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Weather Summaries

September 2014 Summary – Driest on Record

September 2014 Summary – Driest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory September 2014 Summary: The month was notable for being generally warm, very dry and much sunnier than average.  The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 64.4F was 3.2 degrees warmer the 120-year average for September, and this was about two degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average.  The maximum temperature for […]

| October 3, 2014 | Reply
August 2014 Summary – Sixth Sunniest on Record

August 2014 Summary – Sixth Sunniest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory August 2014 Summary: The month was notable for being cooler, drier and much sunnier than average.  The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 68.6F was 0.5 degree warmer the 120-year average for August, though this was about one degree cooler than the 1981-2010 30-year average.  The maximum temperature for the month […]

| September 3, 2014 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

Celebrate Columbus Day Weekend on Great Blue Hill

Celebrate Columbus Day Weekend on Great Blue Hill

This Columbus Day Weekend, October 11-13, we will be joining in on the Fall Festival the Blue Hills Trailside Museum is hosting. Saturday October 11 will be our Focus on Weather Day. We expect to have someone from Mount Washington Observatory and from the National Weather Service on the hill along with other weather related […]

| September 23, 2014 | Reply
Registration Open for Local Weather Course

Registration Open for Local Weather Course

NEW ENGLAND’S WILD, WACKY, WEIRD WEATHER Weather is the one topic that affects all of our lives. From simply messing with our plans, to causing all out catastrophe, weather touches all of us. And New England is home to some of the most interesting and volatile weather in the entire world. It is no exaggeration […]

| September 5, 2014 | Reply
Governor Signs Bill which includes Capital Improvements to Eliot Tower & Blue Hill Observatory

Governor Signs Bill which includes Capital Improvements to Eliot Tower & Blue Hill Observatory

Governor Patrick has signed into law “AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PRESERVATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF LAND, PARKS AND CLEAN ENERGY IN THE COMMONWEALTH (Chapter 286). Included in this bill is a line item that states “THAT $2,500,000 SHALL BE EXPENDED FOR THE PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION OF THE ELIOT TOWER AND FOR THE BLUE HILL WEATHER […]

| May 10, 2014 | Reply