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.

House Approves $100,000 Funding for BHO. On to the Senate.

The Mass House of Representatives passed Amendment #822 to the House budget that will provide for “not less than $100,000  to be expended for the Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center”. The House budget will now go to the Senate where they will debate and consider funding. Many thanks to all of you who contacted… Read More »

House to Vote on $100,000 Funding for BHO. Your Immediate Help is Needed

Representatives Galvin of Canton (Sponsor) along with 26 other Representatives (Co-Sponsors) have filed Amendment #822 to the House budget that will provide for “not less than $100,000  to be expended for the Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center”. If passed, this will be an important step toward ensuring that Observatory STEM educational programs and the… Read More »

2018-2019 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. Using a model that considers Siberian snow… Read More »

State of the Climate at Blue Hill Observatory: 2018

    The founding objective of the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory (BHO) in 1885 was to establish the first private observatory for the measurement of weather and climate at a location that was distinctly elevated above the surrounding terrain and to support special investigations in meteorology. The continual and meticulous recording of temperature, moisture, precipitation, snowfall,… Read More »

New Employment Opportunity

The historic Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center is seeking to fill a weather observer position at our Milton, Massachusetts location. We welcome applicants with an interest in weather and climate, a strong attention to detail, a willingness to learn, and the flexibility to work an occasionally varied schedule. Previous experience with standard meteorological observation… Read More »

Governor Baker Signs FY19 Budget- BHO Funding Approved

Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a $41.7 billion FY19 budget on Thursday, July 26th. He also vetoed nearly 300 earmarks worth almost $50 million in spending. Fortunately, thanks to a tremendous effort by Blue Hill Observatory loyal supporters, the $100,000 in funding for the Observatory was not vetoed. Of the 53 “Special Projects” in… Read More »

Major Nor’easter Brings Record Snow to Observatory

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… Read More »

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

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… Read More »