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Weather Summaries

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 |
Remembering the Incredible Snowstorms of March 1956

Remembering the Incredible Snowstorms of March 1956

  US Weather Bureau Daily Weather Map at 1:30 AM EST on 17 March 1956. The strong snowstorms in less than two weeks this March bring back memories of the big snows of March 1956. In New England, winter can still rule in March and heavy snows can occur even as late as April. March […]

| March 13, 2018 |

What's Happening on the Hill

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 |
Your Chance to Own the Original 78 Blizzard Map Drawn by Bob Copeland

Your Chance to Own the Original 78 Blizzard Map Drawn by Bob Copeland

These limited edition prints are quarter-size replicas (18X24) of the “Blizzard of ’78” maps hand-drawn by Bob Copeland and used on WCVB Channel 5 telecasts on Tuesday, February 7th,1978.  These collectors’ items normally retail for $100 each but are available exclusively through Blue Hill Observatory for our Blizzard anniversary celebration at Granite Links Golf Club […]

| January 25, 2018 |