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Saturdays and Sundays unless weather is dangerous: 10:00AM-4PM
We are open Monday on all Federal Holidays and Patriot's Day: 10AM-4PM
Tours and Programs by appointment any day 8:30 to 5:30 Year-Round
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Weather Summaries

June 2017 Summary – Warmer and Wetter than Average

June 2017 Summary – Warmer and Wetter than Average

Blue Hill Observatory June 2017 Summary: June was generally warm with more rainfall than average. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 67.0 deg F was 2.9 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for June and nearly two degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The high temperature of 94F on the 12th was a […]

| July 4, 2017 | Reply
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 days 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

What's Happening on the Hill

Governor Signs FY2018 Budget- BHO Funding Spared

Governor Signs FY2018 Budget- BHO Funding Spared

Governor Charles Baker has signed the FY2018 budget authorizing $39.4 billion in spending, but he also vetoed $320 million in spending that include $42 million in “earmarks”. Fortunately, the $100,000 in Operational Funding for Blue Hill Observatory WAS NOT VETOED. After signing the budget, Governor Baker sent it back to the legislature urging lawmakers to […]

| July 20, 2017 | 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 2018 Budget on Friday,7/7, 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 sign or […]

| July 7, 2017 | Reply
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