If you're curious about how the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin look in the summer, here are some photos taken this morning on a beautifully clear and still day.
2015 Cherry Blossom Watch
The archive of Cherry Blossom Watch updates for 2015. The peak bloom date was April 10, which is about a week after the average.
The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin have come and gone for the year and are now getting replaced on the trees with green leaves.
The cherry blossoms are well past their prime now and on their way out, but as of this morning there are still plenty of flowers to see.
The cherry blossoms are losing their petals quickly now, and today's rain will help speed the process along.
The Kwanzan cherry blossoms are particularly pretty and tend to come out 10-14 days after the Yoshinos. So if you miss the end of the Yoshino cherry blossoms' bloom, the Kwanzans can offer beautiful consolation.
The Yoshinos are becoming more pink, and green leaves are sprouting on more trees. Today's wind and tomorrow's rain are likely to knock many of the petals off.
Spring is most definitely here today, and the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin are looking stunning.
The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin are in their absolute prime right now, and it's shaping up to be beautiful and crowded weekend.
The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin are still looking wonderful and are in full bloom, laying the foundation of a beautiful and busy weekend.
The cherry blossoms are now in full bloom and putting on a wonderful show. Too bad the weather isn't playing along.
The cherry blossoms have started to bloom and are looking wonderful. But the weather is much less impressive.
There's been quite a bit of progress since the last update, with the warmer temperatures moving the process along nicely.
There have been some definite signs of progress over the past few days, but still no flowers.
There's a little progress with the cherry blossoms, but they still have some work to do. And as we head into April, traffic is picking up around the Tidal Basin.
There's noticeable progress in the cherry blossom buds, but the trees still have a way to go before flowering.
Wintry mix and even snow are forecast overnight, but it won't trouble the trees or change the existing peak bloom forecasts.
It's a beautiful spring day down at the Tidal Basin. And the Washington Post Capital Weather Gang has issued their first peak bloom forecast for the season.
We're finally getting a brief taste of spring. But the cherry blossoms have some catching up to do.
The National Park Service have issued their first cherry blossom peak bloom forecast for 2015.
We're expecting the National Park Service to issue their first peak bloom forecast later today. In the meantime, here are some photos of how the trees are looking this morning.
It has been a cold February, which will slow the cherry blossoms down. But if March is warm it could easily reverse that.
We have a few inches of slushy, wet, and very slippery snow around the cherry blossoms this morning.
Like much of the northeast, DC is getting a good dose of winter this past week with snow and bitterly cold weather. The cherry trees are weathering this cold snap just fine. The buds are still in their early stages and well protected.
It's a beautiful, crisp winter's morning, and the cherry blossom buds are still doing their thing.
There's a light layer of slushy snow around the Tidal Basin, and the area is mostly deserted.
It's definitely winter. The Tidal Basin is partly frozen over. Snow is on the way. And the cherry blossoms are still tightly tucked away in their protective buds.
The latest information and forecasts on when Washington DC's cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin will reach peak bloom in Spring 2015.