yellow light in weather ball, means there will be no change at all.
Dang, I hadn't thought about the weatherball jingle in years.Wikipedia says it was:When the weatherball is red, higher temperatures aheadWhen the weatherball is blue, lower temperatures are dueYellow light in weatherball means there'll be not a change at allWhen colors blink in agitation, there’s going to be precipitation.Like Gerry, I remember it as "no change at all", too.
I always thought it was "yellow is the weather ball, means there'll be no change at all" I don't recall the word "light"... but whatever....
Over the years, two different versions have evolved. This is the latter version, the one I learned as a child in the eary '60s. The last line originally was something like, "When the lights come and go, it means it will rain or snow." I also remember the next to the last line as "...no change at all."
The song version I remember was:When the weather ball is redHigher temperatures aheadWhen the weather ball is blueLower temperature is dueYellow light in weather ballMeans there'll be no change at allWhen the colors come and goIt's going to rain or snow
My dad, Jon Podolan, was the musician in the commercial. He and his friend Jackie Bowles wrote the lyrics and set it to a Mozart operetta.
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