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Weather Summaries

October 2018 Summary – Colder and Wetter Than Average

October 2018 Summary – Colder and Wetter Than Average

Blue Hill Observatory October 2018 Summary: October got off to a warm start then turned colder and brought above normal precipitation. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 50.2 deg F was 1.2 degrees colder than the 120-year average for October and 0.9 degrees colder than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The average maximum temperatures […]

| November 9, 2018 | Reply
September 2018 Summary – Eighth Wettest and Second Cloudiest on Record

September 2018 Summary – Eighth Wettest and Second Cloudiest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory September 2018 Summary: September got off to a warm start and brought much above normal precipitation. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 64.8 deg F was 3.6 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for September and 3.4 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The average maximum temperatures was 72.5 […]

| October 9, 2018 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

“Colder and Likely Snowy Winter Ahead” Says Winter Weather Expert Joe D’Aleo

“Colder and Likely Snowy Winter Ahead” Says Winter Weather Expert Joe D’Aleo

Editor’s Note: While Blue Hill Observatory does not issue forecasts and does not endorse this forecast, we thought our readers would enjoy hearing what a leading winter weather expert is predicting. Joe D’Aleo is a certified meteorologist and was the first Director of Meteorology at the Weather Channel. He is currently Co-Chief Meteorologist at WeatherBell […]

| November 7, 2018 | Reply
State of the Climate at Blue Hill Observatory: 2018

State of the Climate at Blue Hill Observatory: 2018

    The founding objective of the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory (BHO) in 1885 was to establish the first private observatory for the measurement of weather and climate at a location that was distinctly elevated above the surrounding terrain and to support special investigations in meteorology. The continual and meticulous recording of temperature, moisture, precipitation, snowfall, […]

| August 31, 2018 | 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 14, 2018 | Reply
Governor Baker Signs FY19 Budget- BHO Funding Approved

Governor Baker Signs FY19 Budget- BHO Funding Approved

Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a $41.7 billion FY19 budget on Thursday, July 26th. He also vetoed nearly 300 earmarks worth almost $50 million in spending. Fortunately, thanks to a tremendous effort by Blue Hill Observatory loyal supporters, the $100,000 in funding for the Observatory was not vetoed. Of the 53 “Special Projects” in […]

| July 28, 2018 | Reply
Mass Legislature APPROVES $100,000 Funding for BHO

Mass Legislature APPROVES $100,000 Funding for BHO

After receiving the Conference Committee’s recommended Budget that reinstated $100,000 funding for Blue Hill Observatory, the Massachusetts House and Senate approved the FY 2019 Budget on Wednesday, July 18th, that included the $100K BHO funding. The next step, legislatively, is for the Governor to review the budget. He will then  have ten days to either […]

| July 20, 2018 | Reply