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Weather Summaries

October 2017 Summary – Warmest on Record

October 2017 Summary – Warmest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory October 2017 Summary: October was notable for being very warm, and it was drier than normal until a significant rainstorm in the final days of the month. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 59.2 deg F was 8.1 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for October and nearly eight degrees warmer […]

| November 7, 2017 | Reply
September 2017 Summary – Eighth Warmest on Record

September 2017 Summary – Eighth Warmest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory September 2017 Summary: September was notable for being generally warm, and it was drier than normal until the last day of the month. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 65.1 deg F was 3.9 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for September and 3.0 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. […]

| October 4, 2017 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

“Colder and Likely Snowy Winter Ahead” Says Winter Weather Expert Joe D’Aleo

“Colder and Likely Snowy Winter Ahead” Says Winter Weather Expert Joe D’Aleo

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 7, 2017 | Reply
The Great Blizzard of “78”, Remembering its Fury

The Great Blizzard of “78”, Remembering its Fury

Blue Hill Observatory invites you to a special event to commemorate the Great Blizzard of 1978. It will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Granite Links Golf Club in Milton from 11 to 3 P.M. Featured speakers will include Dr. Louis Uccellini, Director, National Weather Service, Bob Thompson, Meteorologist-in-Charge, NWS Boston and several […]

| November 5, 2017 | Reply
Governor Signs FY2018 Budget- BHO Funding Spared

Governor Signs FY2018 Budget- BHO Funding Spared

Governor Charles Baker has signed the FY2018 budget authorizing $39.4 billion in spending, but he also vetoed $320 million in spending that include $42 million in “earmarks”. Fortunately, the $100,000 in Operational Funding for Blue Hill Observatory WAS NOT VETOED. After signing the budget, Governor Baker sent it back to the legislature urging lawmakers to […]

| July 20, 2017 | 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 2018 Budget on Friday,7/7, 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 sign or […]

| July 7, 2017 | Reply