“Our old friend Halola is still churning away in the Western Pacific. She’s been partying hard out there for quite a while now. Last weekend she made the mistake of hitting a bottle of wind shear, which is like tequila for typhoons. A little wind shear, and before you know it they’re falling apart, puking moisture in all directions, losing their strength, and collapsing into a soggy mess. She spent most of the past weekend as a mere tropical depression, trying to remember where she’d left her wallet and her car keys. But now, she’s piecing herself back together again. Today she was sober enough to act like a proper tropical storm, and by Wednesday she’s expected to be back up to typhoon strength. But, she’ll probably never exceed Category 1 storm strength again. Too much hard partying will do that to you. Halola won’t be visiting Okinawa either. Apparently she heard how much we like to party on this island, and just the thought of it so soon after her awful tequila experience made her turn green. Seriously. Just look at that satellite photo. Look at how green she is. She might be sunburned in a couple of places too. Meanwhile, here in Okinawa we’re getting plenty of rain without Halola’s help. It’s not a typhoon though. It’s just a weak low pressure area bringing us a lot of moisture and stealing our sunshine. It’s going to rain through the night, so it’s stealing our moonshine as well. You see? These weather systems are all drunks.”
~From the Facebook Community Group Okinawa Typhoon Pics & Info.