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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

Winter 2016-2017 Summary – Fourth Warmest on Record

Winter 2016-2017 Summary – Fourth Warmest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory Winter 2016-2017 Summary: The winter (December-February) season was generally warm with a few brief cold intervals and a very wintry week in mid-February. The 24-hour mean temperature for the winter of 32.9 deg F was 5.6 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for winter and 3.9 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. […]

| March 4, 2017 | Reply
February 2017 Summary – Sixth Warmest on Record

February 2017 Summary – Sixth Warmest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory February 2017 Summary: February was generally very warm with a single week of wintry weather. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 33.8 deg F was 7.4 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for February and nearly five degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average, making the month the sixth warmest February […]

| March 4, 2017 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

Enjoy a Great Meal and Raise Money for Blue Hill Observatory

Enjoy a Great Meal and Raise Money for Blue Hill Observatory

Benefit Night Fundraiser for Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center Location: b.good in Mansfield, MA! Mansfield Crossing 280 School St. Mansfield, MA 02048 Time: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6pm-8pm More Info: Flyer Enjoy a great meal, and support BHOSC! Visit the Mansfield, MA b.good restaurant from 6pm-8pm, and a portion of your sales will […]

| March 20, 2017 | Reply
Blue Hill Observatory Scientist Ventures Out no Matter What the Weather

Blue Hill Observatory Scientist Ventures Out no Matter What the Weather

By Zande Razzaq The Patriot Ledger “It’s exciting to see the bad weather,” said Cecilia Borries-Strigle, the Chief Weather Observer at the historic Blue Hill Weather Observatory in Milton. Most people on the South Shore stayed indoors during Tuesday’s nor’easter, but Cecilia Borries-Strigle put on her boots , buttoned up her coat and ventured outside-multiple […]

| March 16, 2017 | Reply
New February High Temperature Record at BHO

New February High Temperature Record at BHO

A maximum temperature of 71F was observed at Blue Hill on February 24, 2017. This establishes a new record high temperature for the date and for the month of February, surpassing the previous monthly record of 68F set on February 24, 1985. This is also the warmest temperature ever observed so early in the year, […]

| February 24, 2017 | Reply
Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2017 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2017 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 17 through 22rd.     […]

| February 4, 2017 | Reply