Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang Issue Peak Bloom Forecast

The Capital Weather Gang from the Washington Post announced their prediction of a peak bloom between March 25 and March 29.

Washington DC's famous cherry blossom reached peak bloom on March 28, 2021. They're now done for the year.

You can find the most recent updates here.

The Washington Post‘s Capital Weather Gang has revealed their prediction that DC’s cherry blossoms will reach peak bloom between March 25 and March 27.

That’s a little earlier than the historical average. They’re expecting warmer temperatures in the coming weeks, but not so warm as to push the bloom much earlier.

You can find the more detailed announcement of their prediction here.

And you can find some photos of how the trees were looking a couple of days ago in Sunday’s update.

The National Park Service are expected to announce their prediction tomorrow.

Want to Help Support DC's Cherry Trees?

If you'd like to help support the care and upkeep of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin, the Trust for The National Mall has launched an Endow a Cherry Tree Campaign. Donations go to the official Cherry Tree Endowment, which will give the National Park Service additional resources to fund the care, maintenance, and possible replacement of the cherry trees. You can find more information here.

The Trust is dedicated to marshaling private support for maintaining and improving the historic National Mall area. I'm not affiliated with the Trust--just an admirer of their efforts.

Last updated March 3, 2020

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