Good thing they’re not playing football Monday night at Williams-Brice Stadium.
The Columbia, S.C., area is dealing with some major weather issues to start the week. As a result, the championship celebration for the Gamecocks’ women’s basketball team was postponed, and new plans for the event will be announced later.
Turns out, Williams-Brice Stadium is the site of major wind gusts.
As reported by The State’s Cynthia Roldan, a wind gust of 65 mph was reported at Williams-Brice Stadium on Monday night. That figure is part of larger weather concerns throughout the region.
Here’s more from the piece:
In Richland County, a wind gust of 65 mph was reported at Williams-Brice Stadium, though the average wind speed at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport was 32 mph. The highest gust at the airport was 44 mph.
Meanwhile, heavy rainfall pounded the Midlands, triggering flash flood warnings in several Richland County cities, including Columbia and Forest Acres. Yet, less than an inch of rain was reported at the airport.
Here’s hoping everyone stays safe in and around Columbia. You can never be too careful.
Still, there are plenty of highlights from the recent NCAA Tournament runs by the men’s and women’s South Carolina basketball teams to keep Gamecocks fans happy indoors.