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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

April 2018 Summary – Colder and Wetter Than Average

April 2018 Summary – Colder and Wetter Than Average

Blue Hill Observatory April 2018 Summary: April was notable for being cooler than average until the last week with more precipitation than average. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 43.1 deg F was 1.6 degrees cooler than the 120-year average for April and more than three degrees cooler than the 1981-2010 30-year average. […]

| May 5, 2018 |
March 2018 Summary – Second Snowiest on Record

March 2018 Summary – Second Snowiest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory March 2018 Summary: The first half of March was exceptionally stormy with three significant Nor’easters bringing about eight inches of precipitation and about 40 inches of snow within twelve days, and the month was generally cooler than average. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 33.9 deg F was 0.5 […]

| April 9, 2018 |

What's Happening on the Hill

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… Thanks to your collective advocacy, Blue Hill Observatory secured a $100,000 budget appropriation in the FY19 House Budget. The process now moves to the Senate where we are very grateful that Senator’s Timilty and Barrett have taken the lead and filed Amendment #934 that will match the House appropriation of […]

| May 16, 2018 |
House to Vote on $100,000 Funding for BHO. Your Immediate Help is Needed

House to Vote on $100,000 Funding for BHO. Your Immediate Help is Needed

Representatives Galvin, Kafka, Driscoll, Gordon, Smizik, Provost, McMurtry, Gentile and Ayers have filed an amendment to the House budget that will provide $100,000 for “the operations of Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center”. If passed, this will be an important step toward ensuring that Observatory STEM educational programs and the historic unbroken climate record will […]

| April 17, 2018 |
Major Nor’easter Brings Record Snow to Observatory

Major Nor’easter Brings Record Snow to Observatory

GOES-16 visible satellite image at 9 AM EDT on 13 March 2018. A powerful coastal storm developed to the south of New England during the night of March 12th, and snow began across the area shortly after midnight on March 13th. It quickly became heavy snow, and Blue Hill Chief Observer, Kaitlin Geagan, measured 5.8 […]

| March 13, 2018 |
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 |