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T-storms to erupt sporadically in warm, moisture-rich tropical air from the Gulf; storms may mix gusty winds down to the surface in their drenching downpours; CAT 5 Hurricane Camille was Gulf Coast-bound 50 years ago
Posted 11:43 PM, August 16, 2019, by
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