BHO in the Media

March 9, 2023 – WBUR

Story and audio report by WBUR reporter Simon Rios about the warming New England winters.

Warming Winters in New England

March 9, 2023 – Patriot Ledger

Article about the warmth and lack of snow during Winter 2022-2023 on the South Shore.

Winter 2022-2023 Summary

July 10, 2022 – Boston Globe

Article about the need for a State Climatologist in Massachusetts and the Observatory’s efforts to support this important position.

Why a State Climatologist for Massachusetts Matters

February 1, 2022 – Boston Globe

Story about the impact of the Blizzard of 2022 at the Observatory.

Blizzard of 2022 at BHO

July 6, 2021 – Patriot Ledger

Article about the ongoing renovation of the Blue Hill Observatory.

Observatory renovation

March 26, 2021 – EOS

Article about the value of highly-consistent climate observing sites around the world.

Global climate observing networks

November 27, 2019 – Boston Globe

Article about low sunshine and higher than average cloudiness in October 2019.

Very low sunshine in October 2019

August 8, 2019 – Patriot Ledger

Article featuring the Blue Hill Observatory Program Director, Don McCasland.

Don McCasland’s role at the Observatory

March 27, 2019 – Boston Globe

Article about trends in daily temperature records over the last century and their relation to climate change.

Trends in daily temperature records

September 21, 2018 – Patriot Ledger

Article and video on the 80th Anniversary of the Hurricane of 1938 featuring Blue Hill Observatory President, William Minsinger

Blue Hill remembers the Hurricane of 1938

March 13, 2018 – Patriot Ledger

Article on the local recovery from the March 13, 2018 Nor’easter including a video featuring former Blue Hill Chief Observer Kaitlin Geagan.

South Shore digs out after blizzard

October 5, 2017 – Horizon Magazine:

Article in the European Union’s research and innovation magazine discussing the investigation of decreasing wind speeds around the world.

The Stilling: Global Wind Speeds Slowing Since 1960

December 2, 2015 – BU Today:

Feature article on Blue Hill Observatory’s former Chief Observer, Brian Fitzgerald.

Keeping America’s Oldest Weather Station Humming

October 28, 2015 – Boston Globe:

News article on the recognition of two local weather observers for their long years of volunteer service.

Weather Observers Honored for 55 Years of Service

June 30, 2015 – Science Friday:

Article by science writer Elizabeth Preston for Science Friday on the Observatory’s sunshine recorder.

Picture of the Week: Sunshine Recorder

March 13, 2015 – WBUR:

Story by WBUR reporter Simon Rios on the record breaking winter of 2014-2015 at the Observatory.

Winter 2014-2015 seasonal snowfall

May/June, 2014 – Yankee Magazine:

Great Blue Hill to the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory was selected as the winner of the ‘Best Short Family Hike’ for 2014 in the ‘Best of New England – Editor’s Choice’ feature in the May/June issue of Yankee magazine.

Yankee Magazine ‘Best of New England – Editor’s Choice’ winners for 2014

May 28, 2014 – WCVB:

On Wednesday May 28 Chronicle on WCVB-TV5 will be rebroadcasting the story about Boston Rooftops which includes the BHOSC Web Cams atop the Prudential Building.

WCVB Chronicle

Prudential Building Webcams

May 23, 2014 – NECN:

We were fortunate to have New England Cable News (NECN) broadcast live from 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Friday May 23, 2014. This is another of many times the Observatory has been featured on television, radio, print and the internet.

Here are some of the segments from the live broadcast:

Weather Week: Time Lapse Video Boston

Weather Week: Blue Hill Observatory

Weather Week: Pack Up for These Fun Family Destinations

Weather Week: Teen Builds Homemade Tornado Machine

April 26, 2014 – The Patriot Ledger:

Much of the recent news reports focus on our quest to get state funding to help continue our mission.  Here are some of those articles:!PSAvH

September 20, 2013 – WBZ:

Other TV segments have included Zoom on WGBH TV2, Eye on Our Atmosphere on WBZ-TV4 and many newscasts about high wind events and other weather or climate stories. Here is Joe Joyce about the Hurricane of 1938 and Blue Hill Observatory.

August 24, 2012 –

Here is an article on the WGBH-FM89.7 transmitter at the top of Great Blue Hill

March 27, 2012 – The Patriot Ledger:

Here’s a story about the long-time Blue Hill chief observer, Bob Skilling.

May 16, 2010 – The Patriot Ledger:

The 2014 Spring Open House will be on Saturday May 31. Here is a story about one of the past Open Houses. Though Friends of the Blue Hills participated, the event was run by Blue Hill Observatory Science Center Inc.