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Weather Summaries

2014 Was Warmer, Wetter and Sunnier Than Average

2014 Was Warmer, Wetter and Sunnier Than Average

The year 2014 ended with a 24-hour corrected mean temperature of 49.0F, which was 1.4F warmer than the 120-year average but only 0.1F above the 30-year normal. This was the coolest year since 2009. The maximum temperature for the year was 91F on July 3rd and September 2nd, and the coldest temperature was -4F on […]

| January 5, 2015 | Reply
December 2014 Summary – Wetter and Much Warmer Than Average

December 2014 Summary – Wetter and Much Warmer Than Average

Blue Hill Observatory December 2014 Summary: The month was notable for being much warmer and wetter than average.  The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 35.5F was 5.7 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for December, and this was about four degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average.  The maximum temperature for the month […]

| January 4, 2015 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

Blizzard of 2015 Breaks Snowfall Records

Blizzard of 2015 Breaks Snowfall Records

The historic New England Blizzard of 2015 on January 26-28th has had significant impacts at the Blue Hill Observatory. Chief Observer Brian Fitzgerald was on duty at the Observatory to take regular observations throughout the storm.  At 7 AM EST on the 27th, the storm total was 15.5 inches with a peak wind gust to […]

| January 27, 2015 | Reply
2014-2015 Winter Temperature Forecast

2014-2015 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 […]

| December 22, 2014 | Reply
Blue Hill Observatory Annual Appeal

Blue Hill Observatory Annual Appeal

Please consider making a donation to the Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center to support our scientific and educational activities. Among the many things your donation will support are new exhibits that will be installed during 2015. These interactive exhibits are being partially funded by a Partnership Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and […]

| December 22, 2014 | Reply