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Weather Summaries

April 2019 Summary – Sixth Wettest and Sixth Cloudiest on Record

April 2019 Summary – Sixth Wettest and Sixth Cloudiest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory April 2019 Summary: April was warmer than average, though it ended cool, with much above average rainfall and below average sunshine. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 47.3 deg F was 2.6 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for April and 1.0 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. […]

| May 8, 2019 | Reply
March 2019 Summary – Sunnier and Snowier Than Average

March 2019 Summary – Sunnier and Snowier Than Average

Blue Hill Observatory March 2019 Summary: March temperature was near average, and the month brought more snow than average despite being drier and sunnier than average. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 34.7 deg F was 0.3 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for March and slightly cooler than the 1981-2010 30-year […]

| April 7, 2019 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

Senate to Vote on $100,000 for BHO. Your Immediate Help is Needed

Senate to Vote on $100,000 for BHO. Your Immediate Help is Needed

NEW POST…NEW POST…NEW POST…NEW POST… Senator Walter Timilty filed  Amendment #910 to the Senate Budget that will provide $100,000 for “the operations of Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center”. If passed, this amendment will be an important step  toward ensuring that the Observatory’s educational programs and historic unbroken climate record will continue and grow. We […]

| May 12, 2019 | Reply
House Approves $100,000 Funding for BHO. On to the Senate.

House Approves $100,000 Funding for BHO. On to the Senate.

The Mass House of Representatives passed Amendment #822 to the House budget that will provide for “not less than $100,000  to be expended for the Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center”. The House budget will now go to the Senate where they will debate and consider funding. Many thanks to all of you who contacted […]

| April 29, 2019 | Reply
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 of Canton (Sponsor) along with 26 other Representatives (Co-Sponsors) have filed Amendment #822 to the House budget that will provide for “not less than $100,000  to be expended for the Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center”. If passed, this will be an important step toward ensuring that Observatory STEM educational programs and the […]

| April 20, 2019 | Reply
Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2019 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2019 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 15th and July 20th, 2019.  […]

| January 19, 2019 | 2 Replies
2018-2019 Winter Temperature Forecast

2018-2019 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 […]

| December 6, 2018 | Reply