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how are we doing out there today, mike? >> it's pretty quiet so far. thank you. hi to kumasi and sue and you. we did have 0.004 inches of rain tip the bucket in rohnert park, otherwise drizzle above 2,000 feet. on live doppler 7, it looks quiet out there as far as the fog gets up in the north bay and it's thick along 101. unlike most days, the winds will pick up as we head through the morning commute. this should push it to the south and thin it and eventually evaporate it quicker because of those winds. all right. those winds are going to usher in a bit cooler weather today under a mostly sunny sky. mid to upper 50s along the coast. 60 to 63 for the rest of us. i'll have the update on a breezy thanksgiving forecast coming up. here is kumasi with the top headline today. today is expected to be a busy day at airplanes nationwide. millions of people are traveling for thanksgiving despite a warning from the cdc. look at this.
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this is flightradar24.com and it shows air traffic in the u.s. right now. a lot of people are already on the planes. anser hassan is live at sfo with what we're seeing there. good morning. >> reporter: what we're seeing here is more passengers starting to check in. look at the flight board behind me. these are the domestic and international flights departing out of sfo all day today. so definitely not the volume we're used to seeing for this time of year. if you pan over to the security checkpoint, also not too busy. according to abc news, 4 million people have already gone through u.s. airport checkpoints from last friday through sunday. that's the most passengers we've seen since the start of the pandemic back in mid-march. thanksgiving reservations were ticking upward in early october, but dropped with the surge in covid-19 cases. one passenger says his wife is traveling for business and he wanted the family to be together
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for thanksgiving. >> at some point you have to step out on faith. get into the air. >> where are you heading to? >> portland, oregon. >> family, friends? >> my wife going for work. with everything going on we said we'll go with you. feel safer that way. it worked out. it's thanksgiving weekend. >> the city of san francisco listed some holiday travel guidelines on their website. they say if you must travel to know the situation in the city that you're traveling to. if it's a high-risk area you may need to take extra precautions. they're advising to get tested before you return back to the bay area. airlines are reminding all passengers to arrive at the airport two hours before your flight. reporting live, anser hassan, abc7 news. >> thank you. some travelers are looking for alternatives to flying. one option is taking the train. amtrak is running trains at
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about 50% capacity. it implemented new and enhanced cleaning protocols, too, so that's everything from schedules to payments being accessed through an app so you have a contactless experience. doctors say train travel can be as safe as planes with the right protocols. >> so the upsides are that you don't have to spend time in a crowded airport. the train is probably a little less controlled. people walk up and down the train. >> if you do decide to take the train, sit next to a vent, crack the window if you can and keep your mask on at all times. now to the deadly toll the coronavirus is taking to all of us here in the u.s. more than 2,000 people died from covid-19 yesterday marking the deadliest day in more than six months. right now more than 88,000 americans are hospitalized. for the 22nd day in a row, the u.s. has reported more than 100,000 new cases. as those numbers go up, the cdc is considering shortening the
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quarantine period for people who have been potentially exposed. currently they recommend two weeks but that could change as guidelines go to 7 to 10 days. a person would need a negative test before ending the quarantine. dr. anthony fauci says that he can see why the cdc might want to shorten that period. he spoke this morning on "gma." >> when you have the full extent of the quarantine time, it makes people reluctant to get tested because they don't want to say, well, i'm tested now i have to stay out of work, i may lose money. i'm not getting subsidized and i might even lose my job. >> as we head into the holiday weekend, dr. anthony fauci has this message for the american people. >> vaccines are right on the horizon. if we can just hang in there a bit longer and continue to do the simple mitigation things that we are talking about all the time, the masks, the distancing, the avoiding crowds, particularly indoor. if we do those things we'll get through it. that's my final plea before the
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holiday. >> you can watch dr. fauci's full interview on "gma" at 7:00 after abc7 mornings. the bay area is seeing a third surge of coronavirus cases. this morning we're getting a clearer picture as to what might be behind it. your health is our focus on building a better bay area. we asked local health officers what's driving the latest spike. >> gathering to watch another football game was another example with five cases. >> marin county health officer dr. matt willis says many new infections are coming from indoor gatherings. he said there's been a shift in socioeconomic and racial dynamics in the latest church. latino cases went down from 66% in september to 42% in november, cases among white people rose from 29% in september to 45% in november. san francisco is seeing a similar shift as well. latino cases in the city dropped from 50% in the summer to 40% now in november.
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white cases rose from 19% in the summer to 27% in november. >> the fact that this is now distributed more evenly across the city means that there is potential for more explosive increase in cases. >> deputy health officer dr. susan phillips says cases used to be concentrated in the tenderloin, mission and soma, but now cases have spread across the city including the presidio, and the heights. abc7 is committed to keeping you fully informed about developments with covid-19 vaccines. we have assembled this team to bring you the most complete coverage. you can find updates on air and on the abc7 news app as well. joe biden beginning his white house transition. what he's doing today now that he's allowed to fulfill his presidential role and what president trump plans to do instead. plus -- >> there goes the stuff for the younger children that we had. >> thieves target a holiday toy
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drive. how you can help the program recover with a few weeks until christmas. and a live look from our roof camera. a mix of clouds and stars out there and drizzle in the higher elevations. it will be breezy this afternoon for your outdoor activities and cooler if you're going out on the bay. a small craft advisory from noon to 9:00 this evening. we'll look at future radar, see there's no bad time to start at amazon... ♪ i like the flexibility.
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welcome back. it's 6:09. temperatures in the east bay inland valleys are around 49 to 51. pleasanton and livermore mid 40s there. 36 in santa rosa. 55 in oakland. 51 in san francisco.
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44 in san jose. those temperatures are up to 14 degrees warmer than this time yesterday. that's as warm as it will get moving forward. much cooler nights are on the way after this cold front passes that is leaving most of its moisture as you can see up to our north. here's future radar, other than the chance of a sprinkle, maybe a drizzle in the south bay through the end of the morning commute, increasing sunshine and breezes today, tonight it will be clear and cooler and tomorrow look at all of that sunshine. it will just be a little breezy from time to time. we'll look at that forecast in more depth coming up. first want to get over to sue hall with your traffic. >> good morning, everyone. speaking of tomorrow, let's take a look at some of your mass transit options, actually for today, ace train is running modified service. only trains 1 and 3. trains running sunday schedule tomorrow for b.a.r.t. and on a sunday schedule for caltrain. san rafael, mike has been
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reporting some fog, maybe north of this because right here by the north gate mall, southbound 101 is looking good to the golden gate bridge. no sign of melts at ttering li the bay bridge toll plaza. overall about a 45-minute drive westbound out of tracy up and over the altamont pass up into livermore. you can see some red there. a new problem just reported, five-car crash, south 101 in south san jose near hellyer. so far it's green according to our sensors, so no slowing there. speaking of driving, starting today you can expect extra officers on the roads for thanksgiving travel. the chp's maximum enforcement period begins at 6:00 tonight and ends sunday at midnight. officers will be looking for people driving drunk or high. during last year's thanksgiving
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enforcement, 42 people were killed. please be careful. coming up how not to thaw the turkey. one family shows us their unique way of doing it and we also have some helpful tips for how you can handle yours. and so many families struggling with the effects of the covid-19 crisis. the generosity happening in the bay area and the easy way for you to pitch in. as we head to break, a live look, taking you outside along the embarcadero as people are making their way around the city at 6:12.
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abc news will air a special report at 11:00 a.m. you can watch it live here on abc7, our news apps and at abc7news.com. abc news learned that president trump is planning to travel to pennsylvania today despite objections from his staff. that's where pennsylvania state republican lawmakers are meeting about what they're calling "election issues." the president's attorney, rudy giuliani has been pushing for him to join but the details of the trip have not been announced. pennsylvania certified results for joe biden yesterday. one san francisco firefighter's holiday toy drive needs help. that's because someone stole 200 tricycles from the storage unit. the thief or thieves took electric fire trucks and police car tricycles, each one of them cost more than $100. firefighters would have given the trikes to kids in need for
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christmas. >> i think my only question would be why? i'm disappointed, why did you do at that to the kids that we're trying to help. if whoever took it is watching, if they want to return all those trikes to us, no questions asked. >> if you would like to help the firefighters toy program, we have the details on our website, abc7news.com. the pandemic created a financial crisis for millions of americans. now we're seeing a huge surge of people showing up at traditional thanksgiving giveaways. many at concord's monument crisis center never needed this help before. they range in age and backgrounds. we spoke with a 25-year-old living on the street while taking college classes. >> hard being homeless, going to school, and trying to figure out where you're going to sleep and eat at. >> without this we wouldn't have a thanksgiving. it gives a person a little bit of comfort that you're not alone. >> the center says it is now serving three times as many
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people as usual and expect the need will only continue to grow. a lot of people are in need this holiday season. you can give where you live right now and make a difference. go to abc7news.com to find a donation link on the home page. if you're going to be cooking a traditional thanksgiving meal, make sure you do not forget to thaw your turkey. one family in florida is doing that right now in a unique way. >> it's frozen. they say you have to have it, you know, in the water, right? here it goes! we thaw our turkey in the pool. that's how you do it when you live in florida, right? >> no. he did not get with the florida delegation. this family lives in clearwater, they call this their turkey toss tradition. as you can see, they throw the turkey in the pool. now, if you really do need to thaw your turkey, we have some
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steps on how to do it, this is not part of the steps. go to abc7news.com. so, i actually looked this up. there is a pool company out there, they must get this question with some frequency because they answer it on their website. should i thaw my turkey in the pool? and the answer is no. however because you are cooking the turkey at, you know, a high temperature or you should be, it will kill the chlorine and because the chlorine is in the pool, it will probably kill the juices from the turkey. so -- >> just no. >> most likely you won't die, but i wouldn't do it. >> let's not risk it. >> let's not. >> too much work. too much thinking. the only thing i was thinking, if it's a saltwater pool, then maybe that would brian ine it -
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>> well -- >> mike is the only one who would think of this. he's the turkey master over here. >> my gosh, that's wrong. 80 degree water to thaw your turkey? no. let's talk about san jose, 44 degrees. here's a look at your highlights. mostly sunny today. the winds will be up but the temperatures will be down. frosty mornings friday, saturday, sunday, sprinkles possible sunday night into monday. you can see the push of dry, breezy conditions as a trough of low pressure is coming in behind that cold front. the winds initially with the cold front will be a little fast this morning in the north bay, that will help get rid of the fog quicker. around 10 to 20 miles per hour the afternoon hours. notice they pick up in the north bay and in our hills tonight. that will keep us from reaching our full potential tomorrow morning. the winds will be an issue for outdoor dining and thanksgiving.
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other than that, it ought to be nice temperature-wise tomorrow. warmer than this. today is not bad. 60 to 63 degrees from san francisco into antioch and concord. 62 in san jose. also in santa rosa. mid to upper 50s along the coast. tonight, 30s in the deepest valleys. the rest of us in the 40s. here's my accuweather 7-day forecast. a little bit warmer after those chilly mornings saturday and sunday. have a great day. >> thank you. now we're checking in with ginger for a look at what's coming up on "gma" at 7:00. >> hi, kumasi and reggie. nice to be with everyone on thanksgiving eve. we have so much to get to on "gma." let's start with the tens of millions of americans hitting the road for thanksgiving despite that warning from the cdc. air travelers have already broken records since the pandemic started. more than 4 million people have flown since friday. the steps that the tsa are going to try to take to enforce social distancing. dr. fauci will join us with the
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latest. also ahead, we'll count down to black friday. if you have not gotten it all done yet, a lot of the best deals happening right now. many of them are still online. we'll tell you how to get a bigger deal and stay safe. i'm trying to shop small business and it is a lot of fun actually to get to know some new ones. and if you're a fan of the connors, you don't have to wait until tonight to see them in action. the cast is about to make some serious dreams come true. they're helping put a big dent in the mortgages of some very deserving fans that is life changing and the emotional reveal is coming up. then superstar taylor swift. yeah, you know, just a wednesday on "gma" when we get to talk to taylor. she's talking to us about her brand-new film that dropped overnight, grammy nominations and rerecording her old music. that's coming up on "good morning america." >> there's that and a little birdie told us that one of the
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mortgage surprises will go to a family living here in san francisco. >> yes. it's really exciting. think about changing someone's entire world. you will see that this morning. >> can't wait to see that and a happy early thanksgiving to you, ginger and your family. >> happy thanksgiving. >> thank you. you all, too. >> we'll see you at 7:00. all right. new at 6:00, a texas man is doing his part to thank educators this holiday season. he is sending 2,300 christmas cards to every school district in the state. this is matthew connolly, he's been giving cards to teachers, cafeteria workers and custodians in his own school district since he was in fifth grade. because of the pandemic he said he's including more schoo
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tornado sirens blared in downtown dallas ahead of a severe storm. this morning we're looking at some of the danmage. you're looking at a damaged apartment building in arlington, texas a couple miles from the nfl and mlb parks. that's scary. the national weather service issued the tornado warning that expired at midnight. no word yet on whether an actual tornado landed there. it's a funnel cloud until it reaches the ground then it becomes a tornado. that looks like impressive damage. the national weather service looks for the pattern of the debris. if it's lying in a rotational pattern, it's a tornado. if it's a straight line pattern, they know it was damaging straight line winds. back here, we have winds gusting up behind the cold front and some pretty dangerous waves. already at 6:00 today, the surf advisory began. don't turn your back on the water if you like to head there
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on thanksgiving. i know some people do. look at the dinner outside planner. other than it being breezy, temperatures will be nice. 58 to 62 at noon. 60 to 66 at 2:00. still nice at 4:00. 58 to 63. then you need the blankets and the jackets, the sweaters and heaters by 6:00 as we drop into the 50s. happy thanksgiving. all right. thank you, mike. after a three-year pause, san francisco-based twitter is going to let you ask for those little blue checkmarks once again. twitter says it will start reviewing applications in 2021 under newly released guidelines. the blue check means that twitter has verified a user's identity. twitter is updating its rules on when verification badges can be revoked, like if a user changes their name or bio to mislead people of their true identity. twitter says it is reviewing public input and will have a
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final policy next month. elton john is launching a campaign with tiktok for a good cause. the singer is helping to raise awareness about world aids day. the campaign starts today with an education and awareness quiz that tests users knowledge of hiv/aids. then on tuesday elton john will host a special live event on his tiktok with guests like sam smith. coming up next at 6:30, what is it like to get a covid-19 vaccine. we spoke with the first person in the u.s. to participate in a trial and she's sharing her experience. plus the thanksgiving travel rush. clearly a cause for concern. you're looking at a live map of the u.s. flight radar showing what health leaders have been fearing for months. we're back live at sfo with what things are looking like there this morning. the big announcement for rite-aid about distributing a covid-19 vaccine. how they plan to make it easy and convenient to get doses. and how early is too early to put up the h
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top stories at 6:30, thanksgiving travel threat. millions still choosing to fly even with covid-19 climbing to unprecedented levels. the scene at sfo as the holiday exodus hits its peak. plus -- >> i'm the first person in the u.s. to trial a covid-19 vaccine. >> sharing her vaccine story. what the first human patient who perhaps knows it best says about the side effects. and the bay area participant who is now sharing her story. and how you can go on a winter safari from home. the brand-new idea from a local preserve giving you a new twist on the wildlife experience. first looking live from our sutro tower cam this morning as that thanksgiving weather is top
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of mind for us today. i'm tracking the latest for your holiday plans. good morning. it is wednesday, november 25th. thanksgiving eve. mike, hopefully it will be nice today and tomorrow because i know people are planning to eat outside. >> yeah. other than the breezes, the temperatures will be comfortable. it's just if you live in a breezy prone spot, you will have to do a little something more to maybe keep the outdoors sheltered from those breezes. let's look at live doppler 7. looks quiet right now. we had about 0.04 inches of rain, tipped the bucket in rohnert park, otherwise mainly drizzle in the higher elevations as the cold front moves through. it's kicking up winds in the higher elevations, eventually those will work their way down to the rest of us. right now fastest around san francisco and half moon bay around 17 to 21 miles per hour. we'll get up around 10 miles per hour to 20 miles per hour this afternoon. that will usher in drier air. mid to upper 50s along the
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coast. 60 to 65 for the rest of us. today is expected to be one of the busiest days for travel during this thanksgiving period. so here's a live look at sfo. all the travel is happening despite a warning that we should be staying at home. abc7 news reporter anser hassan is live for us at the airport this morning. >> good morning. we're starting to see passengers check in here at sfo. i want to show you the flight board behind me, these are all the flights, domestic and international out of sfo for the whole day. not the same volume of flights we would normally have for this time of year. if you pan over to the security checkpoint, not too busy. according to abc news, 4 million people have gone through u.s. airport checkpoints since saturday. that's the most passengers we've seen since the start of the pandemic back in mid-march. thanksgiving reservations were ticking upwards in october, but
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dropped with the surge of covid-19 cases. i spoke to one passenger who says he's been safe all year and he just wanted to get out and spend some time with his family. >> you know, i agree with it. i think that, you know, whatever we can do to stop the spread, but i feel like there are subsets of those who have been waiting since march to see their family. i feel like they're itching to get out. it's not like i'm itching to go to a party. i've been safe, social distancing, getting my test regularly, i feel like i agree but i also just want to continue to be safe and fly home to see my family just for one day. >> the city of san francisco has listed some holiday travel guidelines on their website. they say if you must travel know the situation in the city you're traveling to, if it's a high-risk area you may need to take extra precautions and they advise on getting tested before returning back to the bay area.
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if you're planning on getting a test here at sfo, they're all sold out until december 1st. muni says one of its operators has died from coronavirus. muni did not release the person's name but said they had been on long-term leave. the head of muni added the person had not come into contact with anyone in months. since the pandemic started nearly 100 employees have tested positive. the number of people in the hospital because of covid-19 surged in california by more than 80% in the last two weeks. and that is the word from the state health secretary. he says pressure on hospitals will continue with some intensive care units nearing capacity. 45 california counties are in the most restrictive purple tier. he's encouraging everyone who is planning on having a large get-together to scale it back. >> i think this is an important one to consider. call that audible and make a decision to do something a little different and decide not
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to gather with as big a group as before and consider doing it with just your household. >> he gave some pointers for changing plans saying be direct, honest and offer alternatives and don't feel pressured. new details on the covid-19 vaccine. rite-aid says it will offer it to customers at no cost. rite-aid partners with the cdc as an official provider. in an email to customers last night, the company said you could make an appointment for the first shot and it looks like this will be a two-shot series, rite-aid will send you a reminder for the second shot. the federal government is planning to distribute nearly 6.5 million doses of pfizer's vaccine within 24 hours of its approval. that could happen as soon as december 10th. so only about two weeks from now. u sa u.p.s. u.p.s. says they will partner with sterling cold to
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get freezers for vaccines. and san francisco has purchased some ultra cold freede erfreeze for storage. we're hearing from the first person in the u.s. to participate in a covid-19 vaccine trial. abc7 news reporter liz pina spoke with jennifer haller. >> my arm was sore the next day. i had two doses of the vaccine, four weeks apart and each time my arm was pretty sore the next day. >> she participated in moderna's vaccine trial and received the injection march 16th. moderna says common side effects are fatigue, chills, headache and muscle pain. an infectious disease specialist at ucsf says these are normal vaccine symptoms. >> 25% to 50% of people may feel mild side effects after the first dose. >> pfizer and moderna say their vaccines are more than 90% effective. more than 70,000 people
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participated in their trials. abc7 is committed to keeping you fully informed about developments with covid-19 vaccines. we have assembled this team to bring you the most complete coverage. you can find updates on air and on the abc7 news app. you're looking live at the big board -- oh, we will look at the big board in a second. maybe? we're down about 100 points this morning. we'll check in with a couple minutes to see where we are then. and one of the top clicks overnight, meghan markle opening up in a new op-ed. the duchess of sussex revealing a terrible loss. and a gadget posing a dangerous safety issue. >> we'll get to that, but first mike nicco and your pre-h pre-thanksgiving forecast. >> we'll start with temperatures in san francisco where it's partly cloudy and 49 to 51. not much of a spread. no microclimates here. we definitely have them elsewhere with 36 and that thick
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fog around healdsburg and santa rosa. mostly cloudy conditions and 40 in san jose. mid 40s in the east bay valleys. a lot of upper 40s to low 50s around the bay. here's the increasing clouds in san jose. the best chance of drizzle now through 9:00. and fog is going to hang around for a couple more hours. other than that, it's a quiet commute thanks to the rain on live doppler 7 staying well to our north. let's look at future radar, you can see the southern half of the bay area with the most cloud cover and the best chance of anything wet. then the breezes kick in bringing us a mostly sunny afternoon. cooler than yesterday. temperatures back closer to average, cloe ser to the 60s. tomorrow smeltered vheltered va be in the 30s. the winds will possibly be an issue not as much today outside
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of the hills where we'll be 10 to 20 down. we could gust up to 40 in the hills. let's jump ahead to tomorrow morning. you can see the winds are faster, 20 to 25 as we head into thursday afternoon, about 10 to 20 once again. if you're outdoor dining the breezes could be an issue. i'll show you the temperatures coming up in our forecast for outdoor dining on thanksgiving. this is a treat to have sue hall with us this morning. hi, sue. >> are you cooking tomorrow? >> i will help barbara. >> there you go. my husband cooks, i clean kind of thing going on. let's check the bay bridge toll plaza, no problems, no delays, no metering lights, it's sluggish on the turn towards the tunnel making your way into san francisco, but no major problems. the fog in the north bay hampering your visibility there. southbound 101 in san jose near blossom hill, a stretch of red
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there, that's because there's a five-car accident there. the vehicles are out of lanes, but obviously looky loos are slowing. in san bruno, a long line of backup there. several cars involved, traffic is stacked up now beyond sfo. this is headed towards san bruno northbound on 101. just getting reports in richmond westbound 580 near regatta, we have a couple of vehicles and a semi. the sem
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now at 6:00, look at the first snowfall at the great wall of china. tourists had some fun after climbing up the ramp part on saturday. watch as this man treats the wall as a slip and slide. more like fall and hang on. he took about a minute long ride
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down the steep slope. now he's got it under control. that does look like fun. does he have a drone watching him? pretty cool. we have some flurries possible up in the sierra for today. that's about as close as we'll get to snow. we have on the planner right now, partly cloudy conditions, a little drizzle still possible as we head through the morning commute. sunshine and breezy conditions, those temperatures mainly in the mid 50s during the noon to 4:00 timeframe. for about an hour, low 60s between 1:00 and 2:00. 60s and 75 at palm springs. 45 in tahoe where we'll have flurries, a coating of some snow. that's about it service snow up there provided by mother nature, they'll be making it at night with temperatures in the teens and 20s, 40s and 50s in the afternoon. >> thank you. now to a story the abc7 i
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team first broke in october. an unemployment scam involving serial killers, rainipists rai t murders. up to 1 million intended to help californians who lost their jobs due to covid-19 has now been stolen. so from march to august, 35,000 claims have been filed in the name of state prison inmates. scott peterson is one of the names used in this scam. it includes 133 inmates currently on death row. the state didn't catch this because of a lack of cross examining systems. >> we need to look at why we're not cross referencing. if there's a statute that prevents cross referencing, clearly that has to be changed. >> nine district attorneys across the state signed the letter to governor newsom requesting help on what they say is an urgent matter.
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so many people have had problems with unemployment claims and michael finney and the 7 on your side team has been tracking the issues. we'll report on all the new developments. families are decorating for the holidays earlier this year. psychologists say it's a manifestation of the stress and the social isolation that so many of us are feeling. >> when my family and my kids asked if we could put our tree up a week before thanksgiving, i relented. it's hard to say no to bringing that joy into our homes a little earlier after the year it's been. >> putting up things that are colorful, things that smell good and kind of evoke nostalgia and good memory evoke happiness in our brain. it gives us a dopamine hit, which is really the feel good neurotransmitter. >> kuwanis international san jose has a tree lot that doesn't open until friday but they already sold six trees. they're expected to sell about 1,500 trees with balsam hill selling after thanksgiving. today the city of concord is
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launching a holiday gift card program to support small business. customers who buy a $50 gift card will get a $25 gift card in return which can be used at any participating business. the bonus gift cards will run until $10,000 is distributed. the concord city council allocated the funds to encourage local spending this holiday season. you can buy those gift cards on the concord first website. now to your morning money report, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic continue to crush san francisco-based gap. the company says the switch to more online sales is driving up marketing and shipping costs. it caused gap's third quarter profits to drop far below than expected. the share price dropped more than 10% in later share trading yesterday. earlier this year gap said they would close 350 gap and banana republic stores by 2024. >> this morning a big buy in the
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hot us sauce game. frank's red hot is buying cholula for 8$800 million.millil neilsen marketing data firm reports that the hot sauce market is growing at an average of 10% per year. more americans are preferring an extra kick. more people need hot sauce while they're eating at home, in their purse, at the restaurant. >> swag. taking a live look at the new york stock exchange as trading gets under way. we're down about 123 points. safari west is bringing wildlife to the kids online. the wildlife preserve has a new virtual experience called safari west live. the executive director says they want to expand their education programming to reach people who are not within driving distance of the park. plans for the virtual experience started long before the pandemic. now they're getting ready to
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launch it. >> because of covid no school field trips are happening. so we can reach out in the spring to all these schools and have them do a virtual school. so covid in a weird way, we were able to overcome it because we had a plan in place. >> safari west will take kids in the hospital and in underserved communities on these virtual tours. safari west live officially launches next month. new this morning a very important recall that could impact how you make your thanksgiving dishes. sunbeam products want you to check your crock pot. it's voluntarily recalling more than 900,000 of its six-quart express crock multi cookers because you could get burned. the consumer products safety commission says a cooker can pressurize when the lid is not fully locked which can cause the lid to pop off suddenly and spill hot liquid everywhere. so far there's 99 reports of
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first to third degree burns. we don't want you to get burned on thanksgiving. of course it's tomorrow, so if you are rushing to prepare the perfect holiday dinner, listen up. "good morning america" is talking to three chefs for some tips to help solve your kitchen emergencies. this includes the turkey, sides and dessert. >> i wanted to hear that. >> i wanted to hear it, too. but you have to wait. "gma" will have a full report on thanksgiving dinner tips at 7:00 after abc7 mornings. >> mike, do you have the turkey already thawed out and ready to be fried? >> what? >> how can i say this? two of the three people eating thanksgiving dinner tomorrow are not necessarily fans of turkey. >> oh, that's right. >> we're having a prime rib roast. >> i knew this. i should know this by now.
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that's -- you know what? that makes sense to me. do that. do what you want. >> i wanted to see mike fry the turkey since he's really on it. >> i was told christmas i could have a turkey. >> okay. i have something to look forward to. >> yes. you just want to see me burn the house down. come on. which i will not do. i know what i'm doing. i've been doing it for years. let's look at what's going on from the roof camera. good morning, welcome to thanksgiving eve. we have clouds out there. a slight chance of some drizzle. we had like 0.04 hit the bucket in rohnert park, that was the wettest spot. mostly sunny, breezy and keeler. cooler and clear with breezy areas tonight. so the frosty weather will wait until friday, saturday, sunday morning. we'll have a warming trend during the afternoon hours. you can see the bowl of cold air filtering into our neighborhoods now. the winds are due to pick up now that the sun is about to come up
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in the next couple of hours. about 10 to 20 miles per hour this afternoon. 60 to 65 from san francisco to fairfield. mid to upper 50s along the coast. tonight, sheltered valleys up in the north bay and the east bay in the 30s. the rest of us in the 40s. one of the milder nights moving forward. it will be cooler with that dry air, clear conditions for friday morning, saturday morning and sunday morning. we'll see a bit of a rebound in the high temperatures back into the low to mid 60s. there's the possibility of a few upper 60s saturday and sunday up in the north bay as the winds will blow out of the northeast. a slight chance of sprinkles monday night into tuesday. a rather quiet cold front kind of like we're dealing with this morning could happen then. we'll talk more about that monday morning after a great holiday weekend. >> all right. thank you. new this morning, meghan markle has revealed she had a miscarriage earlier this year. she wrote about it in an opinion piece in the "new york times" this morning. merkel said she was at their new
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home many montecito back in july when she realized something was wrong. she just changed her son's diaper when she felt a sharp cramp and she dropped to the floor with him in her arms. she said she knew as they clutched her first born child she was losing her second. the duchess of sussex says she is sharing her story to break the silence around an all-too-common tragedy. >> i just read it. it's touching. taylor swift's new concert film is streaming on disney plus. folklore, the long pond studio sessions features performances of 17 songs. it also shares the stories behind the songs. the film was released on disney plus at midnight. swift is promoting it this morning on "gma." >> so many times jack and aaron and i have said to each other, wouldn't it be amazing if we could get in a room and perform these songs together and feel that connection to the music in a live sense and provide a way to do a concert for the fans. so i, you know, we figured out a way to do it where we
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quarantined completely. >> swift just won artist of the year at the ama's, she's nominated for six grammys. you can watch more of her interview at 7:00 on "gma." disney is the parent company of abc7. new this morning, the cast of abc's the connors is giving back to deserving people across the country. they launched a contest to give people a chance to win $25,000 to help them pay off their mortgage. shane martin who lives here in san francisco is one of the winners. he lost his job and his health care this year. >> thank you so much. you guys are such a constant in my life. and i'm so appreciative and you have always been there i'm so thankful that you are helping us through this time. >> we wanted to do this giveaway because we're representing people in our country every week that are struggling and we are lucky enough to be working through this pandemic. i know it's a very ditfficult
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time for a lot of people. it felt right to give back to viewers and try to help people out who are struggling as we're trying to tell their stories. >> you can watch more of that on "gma" in just a few minutes here. you can watch the connors every wednesday night at 9:00 on abc7. a sweet update to a story we first told you about last month. 9-year-old reese and their family lost their home in the creek fire in the central valley. you probably remember this. giants catcher buster posey with abc7's sports director on a zoom call to surprise reese. this is the same day she received a collection of 25,000 baseball cards from a san jose man to replace the ones that she lost. reese decided she didn't need all 25,000 cards, so yesterday reese, some of her friends and cal fire crews handed out some cards, baseballs and other memorabilia to other families who had been impacted by the creek fire.
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reese also plans to send notes of encouragement to other kids. you know what, reese? >> look at that. look at reese. >> reese, you're an inspiration to all of us just to give. i love that. >> did you collect cards at all? >> i didn't. did you? >> unbelievably yes. >> what kind of cards? >> baseball cards. >> okay. >> but i didn't know who any of the players were. i didn't know anything about the stats on the back of them. i just liked the colors. i would just pick it by the names of the teams. >> you do not really like sports like that. >> yeah. so i was like, what kind of cards? >> i like the gum -- the stale gum that came with it. >> now we're getting to it. >> how is that lotion this morning? >> friend, this lotion is good. i mean, did we get any lotion in the mail? we need to get the holiday lotion together. >> sister roma sent us holiday lotion because you said you
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wanted lotion that smelled like christmas cookies and she found it and sent it to us. i'm trying to track down where this package is. hopefully that's a post-thanksgiving surprise. maybe even today we'll see. >> i'll wait. i'll sit down and wait of floor and decor's newest locationng in the east bay area! our expansive store is fully equipped with safe distancing guides, so you can browse our wide aisles and be amazed with our even wider selection. or easily order online, and pick up all the products you need for your flooring project curbside! so come discover the perfect floor at the perfect price in whatever way is perfect for you. floor and decor, now open in san leandro for safe in-store shopping and curbside pickup. also open in milpitas and burlingame.
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if you're just joining us, here's the 7 things to know this morning. number one, the latest coronavirus surge is taking a deadly toll on the u.s. more than 2,000 people have died from covid-19 just yesterday. that marks the deadliest day in six months. rite-aid says they will provide free covid-19 vaccines once they're available. they are working with the cdc as an official vaccine provider. number three, despite growing covid-19 cases, millions of people are still traveling for thanksgiving, even though the cdc recommended against it. the tsa says they were screening nearly 4 million people since friday. number four, today president-elect joe biden will deliver a thanksgiving message. abc news will deliver a special report at 11:00 a.m. when biden
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speaks. you can see it here and on our abc7 news app. let's talk about tomorrow. take a look at what to expect if you're dining outside. temperatures will be very comfortable. low to mid 60s for several hours during the early afternoon. just watch out for the breezes, they may get a little aggressive at times. number six, following your wednesday morning commute with a couple of problems, we'll head to a sigalert, west 580 near bayview, an overturn involved. traffic is slow in the area. over towards san bruno, north 101 still with five vehicles not blocking but traffic backed behind sfo. and number seven, look at this. don't forget to thaw your turkey but don't do it like this. this florida family calls this their turkey toss tradition. if you do need to thaw your turkey, we have steps on how to do that at abc7news.com. it does not include a pool. it does not.
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>> no pool brining. >> no. >> good morning, america. thanksgiving threat. tens of millions of americans hitting the road for the holiday despite that dire warning from the cdc. air travelers already breaking records with more than 4 million flying since friday as the daily death toll tops 2,000 for the first time since may. the steps the tsa are taking to try to enforce social distancing. dr. fauci now warning about surge upon a surge. this morning, he joins us with the latest. holiday storm on the move. severe weather tearing through the south bringing damaging winds and a possible tornado. now the storm heading east. what it means for thanksgiving travelers across the country. ginger is tracking the path. full steam ahead. the white house transition finally in full swing. president-elect joe biden's team now in direct contact with every

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