MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Warm temperatures and near record highs this week have the birds singing... and me rhyming!
While spring is still over three weeks away, I thought now would be perfect to explain why we've been so warm-- and have a little fun!
What's going on, Memphis? It's the craziest thing,
The highs are near 80 and it's not even spring
The season *says* winter, it feels anything but
The sun's really shining- no cold-weather rut
Everything's blooming… the trees have some leaves,
No one's in jackets, all I see is short sleeves
That isn't to say that we're out of the woods,
Statistically- March you might still need those hoods,
For allergy sufferers-like me- what is true…
We're enjoying the warmth but we're saying AH-CHOO!
Some records are tying-- & we're breaking some highs,
Mosquitos are out, so are bees—so are flies!
Still- it's nice to be out, so go let down your hair,
And find a nice deck- maybe Overton Square?
South winds- they are gusty- so the temps- they are climbing,
The chances of snow are as bad as my rhyming!
So why's it so warm, should I be more specific?
It has to do with the ocean- up Northwest- the Pacific!
The cold-pool of water dips the jet up there down,
Then ridging occurs – oh yeah lots, goes to town!
So the Jetstream over the Mid-South retreats to the North,
In most normal winters it would go back and forth
And it stays far away, cold air can't make it in,
And lovers of springtime get an early big win!
So no matter the forecast, we're tracking it all,
From winter to springtime, from summer to fall
Chief Ron Childers, and Spencer, to Brittney and I,
Our heads in the clouds, and our eyes on the sky,
We'll track record highs and tell you where live-
As always on W…M-C Action News 5
I'm done- so be happy I rhymed, didn't sing—
This warm winter day- my Ode to "Spring"