This is where you can learn about the latest news from the Blue Hill Observatory and where you can find links to where BHO has been mentioned in media reports and articles.

Epic Winter of 2014-2015 Sets More Snowfall Records

The unprecedented snowfall across New England since the last week of January continues unabated with another very significant storm on 7-10 February, 2015. As of 1 PM on Tuesday, February 10th, the final snowfall total for this storm was 27.7 inches.  An additional 1.4 inches of snow fell on February 11th, and another 0.6 inches… Read More »

Blizzard of 2015 Breaks Snowfall Records

The historic New England Blizzard of 2015 on January 26-28th has had significant impacts at the Blue Hill Observatory. Chief Observer Brian Fitzgerald was on duty at the Observatory to take regular observations throughout the storm.  At 7 AM EST on the 27th, the storm total was 15.5 inches with a peak wind gust to… Read More »

2014-2015 Winter Temperature Forecast

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. Forecast DJF Winter Temperature Anomaly 2014-2015  … Read More »

Blue Hill Observatory Annual Appeal

Please consider making a donation to the Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center to support our scientific and educational activities. Among the many things your donation will support are new exhibits that will be installed during 2015. These interactive exhibits are being partially funded by a Partnership Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and… Read More »

The Wild Winter of 2013-2014- Could it Repeat?

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,… Read More »

Celebrate Columbus Day Weekend on Great Blue Hill

This Columbus Day Weekend, October 11-13, we will be joining in on the Fall Festival the Blue Hills Trailside Museum is hosting. Saturday October 11 will be our Focus on Weather Day. We expect to have someone from Mount Washington Observatory and from the National Weather Service on the hill along with other weather related… Read More »

Spring Open House at Blue Hill on May 31st 2014

Blue Hill Observatory Spring Open House Saturday, May 31st, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Enjoy browsing the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory including views from the top of the tower. There will be displays by Mount Washington Observatory and US National Weather Service Boston MA – other presentations and activities will be listed when… Read More »

The Great New England Hurricane of 1938: A Look Back

The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most powerful and destructive storms ever to strike Southern New England.  During the recent Weather Conference held on September 21, 2013, the 75th Anniversary of this historic storm, local radio station WATD conducted audio interviews of some of the weather and hurricane experts who… Read More »

Fall Open House at Blue Hill on October 5th 2013

Blue Hill Observatory Fall Open House Saturday October 5th 2013 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Enjoy browsing the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory including views from the top of the tower. Displays by Mount Washington Observatory  US National Weather Service Boston MA  and presentations on WPI – Blue Hill Observatory Picture Post Collaboration, The Adventures of… Read More »