Monday, September 17, 2007

Typhoon Wipha, Uh-Oh

Checking the weather report, there is a 100% chance of rain in the afternoon tomorrow in Shangahi. The evening? Yeah, 100% chance of rain. The 13th typhoon of the season – Typhoon Wipha -- is set to hit Shanghai tomorrow at some point. We’re talking massive rain, high winds, drops in temperature and all sorts of Mother Nature’s mischief that is sure to impact the USA’s match against Nigeria in any number of ways. The field is already pretty chopped up at the Shanghai Hongkou Stadium and the work that those poor fans were doing, drying out the field when the USA did its walkthrough the other day, may have been moot. Note to the USA Equipment Managers: get out the rain gear.

3 comments:

susaned said...

It was suggested on ESPN that this match might get moved up due to the typhoon. What is the best website to monitor for such changes? Neither fifa.com nor espn.com mention the weather issue at all as far as I can tell.

newmexter said...

Not sure if this is the best source, but the New York times soccer blog states that there is no delay as of 9:30 pm ET (link: http://goal.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/09/17/cards-could-hold-us-womens-fate/.

Impedient said...

Oh no, that's really bad news and the field is not going to get healed. I hope the typhoon doesn't come in the end!