Category: News

Support Blue Hill on Giving Week

Support Blue Hill on Giving Week

| November 29, 2017 | Reply

During Giving Week (Nov. 28 to Dec. 3), we are running a Double Cash Back, Double Giving event. When you shop at participating stores, their cash back—and their donations—will get doubled!  Giving Week is a little different from #GivingTuesday. Giving Assistant is an organization which markets different businesses and gives a portion of each sale […]

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Support Blue Hill on Giving Tuesday

Support Blue Hill on Giving Tuesday

| November 28, 2017 | Reply

Are YOU #GivingTuesday? The Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center is excited to participate in #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving back, TODAY,  Tuesday, November 28th. After you’ve gone to the stores on Black Friday and shopped online on Cyber Monday, please consider supporting our mission on #GivingTuesday. The most effective way YOU can support […]

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2017-2018 Winter Temperature Forecast

2017-2018 Winter Temperature Forecast

| November 21, 2017 | Reply

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 […]

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“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

| November 7, 2017 | Reply

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, […]

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The Great Blizzard of “78”, Remembering its Fury

The Great Blizzard of “78”, Remembering its Fury

| November 5, 2017 | Reply

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 […]

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Governor Signs FY2018 Budget- BHO Funding Spared

Governor Signs FY2018 Budget- BHO Funding Spared

| July 20, 2017 | Reply

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 […]

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Mass Legislature APPROVES $100,000 Funding for BHO

Mass Legislature APPROVES $100,000 Funding for BHO

| July 7, 2017 | Reply

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 […]

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Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

| June 4, 2017 | Reply

The Joint Conference Committee is in the last week of discussions 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 in the House  budget, but nothing in the Senate budget. Now, more than ever, we need your help to ensure that […]

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World Meteorological Organization Selects Blue Hill Observatory as a Centennial Observing Station

World Meteorological Organization Selects Blue Hill Observatory as a Centennial Observing Station

| May 31, 2017 | Reply

In recognition of its long-term and high quality climate record, the Blue Hill Observatory has been selected by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to receive its new designation as a “Centennial Observing Station”. Recognizing the need to preserve and to maintain long-term surface observing stations for their important role in the continuing study of climate, the WMO […]

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Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

| May 24, 2017 | Reply

The Massachusetts Senate tonight (Wednesday, May 24)  voted NO on Amendment 688 that would have provided $100,000 for “Operational Support” for Blue Hill Observatory. It is possible that the funds can be restored by the House/Senate Joint Conference Committee, but this will be an up-hill battle. Please follow this website for further updates.     […]

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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

| May 19, 2017 | Reply

NEW POST…NEW POST…NEW POST…NEW POST… Senator’s Walter Timilty and Julian Cyr have filed an amendment 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 […]

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“Run for the Roses” Fundraiser on May 6, 2017

“Run for the Roses” Fundraiser on May 6, 2017

| April 6, 2017 | Reply

The Blue Hill Observatory cordially invites you to celebrate the 143rd Kentucky Derby at our “Run for the Roses” Fundraiser on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at West End Johnnies, located at 138 Portland Street in Boston, from 4 to 7 p.m. West End Johnnies boasts many large screen TVs for ease in viewing the Derby, […]

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Enjoy a Great Meal and Raise Money for Blue Hill Observatory

Enjoy a Great Meal and Raise Money for Blue Hill Observatory

| March 20, 2017 | Reply

Benefit Night Fundraiser for Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center Location: b.good in Mansfield, MA! Mansfield Crossing 280 School St. Mansfield, MA 02048 Time: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6pm-8pm More Info: Flyer Enjoy a great meal, and support BHOSC! Visit the Mansfield, MA b.good restaurant from 6pm-8pm, and a portion of your sales will […]

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Blue Hill Observatory Scientist Ventures Out no Matter What the Weather

Blue Hill Observatory Scientist Ventures Out no Matter What the Weather

| March 16, 2017 | Reply

By Zande Razzaq The Patriot Ledger “It’s exciting to see the bad weather,” said Cecilia Borries-Strigle, the Chief Weather Observer at the historic Blue Hill Weather Observatory in Milton. Most people on the South Shore stayed indoors during Tuesday’s nor’easter, but Cecilia Borries-Strigle put on her boots , buttoned up her coat and ventured outside-multiple […]

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New February High Temperature Record at BHO

New February High Temperature Record at BHO

| February 24, 2017 | Reply

A maximum temperature of 71F was observed at Blue Hill on February 24, 2017. This establishes a new record high temperature for the date and for the month of February, surpassing the previous monthly record of 68F set on February 24, 1985. This is also the warmest temperature ever observed so early in the year, […]

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