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Weather Summaries

January 2019 Summary – Warmer and Wetter Than Average

January 2019 Summary – Warmer and Wetter Than Average

Blue Hill Observatory January 2019 Summary: January was slightly warmer and wetter than average with very little snowfall and abundant sunshine. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 26.7 deg F was 1.0 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for January and about a half degree warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The average […]

| February 9, 2019 | Reply
2018 Was the Third Wettest Year on Record

2018 Was the Third Wettest Year on Record

The year 2018 ended with a 24-hour corrected mean temperature of 50.0F, which was 2.4F warmer than the 120-year (1891-2010) long-term mean and 1.1F above the 30-year (1981-2010) normal. The annual average maximum temperature of 58.5F was 1.6F warmer than the long-term mean, while the annual average minimum temperature of 42.2F was 2.4F warmer than […]

| January 11, 2019 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2019 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2019 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 15th and July 20th, 2019.  […]

| January 19, 2019 | 2 Replies
2018-2019 Winter Temperature Forecast

2018-2019 Winter Temperature Forecast

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 local seasonal forecaster is predicting. Judah Cohen is a scientist who specializes in seasonal forecasting at Atmospheric and Environmental Research in Lexington, MA. Using a model that considers Siberian snow […]

| December 6, 2018 | Reply
“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 | 2 Replies
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 | 3 Replies