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October 2021 Summary – Sixth Warmest on Record

October 2021 Summary – Sixth Warmest on Record

| November 5, 2021 | Reply

Blue Hill Observatory October 2021 Summary: October was very warm and much wetter than average. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 56.3 deg F was 5.0 degrees warmer than the 1891-2020 130-year average for October, and it was 4.1 degrees warmer than the 1991-2020 30-year average. The month was the sixth warmest […]

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Observatory Receives a “Save America’s Treasures” Grant to Conserve our Historic Climate Books – Your Help is Needed to Raise Matching Funds

Observatory Receives a “Save America’s Treasures” Grant to Conserve our Historic Climate Books – Your Help is Needed to Raise Matching Funds

| October 19, 2021 | Reply

The non-profit Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center, a National Historic Landmark located atop Great Blue Hill, was recently awarded a “Save America’s Treasures” (SAT) grant by the National Park Service to preserve many of our historic climate resources. In support of this project, the Observatory is seeking $65,000 to fulfill the obligation to raise […]

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Renovations are in progress at Blue Hill Observatory: What you need to know

Renovations are in progress at Blue Hill Observatory: What you need to know

| June 22, 2021 | Reply

Our building is closed No public access is allowed during construction planned through 2022 Obey posted safety signage. Use caution when around construction areas and summit roadways. Extensive work began June 2021 including much-needed concrete repair, historically appropriate door and window upgrades, lighting upgrades and more. The Observatory and grounds will be closed to the […]

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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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