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Staying safe in a heat wave

Staying safe in a heat wave

Five days of 100 degree+ heat are in the forecast through the weekend and until the 4th of July. That's dangerous heat for both people and pets, warns the Yolo County Health Department.

Health officials and animal welfare experts are reminding residents in West Sacramento and throughout the county to protect themselves and their pets, says county spokeswoman Beth Gabor in a press release.

Especially vulnerable, say experts, are:

Did you see the ring around the sun?

Did you see the ring around the sun?

If you were outside today, you may have noticed a giant ring around the sun. That ring is actually the reflection of ice crystals from high cirrus clouds, according to EarthSky.org

The ring was seen all over the area by News10 viewers, including Roseville and Stockton. Did you get a chance to see it?

How to become a weather spotter

SACRAMENTO, CA - Weather forecasting continues to improve along with technology, but some of the best tools we have are the eyes and ears of people living in areas affected by severe weather.

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Sacramento is seeking volunteers to be SKYWARN Weather Spotters. On-the-ground reports help improve warnings and forecasts. This is especially helpful at elevations from 2,000 feet and above and in rural areas. These areas have fewer reporting sites so filling in data with spotter reports can help greatly improve storm tracking.

The next spotter training class is March 11 from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. This online training session will focus on providing weather spotter training and weather safety information for those wishing to become a spotter or as a refresher for existing National Weather Service spotters.