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stock market. >> and what we've done has been amazing, and we've done an amazing job. and it's rounding the corner, and we have the vaccines coming and the therapies coming. >> coronavirus dominating the conversation during competing town halls. we'll show you the biggest moments of the night. but first a lemur is no longer missing. the endangered animal turns up tonight as the mystery grows over who stole him and why. >> tonight the lemur is home safe at the san francisco zoo. how did the primate end up on the peninsula? he was spotted this evening at a daly city preschool some 5 miles from the san francisco zoo. check out the map. it's a distance. tonight the search continues for who stole the lemur. you spoke to one of the men who
first found him. >> reporter: and you can imagine it was quite the shock. it was picking up his daughter when he parked his car, got out and one of the kids shouted lemur. he then took a quick look and noticed, hey, that's the one that's been missing. tonight mocky the lemur is safe. seen here in a cage moments after he was captured on a daily city preschool playground. all of the kids were thrilled to see him up close. he was first spotted by one of it kids in front of chris lee's car around 5:00 p.m. apparently eating from a bush. we spoke with lee by phone. >> lee and other parents called 911 and animal control. >> that's when i called and said, hey, we find your lemur.
>> daily city police came in minutes and contained macki until staff from the zoo came. they found signs of forced entry at his enclosure and are still looking for suspects. right now it's not clear how he ended up here, but for chris lee and the kids it was a show and tell they'll never forget. >> it was a very good experience for my kids to see the lemur for the first time physically but not in a zoo. >> reporter: and lee also joked it's just another day in 2020, finding a lemur at your daughter's preschool. there's more good news to share as well. police say that the lemur appears to be in good health, though tonight many kids, zoologists, animal lovers across the bay area nation really maki is back home. >> just another day in 2020.
of course, thank you. our other top story tonight, high fire danger. that warning still in effect this evening. >> let's get right to meteorologist jeff ranieri. and the conditions over the next 12 hours are concerning. >> they are at least in the highest elevations. 3,000 feet and above. we still have this red flag fire warning in effect until 11:00 tomorrow morning for the northeast and south bay higher elevation. what we're looking at right now is wind gusts over mt. st. helena at 58 miles per hour. mt. diablo, 50 miles per hour. so we're in the window of these 30 to 50 mile per hour wind gusts in the mountains as we head overnight with sustained winds 10 to 20. walnut creek only 5 mile per hour winds. so gusty in the mountains and light wind at the surface. santa rosa, 98, a new record. san jose tying a record at 94. i'll go over the heat and hour
by hour wind forecast. i'll see you back here in about 15 minutes. well, in some parts of the bay area the power is slowly coming back online but thousands of pg&e customers are still in the dark right now. this is the latest map. the purple triangles indicate who's affected. the majority in the north bay and peninsula. as many as 30,000 customers impacted right now, but in oakland and others parts of the east bay some relief tonight that the lights as you can see are back on. nbc cheryl heard has a look at another difficult day in the bay area. >> reporter: the businesses here shutdown for 24 hours, essentially losing money for an entire day. one business owner tells me it's an exercise that's becoming all too familiar this time of year. the owner of oaklands tgi sushi drove an hour to check on his shop tonight. like other business owners he had to make sure the power
shutoff didn't cause his circuits to blow. >> today is only one day, and also it's not a friday so it's okay. we can survive. >> reporter: that's because the lights were turned off just before midnight last night. they came back on around 7:30. >> we were hoping to have some sushi for dinner tonight and unfortunately because the power out, looks like we're going to have to some other plans. >> reporter: pg&e laying out their plans for overnight and tomorrow. >> by 10:00 a.m. we should see the winds on the decrease and we'll begin to start issuing a weather all clear. >> the all clear can't come soon enough for the family who lives in napa where power with ilbe off until tomorrow night. this generator is providing relief for cliff, but it's not helping his granddaughter who can't do distance learning without the internet. >> it's for a reason, but i don't see any wind or anything, and there's no wind yesterday. just seems pointless at the
moment. >> reporter: meanwhile pg&e is asking for patience. cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> and stay with us on the power outages and dangerous wind conditions. our microclimate team is tweeting updates. you can follow him for updates. his twitter handle is @jeffranieri. okay, head to head on different channels rather than side by side. president trump and former vice president joe biden battled each other in town halls on two different networks on a night originally slated for a traditional presidential debate. with 19 days until election day, did those separate formats benefit americans? >> reporter: the president's town hall held in miami while former vice president joe biden held his in philadelphia. each had a distinctly different tone. in miami it was notably more
contengtious. here savannah guthrie asking about the president's covid diagnosis. >> it was only after the debate, like a period of time after the debate that i said that's interesting and they took a test and tested positive. >> do you take a test every single day? >> no, but i take a lot of tests. >> okay. and you don't know if you took a test the day of the debate? >> possibly i did, possibly i didn't. >> in philadelphia a different tone. here biden is talking about a national mask mandate. >> you go to a governor and get them in a room and say ask people wear a mask. everybody knows. >> and if they don't -- >> fine. then i go to every governor, i go to every councilman, i go to every local official, say mandate the mask. >> reporter: on the issues similar questions were posed by audience members. this is the former vice president addressing a question about the black community in america. >> and the answer is there's two
things that i've demonstrated i care about my whole career. one is in addition to dealing with the criminal justice system to make it fair and more decent, we have to be able to put black americans and just be able to gain wealth. >> reporter: president trump praised a criminal justice reform bill by senator tim scott and said his precreation job numbers were a boom for the economy. >> a lot of people agree. i have done more for the african-american community than any president with the exception of abraham lincoln. criminal justice reform. -- >> reporter: on the supreme court president trump avoided questions about hopes to overturn roe vs. wade. i asked cal state east bay political science professor and nbc bay area political analyst larry gurston for their takes on
the town halls. >> one of the weak spots i felt for joe biden were the opphics of him looking up to the voters whereas trump was on the same level looking eye to eye with them. >> biden is the front-runner. he can afford to be a little bit more embracing, if you will. trump is down in the polls and he's got to find a way to get out of it. i think that explains a good deal of their approaches. well, the pandemic a good focus of both town halls as coronavirus cases are on the rise again across the country. tonight we've learned the number of covid cases in the u.s. have passed the 8 million mark. the latest data from the cdc says there's an increase in cases in 39 states. not in california or on the west coast but almost everywhere else. public health experts blame the rise on a combination of cooling weather and growing reluctance to adhere to covid-19 restrictions. senator kamala harris is putting her travel on hold tonight after three people
associated with her campaign tested positive for the coronavirus. one is a member of the flight crew of a charter plane. the other is harris' communications director. a third person, a member of the ground crew for the charter aviation company the campaign uses was found through contact tracing. harris tested negative, but to be cautious she canceled travel plans through sunday. well, a new push tonight for mayors up and down california to get students back in the classroom safely. the call comes from the big city mayors coalition as many districts are still trying to iron out plans for the rest of the school year. the mayors say they want unified re-openings. >> we know for low income children that may depend on school for that lunch they may not otherwise get, for nutrition, for health care, for socialization, all of the things that are so essential for our children. >> now, the coalition isn't dedemanding all schools reopen at once.
they want a plan. they would also like the most vulnerable students be allowed to go back to school including students with special needs and kids whose parents are essential workers. still ahead, new details about the air we breathe on planes and the risk of getting covid. plus a mystery at 6,000 feet. the investigation underway after pilots say they spotted something unusual flying over los angeles. and i'll have details on when that dangerous wind in the mountains finally gets out of here. i'll see you back here in about 6 minutes.
let's take you out to get a live look at washington, d.c. where judge amy coney barrett's confirmation hearings are over. in a week the senate judiciary committee will vote on whether to confirm her nomination. today's hearings did have some push back from democrats. senators richard blumenthal and amy klobuchar called the
confirmation a sham. the committee vote will be 1:00 next thursday and the next day the full senate will begin considering barrett's nomination. well, it's not a bird or a plane, apparently it's a man flying around with a jet pack. pilots aboard a china airline flight say that's what they saw when they got ready to land at lax. >> the faa is now investigating, but so far radar tapes show no jet packs or drones. some experts say jet packs have limited fuel capacity so it couldn't have been a person, however it is not the first time there's been a sighting at lax. six weeks ago an american airlines flight also reported seeing a man with a jet pack. well, the man wanted in the murder of his ex-girlfriend in the south bay is dead tonight.
it happened in a parking lot at the hilton garden inn in milpitas. last night detectives located getman dead inside. no information has been released about either one. the family of 19-year-old sydney west streamed the event on facebook live this evening. west has not been heard from since september 30th. she was a one time cal student and currently lives in san francisco. police say west was last seen at -- field near the golden gate bridge. we're learning more what led to an explosion this week. on monday one of those devices exploded injuring that man. he's still in intensive care. detectives say there's no evidence the man has extremist views, but they don't know yet why he had so many explosive
devices. okay, packing into an airplane and flying across the country is something a lot of us have avoided during the pandemic, but could you actually be safer than you think at 30,000 feet? nbc news kristen dahlgren has more. >> reporter: tonight a new study may calm fears about flying. researchers examine how simulated virus particles move through the aircraft both in flight and on the ground, conducting 300 tests in empty united airline planes over 6 months. using both masked and unmasked mannequins researchers released more than 180 million particles into the cabin. that would be equivalent to t number of particles produced by hundreds of human coughs. 99.7% were filtered out within six minutes as fresh outside air cycled into the plane, made even cleaner by hospital grade hepa
filters. in comparison researchers say it typically takes the average home 90 minutes to circulate similar particles in the air. >> the risk of getting coronavirus from planes is less than probably any indoor space i can think of. >> reporter: while the study couldn't take into account moving around the cabin, turning to talk to neighbors or eating, researchers say wearing a mask is the safest precaution. tonight many fliers breathing a sigh of relief that the air they're breathing on planes they be less risky than once feared. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, new york. today was the first day sfo passengers flying on united to hawaii could get a covid-19 test. the drive-thru test can be done up to 48 hours before travel. that cost $100. the rapid test costs $250 and results take about 15 minutes. a recent negative covid test is necessary to avoid the island's mandatory 14-day quarantine
requirements. >> the process here was pretty smooth. a little slow going in the morning, but i think as they progress they'll go a little quicker. >> it's worth noting some hawaiian cities are now pushing to have travelers take another test when they reach the island. all right, let's bring in our meteorologist jeff ranieri. jeff, we're under the dire fire conditions, so let's talk about how we're going to see the changes over the next couple of days and impact to the rest of us, especially as we're getting closer to the weekend. >> and i think we're really in the clear here once we hit tomorrow afternoon. we'll see those mountain gusts rapidly die down. but currently even though we don't have any wind at the lower elevations up in the mountains near about 3,000 feet we are still getting some 50 to 60 mile per hour wind gusts, and that really is the big danger overnight. we get a fire sparked and that would be able to spread really fast. if you're wondering why we're still under the fire warning and other things, that's because of those high winds in the mountains up above 3,000 feet.
overnight 30 to 50 mile per hour mountain gusts, lower elevations not that bad. and the fire warning does expire at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow. let me show you that better in my wind forecast. 7:00 in the morning that red to orange color up here is the 30 to 40 mile per hour winds in the mountains tomorrow morning, and then watch how this fades as i advance the map. you're going to be able to see things kind of shrink down here, and that's that wind starting to fade by tomorrow afternoon. we'll gin here with some mostly clear skies. that northeasterly wind brings us fire danger also helps to prevent any kind of fog. that's why we'll start off sunny with 60s throughout most of the bay area. the only exception is san francisco which will begin at 59 degrees. temperatures tomorrow don't really change a whole lot because that northerly wimbledon is so stubborn. down here in the south bay it's hot for us. 95 in morgan hill. we're looking 10 to 15 degrees above average this time of year. keep your eyes over to oakland,
93 degrees. that heat continues for the peninsula. 90 in san mateo. daily city, 81. san francisco, it's uncomfortable. no ac, you don't want to be inside with 88 in the mission. so make sure to get outside, get some fresh air. my extended forecast drops temperatures down in san francisco. especially monday the sea breeze is back, some fog, down to a cool 68. and right here across the inland valleys my forecast begins to drop off once we roll into sunday. it has been so hot this summer. i did a tally today, took another look at the numbers. livermore, 15 days at 100 and hotter since june. we also had the hottest september day, up to 111 degrees. it's the hottest weather we have seen since 2017. so i am so ready to get some rainfall in here. we might get some by about the
second week of november, so anything but what we've dealt with that would be an improvement, right? >> hopefully, yes. that's coming up in a few weeks so fingers crossed for that rainfall. thanks, jeff. >> up next, booked solid. a san francisco institution officially reopens its doors. a surprise waiting for guests this evening. and happening now you have about 35 minutes left to answer the 2020 census. the deadline is midnight tonight after the supreme court allowed the trump administration to stop the count early. census data is used to divide seats in congress among the states and allocate roughly $1.5 trillion in federal spending including money for schools, hospital and railway improvements for the next ten years based on population. we'll be right back. i can't believe it.
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25% capacity it's booked up for several months. no travel without safety. that's the message in a series of ad campaigns for california's tourist industry. the pandemic has cost the industry nearly $80 billion, but it says it plans to get that money back. you can expect to see more ads like calling on all californians encouraging us all to explore our state while wearing masks and keeping our distance. a lot of people thought dentists would be at a high risk for covid-19, but new research shows they're actually not. the american dental association says rates of covid-19 among dentists stayed low after practices reopened in late spring. by june researchers had surveyed more than 2,000 dentists nationwide and found just under 1% had confirmed or probably cases of coronavirus. >> the niners desperately need a win. >> the experts at sunday night
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right here on nbc bay area. >> all california 49ers rams on sunday night football. a look at the rams their 4-1 that's the good news. but most are reminded they've beaten every team. >> i think they're playing really well. they're in gear. they've got jared gauff doing what he does well, running the ball and throwing quickly. >> and jimmy garoppolo that ankle injury, a little unserpt on their offense. >> their quarterback play has been mostly down, very few up, and defensively a lot of injuries. and they seem to be out of whack on defense last week. >> we'll see if they can piece it together at home. 49ers and rams for sunday night football. see you 7:00 eastern, 4:00 pacific on nbc. >> cal's own jared gauff facing the 49ers and jimmy g. we'll have a newscast at 3:00 p.m. followed by a post game newscast at 9:00. and we'll be right back.
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situation. >> certainly the last couple hours of that, jessica. we do think as we head overnight we'll get those to 20 to 50 mile per hour wind gusts in the mountains, but in the lower elevations pretty calm. and seven day forecast here, the fire warning expires at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. we could see it expire a little bit sooner if things calm down a little bit faster than that. but, again, everything by 11:00 a.m. tomorrow pmorning we're definitely in the downward side of that mountain wind. and we'll take you out 10 days here for san jose. and you'll see by the following weekend, not this weekend but the one after that we should have some 70s for daytime highs. so something to look forward to. >> for sure. thank you so much. >> have a good night, folks. ♪