The weekend was approaching. A low pressure area near Palawan had just begun its journey down to Vietnam, although I saw it as going to Malaysia before dissipating. It did. The skies of the metro were cloudy, threatening to disappoint those of us who were waiting for the red moon, the last total lunar eclipse until 2014. People were asking why it was not getting colder, why it was rainy. Bettina was struggling to explain the NE monsoon.
December 9, Friday Before the onslaught
Model tracks were already showing a potential storm developing on the 15th. As early as noon on Dec 10 I alerted the followers of my weather page.