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Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2018 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2018 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

| January 12, 2018 | 1 Reply

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 9 through 15th, 2018.   […]

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WITNESS YOUR IMPACT…

WITNESS YOUR IMPACT…

| January 2, 2018 | Reply

“My experience with BHO began in my senior year of High School when Mr. Don McCasland and Mr. Charles Orloff kindly allowed me to use BHO as a senior project site. There, I learned about practical Meteorology, Climatology, and Science Education, knowledge which I used throughout college. Without my experience at BHO, I wouldn’t have […]

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WITNESS YOUR IMPACT…

WITNESS YOUR IMPACT…

| December 27, 2017 | Reply

“I am a freshman studying meteorology at SUNY Oswego, and I have been an intern and a weather observer at Blue Hill for about one year. I have gained real working experience in the field of weather at Blue Hill. I love being able to collect data and observe the skies at its beautiful location, […]

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Happy Holidays from Blue Hill Observatory

Happy Holidays from Blue Hill Observatory

| December 8, 2017 | Reply

 

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The Great Blizzard of “78” Remembering Its Fury

The Great Blizzard of “78” Remembering Its Fury

| December 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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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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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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