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sanders will debate at 9:00 on msnbc. the debate comes just days before new hampshire's primary on tuesday. michael: back out to super bowl central in california. it is awash in the distractions. carol: ron rivera is working to keep media from getting in the way. brad fralick joins us live in santa clara. we imagine there are so many distractions, the distractions get distracting? brad: carol, that's a good way to put it. there is nothing but distractions. this is an event. it is so much more than football. we have seen it -- interviews with band members for the halftime show. ron rivera said if they allow it to be a distraction, it will be. but there is no question, these
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-- tired of meeting with the media. >> we are saying, don't let it get in the way. if you say, this is a hassle, guess what you did? you created a distraction. embracing it and being who we are helps us get past this. staying relaxed, not allowing ourselves to be distracted, is part of keeping your personality and making sure that you are who you are. that has helped us. brad: speaking of distraction, one showed up at media availability today. i am talking about snoop. he showed up and asked questions to cam newton and peyton manning and walked around and hung out with the players. things like that, the guys have to keep in perspective. we'll hear from shoop dogg -- snoop dogg later in sports. michael: a reminder, our sports team will bring you a preview of the big game, live
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you can catch "chasing a championship" at 8:00, right here on wyff 4. caroro a live look from our hilton greenville skycam. john is tracking the forecast. john: what a difference. comfortable in the upstate, in the 50's and low 60's for highs this afternoon in the western and southern upstate. a different animal in the mountains. windy and cold. 38 in asheville right now. wind chills feel like the upper 20's to low 30's around the asheville area. 35 in boone. what will happen is, a storm in the upper atmosphere will swing in quickly from the west later tonight. we may see a you rain or snow showers across the area. a 20% chance this will happen. we could see a brief rain or snow shower around midnight or greenville county. the model has been consistent. we will wait and see. it will not last long.
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it is an el nio winter, and we have talked about this. i showed you this map in september. milder weather to start, then it gets colder. look at what has been going on. snow and ice storms last week, the flooding yesterday because of the subtropical jet that is very active. it produces severe thunderstorms with an el nio winter. chris will talk about what el nio is, besides severe weather for us. chris: this is video from the tornado in columbia. this is taken just south of here. the tornado is captured on an iphone. a big tornado there, moving through. an ef-0 but looking impressive. in savannah, georgia, a tornado caught on camera as it wrapped around right there. that tornado did a lot of damage.
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let's look at the ingredients that have to come together during an el nio year. the cold air clashing with warm. the key is, you have the very strong southerly jet that gets the winds to circulate in the atmosphere. due to the strong wind coming out of the south, the atmosphere is rotated and you get a little t of rotation, which can cause tornadoes. el nio years have a higher risk of severe weather. over the past 30 years, 17 of them have been el nio years. when you look at those compared to la nina years, we double the amount of tornadoes. 154 compared to 82. we will be on guard this spring, watching for severe weather. el nio seasons tend to limit the hurricane season. if el nio hangs on, good news headed into the summer. we will keep you posted. carol: our team is tracking the weather 20 47 on our mobile app. you can download it for free from the app store.
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is back open tonight after a washout closed it down. the rain created storm water issues, inc. owning where the 80 river meets -- the reedy river meets cleveland park. this part of the trail is a "choke point." carol: travelers rest fire officials say a family's dog died in a house fire this morning. firefighters responded to a home on ridge trail this morning, around 9:00. officials say y e fire was fully involved when they arrived, and they put it out within fifteen minutes. fire crews say two people were inside, but got out safely. michael: two western north carolina, where madison county deputies are looking for a man who robbed a bank in marshall. this man left the first citizens bank on highway 25 in marshall. he told the employees he had a weapon but never showed one. if you have information about this, call the madison county sheriff's office. the number is 828-649-2721. carol: right now in greenville county,
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are working to keep fast response times after you daiai 911. -- dial 911. wyff news 4's corey davis tells us more about the thousands of dollars in upgrades, that has transformed their systems. corey: you always see the police officers, firefighters, and other first responders out in the community. but it takes a whole lot to get them to your home. here in simpsonville, major changes have been made. we're talking about roughly $50,000 in renovations to the communication center. 911 dispatchers work out of this office. this area hasn't been upgraded in 15 years. they now have brand-new equipment, packed with the latest technology, to help respond to people in need. police officers even helped with the renovations by installing the floors, helping with wiring the room, and painting the walls. the upgrades were paid for in part by taxes collected to run the 911 system. >> anything that is going to improve the time that they can get to a family or individual, is got to be a plus. >> that would be wonderful, if
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to people much faster. corey: simpsonville's deputy chief says they'll be meeting next week with greenville county officials, to talk about more upgrades that will help in the future. corey davis, wyff news 4, in simpsonville. >> it's very exciting, because in essence, we're going to have a clean canvas. michael: a clean canvas for something new. a building in anderson will soon go away. the property's future, next. carol: the end of an era arriving in greenville. a swan song the circus elephants. later at 6:00. john: partly right now, a live shot from on top of paris mountain. a little breezy, the camera is
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in a little more than two weeks, carol: in a little more than two weeks, a well-known building in anderson will come down. michael: wyff news 4's mandy gaither is live and local downtown, with more on what's expected on the property after the demolition. mandy? mandy: the bailes building will start coming down on february 22nd, but the process will take an estimated 30 days. the building's had asbestos and mold, and is no longer structurally safe, according to officials. when the demolition starts, the street behind the bailes building will be blocked for 3 to 4 days. anderson county administrator rusty burns says council hasn't fully decided what will go in its place, but they're looking at several possibilities, including reloloting the convention and visitor's bureau and economic development office there. other ideas include retails shops and an art gallery, but none of that will be immediate. >> when the building's down, we're then going to put a wooden fence around that structure. and
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school districts to have people come in there and paint the fence, because we know full well that somebody's going to paint that fence, so we might as well try to have some nice stuff on that fence. mandy: check out these old pictures. this building was once known as the g.h. bailes and company department store back then. mandy gaither, wyff news 4, live in anderson. michael: the circus is back in town. the 144th ringling brothers circus is performing at bon secours wellness arena this weekend. this is also your last chance to see the elephants perform before they retire in may. there are 11 elephants still on tour with the circus. six of those are in greenville right now. >> this is the last time, as of may, we're going to go elephantless at the greatest show on earth. but all of our elephants are moving to polk city, florida, to our center for elephant conservation. michael: the circus at the well
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>> i'm here to support them, and i just know they're going to win. carol: spartanburg was the picture of panthers pride today. and we mean that literally. get a behind the scenes look at two big group photos, all new at 6:00. john: the forecast for the panthers game against the broncos, super sunday looking fantastic. sunshine, mild to start at 73.
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ultimate panthers fan photo. michael: two group pictures are sending unforgettable support, from the carolinas to california. new at 6:00, here's wyff news 4's mike mccormick. mike: spartanburg supports the carolina panthers. get the picture? >> panther fans united. mike: fans united on morgan square in downtown spartanburg this morning. >> i think the panthers have made us all proud. >> this year's been phenomenal. >> it's just a great experience to be a part of. >> since i can't be in california, might as well be here with some other fans. mike: the city called them here for a group photo. >> everybody, go that way. the picture's going to be made that way. mike: everyone acted the part, and looked it. >> my husband gave me these earrings. mike: miriam kirkland and her earrings came from greenville. others showed up wearing hats and jerseys and carrying signs, and even a phone case reading, "this girl loves the panthers." >> it makes me feel great, that we're supporting them. mike: the excitement, >> panthers! panthers!
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>> yay! mike: for just a stiff, still shot of the group. >> keep pounding! mike: but they did get that perfect picture. wofford college captured its panthers pride, too. >> ok, here we go. mike: a serious shot. and the dab. >> it's very lively and exciting. mike: wofford's photos captured a sense of pride and gratitude. >> it's really exciting to see all the support that our school is giving to the panthers, especially after the panthers provide so much for us as a school, in really putting us on the map. mike: jerry richardson, the team's owner, graduated from here, and continues to help the school grow. >> he is amazing. he is so down to earth, and so nice. mike: plus, this campus hosts the team's training camp. >> we just basically just bond with them over the summer. mike: now, spartanburg is ready to welcome the team back this summer, after their picture-perfect win on sunday. mike mccormick, wyff news 4,
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>> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. john: go panthers. spartanburg looking pretty good. still clouds out there, starting to redevelop especially from greenville east the closer he get to the coast. the clouds get very low and thick. a rainy day along the beaches of the carolinas and georgia. the front is slowing down. a low will develop, a store -- a storm system intensifying and moving up the eastern seaboard. it could produce heavy snow around boston and cape cod later tonight. it will be a quick burst. a storm in the upper atmosphere will swing in from the west and could grab some of the moisture and bring it back for us. more about that, maybe a sght chance of a brief rain or snow shower for us late this evening or just after midnight tonight across the area.
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in andersonville, 41 in franklin. a big difference. a cold wind, a blustery day through the mountains. in the upstate, not bad with sunshine and temperatures in the upper 50's to low 60's. 63 in elberton, not bad. in the upstate, temperatures look like this. 52 in greenville, 54 in spartanburg, 56 in gaffney, 58 in union and laurens, 56 in anderson, 58 in pickens and walhalla, 55 in greenwood. colder in the mountains with the wind. these are sustained 22 mile-per-hour winds in asheville, giving us a wind chill of 27 in hendersonville asheville. little wind chill in the upstate as temperatures are not too bad. 57 in columbia, 48 and atlanta. look at the cold air to our north. once this storm intensifies and was of the eastern seaboard, it will take this cold air off the mountains and push it into the upstate.
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. rain and snow showers in the great lakes and the upper midwest. temperatures, pretty cold. look at this arctic air sitting up here. a piece of this will slide down to the eastern half of the country next week, a cooling trend. 7:00 this evening, the low is intensifying. snow showers possible along the north carolina-tennessee line. this is just after midnight. maybe a few rain or snow showers, no big deal. it quickly heads to the coast by morning. high pressure builds in during the afternoon, and we end up with 20 of sunshine. this will be a cold high on top of us tomorrow. tonight, mostly clear to partly cloudy, a slight chance of a rain or snow shower. low 32 in the upstate, 25 in the mountains. tomorrow, right sunshine, north winds at t 12 miles per hour, high 51. that is below average. upper 30's, and with a breeze out of the north-northwest, it will feel colder. a nice rebound as far as
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it gets much colder, we could see rain-snow showers mondadaand tuesday in the upstate with snow showers likely in the mountains. unsettled and cold extra week. now back to you. carol: a big name will miss the biggest nascar race of the year. ricardo: tony stewart will be sidelined for the daytona 500. details are ahead.
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back in a non-racing accident last sunday. stewart underwent surgery on wednesday. he's expected to make a full recovery, and return later this season. the 44-year-old has never won the daytona 500. today marked the final day players were available to the media, and a rap icon got in some final questions before the big game on sunday. sports director brad fralick joins us live outside levi's stadium, with more on this. brad? brad: ricardo, how are you? they have had refreshments and media availability through the week. no gin and juice today, but the guy behind the song made an appearance. we are on the west coast, the home of shoopsnoop dogg. he asked a few questions. >> i am working the media.
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>> cam, oh cam. cam there for me. there you go. first question, does the kid in you outweigh the man in you for this big game? >> that's a good question. >> peyton. first of all, can i get a 50% discount on papa john's pizza when i am in the state of colorado? >> absolutely. >> second -- brad: snoop dogg, with the broncos and the panthers. making hit -- making sure he got his discount on papa john's. it was the final time we got the chance to talk to the teams. live in santa clara, brad fralick, wyff news 4. ricardo: we are living in a
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-- dog eat dog world. don't forget to tune into our one hour special tomorrow night at 8:00, "chasing a championship" will get you ready for the big game on sunday. the gamecocks welcome in 18th-ranked kentucky at the top of the hour at colonial life arena. usc, one of two remaining undefeated teams in women's basketball. the men, also on the court tonight. furman and wofford, both on the road. the terriers take on chattanooga at 7:30, the mocs currently in first place in the southern conference. e paladins battle safmord at 8:00. furman, tied for second place in the socon entering tonight's action. we will have highlights of both games at 11:00. i think snoop dogg has a future if his rap career doesn't work out. john: it is cold. the groundhog was talking about spring being around th corner. what does the groundhog no? did you want a high tomorrow,
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-- 50 one the high, below average. a cold wind in the mountains will continue tomorrow. colder across the entire area next week.
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michael: tonight, facing off. hillary clinton and bernie sanders clashing tonight in their first one-on-one debate on msnbc. in a battle over who is more progressive. while marco rubio becomes a bigger target in new hampshire. taking the fifth. with a smirk the former ceo who raised the fight of the drug
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