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Weather Summaries

March 2019 Summary – Sunnier and Snowier Than Average

March 2019 Summary – Sunnier and Snowier Than Average

Blue Hill Observatory March 2019 Summary: March temperature was near average, and the month brought more snow than average despite being drier and sunnier than average. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 34.7 deg F was 0.3 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for March and slightly cooler than the 1981-2010 30-year […]

| April 7, 2019 | Reply
Winter 2018-2019 Summary – Warmer, Sunnier and Much Less Snowy than Average

Winter 2018-2019 Summary – Warmer, Sunnier and Much Less Snowy than Average

Blue Hill Observatory Winter 2018-2019 Summary: The winter (December-February) season was generally warm with a few cold periods, ample sunshine, average precipitation and very little snow. The 24-hour mean temperature for the winter of 29.7 deg F was 2.4 degrees warmer than the 120-year winter average and 0.7 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. […]

| March 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