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Blue Hill Observatory Climate Research Publications, Presentations, and Reports

Blue Hill Observatory Climate Research Publications, Presentations, and Reports

| February 18, 2014 | Reply

Listed below are recent publications, informal reports and presentations describing climate research on various topics based on the Blue Hill climate record. Click on the title to access each document. 2015 “Description of the Temperature Observation and Averaging Methods Used at the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory” (Informal Report) (November, 2015) “The History of Minimum Temperatures […]

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Graphs of Annual Blue Hill Observatory Climate Data

Graphs of Annual Blue Hill Observatory Climate Data

| February 17, 2014 | Reply

Weather observations on Blue Hill began on February 1, 1885, but the annual mean temperature plot below includes data for 1831 to 1884 from nearby locations that have been carefully adjusted to the Great Blue Hill summit, to extend the Observatory mean temperature record back to 1831. Long-Term Climate Graphs     Annual Mean Temperature (since 1831)     Annual […]

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Charts of Monthly Blue Hill Observatory Climate Data

Charts of Monthly Blue Hill Observatory Climate Data

| February 17, 2014 | Reply

The charts below show annual and monthly average temperature and total precipitation and snowfall as well as their departures from average since 1995. Note that departures from the mean depicted in these plots are differences from the 1891-2010 120-year, long-term average since 2012 and from the 1891-2000 110-year average for prior years.  These long-term averages […]

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2013 Precipitation

2013 Precipitation

| August 1, 2013 | Reply

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2013 Mean Temperatures

2013 Mean Temperatures

| August 1, 2013 | Reply

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2012-2013 Snowfall

2012-2013 Snowfall

| June 1, 2013 | Reply

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2012 Precipitation

2012 Precipitation

| May 11, 2013 | Reply

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2012 Mean Temperatures

2012 Mean Temperatures

| May 10, 2013 | Reply

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2011-2012 Snowfall

2011-2012 Snowfall

| May 9, 2013 | Reply

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2011 Precipitation

2011 Precipitation

| May 8, 2013 | Reply

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2011 Mean Temepratures

2011 Mean Temepratures

| May 8, 2013 | Reply

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2010-2011 Snowfall

2010-2011 Snowfall

| May 8, 2013 | Reply

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125th Anniversary Celebration

125th Anniversary Celebration

| May 7, 2013 | Reply

Photo Slideshows Photos in the slideshows below were taken during the January 30th, 2010 luncheon, booksigning and lectures featuring guest speakers Paul Kocin and Dr. Louis Uccellini and during the fireworks display that evening on the summit of Great Blue Hill.     Luncheon, Booksigning and Lectures     Evening Fireworks Display   Movies These short, low-resolution movie clips […]

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Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory 1891-2010 Means and Extremes

Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory 1891-2010 Means and Extremes

| May 7, 2013 | 2 Replies

Temperature, Precipitation, Snowfall, and Wind Measurements Weather in New England is rarely “normal”, but the tables below show the average monthly weather conditions at the Blue Hill Observatory for the 120-year period from 1891-2010. Extremes are shown for the full period of record, 1885-Present, except peak wind gusts, which are for 1940-Present.   Temperature (oF) […]

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Spring at the Herring Run

Spring at the Herring Run

| April 30, 2013 | Reply

A day at the herring run – credit RockhopperPhotography.com Test post for

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