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This Day in Local Weather History ...
29 August 1917 → 0.79" of rain fell in just five minutes in downtown Louisville. A total of 2.71" fell, which still stands as the record rainfall for the date.
29 August 1965 → Lexington's coolest August temperature: 42 degrees.
This Day in National/World Weather History ...
29 August 1965 → Mount Washington, NH reported 2.5 inches of snow -- a national record for the month of August.
29 August 1994 → Hurricane John, also known as Typhoon John, lasted 30 days as it affected both the northeast and northwest Pacific basins making it the longest lasting tropical cyclone. It formed in the northeast Pacific, reached hurricane force there, moved across the dateline and was renamed Typhoon John, and then finally recurved back across the dateline and renamed Hurricane John again.
29 August 2005 → Hurricane Katrina, a strong Category 3 storm with 125 mph winds and a high storm surge, came ashore along the Louisiana/Mississippi border. The massive storm brought 12 hours of hurricane force winds and up to a 28 foot storm surge to the Mississippi coast. New Orleans was inundated.