Keene Metro Area, New Hampshire 

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Climate in Keene Metro Area, New Hampshire

Keene Metro Area, New Hampshire gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Keene Metro Area averages 62 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 197 sunny days per year in Keene Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Keene Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 130 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 10
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 62 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Keene metro area is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in New Hampshire.

9.1 / 4.1

Summer   /   Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the Keene metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Keene, New HampshireUnited States
  46.1 in.38.1 in.
  62.1 in.27.8 in.
  129.9 days106.2 days
  197 days205 days
  80.3°85.8°
  10.4°21.7°
  6.57
  3.34.3
  1036 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for the Keene metro area with an average high temperature of 80.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New Hampshire. In the Keene metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Keene metro area are August, June and July.


In the Keene metro area, there are 4.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New Hampshire.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Keene metro area with an average of 10.4°. This is about average compared to other places in New Hampshire.


In the Keene metro area, there are 161.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in New Hampshire.


In the Keene metro area, there are 13.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in New Hampshire.


Humidity in the Keene metro area is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.


October is the wettest month in the Keene metro area with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.1 inches in the Keene metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in New Hampshire.


May is the rainiest month in the Keene metro area with 12.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.3 rainy days. There are 129.9 rainy days annually in the Keene metro area, which is about average compared to other places in New Hampshire. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 62.1 inches in the Keene metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in New Hampshire. January is the snowiest month in the Keene metro area with 17.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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