Recording Blue Hills Weather: What do the Climate Trends Tell Us?


The Blue Hill Observatory is the longest continually operating weather observatory in the entire country. This makes it an excellent climate study resource.  Don McCasland, Program Director at Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center, discusses the long-term homogeneous methods the center uses to collect climate data.  The data, dating back to the mid-19th century, reveals important trends of warming temperature, shorter winters, greater extremes, and how it relates to climate data from other sites.

Sponsored by the Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition.

The Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition is comprised of organizations from the communities surrounding the Blue Hills committed to working together to address the challenges of climate change in our communities, including: Bike Milton, Blue Hill Observatory and Science  Center, Brookwood Community Farm, Canton Residents for a Sustainable, Equitable Future, Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, First Parish in Milton U.U., Friends of the Blue Hills, Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum, Mass Audubon, Milton Public Library, Milton For Peace, Milton Change Makers. Neponset River Greenway Council, Neponset River Watershed  Association, Quincy Climate Action Network, Sustainable Milton, Sustainable Canton, and the Trustees of the Reservations.