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There are 11 comments on Keeping America’s Oldest Weather Station Humming

  1. I graduated with BS in Meteorology but I can’t find a job. I’m working a non professional minimum wage job. Don’t you want someone who can dig out the snow sometimes?

  2. That was a fascinating article! I have lived a few miles away from Blue Hill Observatory for over 50 years and did not know many of the interesting facts presented in your article. Also, it was nice to read that Mr. Fitzgerald is sharing his vast meteorological knowledge with schoolchildren from around the area. It sounds like he is a dedicated professional who will carry on the 130 year tradition of weather recording at this historic observatory.

  3. Brian, what a cool job! I’m jealous. That weather station has some amazing history behind it. I think it’s great that you were able to raise the money on Kickstarter for a new anemometer.

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