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Weather Summaries

November 2016 Summary – Warmer and Drier Than Average

November 2016 Summary – Warmer and Drier Than Average

Blue Hill Observatory November 2016 Summary: The month saw a return to drier weather, but it continued the warmer than average weather seen every month so far this year. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 44.0 deg F was 3.4 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for November and about two degrees warmer than the […]

| December 2, 2016 | Reply
October 2016 Summary – Wetter and Warmer Than Average

October 2016 Summary – Wetter and Warmer Than Average

Blue Hill Observatory October 2016 Summary: The month was the wettest of the year so far and warmer than average. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 53.2 deg F was 2.1 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for October and nearly two degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The highest temperature for the month […]

| November 3, 2016 | Reply
September 2016 Summary – Seventh Warmest on Record

September 2016 Summary – Seventh Warmest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory September 2016 Summary: The month continued the recent pattern of warmer and drier than average weather. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 65.2 deg F was 4.0 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for September and nearly three degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. This made September the seventh warmest on […]

| October 7, 2016 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

Governor Baker Cuts Blue Hill Observatory Funding

Governor Baker Cuts Blue Hill Observatory Funding

Blue Hill Observatory was notified today (12/07/16) that the previously authorized funding of $100,000 for Operational Support was cut by Governor Baker. It was part of a massive cut the Governor made under Chapter 9C to address what he said was an “anticipated budget shortfall”. Both Branches of the legislature had supported the funding for […]

| December 7, 2016 | Reply
You Can Help Keep BHO Focused on Climate

You Can Help Keep BHO Focused on Climate

“The Blue Hill Weather Observatory is one of our areas greatest resources.   It has provided 131 years of continuous weather observations, which has been and continues to be so important in terms of weather forecasting and climate science.  It continues to provide excellent science education to kids and adults alike.  All of us must do […]

| November 30, 2016 | Reply
2016-2017 Winter Temperature Forecast

2016-2017 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 […]

| November 23, 2016 | Reply
Winter 2016-2017: Colder and Snowier? Check out D’Aleo’s Forecast

Winter 2016-2017: Colder and Snowier? Check out D’Aleo’s 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 leading winter weather expert is predicting. Joe D’Aleo is a certified meteorologist and the first Director of Meteorology at the Weather Channel. He is currently Co-Chief Meteorologist at WeatherBell Analytics, […]

| November 16, 2016 | Reply