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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

August 2018 Summary – Second Warmest on Record

August 2018 Summary – Second Warmest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory August 2018 Summary: August was generally very warm and sunny with near normal precipitation. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 73.4 deg F was 5.3 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for August and 4.0 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. This mean temperature was the second warmest on […]

| September 3, 2018 | Reply
July 2018 Summary – Eighth Warmest and Eighth Sunniest on Record

July 2018 Summary – Eighth Warmest and Eighth Sunniest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory July 2018 Summary: July was much warmer and sunnier than average with near normal precipitation. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 73.6 deg F was 3.9 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for July and about three degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. This mean temperature was the eighth […]

| August 4, 2018 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

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 | 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 14, 2018 | Reply
Governor Baker Signs FY19 Budget- BHO Funding Approved

Governor Baker Signs FY19 Budget- BHO Funding Approved

Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a $41.7 billion FY19 budget on Thursday, July 26th. He also vetoed nearly 300 earmarks worth almost $50 million in spending. Fortunately, thanks to a tremendous effort by Blue Hill Observatory loyal supporters, the $100,000 in funding for the Observatory was not vetoed. Of the 53 “Special Projects” in […]

| July 28, 2018 | Reply
Mass Legislature APPROVES $100,000 Funding for BHO

Mass Legislature APPROVES $100,000 Funding for BHO

After receiving the Conference Committee’s recommended Budget that reinstated $100,000 funding for Blue Hill Observatory, the Massachusetts House and Senate approved the FY 2019 Budget on Wednesday, July 18th, that included the $100K BHO funding. The next step, legislatively, is for the Governor to review the budget. He will then  have ten days to either […]

| July 20, 2018 | Reply
Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

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 in the House budget (item 2810-0122) , but nothing in the Senate budget. Now, more than ever, we need your help to […]

| June 6, 2018 | Reply