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.

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 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.

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.

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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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