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Saturdays and Sundays unless weather is dangerous: 10:00AM-4PM
We are open Monday on all Federal Holidays and Patriot's Day: 10AM-4PM
Tours and Programs by appointment any day 8:30 to 5:30 Year-Round
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Weather Summaries

July 2019 Summary – Third Warmest on Record

July 2019 Summary – Third Warmest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory July 2019 Summary: July was generally very warm and wetter than average. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 74.5 deg F was 4.8 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for July and 3.7 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The month was the third warmest July on record, […]

| August 12, 2019 | Reply
June 2019 Summary – Close to Average

June 2019 Summary – Close to Average

Blue Hill Observatory June 2019 Summary: June was generally close to average for temperature, rainfall and sunshine. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 66.0 deg F was 1.9 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for June and 0.7 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The average maximum temperature of 75.1 deg […]

| July 9, 2019 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

July 2019 Cape Cod Tornado Report

July 2019 Cape Cod Tornado Report

Several EF0 and EF1 tornadoes struck Cape Cod on July 23, 2019 and caused considerable damage. The report below provides a synopsis of the tornadoes and their impact on Cape Cod. This report can also be viewed and downloaded here.    

| August 23, 2019 | Reply
New Employment Opportunity

New Employment Opportunity

The historic Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center is seeking to fill a weather observer position at our Milton, Massachusetts location. We welcome applicants with an interest in weather and climate, a strong attention to detail, a willingness to learn, and the flexibility to work an occasionally varied schedule. Previous experience with standard meteorological observation […]

| August 1, 2019 | Reply
Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

JUNE 5: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Joint Conference Committee has begun deliberations to reconcile differences between the House and Senate budgets. As we explained in a previous post, Blue Hill Observatory has a $100,000 line-item approved overwhelmingly by the House in budget (item 2810-0122) , but nothing in the Senate budget. Now, more than ever, […]

| June 5, 2019 | Reply
Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

PRESS RELEASE: For the second year in a row, the Massachusetts Senate voted NO on funding for Blue Hill Observatory (Amendment #910) that would have provided $100,000 for “Operational Support”. The amendment had been sponsored by Senators Timilty, Barrett, Cyr, Eldridge, Feeney, Moore, and O’Connor, almost one forth of the Senate. Previous action by the […]

| May 30, 2019 | 2 Replies
Senate to Vote on $100,000 for BHO. Your Immediate Help is Needed

Senate to Vote on $100,000 for BHO. Your Immediate Help is Needed

NEW POST…NEW POST…NEW POST…NEW POST… Senator Walter Timilty filed  Amendment #910 to the Senate Budget that will provide $100,000 for “the operations of Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center”. If passed, this amendment will be an important step  toward ensuring that the Observatory’s educational programs and historic unbroken climate record will continue and grow. We […]

| May 12, 2019 | 2 Replies