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Since the weather is nice and the trails are dry we will be open Saturday 2/4 and Sunday 2/5 from 10:30 to 2:30
In coming weeks We will be open every Saturday unless weather is dangerous: 10:00AM-4PM
Sundays will be by chance or appointment until Presidents Day weekend when we resume every Sunday 10 to 4.
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

January 2017 Summary – Ninth Warmest on Record

January 2017 Summary – Ninth Warmest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory January 2017 Summary: January started off the new year on a very warm note, and it brought more precipitation and clouds than average. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 32.7 deg F was 7.0 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for January and six and a half degrees warmer than the […]

| February 2, 2017 | Reply
2016 Was the Second Warmest Year on Record

2016 Was the Second Warmest Year on Record

The year 2016 ended with a 24-hour corrected mean temperature of 51.2F, which was 3.6F warmer than the 120-year mean and 2.3F above the 30-year normal. This was the second warmest year on record behind only the mean of 51.7F observed in 2012. The annual average maximum temperature of 60.6F was the second highest on […]

| January 9, 2017 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2017 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2017 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

This summer’s workshop  is designed for students who enjoy learning about the weather and who might like a career in meteorology/ atmospheric science. While it is recommended for students between the ages of 14 and 18  years old, others may apply. The workshop will be held during the week of July 17 through 22rd.     […]

| February 4, 2017 | Reply
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

One hundred and thirty two years ago on February 1, 1885, rockets lit up the sky announcing the official opening of Blue Hill Observatory. This was the beginning of the longest climate record in North America. Today we continue that proud tradition thanks to the generosity of people like you. Your continued interest and support […]

| February 1, 2017 | Reply
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

One hundred and thirty one years ago rockets lit up the sky announcing the official opening of Blue Hill Observatory. This was the beginning of the longest climate record in North America. Today we continue that proud tradition thanks to the generosity of people like you. Your continued interest and support is greatly appreciated. There […]

| January 1, 2017 | Reply
Help us Reach the Top of the Tower

Help us Reach the Top of the Tower

This is our last chance this year to ask you to support this very special American Institution. Gifts made by 11:59 p.m. EST today will be tax deductible in 2016. If you have already made your donation, thank you. Happy New Year! There are three ways to donate: By Check made out to Blue Hill […]

| December 30, 2016 | Reply