasterly winds funnel down the mountain slopes. the air gets dry and dense and compresses. it races down the mountain slopes and the winds can produce incredibly strong offshore winds which is what we are noticing this morning. looking at futurecast taking you hour by hour and through the day. the wind will ease at the lower elevations through the day today . for the hills and the mountains, we are looking at strong winds through tonight and into tomorrow morning before the rest of tuesday. low humidity values down to the single digits and teens through today and tomorrow. daytime highs in the 70s for many of us and there is the extended
forecast. we have to get through today and tomorrow with the extreme fire danger. let's check in with gianna . we have wind advisories for bridges and also debris and the roadway. i want to take you straight to 580. there is a tree in the road bay at westbound 500 80. it is closer to high street on the ramp. traffic will slow down. it has blocking the two right lanes and they are calling caltrans to the scene to get the tree out of the roadway. expect slower speeds through there. there are more cars on the roadway with debris because of the windy conditions. a wind advisory for state highway 13 through the oakland hills. on 600 80, there are reports at the mission boulevard that
there is a sign down in the roadway. and also fallen power cables reported on mcdonald avenue in the south bay. and the 101 not far from there. it is getting busy for the morning ride. at the altamonte pass, wind advisory for 580. it is slow and almost to greenville at this point. take it easy if you are traveling in a high profile vehicle. there is an accident that chp is working right before little valley road. other things to keep in mind that the bay bridge toll plaza. a wind advisory in effect for the bay bridge as well is the san mateo bridge. it is 5:50 right now and there are five days left until halloween. can you believe that? if you haven't carve your pumpkin yet, it is national
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>> he had been working on his honey business eight years building a loyal base of customers at the farmers migrated. when they heard he had lost 73 of his 81 beehives, they knew they had to step in to help tiers it is overwhelming at first. hey clay, we want to help you out. >> i have so many people of lost their houses and barns and property and friends and i lost most of my bees. >> reporter: thanks to the community, he is able to get more bees now there is on kpix 5 and streaming on cbsn bay area , the power outages impacting students already struggling to learn from home. how they are working powerless coming up. thousands of people dealing with fire conditions and i will tell you the latest just ahead.
stay on track today. seeing red flags all over the bay area. when this dangerous weather will finally calmed down. it is monday, october 26 and i am michelle griego . >> i am len kiese and we have team coverage from the shutoffs. we begin with mary lee and how long this will last. and we are tracking the strong winds. the most powerful event we have seen so far this wildfires season. we need to get through today and tomorrow before we will see the winds sees. current sustained wind at 30 miles per hour in fairfield. 22 in santa rosa and 24 mile-per-hour sustained wind at sfo. wind gusts 43 in napa. 30