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Weather Summaries

June 2019 Summary – Close to Average

June 2019 Summary – Close to Average

Blue Hill Observatory June 2019 Summary: June was generally close to average for temperature, rainfall and sunshine. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 66.0 deg F was 1.9 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for June and 0.7 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The average maximum temperature of 75.1 deg […]

| July 9, 2019 | Reply
May 2019 Summary – Cooler and Wetter Than Average

May 2019 Summary – Cooler and Wetter Than Average

Blue Hill Observatory May 2019 Summary: May was generally cooler and cloudier than average, with slightly more rainfall than expected. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 54.4 deg F was 1.8 degrees cooler than the 120-year average for May and 0.9 degrees cooler than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The average maximum temperature […]

| June 15, 2019 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

JUNE 5: 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 approved overwhelmingly by the House in budget (item 2810-0122) , but nothing in the Senate budget. Now, more than ever, […]

| June 5, 2019 | Reply
Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

PRESS RELEASE: For the second year in a row, the Massachusetts Senate voted NO on funding for Blue Hill Observatory (Amendment #910) that would have provided $100,000 for “Operational Support”. The amendment had been sponsored by Senators Timilty, Barrett, Cyr, Eldridge, Feeney, Moore, and O’Connor, almost one forth of the Senate. Previous action by the […]

| May 30, 2019 | 2 Replies
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 | 2 Replies
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