Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang Revises Peak Bloom Prediction

The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang has revised their peak bloom prediction, bringing it forward five days. Their new prediction is that the cherry blossoms will reach peak bloom sometime between March 20 and 24.

DC Cherry Blossoms in 2021

It seems increasingly likely that DC will still be under COVID-19 restrictions in spring 2021 while the cherry blossoms are blooming. So it's shaping up to be a good year to follow along from afar from the safety and comfort of your home.

The Washington Post‘s Capital Weather Gang has revised their peak bloom prediction, bringing it forward five days. Their new prediction is that the cherry blossoms will reach peak bloom sometime between March 20 and 24.

You can read the detailed explanation of their reasoning here.

The National Park Service prediction is still March 27-30, but don’t be surprised if it’s brought forward soon in light of the 70+-degree weather we’ve been seeing.

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  • Will the coronavirus affect the planned activities and "welcome" of out of town guests as the peak Cherry Blossoms arrive?

    • The Festival's official website is the best place to find any scheduling changes or information about events to do with the National Cherry Blossom Festival (this site focuses on the blossoms themselves). The Washington DC city council has a dedicated website related to the Coronavarus / COVID-19 here.

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