D.C. Cherry Blossoms Less Than a Month From Peak Bloom

WOAY-TV (Oak Hill, WV): If you’re looking to escape the cold, head to the warmer climate of Washington, D.C., to see the Yoshino cherry blossoms in full bloom next month.

Lately, the peak bloom has been between March 20th and 28th.

The earliest peak bloom was March 15th, 1990 and the latest peak bloom was April 18th, 1958.

February to March 1990 was the third warmest February to March on record. That’s why the peak bloom was earliest on record.

The cold spell February to March 1958 that pushed the peak blooms to its latest date of April 18th.

So far, we have the ninth warmest February on record in the nation’s capital, and we are tied with 2012 when the peak bloom was March 20th.

We are expecting the warm pattern to continue through March, so I am expecting the peak bloom to be around March 18. So mark that date on your calendar if you want to escape the cold and see spring in action.

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