Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 3, 2010

Washington DC’s famous cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin after a fresh coat of winter snow.

Photo of Washington DC's Cherry Blossoms in the Snow taken by David Coleman.
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It's still too early to guess with much confidence when the 2023 bloom will be. But we've seen a much-warmer-than-normal January, and long-range forecasts suggest above-average temperatures continuing as we get deeper into February (after a short very cold spurt at the beginning of the month).

On average, Washington DC's cherry blossoms bloom around late-March into early April, but the precise timing varies year to year depending on the local temperatures in the leadup to the bloom. You can find general information on the 2023 bloom to help plan your visit here.

The cherry trees around the Tidal Basin after a fresh snowfall on February 3, 2010. Peak bloom in 2010 fell on March 31.

Washington Monument and Cherry Tree Branches in Winter

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