Keene is situated in an area where cold air meets the moisture from the south, so oftentimes Keene gets the jackpot with winter storms. Even in the warmest of winters, Keene usually has at least one night below zero.During January 2004, Keene saw highs below freezing 25 of the days including five days in the single digits and one day with a high of zero. The city nevertheless retains a considerable inventory of fine Victorian architecture from its flush mill town era. Keene is today a center for insurance, education and tourism. Settled after 1736, it was intended to be a fort town protecting the Province of Massachusetts Bay during the French and Indian Wars. Meader This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Keene, New Hampshire, that was deleted or is being discussed for deletion, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
For example, record rainfall and flooding with the axis of heaviest rain (around 12") near Keene occurred in October 2005.
Many times these storms can produce blizzard conditions across southern New England.
Recent examples are the blizzard of 2005 and the blizzard of 2006.
Another significant flood event occurred in May of the following year.
As of the census of 2010, there were 23,409 people, 9,052 households, and 4,843 families residing in the city.