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2020 Summary – Second Warmest Year on Record

2020 Summary – Second Warmest Year on Record

| January 9, 2021 | Reply

The year 2020 ended as the second warmest on record with a 24-hour adjusted mean temperature of 51.3F, which was 3.7F warmer than the 120-year (1891-2010) long-term mean and 2.4F above the 30-year (1981-2010) normal. The only warmer year was 2012 with a mean of 51.7F. The annual average maximum temperature of 60.4F was 3.5F […]

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December 2020 Summary – Warmer and Wetter than Average

December 2020 Summary – Warmer and Wetter than Average

| January 6, 2021 | Reply

Blue Hill Observatory December 2020 Summary: December was warmer, wetter, cloudier and snowier than average. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 34.0 deg F was 4.2 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for December, and it was 2.4 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The average maximum temperature of 41.1 deg […]

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Observatory and Gift Shop Reopen

Observatory and Gift Shop Reopen

| August 11, 2020 | Reply

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 […]

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Blue Hill Observatory Begins Earthquake Monitoring

Blue Hill Observatory Begins Earthquake Monitoring

| February 11, 2020 | 2 Replies

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 […]

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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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Current Conditions (Davis Vantage Pro)

Current Conditions (Davis Vantage Pro)

| January 4, 2013 | Reply

    Current view from Blue Hill from the Instacam WebCam     The weather data provided on this page are unofficial readings from a Davis Vantage Pro automated system and may be different from the official Blue Hill Observatory measurements. They are provided for comparison and educational purposes only. Location: Latitude: 42° 12′ 44″N, […]

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