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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

November 2019 Summary – Cooler and Drier Than Average

November 2019 Summary – Cooler and Drier Than Average

Blue Hill Observatory November 2019 Summary: November was very cool with much less rainfall than average. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 38.0 deg F was 4.1 degrees cooler than the 120-year average for November and 2.6 degrees cooler than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The month was the coldest November since 1996. […]

| December 9, 2019 | Reply
October 2019 Summary – Second Cloudiest on Record

October 2019 Summary – Second Cloudiest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory October 2019 Summary: October was generally warm with much more rainfall and more clouds than average. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 53.3 deg F was 2.2 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for October and 1.9 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The average maximum temperature of […]

| November 12, 2019 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

For Our Children, For Us! Please Make the Blue Hill Observatory Your Priority this Giving Season

For Our Children, For Us! Please Make the Blue Hill Observatory Your Priority this Giving Season

For Our Children, For Us! As we reflect on all that we do each year—and our impact—we recognize our legacy begins with our children and their knowledge of the weather and how to leverage that knowledge to ensure humankind and the Earth thrive for generations to come.  Through their excitement and curiosity in climate science we […]

| November 18, 2019 | Reply
July 2019 Cape Cod Tornado Report

July 2019 Cape Cod Tornado Report

Several EF0 and EF1 tornadoes struck Cape Cod on July 23, 2019 and caused considerable damage. The report below provides a synopsis of the tornadoes and their impact on Cape Cod. This report can also be viewed and downloaded here.    

| August 23, 2019 | Reply
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 1, 2019 | 2 Replies
Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

JUNE 5: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Joint Conference Committee has begun deliberations 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 approved overwhelmingly by the House in budget (item 2810-0122) , but nothing in the Senate budget. Now, more than ever, […]

| June 5, 2019 | Reply
Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

PRESS RELEASE: For the second year in a row, the Massachusetts Senate voted NO on funding for Blue Hill Observatory (Amendment #910) that would have provided $100,000 for “Operational Support”. The amendment had been sponsored by Senators Timilty, Barrett, Cyr, Eldridge, Feeney, Moore, and O’Connor, almost one forth of the Senate. Previous action by the […]

| May 30, 2019 | 2 Replies