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Weather Summaries

January 2018 Summary – Wetter and Snowier Than Average

January 2018 Summary – Wetter and Snowier Than Average

Blue Hill Observatory January 2018 Summary: After a very cold start, January ended slightly warmer than average, and the month brought more rain and snow than normal. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 26.4 deg F was 0.7 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for January and just a fraction of a degree warmer […]

| February 7, 2018 |
2017 Was Warmer and Wetter Than Average

2017 Was Warmer and Wetter Than Average

The year 2017 ended with a 24-hour corrected mean temperature of 50.3F, which was 2.7F warmer than the 120-year mean and 1.4F above the 30-year normal, and this mean was warm enough for 2017 to tie for the ninth warmest year on record. The annual average maximum temperature of 59.1F was the 15th warmest on […]

| January 10, 2018 |

What's Happening on the Hill

WITNESS YOUR IMPACT…

WITNESS YOUR IMPACT…

“My work at Blue Hill has been the catapult of my young career since I started as a high school intern.  I’ve since gone on to become a weather observer at Blue Hill and have conducted research with other Observatory scientists and with the National Weather Service.  As I prepare to complete my undergraduate degree, […]

| February 5, 2018 |
Tell Us How You Remember The Great Blizzard of “78”

Tell Us How You Remember The Great Blizzard of “78”

The Great Blizzard of February 6-7, 1978 was one of the most significant weather events of the 20th century in New England. If you experienced this storm 40 years ago, let us know how you remember the Blizzard of ’78 by leaving a comment below. Here are some of the weather observations at the Blue […]

| February 1, 2018 |
Your Chance to Own the Original 78 Blizzard Map Drawn by Bob Copeland

Your Chance to Own the Original 78 Blizzard Map Drawn by Bob Copeland

These limited edition prints are quarter-size replicas (18X24) of the “Blizzard of ’78” maps hand-drawn by Bob Copeland and used on WCVB Channel 5 telecasts on Tuesday, February 7th,1978.  These collectors’ items normally retail for $100 each but are available exclusively through Blue Hill Observatory for our Blizzard anniversary celebration at Granite Links Golf Club […]

| January 25, 2018 |
Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2018 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2018 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 9 through 15th, 2018.   […]

| January 12, 2018 |