2023 Peak Bloom
The NPS judged that the Yoshino cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin reached peak bloom on March 23, 2023. They're now done for the year..
The National Park Service predicts peak bloom will fall around March 22-25.
Last night, the Washington Post‘s Capital Weather Gang posted their own prediction that peak bloom will occur around March 24, or in a window of March 22-26.
These are around a week earlier than the average of the past few decades.
Photos Taken This Morning at the Tidal Basin
Here are a few photos I took at the Tidal Basin earlier this morning. You can find more in today's update.