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Weather Summaries

January 2016 Summary – Warmer than Average

January 2016 Summary – Warmer than Average

Blue Hill Observatory January 2016 Summary: The month was notable for being warmer than average with slightly less precipitation and snowfall than normal. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 29.5 deg F was 3.8 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for January, more than three degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. Mostly due to the […]

| February 2, 2016 | Reply
2015 Was Warmer, Drier and Sunnier Than Average

2015 Was Warmer, Drier and Sunnier Than Average

The year 2015 ended with a 24-hour corrected mean temperature of 49.6F, which was 2.0F warmer than the 120-year mean and 0.7F above the 30-year normal. This was the fifteenth warmest year on record and the warmest since the record year of 2012. The year got off to a frigid start with a cold January […]

| January 5, 2016 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

Record Warm December Weather

Record Warm December Weather

It was a record breaking Christmas holiday at Blue Hill Observatory and throughout the Northeast, with exceptionally warm temperatures making it feel more like early October than late December.  December 24th and 25th both set new records for daily high maximum and high minimum temperatures.  The 67F reading on December 24th broke last year’s record […]

| December 26, 2015 | Reply
Time is running out to meet our Annual Challenge

Time is running out to meet our Annual Challenge

For the second time in the last two years the State Legislature voted operational funds for Blue Hill Observatory. As you may know, however, the Executive Branch did not authorize the release of those funds last year, and has given no indication it plans to this year. Once again, we must turn to you, our […]

| December 14, 2015 | Reply
Just Published – The History of Weather Observing in Boston

Just Published – The History of Weather Observing in Boston

Did you know that in the early 1930’s weather observations including temperature, precipitation and wind were being measured in Boston on the roof of the Post Office building 337 feet above street level? In this monograph, the many paths of Boston’s observational platforms have been described and pictured starting with a window shelter in the […]

| December 2, 2015 | Reply