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COVID ALERT- OBSERVATORY CLOSED UNTIL SATURDAY, MARCH 20

COVID ALERT- OBSERVATORY CLOSED UNTIL SATURDAY, MARCH 20

| March 12, 2021 | Reply

This week an Observer was diagnosed with COVID 19. No other employee or anyone in the public was exposed. We closed the Observatory immediately and it will remain closed until Saturday, March 20, 2021. Out of an abundance of caution, all of ou0r employees who were present in the building with the person who tested […]

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Dave Cook Scholarship Fund Established

Dave Cook Scholarship Fund Established

| February 27, 2021 | Reply

Dave Cook, our dear friend and long-time Board member of the Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center, most regrettably passed away in 2020 at the age of 82. He was a brilliant engineer, avid skier and sailor, MIT and Harvard Business School graduate, and dedicated philanthropist.  He gave his time and expertise happily to further […]

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Observatory Gift Shop Reopens

Observatory Gift Shop Reopens

| June 15, 2020 | Reply

The Blue Hill Observatory Gift Shop is now open to the public Friday through Monday 10 a.m – 4 p.m.. Tours can not be offered until authorized by the Governor. We expect that will be when we begin Phase 3. Please note, face masks are required inside the Observatory and only four people at a […]

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New Schedule for Blue Hill Webinar

New Schedule for Blue Hill Webinar

| June 15, 2020 | Reply

Thanks to all of you who have attended the Observatory’s webinars. With many people now back at work and things getting somewhat back to normal, we have decided to present only one webinar a week. Thank you. Wednesday, June 17 1 p.m.The Mysteries of TornadogenesisPresented by Sean Ernst, PhD meteorology student University of Oklahoma Tornadoes […]

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Tornado Week- Three new Webinars on the Worcester Tornado

Tornado Week- Three new Webinars on the Worcester Tornado

| June 7, 2020 | Reply

Monday June 8 100 PM EDT  The Worcester Tornado by Bill Chittick June 9, 1953 is so memorable and monumental in Massachusetts history that we have three presentations on it. We start with author Bill Chittick doing a presentation he has done for groups all over New England including people who lived through the Tornado.  […]

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Blue Hill Webinars June 1-5

Blue Hill Webinars June 1-5

| June 1, 2020 | Reply

MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2020- 1 PM Educational Resources at Blue Hill Observatory  Presented by Don McCasland, Program Director Learn how to use the website to teach climate and weather. See examples of materials available to build your own weather instruments and different premade kits available, see the full range of kite resources including books, materials, […]

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Blue Hill Online Programs this Week

Blue Hill Online Programs this Week

| May 26, 2020 | Reply

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2020 1 PM Cloud Observing and Identifying Please send an email to dmccasland@bluehill.org to receive a link and password to this program. FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020 1 PM Long Term Forecast and Variability Caused by Ocean Volcanoes Presented by Special Guest Joe D’Aleo First Director of Meteorology at The Weather Channel Currently, a […]

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Blue Hill Online Programs this Week

Blue Hill Online Programs this Week

| May 18, 2020 | Reply

MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020 1 PM Carol: Remembering her Fury Hurricane Carol was one of the worst tropical cyclones to ever affect Southern New England. Charles Orloff, Executive Director, BHO witnessed it and will describe its fury. Please send an email to dmccasland@bluehill.org to receive a link and password to this program. WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020 […]

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Blue Hill Online Program this Week

Blue Hill Online Program this Week

| May 11, 2020 | Reply

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020 1PM Wind Speed and direction recorders at Blue Hill Observatory Learn about historic and modern wind speed and wind direction sensors both that are working and that have been retired Please join our program from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Send an email to dmccasland@bluehill.org to get a link and password. […]

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Tim Kelley’s favorite websites

Tim Kelley’s favorite websites

| May 8, 2020 | Reply

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

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Blue Hill Online Program this Friday

Blue Hill Online Program this Friday

| May 4, 2020 | Reply

FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1-2 p.m. Significant Nor’easters in New England Robert Thompson, Retired Meteorologist in Charge from NWS/Taunton. Learn about some of the most significant of these well-known but sometimes misunderstood storms. To join this program please send an email to dmccasland@bluehill.org

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Tim Kelley’s Weather Program Continued Friday

Tim Kelley’s Weather Program Continued Friday

| April 22, 2020 | Reply

Tim Kelley of NBC10 Boston will continue his tutorial THIS FRIDAY, MAY 1st, on how to look at online resources to make your own forecasts. Tim will share several of his favorite web sites, explain how to use the site and what the information on a page means.  Topics will include forecast models, satellite and […]

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Observatory Temporarily Closed to the Public

Observatory Temporarily Closed to the Public

| March 13, 2020 | Reply

As a preemptive measure to protect our community and staff from the spread of COVID-19, we have made the decision to discontinue public access to the Observatory until further notice. Our staff will continue the climate observing program on its regular schedule.

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A Grand Achievement—Blue Hill Observatory’s Unbroken 135 Year Recording of the Weather—Help Us Celebrate!

A Grand Achievement—Blue Hill Observatory’s Unbroken 135 Year Recording of the Weather—Help Us Celebrate!

| February 3, 2020 | Reply

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 […]

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Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2020 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2020 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

| January 24, 2020 | Reply

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, […]

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