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We are open Monday on all Federal Holidays and Patriot's Day: 10AM-4PM
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Weather Summaries

May 2017 Summary – Cooler and Wetter than Average

May 2017 Summary – Cooler and Wetter than Average

Blue Hill Observatory May 2017 Summary: May was generally cool with a few very warm dayd and was slightly wetter than average. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 54.9 deg F was 0.4 degrees cooler than the 120-year average for May and more than one degree cooler than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The month […]

| June 5, 2017 | Reply
April 2017 Summary – Third Warmest on Record

April 2017 Summary – Third Warmest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory April 2017 Summary: April was generally warm with a few cold periods and was much wetter than average. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 50.1 deg F was 5.4 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for April and nearly four degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The month ranked as […]

| May 4, 2017 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

The Joint Conference Committee is in the last week of discussions 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 in the House  budget, but nothing in the Senate budget. Now, more than ever, we need your help to ensure that […]

| June 4, 2017 | Reply
World Meteorological Organization Selects Blue Hill Observatory as a Centennial Observing Station

World Meteorological Organization Selects Blue Hill Observatory as a Centennial Observing Station

In recognition of its long-term and high quality climate record, the Blue Hill Observatory has been selected by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to receive its new designation as a “Centennial Observing Station”. Recognizing the need to preserve and to maintain long-term surface observing stations for their important role in the continuing study of climate, the WMO […]

| May 31, 2017 | Reply
Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

The Massachusetts Senate tonight (Wednesday, May 24)  voted NO on Amendment 688 that would have provided $100,000 for “Operational Support” for Blue Hill Observatory. It is possible that the funds can be restored by the House/Senate Joint Conference Committee, but this will be an up-hill battle. Please follow this website for further updates.     […]

| May 24, 2017 | Reply
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’s Walter Timilty and Julian Cyr have filed an amendment 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 […]

| May 19, 2017 | Reply