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.
We are excited to announce that the major Observatory renovation project, which has been in the planning stages for several years, is underway. Extensive work will start in June that will require that we close to the public until some time in 2022. The building will get a much-needed rehab including concrete repair, historically appropriate… Read More »
This report is an updated summary of the extensive annual and seasonal climate records of the Blue Hill Observatory that also documents the changes that have occurred in several key parameters over the entire period of record. This document is also available as a downloadable PDF file.
Shortly after 9 AM EST on Sunday, November 8th, 2020 a small 3.6 magnitude earthquake shook parts of southeastern New England. The epicenter was about 6.2 miles below ground under Buzzard’s Bay and just offshore of Bliss Corner, in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The earthquake was recorded on the seismographs at the Blue Hill Observatory and other… Read More »
A period of unseasonably warm weather that arrived on Thursday, November 5th has brought several daily record high temperatures to the Observatory. The new records observed through November 11th are: 11/06/2020: DAILY RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 72F, BREAKS PREVIOUS RECORD OF 71F SET IN 1959 AND 201511/07/2020: DAILY RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 75F, TIES PREVIOUS… Read More »
The remnants of Hurricane Zeta, another developing coastal storm behind it, and a very cold air mass for October have combined to provide a period of heavy rain on Thursday, October 29th, into the following night, which changed to snow early Friday morning. A total of 6.5 inches of snow was measured on the summit… Read More »
The Blue Hill Observatory and Gift Shop are now open to the public with restrictions from Friday through Monday 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. and every day by appointment from 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Please note, social distancing restrictions are being followed and face masks are required inside the Observatory. Group sizes are limited… Read More »
As a follow up to Tim Kelley’s informative Blue Hill Online program last week, here are Tim’s favorite weather websites. https://bluehill.org/observatory https://www.weather.gov/ https://www.weather.gov/box/ https://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/model-guidance-model-area.php https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/raw/fo/fous61.kwno..txt https://home.pivotalweather.com/ https://www.weathertap.com/ https://www.spc.noaa.gov/ https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/pna/nao.shtml https://www.mountwashington.org/ https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/archives/web_pages/sfc/sfc_archive.php https://weather.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/ https://www.weather.gov/nerfc/ https://ocean.weather.gov/Atl_tab.php
Blue Hill Observatory has been watching the weather since 1885, and Boston College’s Weston Observatory has been watching the Earth quake since 1931. We are now joining forces to monitor the Earth with a recently installed seismograph at Blue Hill. In collaboration with Dr. Alan Kafka, Director of Weston Observatory, Blue Hill purchased and installed… Read More »
Imagine, Blue Hill Observatory’s first weather observations were made on February 1, 1885 at the top of Great Blue Hill— from that day on we have maintained an unbroken recording of the weather! Considered a remarkable resource, Blue Hill Observatory’s data is the most homogeneous climate record in North America and is a benchmark station… Read More »
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 13th and July 18th,… Read More »