Category: News

Major Nor’easter Brings Record Snow to Observatory

Major Nor’easter Brings Record Snow to Observatory

| March 13, 2018 | Reply

GOES-16 visible satellite image at 9 AM EDT on 13 March 2018. A powerful coastal storm developed to the south of New England during the night of March 12th, and snow began across the area shortly after midnight on March 13th. It quickly became heavy snow, and Blue Hill Chief Observer, Kaitlin Geagan, measured 5.8 […]

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WITNESS YOUR IMPACT…

WITNESS YOUR IMPACT…

| February 5, 2018 | Reply

“My work at Blue Hill has been the catapult of my young career since I started as a high school intern.  I’ve since gone on to become a weather observer at Blue Hill and have conducted research with other Observatory scientists and with the National Weather Service.  As I prepare to complete my undergraduate degree, […]

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Tell Us How You Remember The Great Blizzard of “78”

Tell Us How You Remember The Great Blizzard of “78”

| February 1, 2018 | 46 Replies

The Great Blizzard of February 6-7, 1978 was one of the most significant weather events of the 20th century in New England. If you experienced this storm 40 years ago, let us know how you remember the Blizzard of ’78 by leaving a comment below. Here are some of the weather observations at the Blue […]

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Your Chance to Own the Original 78 Blizzard Map Drawn by Bob Copeland

Your Chance to Own the Original 78 Blizzard Map Drawn by Bob Copeland

| January 25, 2018 | Reply

These limited edition prints are quarter-size replicas (18X24) of the “Blizzard of ’78” maps hand-drawn by Bob Copeland and used on WCVB Channel 5 telecasts on Tuesday, February 7th,1978.  These collectors’ items normally retail for $100 each but are available exclusively through Blue Hill Observatory for our Blizzard anniversary celebration at Granite Links Golf Club […]

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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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