Introducing the greatest show on Earth
The weather!

Welcome everyone
It's the weather show!
Bring your bathing suits
Don't forget your boots and coats
Folks, we guarantee the show that we perform
Is never dull, if there's a lull
It's just the calm before the storm

Watch it change from icy cold to toasty warm
And rearrange from sunny days to crazy storms
The curtain's rising, we're so glad to have you here!
Come see a new show daily in the atmosphere!

Act one: The Sun!

The sun shines down
On field and town!
On forest, mountain, desert, sea and snow
Some heat's absorbed
Some bounces off (ha ha ha!)
So here it's hot, where there it may be cold
The heated Earth heats up the air
Just like a big hot air balloon, up up it flows
The cooler air sneaks in below
It's heated too, now look out folks, because up it goes!

The sinking air is called a "high", which means it has high pressure. Low pressure air is on the rise, and as they move together . . .

Act two: The Wind!

Those lows and highs
They sink and rise
The air begins to move and flow
It circulates
At different rates
And that creates the winds that blow

The highs are nice
They bring fair skies (ha ha!)
But a low will often bring you clouds or rain
And when they bump
They form a front
A changing of the weather in between

As the highs and lows push and shove, the weather front begins to move! And if a front moves into town, it means a storm just may come down!

Act three: The Humidity!

Because of heat
Drops evaporate
From lakes and rivers, puddles, even trees
The air can fill
Right to the gills
With water vapor, that's humidity
When clouds appear
Rain may be near (oh!)
Because the vapor's cool and starting to condense
And if those drops (oh!)
Begin to plop (plop, plop, plop!)
That's precipitation, folks, you all get drenched!

That's the weather folks
You got your money's worth
Hot or cold or soaking wet
Hey, how lucky can you get?
The weather show's the greatest show
The greatest show on Earth!

Yes sir!


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

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