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Epic Winter of 2014-2015 Becomes Second Snowiest Season on Record

The unprecedented snowfall across New England since the last week of January continues with additional light snowfall on 24-26 February, 2015 and 1-2 March.  The final snowfall total on the 24th-25th was 3.1 inches of very light and fluffy snow.  The liquid equivalent precipitation was 0.07 inches, which gives a snow to water ratio of… Read More »

Epic Winter of 2014-2015 Sets Monthly Snowfall Record

The unprecedented and relentless snowfall across New England since the last week of January continues with another very significant storm on 14-15 February, 2015 and more light snow on the following days. The final snowfall total for the 14-15 February storm was 21.6 inches.  For a few hours before sunrise on the 15th, snow was… Read More »

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 »