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Weather Summaries

March 2016 Summary – Warmer and Drier than Average

March 2016 Summary – Warmer and Drier than Average

Blue Hill Observatory March 2016 Summary: The month was notable for being much warmer than average with less precipitation and snowfall than normal. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 40.7 deg F was 6.3 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for March and about five degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. March tied for the […]

| April 5, 2016 | Reply
Winter 2015-2016 Summary – Warmest on Record

Winter 2015-2016 Summary – Warmest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory Winter 2015-2016 Summary: The winter (December-February) season began with the warmest December on record and continued generally warmer than average with a few brief cold spells and moderate snowfalls. The 24-hour mean temperature for the winter of 34.9 deg F was 7.6 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for winter and 5.9 degrees […]

| March 3, 2016 | Reply
February 2016 Summary – Warmer and Wetter than Average

February 2016 Summary – Warmer and Wetter than Average

Blue Hill Observatory February 2016 Summary: The month was notable for being much warmer than average except for a brief period of frigid cold in the middle of the month with more precipitation and snowfall than normal. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 32.2 deg F was 5.8 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for […]

| March 2, 2016 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

Spring Open House at Blue Hill on May 7th 2016

Spring Open House at Blue Hill on May 7th 2016

Blue Hill Observatory Spring Open House Saturday, May 7th, 2016 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm Enjoy browsing the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory including views from the top of the tower. There will be displays by Mount Washington Observatory and US National Weather Service Boston MA – other presentations and activities will be listed when […]

| April 27, 2016 | Reply
“Run for the Roses” Fundraiser on May 7, 2016

“Run for the Roses” Fundraiser on May 7, 2016

The Blue Hill Observatory cordially invites you to celebrate the 142nd Kentucky Derby at our “Run for the Roses” Fundraiser on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at West End Johnnies, located at 138 Portland Street in Boston, from 4 to 7 PM. (Note- Restaurant was changed to accommodate band and give more space for attendees).  West […]

| March 13, 2016 | Reply
Announcing Blue Hill Observatorys’ 2016 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

Announcing Blue Hill Observatorys’ 2016 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 broadcast meteorology. While it is recommended for students between the ages of 15 and 20 years old, others may apply. The workshop will be held during the week of July 18 through 23rd.     […]

| February 25, 2016 | Reply
Historic Observatory Instruments Rescued, and now Showcased on Harvard Website

Historic Observatory Instruments Rescued, and now Showcased on Harvard Website

Harvard Physics Professor David Wheatland began amassing his incredible collection of historic scientific instruments in the late 1940’s. His office soon became overwhelmed with his “foundlings” and he began storing them in basement rooms at Harvard and finally at his home and barn in Topsfield. When Harvard began winding down it’s scientific studies at Blue […]

| December 22, 2015 | Reply