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March 2021 Summary – Warmer and Drier Than Average and Sunniest on Record

March 2021 Summary – Warmer and Drier Than Average and Sunniest on Record

| April 5, 2021 | Reply

Blue Hill Observatory March 2021 Summary: March was warmer, drier, less snowy, and much sunnier than average. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 39.2 deg F was 4.7 degrees warmer than the 1891-2020 130-year average for March, and it was 3.4 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The average maximum temperature […]

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Observatory Open for Tours Through Late May/Early June 2021

Observatory Open for Tours Through Late May/Early June 2021

| April 3, 2021 | Reply

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 […]

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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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Applications are now open for Blue Hill Observatory’s Student Summer 2021 Meteorology Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

Applications are now open for Blue Hill Observatory’s Student Summer 2021 Meteorology Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

| February 19, 2021 | Reply

Our immersive summer meteorology workshop is for students who have an interest in the weather and wish to explore careers in meteorology and atmospheric science with professional meteorologists and scientists. Participants in our week-long immersion workshop will: Receive inspirational guidance from Tim Kelley, NBC Boston/NECN meteorologist, through discussions on his insights and passions for weather. […]

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State of the Climate at Blue Hill Observatory: 2020

State of the Climate at Blue Hill Observatory: 2020

| February 1, 2021 | Reply

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.     

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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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