2016 Cherry Blossom Watch

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: Fall 2016 Edition

The cherry trees around the Tidal Basin are also looking very colorful at the moment, but not in the way… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update (Kwanzan Edition): April 16, 2016

The Kwanzan cherry blossoms along East Potomac Park, Hains Point, near the George Mason Memorial, and the FDR Memorial are… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update (Kwanzan Edition): April 9, 2016

Thanks to the wintry weather we've had recently, most of the Kwanzan cherry blossoms still aren't blooming. Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update (Kwanzan Edition): April 7, 2016

The Kwanzan cherry blossoms around East Potomac Park and the FDR Memorial haven't fully popped yet, but it's possible to… Read More

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Reader Photos 2016 // Part 2

Photos of 2016's bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch Readers. Part 2 of 2. Read More

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Reader Photos 2016 // Part 1

Photos of 2016's bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch Readers. Part 1 of 2. Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 2, 2016

The cherry blossoms are mostly done now. There are a few late stragglers still hanging on despite the rain, but… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 1, 2016

There are still flowers on the trees, even if they're well past their prime. At least there are until the… Read More

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Ultra-High Resolution Panorama of the Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin

An ultra-high resolution 3-gigapixel panorama of Washington DC's Tidal Basins with the cherry blossoms in bloom. Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 30, 2016

The trees are still looking lovely. When you get a up close you can certainly see that they're in transition.… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 29, 2016

There's still plenty to see at the Tidal Basin. Yesterday's rain and wind did take a toll, but the trees… Read More

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Timelapse of Yoshino Cherry Blossoms Blooming

Timelapse footage of Yoshino cherry blossoms blooming. It captures about a week of their development leading up to full bloom. Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 28, 2016

It's a wet, rainy morning. While the rain will clear out soon, we'll then be getting wind. Combined, they're going… Read More

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Cherry Blossoms in 360°

For those who aren't able to make it in person this year, here's a 360° interactive video I shot early… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 26, 2016

It's a sparkling spring morning at the Tidal Basin, and the cherry blossoms and the crowds are out in force. Read More

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NPS Says Cherry Blossoms Reached Peak Bloom Today

The NPS said this afternoon that peak bloom was reached today, March 25. Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 25, 2016

The Yoshino cherry blossoms are in full bloom right now, and it will be prime viewing through at least the… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 24, 2016

It looks like we might hit peak bloom later today, and it'll be prime viewing now through at least the… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 23, 2016

It's shaping up to be a beautiful day for cherry blossom viewing. Not all the tree are in full bloom… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 22, 2016

More flowers are coming out, and it won't take much for them to starting popping en masse now that we're… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 21, 2016

It's a cool morning at the Tidal Basin, but ended up being a clear sunrise. The blossoms are still taking… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 20, 2016

It doesn't feel much like the first day of spring, but there are more cherry blossoms popping. It's still a… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 18, 2016

It's another beautiful morning at the Tidal Basin, and since yesterday it has become much easier to find flowers starting… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 17, 2016

The indicator tree is in full bloom, and there are handful of others that are just starting to pop. But… Read More

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NPS Revises Peak Bloom Forecast Again

The National Park Service has revised their 2016 peak bloom forecast for a second time. Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 15, 2016

It's another cool and drizzly morning at the Tidal Basin. The indicator tree has more flowers coming out but still… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 14, 2016

It's cool and damp at the Tidal Basin, but the very first blossoms are starting to pop on the indicator… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 13, 2016

Even in the past few days there's been some clear development as the buds race through their development thanks to… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 11, 2016

We've had record-setting warm temperatures the past few days, and it's accelerating the development of the cherry blossom buds. Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 9, 2016

It's a sunny, still, and spring-like morning on the Tidal Basin. Yesterday the peak bloom forecasts were moved forward. Here's… Read More

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NPS Revises its Peak Bloom Forecast

The National Park Service today revised their 2016 peak bloom forecast in light of forecasts of very warm weather this… Read More

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Washington Post Capital Weather Gang Issue Peak Bloom Prediction

The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang have issued their prediction for the 2016 cherry blossom peak bloom. Read More

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NPS Issues First Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Forecast for 2016

At a press conference this morning the National Park Service issued their first cherry blossoms peak bloom prediction for 2016. Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 2, 2016

It's a sunny but cold and windy morning on the Tidal Basin. I've also included some photos of how the… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 28, 2016

It's a gorgeous spring morning with hardly a cloud in the sky. With the month almost done we're tracking at… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 21, 2016

We've had a bit of a mixed bag with the weather, but overall we're still tracking much warmer for the… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 14, 2016

It's bitterly cold out, but it's a sparkling clear winter morning at the Tidal Basin. Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 7, 2016

Most of the snow has gone from around the Tidal Basin, and the cherry trees don't seem any worse for… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: January 26, 2016

The cherry trees around the Tidal Basin are sitting amongst deep snow, and the Tidal Basin itself is frozen over. Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: January 13, 2016

Temperatures have been seesawing, but the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin are still very much in winter mode. Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: December 30, 2015

I've had a number of people ask whether the cherry blossoms are blooming early because of the warm weather. So… Read More

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: November 23, 2015

There are still a few more leaves to come down on the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin, but for… Read More

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